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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 thisJ).. Do make it in bulk, and you might
find yourself nibbling them more often than you thoughtJ

Dished so far in the Blogging Marathon:

Orange Cake with Almond Meal

Veg Au Gratin

Onion Crackers

Coriander pesto Pull apart Rolls

Grilled Kabab Platter

Wholewheat Custard Powder Cookies

Vegan Strawberry Banana Mini Loaf


Baking Marathon Day 8 : Wholewheat
Oats Buttermilk Crackers

Recipe type : Cookies / Crackers

Course: Tea time snacks

Cuisine : American

Makes : 15 – 18 medium sized

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!



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  1. MySpicyKitchen

    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. vaishali sabnani

    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. Suma Gandlur

    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. Nalini's Kitchen

    Crispy and crunchy crackers sounds inviting…

  8. Srividhya

    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. Priya Suresh

    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. The Pumpkin Farm

    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. Sneha's Recipe

    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. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

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

  17. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

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

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

  19. Gayathri Kumar

    I love savory crackers and these look absolutely delicious…

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