Crisp Rosemary Raisin Crackers

Crisp Rosemary Raisin Crackers

Makes about 5 dozen

Homemade whole wheat crackers, studded with raisins, nuts and fresh rosemary can beautifully dress up a holiday cheese platter or dip tray. Package up these crackers for easy gift giving.

Ingredients: 
  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins (mixed golden and regular, preferably)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray 5 mini loaf pans or a 12-muffin tin with oil; set aside. (You will have about 4 cups of batter to fill tins half- to three-quarters full, using as many as you need, based on their size. Loaf pans will yield rectangular crackers; muffin tins will yield round crackers.)

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt, and then add raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sugar and rosemary, and toss to coat. Add buttermilk and stir until combined. Transfer to the prepared pans and bake until golden brown and firm, 25 to 30 minutes. Carefully turn out onto wire racks and let cool completely. 

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Using a serrated knife, slice bread as thinly as possible (1/4-inch to 1/6-inch is ideal; chill loaves until cold, if you have trouble getting the slices thin enough). Arrange slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake, flipping halfway through, until dried out, about 30 minutes. Loosen crackers from the tray as needed with a spatula or knife, and then set aside to let cool completely.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: about 3 crackers, 120 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 3g protein
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