Vegan "Cheese" Square Crackers

Merc loves watching the show Octonauts, where the sea adventurers save animals and feed them cheesy looking "fish crackers". He woke up the other day with one thing on his mind: making "beegan" (vegan) fish crackers!

Fishy tasting crackers don't even sound remotely appealing to me, so I convinced him to make some "Cheese It" type crackers instead. Inspired by this recipe from the Minimalist Baker, these crackers were fast, easy, and really tasty!

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Vegan Cheese Square Crackers:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp oil of choice (I used avocado blend)
  • 2-4 tbsp cold water

 

In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are a fine powder. Add the remaining dry ingredients and pulse until well combined. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the oil. (Stop and scrape the sides if necessary). Add just enough cold water to form a stiff dough. (If too crumbly, pulse in a little more water -- try squeezing it in your hand, it should stick together but not be too runny!). Roll the dough out and cut into squares. You can make these as thick or thin as you'd like, but we prefer about 1/4 thick cut into 1 inch-ish squares using a pizza cutter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Check after 12 minutes -- they will brown quickly!

 

 

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