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)

  • 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.

  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!


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

  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 :-)

  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.

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

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

  6. very inviting crackers, Kalyani!!

  7. Crispy and crunchy crackers sounds inviting...

  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.

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

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

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

  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...

  13. The crackers are so addictive.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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