I think we should be reminded to love our body whenever we are feeding it with wonderful and nutritious foods, don’t you? What better way to do so than to eat crackers in the shape of a heart!
I decided to use this Relish Oat Cracker recipe and use it as a base for some spelt crackers!
Instead of oats, I used Spelt flakes:
Instead of relish I used some Sable & Rosenfeld 12 vegetable antipasto:
I also reduced the fat by half and I think they turned out just as yummy!
Ingredients I used:
- 1 cup spelt flakes
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (too much for me, see taste review below)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup antipasto
- 1.5 T EVOO
- 1 heaping tsp minced garlic
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Grind up the spelt flakes in a food processor until it reaches a fine powder. Mine never reached a fine powder but it grinded up pretty well. Now add yeast, salt, baking powder to oats and pulse a few times to mix. Next, add relish (or antipasto or salsa), EVOO, garlic. Mix well in processor until all ingredients are mixed and a lump begins to form.
Place on a non-stick mat or on a floured surface. I used my new silpat sheet and it was WONDERFUL- I can’t believe I have waited this long to get one! I folded it in half so my roller didn’t touch the dough. It was sooooo much easier than using flour.
Roll until 1/4” thick. You don’t want these crackers too thin or you won’t be able to get them off the mat without breaking! Err on the thicker side.
Bake for 14-16 minutes. My oven heats unevenly so some of mine burned. Next time I will rotate the sheet half-way through.
Makes approx 45-50 small crackers.
I made hearts, ‘quackers’, and a cancer ribbon. :)
These crackers were so easy to make. The prep time, including rolling and cutting with cookie cutters took me a quick 20 minutes. You can be in and out of the kitchen in 45 minutes! The 15 min. cook time was the perfect amount of time for clean up and dishes too.
So I bet you are wondering what these cute lil crackers tasted like aren’t you?
Four words: Too much Nutritional yeast
Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed these crackers and proceeded to eat about half of the batch standing over the oven whilst trying to decide how to modify the recipe next time. And I think they were just a smidge too ‘nutritional yeast-y’ tasting. Just a smidge. Next time I make them I will reduce the yeast to 1/8th cup and up the spelt flakes to 1 1/8th cup.
Next time I will also used fresh garlic instead of the minced jarred stuff I have in my fridge. Fresh is always best!
These crackers are just begging to be played with! Herbs, spices, different oats, seeds, etc!!!
The next time I make these crackers I will likely try out this recipe:
- 1 cup spelt flakes (or maybe next time I will use oats)
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1.5 T EVOO
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 T nutritional yeast- MAX!
- 2 T ground flax seed
That would be my next attempt! Let me know if you end up making (any) variation! :) There is so much possibility with these crackers. :)
Eric tried them and he said ‘Hmm…I can’t quite put my finger on the strange flavour’ I proceeded to tell him it was the nutritional yeast, lol. The crackers have a cheesy flavour from the yeast, but it is too pronounced in both our opinions!
1. Raw granola bar sighting!!!
I just took a picture of my granola bars-the only difference to yours is that I used peanut butter instead of almond, canola oil instead of coconut, and ground flaxseed!
That was the stuff I had on hand but I am going to try and use the same ingredients as you in my next batch! They were still kind of crumbly, but not that bad. I refrigerated them first but then moved them to the freezer which worked out a lot better. They’re pretty solid when I take them out! I have to say, these taste much better than store bought kinds and are a lot cheaper!Thanks for the recipe!
YUM! Thanks Audrey!
2. My Google Ad is down!!! I have been debating removing the ad for a while now due to some disturbing advertisements that I have seen on it that entirely contradict the message of OSG. After a reader informed me of some get thin quick diet scheme ad on there yesterday I knew it was time to take it down.
3. Head on over to the recipes page and check out the list of Reader’s Favourite Oh She Glows Recipes at the top of the page!
4. I have been trying out responding to more comments in the comment section. Generally, I respond to my comments via email (that’s why if you put a fake email address in the form you will never hear from me! lol), but lately I have been thinking it might be more beneficial for me to respond where everyone can read the answer. If you see text in bold, it is my reply! Of course I don’t have time to respond to everything and many questions I save for my FAQ’s.
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To Win Your Own Box:
If you’d like to win a box of Align, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what dessert you would like to see me create for Glo Bakery (I know I’ve asked before but I am asking again!)….or just leave any comment really! :)
If you want a second chance to enter, link back to this contest!
I will be giving away 1 box each to 2 winners!
Contest closes: Sunday May 31st at 8pm EST
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Eric and I are off for a bike (him) + run (me). This weather is DA BOMB this week!!! LOL. :) Hopefully the crackers are jiggling all around in the tummy! haha.
Enjoy your Thursday night!!
I think some sort of fruit crisp would be great..the fruits could vary depending on the season, like right now strawberry rhubarb would be perfect!
Something with pumpkin!
I would love to see a good quick bread – pumpkin, carrot,etc, Thanks for the giveaway!
I can’t think of anything that some one hasn’t already said! How about meringues?
