I want to thank everyone who left a comment with supportive words on this post; your words touched me and were so uplifting. Now, onto today’s recipe.
I’ve mentioned before that Meghan loves crackers. She would eat them with every meal if I let her. I hate buying store-bought crackers, though, because there’s usually a ton of extra ingredients that aren’t great for her growing body. This lovely recipe has only five ingredients.
It’s perfect for buys moms because it’s an easy recipe and you can have fresh crackers out of the oven in about 30 minutes. This is also a fun recipe to allow your kids to help you in the kitchen. Of course, that might make the recipe take a few minutes longer. 😉
These crackers have a subtle sweetness with a hint of cinnamon flavor. And as you can see in the picture, they can take on a variety of shapes. While they are popular with the younger crowd, everyone in the whole family will love them.Print
Super Easy Applesauce Crackers
These crackers have a subtle sweetness with a hint of cinnamon flavor.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: approx 40 crackers 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
- 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil or butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. If the dough seems sticky, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until it feels dry, but not crumbly. Meghan was a great helper, even though she wanted to eat up some spilled cinnamon.
- Transfer your dough to a floured surface. I used wax paper that I taped to the counter top.
- I read a tip that it is easier to roll cracker dough this way and it seemed to help. Roll your dough until it is as thin as you can manage. The thinner the dough, the crispier the cracker.
- You can cut the dough into basic square shapes or make twists. To make twists, cut the dough into thin strips that are approximately 3 1/2 inches long. The thinner you make the strips the crispier they will be. Pick up a strip and hold it with two hands by the ends. Twist in opposite directions and place on the baking sheet, gently pressing down the ends to prevent unwinding.
- If you are making squares or circles, cut the shapes and place them on the oiled baking sheet. If you are making non-twists, use a fork to pierce the crackers to make holes all the way through the dough. This helps the crackers stay flat during baking. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, flip each cracker over and bake for another 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before eating. Crackers will crisp up more as they cool.
Adapted from Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron
- Serving Size: 1 cracker
- Calories: 25
- Sugar: 0.2g
- Sodium: 0.4mg
- Fat: 1.5g
- Carbohydrates: 2.65g
- Protein: 0.5g
Keywords: healthy crackers
Meghan didn’t want to wait.
Don’t worry; the pans were cooled! Some of my twists were crispy, others were more bread-y. It all had to do with the thickness of the strips. Meghan didn’t care either way and loved these. I agreed and thought the bread-y ones were just as tasty as the crispy ones. If you like your crackers really crispy, just remember to go for very thinly rolled dough. Enjoy!