Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sesame & Oatmeal crackers!..100% healthy!!


Last night I realized that it had been quite a while since I watched a movie considering how much of a movie buff I am, it certainly was not a very pleasant news. Further,  to make matters worse I am on a sort of holiday ,visiting my parents, that means I should have doubled my proportion for the month.Before the guilt of missing my reel life would kill me.I instantly planned my matinee movie time, set my alarm & hit the sack, hoping for an early morning.
Therefore, today I woke up to an early ray of sunshine .As fresh as a daisy surprisingly just the way I had planned. I even indulged in the luxury of a decent breakfast (of course fixed by me!!). :)

Conversely, when all settled down to kick start my movie hour I noticed I am out of popcorns, what could be more awful than this? How on earth would I be able to enjoy my movie without munching pop corns as a matter of fact extra cheese was also planned.
How my dream of popcorns just popped away since now it was all in vain situation.So all I could think about at this moment was a replacement therapy. The word cracker in all its glory popped in my head. Great I thought its easy, not at all time consuming and also supper healthy as well. So here is the journey of  Sesame & oat meal crackers created in my kitchen. Enjoy it without fearing unhealthy carbs or feeling guilty!



Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats meal
  • 11/2-2 thsp sesame seeds
  • salt
  • 3-4 thsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup-1 cup water (for making a dough hence varies) 
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda.

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, oats meal.baking soda and salt. Pour in the vegetable oil and water; mix until just blended.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough as thin as possible - no thicker than 1/8 inch. you can also do it in between two baking sheet or foil (i rolled them out placing the dough between to sheets of aluminum foil
  4. Place dough on an greased baking sheet, and mark squares or bars out with a knife, but don't cut through. Prick each cracker with a fork a few times, and sprinkle with salt (i did not sprinkle salt as i do not like them salty)
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp and light brown. Baking time may be different depending on how thin your crackers are. When cool, remove from baking sheet, and separate into individual crackers. 
  •  You can make these crackers just about any shape you like. You can cut them into wide strips, thin ribbons, precise squares - or simply bake them off in big sheets. They go nicely with the cream cheese dip. I suspect they'd also be great crumbled over Caesar salad and can replace croutons in soups, or dive deep into  hummus.


















13 comments:

Prathima Rao said...

Heya...Loved this one...crunchy & healthy!!! U have a lovely blog here with innovative recipes..Happy to follow u :) Happy blogging dear :)
Prathima Rao
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Santosh Bangar said...

crispy ith seasom seeds is healthy and yumm

divya said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...that is looking awesome....you have a lovely space...glad to follow you too :)

aipi said...

This looks fantastic ~ I would love to have some with a hot cup of coffee :D
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Mehjabeen Arif said...

OOhh.. I like the guilt free snack..


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vanishri bhat said...

nice crackers. looks healthy and good for time pass :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

I'm so much craving for this healthy crispy cracker, yumm! Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

Padhu said...

Looks fantastic. Love this healthy and crispy crackers

Vegetarian Zest said...

The healthy bars look very appealing. Loved your space.

Sneha Benny said...

Looks awesome. You have a nice blog. First time here. Happy to follow you.

Mythreyi said...

Oohoo Love those Sesame in those crackers. Healthy, Crispy and Crunchy...Good Stuff Dear!!!



-Mythreyi
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Vicki Bensinger said...

These sound delicious! I can't wait to make them. Thank you for sharing.

Veronica's Kitchen said...

That sounds like a yummy and healthy snack! I think my hubby would love to have this while watching TV.