Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers

41 reviews / 4.6 average

Today’s post is sponsored by Alouette! Their cheese with these crackers – 👌!


Just stop for a second and think about this: you, sitting outside, with a crispy, golden brown assortment of Homemade Flatbread Crackers, soft cheese, a glass of wine, end-of-summer sun on your face. Yes yes yes yes yesss.

I’ve never even made crackers before today. Never! Can you believe that?

In my (pre-homemade-cracker) mind, homemade crackers were something for people who make their own everything. Homemade ketchup. Homemade air freshener, cereal, laundry soap. And then obviously, homemade crackers. Like, oh, I see. You’re one of those people who makes their own crackers. Riiiight.

But now, in my (post-homemade-cracker) mind, homemade crackers are actually AMAZING and actually AMAZINGLY EASY. So… here I come? I am now one of those homemade people. Bring it on.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that homemade crackers will coming out of my oven every week. I’m just not. Be real with yourself -> I’m the girl who easily succumbs to the fastest possible option, and even though homemade crackers are definitely easy, they are not as easy as (oh no I can feel myself about to say this) cheap takeout pizza. And other such options.

But here’s where homemade crackers fit for me: we luv having people over and we look for any opportunity to make it happen – last day of summer! first football game! celebrating Friday! Bachelor Finale! Apple Keynote! <- seriously there’s a party happening at our house around this event in a few days. I must be married to a Bjork.

And one of the very best ways to make the most of entertaining and friends time is by placing a tray of crackers, cheese, meats, honey, fruit, and maybe even a bottle of wine in front of your face. It’s easy meets fancy meets LOVE THIS KIND OF FOOD, and if you can pause for long enough between cheese-stuffed-bites to take a breath and say something, it’s a perfect scenario for long, lazy, relaxed conversations.

Just keep feeding yourself the cheese.

These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com

These crackers gave me the excuse I needed to finally harvest some thyme from my three-inch thyme plant in the baby garden, and I almost cried when I snipped the sprigs off because, well, there goes the whole plant. Was it even ready to harvest? I can’t wait around forever for these things.

Ugh, gardening. What am I even doing?

Flavor for the crackers: a sprinkling of fresh thyme (or whatever herbs you like!) and just the right amount of freshly cracked black pepper, although it’s important to note: beware the heavy-handed pepper addition because too much black pepper turns these into cough attack crackers, says the girl who “loves black pepper” and found herself struggling to breathe with Crackers Round 1.

Boost up those two beauties with the addition of a little flour, water, and olive oil, and there you are!

Homemade flatbread crackers are yours for the taking.

These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com
These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com

The cheese situation here is a really good one.

Alouette has two new products on the market (which can be found in the regular grocery store, thank you very much!) and I think I was only supposed to pick one for this post, but I loved them both so much that I need to tell you everything.

These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com

Le Bon Dip is a magical, versatile cross between a traditional veggie dip and a soft cheese that works like a charm for entertaining because it goes with, hmm, let’s see: EVERYTHING.

We had a party with my dinner club friends a few weeks ago and I wanted to see how people liked it, you know, to see if it actually stood up to the Real Life Test, so I added a bowl of the Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea variety to our massive buffet of crackers and cheese, grilled burgers, salad, and chips and dip galore. By the end of the night, after everyone finished chip-dipping, cracker-spreading, and burger-topping, it was 100% gone-zo. Friend approved!

I know I’m only supposed to mention one, but I need you to know that Le Petite Fromage is also heavenly, and to me, it seems like more of a lunchbox or one-on-one snacking choice. These little guys are individually packaged so you can just grab one, spread it all on a cracker or two, and call it done.

YEAH RIGHT. More like grab five. And please get the Garlic & Herb PLEASE.

Both cheeses have less than 50 calories per serving and they are made with legit ingredients including real pieces of chickpeas and vegetables and all the other things that you can actually SEE and TASTE in the dip, which is just 💗💗💗. I really think you guys will like this stuff.

These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com
These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection! | pinchofyum.com

One last idea: these crackers, spread with that soft garlic herb cheese, dipped in yesterday’s sweet potato turkey chili. I’ve done it and I’m here to recommend it.

See you at 4pm for happy hour on my sun-soaked deck! I’m not going to tell you what we’re having but 👆👆👆

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Homemade Flatbread Crackers in a bowl.

Easy Homemade Flatbread Crackers


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x

Description

These easy homemade flatbread crackers are super adaptable and they are the perfect pair for cheese and wine. Crispy, real food, snacking perfection!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh herbs of choice (I used thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (more or less to taste – as written, it will be pretty peppery)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Alouette Le Bon Dip or Le Petite Fromage for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pulse the flour, thyme, pepper, salt, sugar, and olive oil in the food processor until evenly distributed.
  2. Add the water and pulse just until the dough starts to stick together (about 10 seconds). Remove the dough, press together gently with your hands to form a single ball, and cut into four pieces. Let the dough rest for about ten minutes.
  3. Roll out each individual piece of dough as thin as you possibly can. If the dough starts to shrink up, let it rest a little longer. You want the dough to get very, very thin. Once it’s rolled, place it on a piece of parchment paper and transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 4-5 minutes, but check periodically to make sure it’s not getting too brown – flip each cracker piece and bake another 4-5 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the crackers sit in the oven for 1-2 hours to really dry out and get crispy.
  5. Break into pieces and serve with ALouette Le Bon Dip or Le Petite Fromage and a glass of wine for a perfect snack or happy hour treat!

