Spelt Crackers

These homemade spelt crackers are easy to make. They’re nutrient dense, delicious, and have a satisfying, crispy texture.

What to serve with them

Spread a few cloves of this mouthwatering roasted garlic confit on the crackers. Or if you’re making these crackers for a party and would like a second cracker option to offer your guests, try these amaranth crackers. They’re easy to make and delicious.

Spelt crackers on a white plate.

Ingredients

These crackers are made with spelt flour. Spelt flour is made from ground spelt, an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a delicious, nutty flavor. Some people find it more easily digestible than wheat flour. It’s also slightly higher in protein than wheat flour and is loaded with nutrients.

Extra virgin olive oil gives these spelt flour crackers a satisfying, crispy texture. You can substitute any other type of oil you prefer.

How to make them

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the spelt flour and salt to a mixing bowl, then mix well.

Next you’ll add the cold water and extra virgin olive oil to the mixing bowl, then use your hands to mix the ingredients and knead until a firm dough is formed.

Spelt flour dough in a large glass mixing bowl.

Use your hands to roll the dough into 24 evenly sized balls (using about one tablespoon of dough for each ball) and place them, evenly spaced, on two sheet pans lined with parchment paper (aim for 12 balls per sheet pan).

Spelt dough balls on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Add some cold water to a bowl, then wet your fingers to prevent the dough from sticking to them. Use your fingers to flatten the dough balls into circles. To ensure they get crispy, be sure to press the dough as flat as possible. Wet your hands again before flattening each dough ball. Next you’ll prick each cracker with a fork several times.

Raw spelt flour crackers on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake the spelt flour crackers at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 23 minutes or until golden brown. Let the crackers cool completely before removing from the pan and serving (they will get crispier as they cool off).

Crackers piled on a white plate.

Optional additions

Add half a teaspoon of any type of dried herbs you like or one teaspoon of sesame seeds to the dough, if desired.

Storage

Store these spelt crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

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Spelt Crackers

These spelt crackers are easy to make and delicious. These nutrient-dense crackers have a satisfying, crispy texture.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 199.6kcal

Equipment

  • Sheet pans
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water (plus some more cold water in a separate bowl to wet your fingers with when forming the crackers)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the spelt flour and salt to a mixing bowl, then mix well.
  • Add the cold water and extra virgin olive oil, then use your hands to mix the ingredients and knead until a firm dough is formed.
  • Use your hands to roll the dough into 24 evenly sized balls (about one tablespoon of dough per ball) and place them, evenly spaced, on two sheet pans lined with parchment paper (12 balls per sheet pan).
  • Add some cold water to a bowl, then wet your fingers to prevent the dough from sticking to them.
  • Use your fingers to flatten the dough balls into circles. To ensure they get crispy, be sure to press them as flat as possible. Wet your hands again before flattening each dough ball.
  • Prick each cracker with a fork several times.
  • Bake the crackers at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 23 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the crackers cool completely before removing from the pan and serving (they will get crispier as they cool off).

Notes

  • Optional additions include 1/2 teaspoon of your preferred type of dried herbs or 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds.
  • Store the crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

Nutrition

Serving: 4Crackers | Calories: 199.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 0.1mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 0.8mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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