Super Simple Snack Series: Homemade Vegan Goldfish Crackers

Homemade Crackers

Homemade Vegan Crackers

My kids are crazy about these crackers.  I slightly adapted this recipe from the Vegan Lunch Box.  This week we had them as an after school snack paired with this smoothie.  It was filling, and nutritious, helping the kids last through the afternoon of swim team.  I basically leave out the cayenne because my kids think they are too spicy (although I prefer them with the cayenne).  I use white whole wheat flour rather than all-purpose flour.  Most of the time I use a pizza cutter to quickly cut the dough into squares like you see above.  I also tend to roll the dough out a little thicker to make a cracker that is a bit more chewy than crunchy.

Vegan Goldfish Crackers

  • 2 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour (or unbleached white flour if you want slightly fluffier “lighter” crackers)
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 cup canola oil, chilled in freezer for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 375.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.  Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle in the cold canola oil and mix with a fork until combined.  The flour will form small clumps.  Mix apple cider vinegar with ice water and drizzle into bowl.  Combine with fork.  Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead until completely combined.  You may need to add a little more ice water to get it to an appropriate consistency.  Roll out to about 1/8-inch think.  Use tiny cookie cutter (fishy or otherwise) or just cut into squares using a pizza cutter.  Place onto baking sheet, lightly spray with olive oil spray and add small amount of sea salt to taste.  Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.  Watch closely after 8 minutes to make sure they don’t burn.  This recipe makes 3-4 cookie sheets full of crackers, depending on the thickness you cut the crackers.


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