Notes

Nutrition information is for 1/5th of this recipe.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: flatbread crackers, cracker recipe, homemade crackers, healthy crackers

Recipe Card powered by Tasty Recipes logo

Thank you to Alouette for sponsoring this delicious cracker post party!


One More Thing!

This recipe is part of our collection of easy appetizers. Check it out!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating

141 Comments

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Look at you MISS FANCY! This is perfect! I was just regretting a cracker purchase from yesterday that had about 13 more ingredients than it needed to…so this will be just a DANDY addition <3 and totes impressive for those friend partayyys…oh hey guys…yeah I just kinda MADE these crackers and boom…awesome cheese. =best friend status

    thaaaaaanks 🙂






    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Please do us a favour and do not add pages and pages of family information, cutesy children’s pictures, etc. Most of us are really only looking for a RECIPE! Not that I am not happy that you are happy, I simply do not require or desire your personal history. Just a few lines describing you method and what the final result should be. We haves lives too so we have an idea of how that goes. What ever happened to privacy anyway?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo
        Angela

        You have a bad attitude towards a 6 yr old post. Click jump to recipe you grouch.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I just looooove a night full of crackers, cheese, wine, and me stuffing my face with all three. The first time I had alouette was years ago when my Dad brought home a container and told me not to eat the whole thing before he had some. HAHAHAHAHA oh Dad. It really is great for a fancy cheese dip on a great antipasto board and it’s so easy! I’ve never made my own crackers before but I must admit these seem basically foolproof and worth a try!






  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These look like such fun! I can’t wait to try some. And the wine. And the sun :).
    It looks like a perfect addition to this weekend festivities. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I please be enjoying your perfectly described situation – sun, wine, crackers, cheese – instead of sitting at my desk contemplating whether or not I will make it over the hump day that is today. I think I made homemade crackers once and I still did not become one of the crazy homemade-everything people 🙂 But I will def be making these!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Sakshi

    Hi!!I came from India a few months back only and I love to cook..! i stumbled upon your blog and read this recipe..! this seems so simple and just the perfect snack..! i will surely try this out..! thanks for the recipe..

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Joan B. in S. C.

    Don’t have a blender, but I’m sure my food processor will do just fine. I almost picked up that cheese the other day. Now it’s at the top of my list. Thanks for the recipe and recommendation.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Insert every superlative that describes gorgeous food here —> . Now that we have that out of the way, is there any chance you can describe the process that led you to be in possession of that bowl? I started coveting it after you posted your California Grape Salad, and now I’m in #obsessed mode.






    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      haha thanks Meggan! My father in law does pottery and he made it! I saw it in his shop and asked if I could take it for pictures. 🙂 I keep trying to convince him to sell…

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Lauren

    These look so good. Do you think you could use a pasta machine to roll the dough?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo
        Sarah

        I used a pasta roller, it worked great! I rolled down to the “6” thinness. One word of caution, dough this thin bakes fast!

        I doubled the recipe, swapped the all-purpose flour for whole wheat all-purpose flour.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    perdect timing! I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to explore the world of DIY crackers! Looking forward to giving this a go! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Susan

    If can make tortillas (which I do), I can make these crackers. And it’s sure nice knowing what’s in them – no strange ingredients to wonder about I’ll have to try these.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Homemade cracker, that sounds lovely. 🙂 Such an easy and fun recipe, will definitely try it out. I think it will tastes good along with tomato ketchup as well….
    What do you say?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo
      Kim

      Lots of comments about how good these look (they do!) but has anyone actually made these are how did you like them?

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Sharon

    This looks so good! I’m trying to make more and more of my stuff gluten free. Any thoughts on using GF flour to make these?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi Sharon! We have not tried that, but if you’ve used GF flour in other baking with good success, I think it’s safe to try it here! 🙂 I would recommend a 1:1 GF baking mix flour.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Marilyn

    Does the dough have to rest in the fridge or room temp? Looks good can’t wait to make them tomorrow

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Definitely on the ‘to-bake’ list. Snap – they won’t be coming out of the oven every week, but I know when I make them there’ll be a satisfaction way beyond just eating them.
    Thanks!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I love to make things from scratch. So much better for us. I’ve thought about crackers for a while but haven’t made them. You made it look so easy that I guess I’m going to have to give it a try.
    I’m jealous of your harvest. I have pound and pounds of stuff to 1) pick, 2) weigh (keeping track of how much we produce) and 3) preserve. I’m kind of done with the whole “harvest” thing. We haven’t even touched the orchard yet 🙁
    Looking forward to winter with short days.

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Erin R.

    Ha ha! Oh, Lindsay, embrace the suck. My garden pretty much tanked this year. Something ate all my squash vines, my big Armenian cucumber vine made exactly two cucumbers, etc. But that’s okay, I got two delicious cucumbers! And one kohlrabi and three beets! Etc. It’s fun to see even a few of the plants succeed, and your thyme succeeded. You harvested and ate your own homemade thyme. High five! If we keep trying year after year we can only get better at it, right? It’s not a failure at all, it’s a small success.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Karen

    Hi There
    I just made these, they were lovely.. Also rolled out one ball and cooked on a skillet to make a normal flat bread, worked well, thanks for the recipe






  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am going to make these! I love crackers but hate they are made with Palm Oil leading to deforestation!! Know I won’t have to worry about that.






      1. Pinch of Yum Logo
        Savoux

        Hi Kristin. I, however, have the opposite question: How do I get MORE bubbles, like on the picture attached to the post?
        I get the bubbles if I deep fry the dough, but I don’t want so much fat in them.