Olive Oil and Herb Crackers

Homemade crackers are extremely easy to make and the possible variations are endless.

Olive Oil and Herb Crackers recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Just by simply substituting the ingredients, you can make…

…Rye crackers
…Rosemary olive oil crackers
…Cheddar cheese crackers
…Salt and vinegar crackers
…Italian herb crackers
…Poppy seed or sesame crackers
…Garlic herb crackers
…Parmesan garlic crackers
…Goldfish crackers
…Graham crackers

Endless, I tell you!  Endless!

I chose to make mine with equal parts whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour which left a very distinguishable whole wheat flavor. I didn’t mind it, but Dustin wasn’t a big fan. This made him very sad because he was really looking forward to enjoying my Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread.

This also meant I got to enjoy most of the Pimento Cheese Spread by myself. Heehee.

Olive Oil and Herb Crackers recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Some Cracker-Making Tips:

1. Roll out your dough as thinly as possible. The thinner the cracker, the crispier the crunch.

2. Watch the cracker like a hawk while in the oven. They like to go from Perfect to Burnt very quickly.

3. Don’t overcrowd the crackers on the baking sheet, as that is not ideal for even baking.

4. Cut the cracker dough into evenly shaped sizes to allow for even baking. Otherwise, some may wind up getting burnt just to allow the other to finish.

5. Play around with different flavors. Even a simple dash of sea salt can make for a delicious cracker.

Olive Oil and Herb Crackers recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

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4.67 from 9 votes
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Olive Oil and Herb Crackers
Prep Time
55 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
These Olive Oil and Herb Homemade Crackers are extremely easy to make and the possible variations are endless.
Categories: Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: cracker recipe, cracker recipes, crackers recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra to lightly coat
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp dried basil
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer (or in a medium mixing bowl, if mixing by hand), combine the flour and salt. Slowly add the water and olive oil and, using a dough hook attachment (or a wooden spoon if using your hands), mix the dough at medium speed for about 5 - 7 minutes. The dough should be tacky. If the dough is too sticky or too dry, add a bit more flour or water, respectively.

  2. When done mixing, shape the dough into a large ball and divide into 6-8 pieces. Roll the pieces into balls, lightly cover with olive oil and place on a clean plate. Cover with a clean dish towel or plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  4. Using a rolling pin, flatten one dough ball and roll out as flat and even as possible. Using a knife or pizza cutter, divide the dough evenly into cracker-sized pieces. You can cut the dough into whatever shape you like at this point.
  5. Arrange cracker dough pieces on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Poke each cracker with a fork a few times to prevent puffing. Sprinkle some kosher salt or sea salt or any other desired toppings and then place into oven.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden-brown and crispy, but not burnt. Allow to cool before eating.
  7. Repeat the process for the remaining dough balls.
Nutrition Facts
Olive Oil and Herb Crackers
Amount Per Serving (12 crackers)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.6g2%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 401.4mg17%
Carbohydrates 81.4g27%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 11.4g23%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

29 thoughts on “Olive Oil and Herb Crackers

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made these at least a dozen times. They are amazing! My family begs me to make them. Now that we are in isolation and time is in abundance, I’ve been making these every few days. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Hi. Made this recipe using whole wheat, cracked pepper and sesame seeds. My girlfriend loaned me a brownie cutter which worked perfect for cutting them out. I appreciate the recipe. We are making gift baskets with homemade jams and spreads as well as crackers for the Farmers Market. Thanks again.
    Tami

  3. 4 stars
    Nothing like homemade crackers with your own special twists. Thank you for reminding me of them for my High Tea with a couple of old friends that have never been together as a group before but separately know one another thru our sons growing up together.

  4. 5 stars
    What an easy and adaptable recipe!! I’ve already made rye & carraway, rosemary & prune, and cheese & cayenne. Next, I’m thinking turmeric & toasted cumin. Thanks for this recipe!!

  5. 1 1/2 cups of flour total or 3? It’s a little confusing that 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour is listed again after the line that says it’s optional.

    1. 5 stars
      1 1/2 cups of whole flour
      1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

      If you want to, you can use 3 cups of all purpose flour instead of the 1 1/2 of whole flour; so it is 3 all together.

  6. 3 stars
    Was looking for a recipe for herbed crackers, saved this for future use, then took the time to read.

    “…by myself hee hee” (PULEEZE)

    “…and place on a clean plate” ????!!!??
    Would you otherwise say “…and place on a dirty plate and enjoy”?!

    Good recipe but all over the place

  7. 5 stars
    Great cracker! made first batch with all white flour sprinkled with black sea salt from cyprus – pretty.
    Second batch made with 1 cup rye flour, 2 cups white flour, fennel seeds mixed in, and pink Himalayan salt. addicting! thank you for a terrific foundation recipe!

  8. Hi,

    I recently had some Rosemary and olive oil crackers and want to make some myself. Thank you the recipe. I have a question though. Does “any other desired toppings” mean the rosemary, tarragon and basil? Otherwise, I don’t when to add these ingredients in.

    Thank you.

    Jim

  9. This recipe looks fantastic. I’ve wanted to make crackers since the moment I opened my Kitchenaid at Christmas!
    I just started a new cooking blog, do you mind if I try your recipe? I would link back to you of course!

  10. These were so delicious I made them for a family gathering on Christmas eve and I tried lots of different flavours. I’d love to try the graham crackers one as I remember eating them in the U.S but what would you add to achieve that taste?

  11. I cannot wait to try these! Thank you so much for another great recipe. Now when my husband asks curiously where I got the recipe all I have to say is “Lacey” and a visible relief comes over him!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  12. this is a super grand idea for holiday snacks – way better than anything from a box I’m sure. I’m adding the recipe to my list of things to try. Stopping in to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday filled with love, joy, and good cheer. all the best to you in the coming new year too Lacey.

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