Cheesy Garlic-Herb Oat Crackers (Vegan & Free-From)

Cheesy Garlic-Herb Oat Crackers (Vegan & Free-From)

First of all… Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s a tad late, but school hasn’t gone back yet so we’re still in holiday mode here – at least for today! AND… as has been pointed out to me, only 2 days at school until the weekend!!! 😛

2017! OMGosh! What happened to 2016? Did you set yourself some goals, targets or plans? Did you reach them? Or had you completely forgotten that you’d said you’d achieve all those things! No worries… just move them to 2017 😛 BUT… make sure you stick to them this year! Time goes so fast that you need to be realistic about your anticipated achievements… no point saying you’ll complete a marathon in June if you only have 15 minutes to train once a fortnight! 😀 That said though – if there’s something you really want to do then you must MAKE time! Write it down, set a reminder on your phone, put it in your diary and STICK to it! Habits can easily be formed if you set your mind to it and soon you’ll be wondering what else you can fit in! 😀

I’ve decided that I will spend more time trying other peoples recipes and less time creating my own new dishes – so to start off I’ve used a recipe from the magazine #CookVeganMag

These delicious little bites are crisp but flaky, full of punchy flavour, a tad garlicky but very moorish! I used a chili olive oil which gave them an extra kick but I’m sure regular olive oil would work great too! 🙂 Of course I’m already planning on switching the ingredients around to see what other delights I can create! There’s a bit too much oil for my liking in these, so I’m thinking next time to try half milk and half coconut oil to see how they turn out… and making sweet spicy ones too! These are a bit fiddly and time consuming to roll out, cut and put holes in, so feel free to just make any shapes (I think straws would work great) – just ensure you get the thinness correct so these crisp up. I’ve also changed the method slightly to make it easier on my washing up, but if you want to do it all in a food processor then that’s what’s suggested in the original recipe.

Cheesy Garlic Herb Oat Crackers (vegan & Free-From) From Cook Vegan Magazine, December 2016

  • Servings: 80 crackers
  • Difficulty: medium
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Gather

  • 1 tablespoon linseeds ground
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 100g oat flour – oats blitzed up to a flour (gluten free if required)
  • 30g nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 60ml cold water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (I used chili olive oil)

Prepare

  1. Mix the ground linseed with the water and set aside to thicken.
  2. Mix the oat flour, nutritional yeast, garlic, basil, oregano and salt together.
  3. Stir in the water, olive oil and flaxseed mixture and mix until well combined. Rest the dough for 20 minutes to allow the oats to absorb the liquids.
  4. Roll out the dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper (or two silicon mats) to just under 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1 inch squares and make a small hole in the centre of each.
  5. Carefully transfer to a lined or greased baking sheet (you need two) leaving a small space between each cracker.
  6. Bake at Gas Mark 4 (350f / 180c) for 8 minutes, then turn the trays around and bake for a further 8-14 minutes. They should be golden brown and a bit crispy – they will harden on cooling. Allow to cool before eating! Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Store in an airtight container for up to a week (they might not last that long)!
  • Use flavoured olive oil such as chili, basil or smoked.
  • Omit the garlic and herbs and use 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder for a cheesier cracker.
  • Use your favourite herbs – paprika, rosemary, thyme etc. to make your favourite flavours.

2 thoughts on “Cheesy Garlic-Herb Oat Crackers (Vegan & Free-From)

  1. Georgous tasty looking crackers! they really “crack” me up! Ha!
    You have to know that on December 24th, I published my 1st- E-Book called Happy Vegan Christmas! You just have to subscribe by email to my blog to get it! It all contains 10 news unpublished recipes & 8/10 are also gluten free! Here is the link: http://eepurl.com/bSJtUr

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