4-Grain Crackers

March 22, 2011

4-Grain Crackers
4 T each, whole millet, rolled oats, sesame seeds, almond flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp each — baking soda, baking powder, salt
1 tsp cumin
3 – 4 T margarine
1/2 cup yogurt

Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut in margarine. Mix in yogurt. Cover and let dough rest for 30 minutes. Roll out until thin. Cut into squares. Place on cookie sheet, prick with fork, then bake at 350 degrees for at least 15 minutes. Cool.David’s mother, “Grandma”, worked at the Kent County Public Library for, I guess, 30 years. During that time, she was a member, along with some other library staff, of a health food co-op. Large garbage pails full of flours and grains in a co-worker’s basement provided co-op members with items that were then checked off of the order forms that each filled out prior to their co-op “shops.” I’m not sure where she found the recipe, but it was during that time that she made the 4-grain crackers. I LOVED them, so she gave me the recipe. I made them a couple of times when the girls were young, but that was all. Not sure why. I saved the recipe, though, so today I got it out again.

The dough handled easily on a flour-covered pastry cloth so that rolling it out thinly was easy. Using a sharp knife to cut the rolled out dough into squares, then pricking each with the tines of a fork, they were then easily transferred to cookie sheets, baked for at least 15 minutes until cracker-crisp, then cooled. And then they were ready to eat! Very impressive. Homemade crackers. A guaranteed hit.



  1. Emily says:

    When do you add the four grains and how much? I want to try this (substituting brown rice flour for the wheat flour, coconut oil for the margarine, and coconut yogurt for the dairy yogurt). Thanks!

  2. admin says:

    I just updated the recipe. I forgot to put the grains in! Sorry!

    I bought coconut oil today, along with the garbanzo flour, so I was going to try them soon also–as gluten free / dairy free. I’m eager to try them with these ingredients!

  3. Annie says:

    Where do you find garbanzo flour? I’m very intrigued!

  4. admin says:

    I may have gotten it at Byler’s near Dover or at the Health Food Store here in town. I can’t remember.

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