Monday, June 24, 2013

Vegan Cheezy Crackers {SRC}

The racing car in the background was made by Hasan at a Home Depot Workshop!

Once again it's time for The Secret Recipe Club.  This month I was assigned Burnt Apple written by Traci.  Traci describes herself as a "master recipe manipulator"...she can make any recipe healthier and still taste great...I love the sound of that!

After browsing Traci's blog I decided to make her Vegan Cheese Crackers.  Crackers are always a hit with my boys.  These crackers use nutritional yeast which I've always been curious about.  I had used it in a mac and cheese recipe before but wasn't impressed with the results.  But the nutritional yeast works much better in these crackers.  Traci says that these are just like Cheez-Its and Goldfish Crackers.  I didn't think they tasted like Goldfish Crackers and I've never had Cheez-Its before...not sure it we even get them in Canada...But these were definitely a great cheezy cracker.  They boys enjoyed them and loved how they were different shapes.  Thank you Traci for sharing this recipe!

Vegan Cheezy Crackers
Adapted from Burnt Apple

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
3-4 twists of freshly ground black pepper
5 tbsp vegan margarine
3 tbsp cold water

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a food processor add all-purpose flour, nutritional yeast, onion powder, turmeric, salt and black pepper.  Process till combined.

Add the margarine and pulse until dough is crumbly.  With the food processor running slowly add the water through the feed tube just until combined.  Divide dough into 2 pieces.

On a lightly floured surface roll out one piece of dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut out shapes.  Re-roll any scrapes to make more shapes.  Place shapes on prepared baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until golden.  While baking repeat with second piece of dough.

Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

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24 comments:

  1. These look like great little snacks! I have never heard of nutritional yeast, what is it? Happy SRC reveal!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I don't know how nutritional yeast is made but it is flaky and gives a cheesy taste to things. It has vitamin B in it as well. I found it at Bulk Barn next to the regular yeast.

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  2. My kids would love these! Have pinned ready to try soon. Great pick for SRC!

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  3. I love love love your photos Asiya! And little Hasan is so talented mashAllah! I'm sure that you're like me, where anything our little boys do makes us proud :)
    I've never used nutritional yeast before; I've only heard of it. Does it work like regular yeast?
    I was thinking about emailing you just to say hello. Hope everything is well :)

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    1. Thanks Henna! About the photo...I usually end up taking almost 100 pictures (sometimes more) and out of all that I hope to get one decent one.... :)

      Nutritional yeast is not like regular yeast...it doesn't make things rise. It's flaky and gives a fake cheese taste. It has vitamin B in it.

      The Home Depot workshops are awesome. They are free! Here they are offered the second Saturday on every month. They give all the pieces cut up and you just have to nail, screw and glue. Then apply the stickers. They even give a little Home Depot apron and you get a pin for each project you complete. They have them in the States too. The minimum age to attend is 4 (might be different in the States) When Zunoon get a little older you should definitely take him. Lowes has them too but we haven't gone there...not a fan of Lowes after the whole American Muslim TV show controversy.

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  4. I've always wanted to try my hand at homemade crackers, but haven't gotten the nerve up yet. Yours look great. Happy SRC Reveal Day! :)

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  5. Ooh I made cheezy crackers for a SRC post a few months back but would love to try these vegan ones - great pic!

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  6. the kids would love these... :)

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  7. Hi there! LOVELY SRC pick and as ever, a STUNNING photo too! Karen

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  8. Oh cheese crackers certainly have a place in my heart. Happy Reveal Day!

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  9. cute homemade crackers beautiful shapes

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  10. I've been looking for other ways to use my nutritional yeast - these will be perfect! I like it in vegetarian gravy, too (as opposed to mushroom gravy).

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  11. What a fun baking project with the kiddos!! Excellent SRC selection - happy Reveal Day! :)

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  12. So glad that you liked the recipe! We love making these. Sorry you didn't think they tasted like Goldfish--my son is adamant that they do. :) We love them in our family and they are so good for you. Have a great week! Traci

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  13. looks real yummy ! wonderful clicks !

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  14. These look really good and pretty easy! I'll have to give them a try. Great pick this month. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. YUM! I'll have to try these since I have all the ingredients

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  16. Wow...crackers look so yum....Though that red car is blurred in the background....I noticed it....Good work Hasan.....

    NOTE: I sent you e-mail....check and reply...

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  17. Really cute crackers. I'm sure they must be delicious too. Great recipe.

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  18. Love cheese crackers and I love the cute shapes you have! Great SRC pick!

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  19. These are adorable. I've always been curious about nutritional yeast too. May have to give it a try and make these!

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  20. yumm yum.... nice and crispy... perfect for evening snacks...
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  21. lovely cute littel bites !! very very cute... Feel free to pop in to my space too when you get the time. Just jotted some tips on"sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Lets staty connected beyond the kitchen as well...Hope you will be a follower there.have a great day !

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  22. They are so cute and love that they're vegan too. Thanks for being a part of the YBR this month:)

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