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As I’ve been sharing on the blog lately, my family is in the midst of baseball season. I’ve been intentional in making quick and easy meals for the busy baseball season and I’ve been trying to cut down on sugary treats that spread like wild fire at the ball park. Like I mentioned on facebook, although I’m being more intentional with the snacks and treats my children munch on during the season, I do not restrict what they choose to eat when other members of their team bring in snacks on their assigned day. It’s certain that during this time of the year they are eating more processed foods than they are used to so I make sure that they are daily consuming good probiotics like homemade milk kefir, kombucha, pickles, and beets.
Throughout the year, our snacks consist of fruit and cheese; however, during this time of the year when we’re headed to many baseball practices and games, I’ve started making some small finger treats that Little Mama can munch on while watching her big brothers play ball. Mighty Nest was kind enough to send us a variety of picnic items perfect for the baseball season and summer ahead. We’ve been especially enjoying the light and easy-to-carry bright stripes picnic blanket. It’s so light that even a toddler can carry it.
One of my favorite treats to make for the kids are 100% whole wheat einkorn cheddar crackers. They taste just like the ever so popular gold fish crackers or cheddar bunnies and my favorite thing about them is that they are incredibly easy to make. No joke… seriously easy!
To make them, all that you need to do is whip together the ingredients in a food processor, roll out the dough, and cut them out into whichever shape you’d like. Cutting out the shapes is what takes the most time, so I usually just cut them into little squares. It makes the whole process take about 15 minutes. However, for this post, I decided to use one of my shape cutters and cut them into little hearts
Once cut, they just need to be baked at 350F for 12-15 minutes. That’s it. Packed away in this air tight and reusable stainless steel tin from Mighty Nest, they’ll keep for a good week or so (if they last that long).
They look like little cookies simply because I don’t use an orange colored cheese; instead, for my whole wheat cheddar crackers I use a sharp grass-fed cheddar that I buy at Trader Joes. The grass-fed cheese coupled with the einkorn flour make these whole wheat cheddar crackers little morsels of nourishment.
Just be aware, the kids will devour these crackers so you might want to make a double batch. I enjoy to separate some of them out in these reusable snack/sandwich bags from Mighty Nest. I love that they’re machine washable and lined with a coated nylon that makes them easy enough to wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth. Since Mighty Nest takes great care to ensure that the products they carry are toxin free, it’s great to know that these reusable snack/sandwich bags are BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalate Free.
I had better make another batch because just like that, they’re gone. While you’re at it, you may want to check out these reusable napkin/hand towels from Mighty Nest to wipe the crumbs off those hands after snacking
- 1 1/2 cups, grated, sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups freshly milled, einkorn flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, running the machine until the dough forms a ball; 1-2 minutes.
- Empty the contents of the food processor onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out 1/8" thick.
- With a cookie cutter, dipping it in flour from time to time to ensure a clean cut, cut out the cracker shapes. Transfer the crackers to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake the crackers on the middle rack at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are barely browned at the edges.
- Remove from the oven and transfer the parchment paper with crackers to a cooling rack to cool.
1. This recipe uses freshly ground einkorn wheat berries. If you'll be substituting with whole wheat flour, reduce the amount of flour to 3/4 cup.
2. Also, to speed up the process, roll out the dough into a square and cut out simple square crackers.
Thank you Mighty Nest for the bright stripes picnic blanket, reusable snack/sandwich bags, stainless steel lunchbox, reusable bamboo utensil set, and Protect the Earth reusable napkin and hand towel. We’ll be sure to use them all summer long!
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Have you ever made whole wheat cheddar crackers? Tell me, what are some of your favorite treats to make for your kids? Feel free to share any links and recipes in the comments below.
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