April 9, 2015

Oats Butter Milk Crackers (Wholewheat, Butterfree & Eggless) | Easy Tea time snacks

These Oats Buttermilk Crackers from Vardhini’s blog is a super hit since I keep making them. I am quite wary of cookies and crackers for the flour and butter that most recipes offer, but some like This and Onion Crackers are a winner at my place, and we love them to snack or with an afternoon cup of tea. I have made no changes from Vardhini’s recipe, and we love it for its mild sweet-savoury bite. 

Oats, wholewheat, no butter – guess it cant get healthier than this J).. Do make it in bulk, and you might find yourself nibbling them more often than you thought J


Dished so far in the Blogging Marathon:




Baking Marathon Day 8 : Wholewheat Oats Buttermilk Crackers

Recipe type : Cookies / Crackers
Course: Tea time snacks
Cuisine : American
Makes : 15 – 18 medium sized crackers.
Prep time: 15 mins | Bake time : 12-15 mins (varies from oven to oven)

Ingredients:
  • Oats – 1/3 cup (I used old fashioned oats)
  • Wholewheat flour – 1.5 cups
  • Salt – to taste (about ¼ tsp)
  • Baking Soda – less than ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 3 TBSP (I simply replaced with 4 TBSP Olive Oil)
  • Honey – 1 TBSP (warmed) (Or replace with Agave nectar for a vegan version)
  • Buttermilk – ¾ cup (I used 1 tsp less than a cup)*
  • Topping – roasted sesame seeds (optional)

*Buttermilk can be substituted with 1 cup milk mixed with 1/2 tsp vinegar. Else, if you have readymade yoghurt, whisk 1/2 cup with 1/4 cup water well and use.

Method:
  1. Mildly dry roast Oats on low flame for just 1-2 mins, cool and coarsely powder (this is optional, but I made it this way)
  2. In a large bowl, add the whole wheat, salt , soda, oats and mix well.
  3. Add the honey and oil (or butter) and mix well till you get a breadcrumb feel.
  4. Add buttermilk slowly and make a slightly stiff dough.
  5. Let it sit covered in a clingwrap for 15 mins in a refrigerator (optional step but recommended). Preheat oven to 165 / 170 deg C (about 375 deg F)
  6. Roll out a slightly thickish disc with a portion of the dough, sprinkle the sesame seeds and press lightly.
  7. With a cookie cutter, cut out shapes of your choice, and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 12-15 mins (till the edges turn slightly brown).
  8. Cool on a rack till they turn crisp . Store in an airtight container and munch, guilt free!




19 comments:

  1. These crackers are inviting. Made with oats, whole wheat and no butter, how can anyone resist these healthy crackers.

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  2. Except for a few recipes, baking and healthy doesnt go well together. I am glad you found out some really good gems in your quest for better bakes :-)

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  3. I must try these , I have a sweet version which I will be posting soon , but personally I prefer savoury biscuits, so bookmarking these Kalyani.

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  4. These healthy crackers are so inviting and definitely going to try them after this BM. :)

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  5. super inviting crackers.. love the addition of healthy ingredients...

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  6. very inviting crackers, Kalyani!!

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  7. Crispy and crunchy crackers sounds inviting...

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  8. Finally got this recipe. I recently tried this in my friends place and she got it from her friend. It had onions too. Lovely. Bookmarking this.

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  9. Am sure this crackers will definitely satisfy my tastebuds..Looking too attractive.

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  10. I have beaked these from her blog too. Super tasty crackers

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  11. Love these crispy & delicious cookies. They seem quite simple to make too.

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  12. theu look scrumptious to me...for that late afternoon craving with a hot cup of tea ...i like the idea of roasting oats..PS - u missed mentioning oats in the first step...

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  13. The crackers are so addictive.

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  14. I love these crackers..taste so delicious right!

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  15. Superb crackers Kalyani. I love onion flavor in savory bakes and I am making this soooon...

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  16. wow, looks scrumptious!! love that seed studded tops! healthy,crunchy tea-time snack!!

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  17. Love savory crackers and the flavors are simply amazing in this one!

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  18. hmmm love these crackers. Must try them asap.

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  19. I love savory crackers and these look absolutely delicious...

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Kalyani

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