Sour Cream and Onion Crackers

This recipe of Sour Cream and Onion Crackers is inspired by all the people around me who form an immense fan following of the American Lays potato chips with the same flavor. Be it me, my kids, my friends or any guest visiting, this is one of the favorite flavors to serve in a gathering. 

I have been wanting to try this unique flavor in one of my recipes for a long time now. A large batch of some spare homemade sour cream gave me the perfect opportunity. I finally got on to the long pending task and tried my hands on these yummy healthy crackers filled with goodness of oats and whole wheat flour. The sour cream lends a nice creamy and soft texture to the crackers.

Sour cream is a dairy product which is made by fermentation of the cream with the use of lactic acid bacteria. When consumed in moderation, sour cream is unlikely to cause weight gain. In fact, if you’re on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, it might help you lose the extra pounds. Rich in calcium and phosphorus, this dairy food promotes strong bones and teeth. One of the most important health benefits of sour cream lies in its high vitamin B12 levels. Vitamin B12, which occurs only in animal foods (and fortified plant-based foods), contributes to DNA synthesis and helps your body produce red blood cells. It also plays a crucial role in brain function.  If you’re a vegetarian or you simply prefer to avoid cheese and fatty meats, sour cream can be a healthy choice. 

Oats is a low-calorie food which slows digestion and makes you feel full longer. Thus, reducing your cravings and helping you shed a few pounds. They are loaded with dietary fiber and the antioxidants which are beneficial for heart disease and help lower the bad cholesterol. Being rich in fiber, oats helps in regulating bowel movements and hence prevents constipation. Since oats help stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, diabetics should consume oats regularly. They are also a rich source of magnesium, which is key to enzyme function and energy production, and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes by relaxing blood vessels, aiding the heart muscle, and regulating blood pressure.

Baking with whole wheat flour is healthier, mainly due to the fiber content, which will help stabilize blood sugar levels when consuming sugary pastries. Additionally, dietary fiber prevents constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and promotes weight loss. There is more nutritional value in whole-wheat flour than white flours. It contains more vitamins such as B1, B3 and B5. White flours have the same vitamins but lower in content due to the refining process.

Crispy, crumbly and perfectly soft, these healthy crackers taste great with a hot cup of tea or coffee. One can taste a slight tang and ultimate richness from the sour cream. The mild savory flavors  of onion and garlic are loved by everyone including kids. They may not exactly replicate the taste of your favorite potato chips but they do have a unique addictive flavor of their own and are way healthy too!! Give this recipe a try and let me know how it turned out for you. Happy Baking!! Stay Healthy!!

Sour Cream and Onion Crackers

A healthy crackers recipe with home-made sour cream and onion flakes. Crispy, crumbly and perfectly soft, the crackers are filled with goodness of oats and whole-wheat flour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 35 Crackers
Calories 0.028 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup oats flour (instant oats ground to flour)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¾ cup sour-cream (home-made)
  • 2 tbsp onion flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (oats flour, whole-wheat flour, onion flakes, garlic powder, salt, baking powder) except sour cream.
  • Add in sour cream in parts of three (¼ cup each time) and get the ingredients together with hand to form a soft dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Roll the dough on a flat surface and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place the crackers on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the crackers for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them after 10 minutes. Once they start turning brown, flip the crackers and bake for another 3-5 minutes. 
  • Let them cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or your choice of drink.

Notes

  1. You may use store-bought sour cream instead of the home-made one. The consistency of store-bought cream is thicker and hence 2-3 tablespoon milk might be required to get the dough together.
  2. To prepare home-made sour cream, I added 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to about ¼ cup milk (boiled and cooled). This mix was left to curdle for 5-10 minutes and then added to 250 ml fresh cream in a glass container. The container was then sealed and left for 24 hours at room temperature.
  3. The baking time may vary depending on thickness of the crackers. Keep a look for browning of edges to estimate if the crackers are done.
Keyword healthycrackers, oats, savorycrackers, sourcreamandonion

STEPS FOR MAKING SOUR CREAM AND ONION CRACKERS:

STEP 1: In a large bowl, mix all ingredients (oats flour, whole-wheat flour, onion flakes, garlic powder, salt, baking powder) except sour cream.

STEP 2: Add in sour cream in parts of three (¼ cup each time) and get the ingredients together with hand to form a soft dough. The amount of sour cream may vary depending on consistency of the cream. Add in 2-3 tablespoons of milk if required to get the dough together.

STEP 3: Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 4: Roll the dough on a flat surface and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place the crackers on the baking sheet.

STEP 5: Bake the crackers for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them after 10 minutes. Once they start turning brown, flip the crackers and bake for another 3-5 minutes. 

STEP 6: Let them cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with a cup of tea, coffee or your choice of drink.

 

RECIPE NOTES:

  1. You may use store-bought sour cream instead of the home-made one. The consistency of store-bought cream is thicker and hence 2-3 tablespoon milk might be required to get the dough together.
  2. To prepare home-made sour cream, I added 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to about ¼ cup milk (boiled and cooled). This mix was left to curdle for 5-10 minutes and then added to 250 ml fresh cream in a glass container. The container was then sealed and left for 24 hours at room temperature.
  3. The baking time may vary depending on thickness of the crackers. Keep a look for browning of edges to estimate if the crackers are done.

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