Whole Grain Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cracker Recipe

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I love crackers! But I greatly dislike how much a box cost and how much artificial and unhealthy ingredients are in a box of store bought crackers.  After trying several types of recipes, I created my own, whole grain, whole wheat, oatmeal cracker recipe. These are actually GOOD for you! You can feel good about serving these to your kids. The recipe is easy enough to have your kids help you make them.

Mix it up a bit and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes out of them or sprinkle the top of the unbaked crackers with your favorite seasonings. The possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. -Janelle

Whole Grain Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cracker Recipe
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These crackers are an amazing, whole grain snack that you can feel good about eating. A great project to make with kids.
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 12
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 cup old-fashion (rolled) oats
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½-1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup flax seed meal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups white, all-purpose flour
  1. Heat milk until boiling.
  2. Add oats and butter.
  3. In separate bowl, add the rest of the ingredients; mix
  4. Once butter is melted in milk mixture, add to dry ingredients.
  5. Mix until it comes together.
  6. Turn onto a floured surface and knead slightly until the dough is smooth, about 10-20 times.
  7. Divide dough in half.
  8. Roll on well floured surface until approximately ⅛" thick.
  9. Cut into cracker size (or use cookie cutters to make fun shapes).
  10. Place on ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with pretzel salt.
  11. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until golden brown. Be careful! These can burn very quickly.
  12. Allow to cool and store in air tight container.
  13. Enjoy!


Recipe: Hoagie Rolls Made In A Stand Mixer


hoagie rolls

This hoagie roll recipe is made easier by making the dough in a stand mixer and then shaping them by hand.  If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can always make these the “old-fashioned” way by kneading them by hand. Don’t be intimidated by the amount of steps involved in this recipe. Most of the time involved is passive, making this a great recipe to make while watching kids.



TRecipe: Hoagie Rolls Made In A Stand Mixer
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Serves: 16
  • 2 Tbsp dry active yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cup water, very warm
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 6-7 cups all-purpose flour
  • cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  1. Place water, yeast and sugar in stand mixer and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes until it starts to become bubbly.
  2. Add melted butter, salt and 3 cups of flour to bowl.
  3. Mix on low speed using paddle attachment just until everything is incorporated
  4. Beat on medium high speed for 5-10 minutes or until the dough has lots of stretchy strands (see video)
  5. Add one cup of flour and mix on low speed.
  6. When the dough is pulling away from the sides of the bowl, switch the paddle out for the dough hook.
  7. Continue to slowly add the rest of the flour, a little bit at a time, until the dough is soft, but no longer sticky.
  8. Place dough in a greased bowl.
  9. Cover and let rise until double.
  10. Remove dough and divide it into 16 pieces.
  11. Sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal
  12. Shape each piece into a long roll and place on prepared baking sheet
  13. With a sharp knife, make 3 diagonal slashes across the top of each roll
  14. Brush with well beaten egg white.
  15. Sprinkle with poppy seeds (optional)
  16. Allow to rise until double, approximately 40-60 minutes.
  17. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.


Book Review: The Iron Duke by L. Ron Hubbard

What happens when you look like the Archduke of Aldoria and are yet a wanted man? You become the perfect candidate to become an impersonator. That is exactly what Blacky Lee did when he was confused with the Archduke one night.

The iron duke

The story of The Iron Duke by L. Ron Hubbard is a tale full of twists and turns. You never know where it will end.  You jump right into the middle of the story of Blacky Lee and his counterpart fleeing for Aldoria. After selling dud weapons to the Nazi’s and being highly sought after men, Blacky Lee jumps a train in an attempt to flee. But when he is suddenly confused with being the Archduke of Aldoria, he decided to use his new found “power” for his own benefit. At first, Blacky was only going to use it to get him out of the country but when Countess Zita wished for his company and then the eventual return to the palace, Blacky Lee inevitably is found out to be an impostor.

Will Blacky Lee escape? Or will he be sent to a firing squad?

This short work of fiction is interesting to read but I found it hard to keep the whole story straight with all the different twists and turns.  I would NOT recommend this for children since there is some rougher language and pushes dishonestly and bad morals.

The book is overall small in size, making it perfect to tuck inside of ones purse or briefcase. Both the front and back cover are folded in so you can use those as a way to mark your place in the book. The cover is also made out of a heavier type of paper that would hold up better to a lot of use.  At the end of the book, they have a story preview for one of L. Ron Hubbard’s other works of fiction, as well as a list of all the books that were written by Hubbard.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest reading and review of it. All opinions are mine.