Hummus & Oats Crackers

Hummus & Oats Crackers… Superb combo of Health & Taste

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Sounds interesting? Well, the taste is even more interesting. I can say that these are the healthiest crackers I have ever made. These crackers are made without using any-

Baking Powder

Baking Soda

Butter

All Purpose Flour

Wheat Flour

Sugar/Sugar Alternatives

These are salted crackers with very few ingredients namely hummus and oats. Yes, believe me, if you have hummus in your refrigerator then making these crackers is so very simple. When I read about this recipe here then I knew it would be a hit at my place. And I was right. My hubby as well sons found them truly lip smacking. They said that it was surprising that with hummus such crispy-crunchy-tasty crackers could be made. Two of the initial lots were finished off in a jiffy without letting me click any pics.

As my son Siddharth is conscious of his weight nowadays and is watching his calories therefore he loved this crackers all the more.

Benefits of chickpeas as well of oats are well known, so you can very well understand how healthy these crackers are.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Chickpeas also known as Garbanzo beans is a very healthy legume which comes with a full package of protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Hummus, being made from chickpeas, comes with all these benefits and the additional advantages of sesame seeds and garlic.

Similarly, oats are super nutritious. When comes of weight losing foods, oats tops the list as these are very filling and keeps you away from the food for a longer period of time. Besides this, they are rich in anti oxidants, lowers cholesterol levels and helps in improving blood sugar levels.

Now just imagine, when these two super foods combine along with sesame seeds and garlic then how nutritious these crackers are going to be.

Though, I have taken the idea from here but followed my own hummus recipe for this. Besides this, I tweaked the recipe little bit to suit our taste and preferences.

Apart from the health perspective, these crackers are also extremely simple to make. If you have boiled chickpeas then all you need is just food processor. No bowl, no other utensils.

Though, these are made from hummus only, still I am sharing here the whole process from scratch. If you want you can skip the lengthy process and straight away start from where oats comes in the picture.

If you are following my recipes, you must be aware that now a days I am in love with Chickpeas with so many recipes of it. Trust me, I have never used so much of chickpeas as I am currently using these.

My other chickpeas recipes are:

Hummus

Falafel in Airfryer

Chickpeas Pickle

Chickpeas salad

Also, my other  crackers which you may like:

Multigrain Crackers

Graham Crackers

Bourbon Biscuits

Now, over to the recipe of Hummus & Oats Crackers

Hummus & Oats Crackers

An extremely healthy recipe of crunchy crackers made using hummus and oats without using any baking powder or baking soda. Diabetic friendly and ideal for weight watchers.

Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Crackers, Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Boiling Chickpeas 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 25 Crackers
Author Samira Gupta

Ingredients

  • My 1 Cup measures 250 ml
  • 1/2 Cup (100 g) Chickpeas
  • 2 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chilli Flakes (Optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano (Optional)
  • 3/4 Cup (50 g) Rolled Oats

Instructions

  1. Take chickpeas, clean them and wash under running water. Soak these for 6 to 8 hours or till double in size.
  2. Boil these in pressure cooker till soft and tender. For boiling, take enough water in the pressure cooker so that chickpeas are fully immersed in water. Cook on high flame for 4 whistles, then lower the flame and cook for another 10 minutes.
  3. Put the boiled chickpeas in a colander so that the extra water drips away. 1/2 cup chickpeas will become 1.5 cups after soaking and boiling.

    If using canned chickpeas, then skip the above 2 steps and start by putting them in the colander.

  4. In the mean time, dry roast sesame seeds for 3 to 4 minutes, till colour changes slightly.

  5. Now, dry roast oats also for 4 to 5 minutes till their colour changes slightly and they get crispier.
  6. After about 15 to 20 minutes, put the chickpeas in the food processor with the chopping blade inserted in it.
  7. Start preheating oven at 180 degrees C. Preheat it for 15 minutes.
  8. Add sesame seeds, garlic cloves, oil and lemon juice. Do not add any water.
  9. Run the processor for 3 to 4 minutes till chickpeas are minced well.

  10. Add roasted oats. Since I am using food processor therefore added the oats as it is without grinding/crushing them. In the processor they get grounded well.
  11. Again run the processor for few minutes till the dough comes together as a ball.
  12. Now, divide the dough into 2 parts. Keep one part between 2 plastic sheets and roll it, keeping it 5 mm thick.
  13. Cut into desired shapes. I got around 26 squares as I made of small size. Remove the uneven edges, mix in the remaining dough. Continue shaping like this till all the dough is used up.