I’d love to see some sort of strawberry cheese cake type dessert but with no cream cheese….a healthy version. :) Or chocolate, cherry, and granola type dessert made with black beans…I’ve heard from a friend that beans can be used in place of all the flour?
Good luck with your creations and keep up the wonderful posts.
i love cheesecake and key lime pie. if you could make a healthy vegan one that would be amazing! i know it might be different from the other bakery items, but i think it could be really great
Hi Angela! I think you should make some kind of bakery item with filling in it! Maybe a filled muffin? Or eclair-type dessert, except healthified, of course ;)
I’ll link back in my next post!
coconut macaroons or smores. My 2 favorite sweets !!
I would love to see a low calorie, high in protein/fiber granola bar!!
Hmmmm would love to see CREAM HORNS!!!! I love those things but they are full of sugar.
thanks for the giveaway!! i’d LOVE to try your glo donuts . . . yum!
I would love a low fat applesauce cake or muffin.
you should make healthy beaver tails! very canadian… and delicious
Gosh, you have already made so many awesome things, I couldn’t think of more! Of course, I am always happy with more cookie recipes.
Hmm, so many choices! I have to say right now I might go for some kind of summery treat like key lime tarts but I also think some kind of super decadent chocolate brownie would be great too!
I loved your chocolate coffee GloBars and think the coffee line could be expanded, perhaps squares of some sort. Mmmm, makes my mouth water thinking of the flavor.
I just love Tiramisu so that is what I would suggest for the bakery. A healthier version.
Honestly, I would love to see anything chocolate…lol. or some kind of light summer dessert that incorporates lots of fruit.
I linked back in my blog :)
all your desserts are super cute. I would love to see you do more using natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave.
I would love to see a healhty (or vegan?!) chocolate cake!!
I think you should try a healthy version of peanut butter cookies!!!
How about something toffee-y or fudge-y???
How about a yummy biscotti? I love your blog!
Interesting giveaway… how about a Vegan take on the Cannoli?
I think you should make coconut macaroons! They are my favorite!
I love the heart-shaped crackers! I think that you should make zucchini bread next. :)
I think what Glo needs is a piña colada muffin or cupcake or bread. Something citrusy, like pineapple (and maybe mango too) and wet with coconut! Celebrate the summer!
Oh my, the possibilities are endless! Anything with chocolate, really! Any sort of dessert that involves chocolate wins my vote!! What about a healthy version of s’mores??
I love your blog!!! I just found it. I would love a recipe for a yummy carrot cake/muffin treat. Anything oatmeal and or oatmeal bran. You are so great for sharing so much with us!! Best, Becs
those crackers look so yum!!! i might try to make some soon…
super cool giveaway, too
i think some kind of coconut baked good would be fun, like a cookie?!
I love your blog and get so much inspiration reading it. I would love a recipe for a crisp…I am thinking rhubarb crisp.
You should try making some delicious scones.
Since the circus animal cookies stopped production earlier this year, you should make one… your awesome crackers reminded me of those, you can find circus animal cutters.
Love your site, my first visit, and I’d LOVE to try the probiotics.
What about a rasin bread / loaf …?
Or maybe some citrus flavoured sugar cookies?
Love your site =)
bring on some lemon bars! my recipe for them is: butter, flour, sugar, confectioners sugar and lemon juice. i can’t think of a way to make THAT healthy at all!
i hope i win the giveaway :P
I think that you should make a carrot cake!! mmmm :D
lots of potential to make it super healthy.
probiotics are a girls best friend, that is for sure.
great site! one of my favs to read, for sure.
I think you should make Apple Rum Raisin Bread!
I woud like to see Dessert Crepes!
This is my first time commenting on your blog, but I’ve been lurking for a bit! Love the posts.
At any rate, I’ve been dealing with tummy issues the past couple years and have found probiotics to be most helpful. However, due to the expense, I’m always hinky to try a new brand. I’m curious to see how these work for others!
Hi! Anything sweet & rhubarb!
I have had some recent stomach troubles and hadn’t heard of these probiotics, which may be a great solution.
This may have already been mentioned, but I would love to see a carrot cake recipe with frosting. :) My favorite but I’m in need of a healthier version. And, I second lemon bars as well! Another favorite…
I have a container of dried cherries I need recipes for. They are sweet and delicious, but I know you could make them even sweeter!!!
I have just heard about Align(a friend is reading Elzabeth’s from the Veiw new book about eating gluten free)and I am very interested in trying it. Great giveaway, thanks!
smores-like dessert, citrus bars, shortbread cookies, sandwich cookie, pound cake…i could go on and on :-)
anything chocolate – maybe a chocolate mousse? cookies?
How about something like a Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie?!
I’ve never tried rubarb and keep trying to come up with an “out of the box” idea to use it. Perhaps rubarb muffins, scones, crackers?!? No one seems to use it except for in pies. Ideas?
Something with Goji berries! Maybe granola bars or cookies?
I just found your blog through your guest post on Katheats and I love all the resources you have. I also checked out globakery and it looks great, I too love experimenting with healthier baked goods.
You should make a healthy blondie recipe!
Please make something with bananas…I am growing tired of making banana bread!