Quick and Healthy Homemade Crackers

Over the years, you have probably bought boxes and boxes of crackers from the grocery store, but did you know it is actually really easy to make your own crackers at home? That’s right, you will be able to learn how to do it with this super easy recipe! Best of all, you can customize these crackers to your liking. By the end of this blog post, you will be able to recreate the whole cracker aisle from the comfort of your own home!

How do you make crackers?

Since not very many people make their own crackers at home, this is probably the most common question! How exactly do you make them? It’s a simple dough recipe, which you roll out as thin as you like your crackers to be and then you bake to crisp them up. I also find that leaving them to air dry after baking gives you a really nice “store-bought” cracker consistency too!


What kind of toppings can I use?

The options are really endless! You can keep it simple and just use white or whole wheat flour to create a simple cracker. But if you like to experiment, you can add anything from cheese, to fresh herbs, to different seasonings, like Cajun seasoning or even the popular Everything But The Bagel seasoning! What is so fun about this recipe is that you can really make it your own and try different flavor combinations. I also love that you can control how much salt goes into your homemade crackers. Most of the store-bought ones can be a little on the salty side in my opinion.


stack of 6 homemade crackers surrounded by more crackers

Quick & Healthy Homemade Crackers

You’ll be amazed at how easy these are to make!

SERVINGS: Approximately 8 dozen crackers

CALORIES: 123 Kcal per serving



1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup salted butter, cold & cubed

1/4 cup parmesan cheese



1.) In a large bowl, add flour and cheese together to combine (if you are using a seasoning mix, add it here as well)

2.) Add butter cubes into the flour mixture and combine until you get a coarse sand texture (tip: use a pastry cutter, fork, or your hands to make this easier!)

3.) Add water, a little bit at a time, until a dough ball forms together

4.) Knead the dough until everything is combined and you don’t see any dry ingredients

5.) Divide the dough ball into 3 smaller dough balls, wrap in plastic wrap and put into the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes (this is to let the butter set again)

6.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

7.) On a floured surface, take one of the doughballs and roll it out to as thin as you like your crackers to be (I roll it out as thin as a piece of paper). Remember, the thinner your dough, the more crispy your crackers will be!

8.) Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut your dough into your desired cracker shapes. You can also use a fork to put a design on them like I did for the signature cracker look!

9.) Bake for about 7 minutes, or until they start turning a golden color

10.) Remove and let cool completely on a cooling rack before eating. Store in an airtight container!



Serving size : 12 crackers

Calories: 123kcal

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 3g

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g

Monounsaturated Fat: 1.75g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Sodium: 76mg

Potassium: 52mg

Fiber: 1.5g

Vitamin A: 190IU

Calcium: 25mg

Iron: 0.75mg

About the Author:

Joyce Leung

Joyce is the founder of the Joyce of Cooking blog, where she provides recipes, writes about her food adventures, and reviews local eateries. She has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 10 years, in every position from dish washer to general manager. Now retired from the restaurant world, she is a marketing manager for a greenhouse.