Do you find yourself eating food just because it’s in front of you, even though you’re not really hungry? I do this ALL the time. Especially with snacks like arare, popcorn or chips and dip. My hips are not too happy about this.
I needed to use up some Greek yogurt and decided to make hummus. Since we didn’t have any chips or crackers to eat with the hummus, I attempted to make some.
They didn’t turn out bad, necessarily. I didn’t roll out the dough flat enough for all the crackers to have the same texture. Half of the crackers ended up being crispy and the other half came out with a slight chew to them, reminiscent of a flatbread. I happen to love flatbreads. The cracker recipe is fairly simple and uses ingredients that you may already have on hand. It can also be quite customizable. I’m thinking of trying out different flavor combinations of crackers. Cheddar and dill. Cinnamon and sugar. Sea salt and vinegar. What cracker flavors sound yummy to you?
Easy Cheesy Whole Wheat Crackers from How Sweet It Is
1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (I used all-purpose flour)
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup warm water + 1-2 tablespoons
¼ cup parmesan cheese + more for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 400⁰F.
Mix dry ingredients together, add parmesan cheese, then add oil and 1/2 cup water. Mix until a dough forms. Add additional water if needed. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and lightly flour. Roll dough out until very thin. Using a pizza cutter, draw lines cutting squares in the dough. They crackers will separate as they bake. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Greek Yogurt Hummus courtesy of Sprout & Pea
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 6 oz. can of 0% Greek yogurt (you can use 2% for a thicker, creamier dip)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
3 cloves of chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste (I added a little garlic pepper as well)
Blend garbanzo beans, Greek yogurt, lemon and olive oil in food processor. Add garlic, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.