I love making crackers with picky eaters!! Crackers are almost always a preferred food and so it’s less of a step when introducing a new version. Every time we do offer a new type of cracker it’s a step forwards, therefore valuable.
I’ve road tested a lot of crackers and these tick my key boxes:
1. A win for picky eaters
4. Keep super well
I always recommend having a child involved in the making, if possible. Investment helps with eating.
½ cup oats made into flour (I use wholegrain oats for extra nutrients/fibre and put in the spice grinder – or coffee grinder to make into flour).
5/8 cup flour (I use wholemeal or wholemeal spelt)
½ tsp of salt (plus more for ‘sprinkling’)
½ tsp garlic powder (you can skip this but with picky eaters I recommend not. It gives it that MSG type flavour of bought crackers )
1 tbs melted butter
¼ cup of water (you may need more depending on which flour is being used)
Put all the ingredients in the food processor and whiz until it comes together in a ball. It needs to be just wet enough to come together.
I roll out with a rolling pin between two sheets of silicon. Baking paper would also work. The result is an evenly thin layer of cracker mix.
Sprinkle with salt, score into cracker shapes, prick with a fork so they cook evenly (can skip this!).
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 for 15 – 20 mins until browning. The ones on the outside will usually cook more quickly so may have to be removed first. Cool on a rack.
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.