  14. Prick holes using a fork. Pricking avoids puffing up of the crackers and also helps in even baking.

  15. Line parchment paper in the baking tray and place crackers on it.

  16. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. While baking, keep both the upper as well lower rods on and keep the baking tray in the middle rack.
  17. Once the edges get darker, take out and let them cool on a wire rack.
  18. They get crispier as they cool down, like any other crackers.
  19. Serve or store in an airtight container.

Without Food Processor

  1. In the absence of food processor, make hummus in the blender. Here, you may have to add little water, so use chickpeas water for that.
  2. After the mix is minced well, take it out in a bowl. Crush oats either in the grinder or using a rolling pin. Add crushed oats in the grounded chickpeas. Gather into a ball and proceed as given above.

In Air Fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 180 degrees.
  2. Place crackers in the basket and air fry for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Take out and let them cool down on a wire rack.

On Gas Stove In Pressure Cooker/Wok

  1. You can make these on gas stove also. For making in wok, please check my Multigrain Crackers recipe. Link is shared in this post.

Recipe Notes

  1. Keep the dough soft only so that it can be rolled without any cracks. Do not keep it very hard.
  2. The quantity of oats may vary from 3/4 cup to 1 cup depending upon the moisture in your chickpeas. 
  3. If the dough gets too hard then add  1 or 2 teaspoon chickpeas water (left after boiling these).
  4. If the dough is very loose then add oats.
  5. Try and keep the crackers of uniform size and thickness for even baking.
  6. Baking time may vary depending upon your oven, size and thickness of crackers. So, keep an eye on them, 25 minutes onwards.

Detailed Recipe Of Hummus & Oats Crackers With Step By Step Pics

Take chickpeas, clean them and wash under running water. Soak these for 6 to 8 hours or till double in size.

Hummus & Oats Crackers

Boil these in pressure cooker till soft and tender. For boiling, take enough water in the pressure cooker so that chickpeas are fully immersed in water. Cook on high flame for 4 whistles, then lower the flame and cook for another 10 minutes.

Hummus & Oats Crackers

Start preheating oven at 180 degrees C.

Preheat it for 15 minutes. Put the boiled chickpeas in a colander so that the extra water drips away.

1/2 cup chickpeas will become 1.5 cups after soaking and boiling.

If using canned chickpeas, then skip the above 2 steps and start by putting them in the colander.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

In the mean time, dry roast sesame seeds for 3 to 4 minutes, till colour changes slightly.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Now, dry roast oats also for 4 to 5 minutes till their colour changes slightly and they get crispier.

 

After about 15 to 20 minutes, put the chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic cloves, oil and lemon juice in the food processor with the chopping blade inserted in it. Do not add any water.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

 

Run the processor for 3 to 4 minutes till chickpeas are blended well.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Add roasted oats. Since I am using food processor therefore added the oats as it is without grinding/crushing them. In the processor they get grounded well.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Again run the processor for few minutes till the dough comes together as a ball.  Keep the dough soft only so that it can be rolled without any cracks. Do not keep it very hard.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Now, divide the dough into 2 parts. Keep one part between 2 plastic sheets and roll it, keeping it 5 mm thick.

Hummus & Oats Crackers

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Cut into desired shapes. I got around 28 squares as I made of small size.

Prick holes using a fork. Pricking avoids puffing up of the crackers and also helps in even baking.

Lift each cracker using a spatula or butter knife.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Remove the uneven edges, mix in the remaining dough. Continue shaping like this till all the dough is used up.

Line parchment paper in the baking tray and place crackers on it.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. While baking, keep both the upper as well lower rods on and keep the baking tray in the middle rack.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Once the edges get darker, take out and let them cool on a wire rack.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

They get crispier as they cool down, like any other crackers.

Serve or store in an airtight container.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Without Food Processor 

In the absence of food processor, make hummus (chickpeas paste) in the blender. Here, you may have to add little water, so use chickpeas water for that.

After the mix is grounded well, take it out in a bowl. Crush oats either in the grinder or using a rolling pin. Add crushed oats in the grounded chickpeas. Gather into a ball and proceed as given above.

In Air Fryer

Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 180 degrees.

Place crackers in the basket and air fry for 20 to 25 minutes.

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

Healthy Crackers With Hummus & Oats

On Gas Stove In Pressure Cooker/Wok

You can make these on gas stove also. For making in wok, please check here.

I am sure you will definitely try out this easy peasy recipe. I would love to have your comments and feedback as you know your feedback fuels my enthusiasm to post more good content. If you post your creation’s pic on Instagram then remember to tag me #samirasrecipediary. You may like my FB page to know about my latest recipes.

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