Spiced Saltine Crackers
Updated: Oct 13
Buttery, zesty seasoned saltine crackers are the perfect dipping vehicle for all your favorite dips, like my chipotle pimento cheese! This easy and simple recipe is made with organic and whole food ingredients so you can enjoy the indulgent crunch and flavor of these amazing crackers. Keep these dairy free by using ghee instead of grass-fed butter and you can even replace the crackers with a gluten free version as well! Your Super Bowl snacks will never be the same after you bring these to the game!
What to Serve with Seasoned Saltine Crackers
Spicy Pimento Cheese
These tasty babies are so good with all types of dips and appetizers, or are great to snack on with a few slices of sharp cheddar cheese!
Why Organic Unbleached Flour vs. Conventional Flour
With the industrialized food system in our country, the foods we eat today (especially wheat, corn, soy, and more) are nothing like what they used to be, even as soon as 20 years ago. The land that food is grown on no longer has the mineral composition is used to, yielding a nutritionally void food. Additionally, too many foods in our stores come from crops that have been genetically modified to be pesticide resistant and are grown with carcinogenic products like RoundUP. It's important to choose your food and ingredients wisely so let's dive into why I try to only buy organic and unbleached breads and grains for my family to eat.
Why Organic? Organic flour is milled from grains that have been grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. By buying organic breads or using organic flour in your baked goods, you are also increasing the nutrition found in the foods you eat and create. Organic grains have higher levels of zinc, magnesium and protein than their conventional counterparts .
Why Unbleached? Bleached flour is ultra refined, and that is enough reason to cut it out of your diet! During the processing of refining foods such as flours, sugars and oils, the key and essential nutrients get stripped away, yielding a product that is nutritionally void. Chemicals you say? Why yes! Bleached flours are full of chemicals, such as potassium bromide which has been shown to be a carcinogen linked to kidney and thyroid cancer .
GMOs: Many of the breads, cereals, snacks, and grains out on market shelves are derived from either hybridized or genetically modified (GM) ingredients (wheat, corn, soy), and many of these are grown conventionally and are treated with toxic chemicals like glyphosate (RoundUp.)
Environmental Impact: Across the globe, over 80% of all the GMO and conventional crops that are cultivated have been modified against herbicides such as RoundUp. This means that the crops have had their DNA altered so that they are resistant against chemicals like RoundUp allowing for these toxic chemicals to be sprayed on the crops, killing other plants and pests without harming the crop itself. The problem with chemicals like glyphosate is that they are now part of the food you eat, and have given rise to "superbugs" and "superweeds" that have become resistant to it and can now only be killed with chemicals that are even more toxic like 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D, an ingredient in Agent Orange) shown to correlate with thyroid disorders, hormonal disorders, decreased fertility, birth defects, and cancer .
Human Impact: In recent studies, there have been indications of the negative impact GMO foods are having when consumed. These foods are showing that they may have toxicity on organs, organ systems, and immune health . Consuming foods that have been genetically modified exposes you to a slurry of toxic chemicals, like glyphosate, that has been shown to be carcinogenic .
So grab some organic crackers and let's get cooking!
Spiced Saltine Crackers Ingredients
Makes 13 servings
7oz Box of Organic Saltine Crackers
½ cup Ghee or Grass-Fed Butter, melted*
2-3 tsp No Sugar Added Cajun/Blackened Seasoning
*Use more butter of ghee for more buttery crackers
How to Make Spiced Saltine Crackers
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Line a rimmed baking dish with the crackers in a single layer, you may need 2 baking sheets for this.
3. Melt the ghee or grass-fed butter in a small bowl.
4. Using a basting brush, lightly brush the ghee over the tops of the crackers.
5. Sprinkle over your seasoning of choice over the crackers to coat.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
7. Remove and cool completely.
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Q: Can I use different crackers to make spiced crackers?
A: Yes! I actually love to make these in a gluten free version with almond crackers, let your tastebuds and way of eating be your guide!
Q: How long will spiced saltines last? A: Store spiced crackers in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week!
Q: Is there a different oil or fat I can use instead of butter or ghee to make spiced crackers?
A: Yes, I have made these with duck fat, EVOO, and avocado oil, I just love the buttery taste of grass-fed butter and ghee!
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy
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