These crackers are made with oil and water, not butter unlike many crackers.
I don’t remember where I saw the recipe but the recipe used rolled oats only. I modified it by adding flax seeds. You can add other seeds, crushed nuts, herbs or spices. The recipe is quite versatile. I have tried with cumin powder and it was nice, the cumin flavour was subtle. Whole cumin seeds might produce a better result.
The dough will be a bit crumbly and difficult to work with. However the crackers hold together pretty well once baked. I used my hands to flatten the dough as much as possible and then a rolling pin to flatten it evenly. An easier method is to place small balls of dough on a baking tray and flatten it with the palm of your hands (or other device!). You will end up with round crackers. The crackers may stick to the tray but after they bake it separates. I didn't grease my baking tray.
You can either use the rolled oats as it is or use your food processor to process it to the desired consistency. I used my hands to crush it roughly. If you use your hands, make sure wash it first and then dry it well!
2½ cups rolled oats (left whole or processed to desired consistency)
½ cup flax seed
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon oil or melted butter (I used canola oil, olive oil or other oils will be fine also)
½ cup almost boiling water (you may need slightly less)
1. Mix oats, flax seeds, salt and baking soda.
2. Add oil or melted butter and mix well
3. Add enough water until the dough comes together.
4. Roll the dough to about ¼ centimeter thickness and cut into desired shapes
5. Bake at 180 degrees celsius until the crackers start turning brown, about 20 minutes. Rolled oats are already brown, I cannot describe it accurately. Perhaps just wait for 20 minutes, or earlier if they start turning dark brown.
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