Cinnamon Sugar Sprouted Crackers (+ Herbed Recipe)Updated: September 14, 2017Recipes, Snacks and Treats
One of my favorite things to do at the International Wise Traditions Conference held in November each year is hang out in the exhibit area, chat with people, and eat some of the yummy foods that are available for sampling. One of the tastiest treats I sampled at one Wise Traditions Conference were sprouted crackers made by Peggy Sutton.
Peggy is the owner of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company, and she shared the recipe with me to publish for everyone to enjoy.
These sprouted crackers are simply delicious especially with a glass of cold grassfed raw milk and can serve as a very healthy alternative to cinnamon graham crackers or any of the refined grain based snacks at the store.
If you’ve never heard of sprouting grains before, it is one of the 3 traditional ways of preparing grains. Soaking flour and sour leavening of dough using sourdough starter are the other two methods. Sprouting flour breaks down gluten and other anti-nutrients in the flour making it far easier to digest. It is unique from the other two methods of grain preparation as it boosts nutritional content as well, particularly beta carotene, Vitamin C and the B vitamins.
Homemade Sprouted Crackers
I like to use date sugar for these sprouted crackers as date sugar is just ground up, dehydrated dates. Dates are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that is calming and relaxing when consumed.
If you prefer a more savory cracker, an herbed sprouted cracker variation is also provided below. If making the sweeter cracker, be sure to use freshly ground cinnamon if you can. One of the most exciting cinnamon benefits is that early research indicates cinnamon can facilitate weight loss!
If you love making healthy crackers for your family, check out this recipe for einkorn sourdough crackers with nut butter too!
Cinnamon Sugar Sprouted Crackers Recipe
This recipe for sprouted crackers is delicious and contains more nutrition and is easier to digest than regular cracker recipes. Herbed variation included!
Mix flour and buttermilk by hand or with a mixer. Mix until slightly stiff dough forms. Add melted butter, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cinnamon oil, and date sugar. Blend well.
Divide the dough into four equal parts. Roll out each quarter of the dough to 1/8 inch thickness on cookie sheet sized pieces of parchment paper.
Cut the dough into square shaped crackers. Brush sprouted crackers with some more butter and carefully place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. When this process is complete for all 4 sections of dough, bake in a 300 F/ 150 C for 30 minutes.
Reduce heat to 200 F/ 93 C and continue to bake sprouted crackers for 3 more hours until the crackers are dry and crisp.
Substitute buttermilk for the yogurt if desired. Do not use Greek yogurt as it will be too thick to produce the right consistency for the dough.
To make an herbed cracker instead of cinnamon sugar, substitute 1.5 tablespoons dried dill, 1 teaspoon basil, thyme, oregano, and tarragon for the ground cinnamon and cinnamon oil. Also leave out the date sugar.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
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