So it’s official, I must be a kid food blogger, because I now have a cracker recipe, and these crispy, crunchy chickpea and oat crackers are it! I make homemade crackers often, but until recently I haven’t had my own recipe.
My chickpea and oat crackers started their life one day when I was making hummus.
I took a chance, added oats baked them and boom it totally worked out! First time, that pretty much never happens when I try to make a recipe, usually, there are a heap of fails, before a success!
If you have the ingredients for hummus, then you pretty much have the ingredients for these crackers. My kiddos like them, and I like them, which means they are a winner.
The kids have enjoyed them plain or with cheese. Me, well for me the ultimate topping combo with these crackers has been blue cheese, caramelised onion relish alongside a glass if red wine after the kids have gone to bed.
These crackers are crispy and crunchy if you need a softer cracker alternative for a younger baby/toddler then try my sweet potato oat and chamomile baby rusks .
If you like the sound of these crackers but they seem a tad complicated.. then check out my new 2 ingredient version using store-bought hummus, hummus and oat crackers on the other hand if you would like a non chickpea cracker then my cheesy seed crackers are also good.
- 400g can chickpeas
- 1 Cup rolled oats
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- Watch the quick recipe video before you get started, scroll up a little to find it
- Check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for little bits of extra info and help
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas
- Place in a food processor, blend until they are smooth, form a ball and have a texture a little like playdough
- Add the rolled oats, continue to blend until the oats are finely chopped into the chickpeas
- Add garlic, lemon juice and salt for seasoning
- Begin blitzing in the food processor, gradually add the olive oil, continue blitzing/blending until everything comes together as a ball
- Line a baking tray with baking paper, place the dough on top, press the dough with your hands to start flattening it
- Place a second piece of baking paper on top of the dough, using a rolling pin, roll until it is evenly spread over the baking tray and approximately 5mm thick
- Score the dough into cracker shaped pieces, I use a pizza roller to do it, but you can use a knife
- Using a fork, prick the center of each cracker, it helps the crackers to bake evenly
- Bake at 180 degrees celsius 36o Fahrenheit for 40-50mins until golden
- Leave to cool
These crackers are wheat free but not gluten free if using traditional oats
Nutrition InformationYield 30 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 45Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 53mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g
Please know this nutrition analysis is based on the ingredients only, this recipe has not been sent to a laboratory for independent testing