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Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers

These Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers are the perfect snack for parties or lazy days in front of the TV. They are quick and easy to make and super crispy!

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers served with Za'atar Hummus

Whenever I have friends over, I love to prepare some snacks. This mostly results in way too much food, but hey, that’s part of a party, right? 

What I especially love about making crackers is that they are easy to make, super quick and I always have the ingredients at home for these. Served with hummus, they are the perfect snack!

And if you’re not in the mood for having people over, they are also the perfect snack for lazy days with our best friend, Netflix.

I can whip these crackers up in under 5 minutes, then about 10 to 15 minutes in the oven and they are done! And you can do it too! You can knead the dough by hand because it doesn’t take long at all or you can toss the ingredients in a kitchen machine with a dough hook and let it do the work.

How to make Poppy Seed Crackers

The Ingredients

You will need only a couple of basic ingredients for these crackers: 

  • all-purpose wheat flour
  • poppy seeds
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor!)
  • oil
  • water

The Basic Steps

As always, you will find the full recipe in the recipe box at the end of the post.

But to give you an idea of how easy these crackers are to make, these are the main steps: 

dry ingredients for poppy seed crackers in a bowl Step 1: Combine flour, poppy seeds, salt, baking powder, and nutritional yeast in a bowl.

dry and wet ingredients for the poppy seed crackers in a bowl Step 2: Add the wet ingredients (oil and water).

combining dry and wet ingredients for poppy seed crackers Step 3: Stir to combine.

poppy seed crackers dough in a bowl Step 4: Then use your hands to knead a smooth dough.

rolled out poppy seed crackers dough Step 5: On a lightly floured parchment paper, roll out the dough. As thin as possible.

Expert tip: This is the most important step. Really take your time rolling out the dough as thin and evenly as possible. Otherwise, your crackers will end up too hard or chewy and unevenly baked.

thin poppy seed crackers doughTHIS thin is ideal!

using a pizza cutter to cut the dough into crackers Step 6: Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into individual crackers. Don’t worry about different cracker sizes. They are perfectly imperfect! 

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers rolled out and cut dough Step 7: Carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto a baking tray. Bake them in the oven at 400°F/200°C for about 10-15 minutes.

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers served with Za'atar Hummus

Step 8: Let them cool off and serve them with any of the dips below!

Serve them with … 

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers served with hummus

Tips for making the perfect crispy crackers

  • The consistency of the dough: Flour, water, even altitude matter when making the dough, so it’s best to trust your instincts a bit when making the dough. Add water until you can make a smooth dough. If you’re not sure, it’s best to make it too wet than too dry, you can always work more flour into the dough while rolling out the crackers. A wetter dough is easier to roll out than one that is hard and crumbly.
  • The cracker thickness: Roll out the dough as thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking! If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy. The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper, cut them, and then carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto the baking sheet. It also helps if you take your time rolling out the dough..sometimes it looks like it doesn’t get any thinner. Then I walk away for one minute and come back..then the dough has relaxed a bit and can be rolled out easier and thinner.
  • Rolling pin: A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly. It works best with a large rolling pin with rotating handles.
  • Baking times: All ovens are different. Keep a close eye on them if you make them the first time. If a few of them start to puff up a bit, that’s a good sign! They should get slightly golden/brown. If you’re not sure, they should be crispy to the touch.

How to store crackers

storing crackers in air-tight containersIf you let the crackers cool off completely and then store them in air-tight containers, they will stay crispy for days! That way you can also prepare them in advance if you’re having a party coming up!

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers dipped into Za'atar Hummus

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I hope you will enjoy these crackers as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try!

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Cheers, Bianca

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers served with Za'atar Hummus

Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers

Bianca | Elephantastic Vegan
These Vegan Poppy Seed Crackers are the perfect snack for parties or lazy days in front of the TV. They are quick and easy to make and super crispy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 253 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • In a bowl, add in the dry ingredients, mix and then add in the wet ingredients. Use a spoon to stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until a smooth dough forms. You might have to add a bit more flour or water for a non-sticky, smooth dough.
  • On a lightly floured parchment paper, roll out the dough as thin and even as possible.
  • Cut the dough with a pizza cutter length- and widthwise. Carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake them in the oven for about 10- 15 minutes or until they start to get a light brown color.
  • Let them cool off a bit and enjoy!

Notes

  • Expert tip: Rolling out the dough really thin is the most important step. Really take your time rolling out the dough as thin and evenly as possible. Otherwise, your crackers will end up too hard or chewy and unevenly baked.
  • The consistency of the dough: Flour, water, even altitude matter when making the dough, so it's best to trust your instincts a bit when making the dough. Add water until you can make a smooth dough. If you're not sure, it's best to make it too wet than too dry, you can always work more flour into the dough while rolling out the crackers. A wetter dough is easier to roll out than one that is hard and crumbly.
  • The cracker thickness: Roll out the dough as thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking! If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy. The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper, cut them, and then carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto the baking sheet. It also helps if you take your time rolling out the dough..sometimes it looks like it doesn’t get any thinner. Then I walk away for one minute and come back..then the dough has relaxed a bit and can be rolled out easier and thinner.
  • Rolling pin: A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly. It works best with a large rolling pin with rotating handles.
  • Baking times: All ovens are different. Keep a close eye on them if you make them the first time. If a few of them start to puff up a bit, that's a good sign! They should get slightly golden/brown. If you're not sure, they should be crispy to the touch.

Nutrition

Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSodium: 586mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 3gCalcium: 159mgIron: 3.4mg
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Halie Ryan

Thursday 28th of November 2019

These crackers turned out golden, puffy, crispy, crunchy and amazing. It took 10 minutes to roll out the dough (the thinner the better) enough for 2 trays of crackers. Thanks for the great recipe.

Deb

Monday 8th of April 2019

Can you substitute for different seeds? Thanks, Deb

Julia Roberts

Monday 14th of September 2015

Wow, this looks good. I want to have a taste of it tomorrow.

LEW Palmer

Thursday 19th of February 2015

They sound great, but I'm off white flour for years now...can other flours be used in substitution?

bianca

Thursday 19th of February 2015

Hi! Thank you so much! Trying these out with other flours has been on my top priority list. I can't give you any substitutions and relevant adaptions to the dough yet, but I'm hoping to find the time soon and I'll let you know :)

SB

Thursday 19th of February 2015

why are they called "cheesy" crackers. Is cheese as an ingredient missing?

bianca

Thursday 19th of February 2015

The cheesy flavor comes from the Nutritional Yeast Flakes, which is deactivated yeast and is often used in vegan dishes. Not only does it give dishes a lovely cheesy note, but it has also a lot of health benefits. It is rich in B12, low in fat and sodium and it contains iron. No cheese needed for these Cheesy Crackers ^.^