Whole Wheat Animal Crackers

These crackers are made of wholesome and "clean" ingredients, so you can feel good when you feed them to your children. Barnum animal crackers contain questionable ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and artificial flavors. Don't bother with the store-bought processed stuff.

These taste so much better! Plus your little ones can help you cut the crackers out of the dough and have fun while cooking.

Adapted from MyWholeFoodLife.com

  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce or grated apple
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup milk of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350* F. Grind the oats into a flour in a food processor or Nutribullet. Whisk flour with all dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl. Combine together but don't overmix. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. When you take it out, it should be firmer, but not too hard to roll.

Flour the working surface and roll out the dough as thin as possible. (I didn't roll it too thin). With cookie cutters you can cut out the shapes or if you don't have any, you can just use the top of a small glass for round shapes or cut the dough with a pizza cutter for square or triangle shapes. 

Place the animal crackers onto a lightly greased baking sheet and bake about 8-10 minutes on both sides. Be careful watching them towards the end so they don't burn. They taste amazing, they are super healthy and can last in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. My family loves them and I know you will too!


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