I love having quick snacks for my son. They are easy to feed him during snack time, while I’m preparing his meals, and even when we have to rush out of the door in a hurry. Unfortunately, the popular kid-friendly snack foods are filled with junk. Artificial coloring, harmful preservatives, wheat, eggs, dairy, the list can go on and on. There are some great brands that have wonderful snacks filled with real food, but most still have to include some type of preservative in order for it to last on a shelf somewhere. Always read the ingredients, labels are very mistrusting. Even though there are good snack foods out there, who wants to pay an arm and a leg for them? Not I. Six dollars for a pack of crackers seems a bit much for me.
I can’t feed my son mainstream snacks and I can’t pay for the nice brands, what is left to do? Make them myself! These are super healthy vegan cheese snacks! No dairy, no preservatives or artificial coloring and flavor, they are loaded with omega-3’s and are very easy to make. I’ve had more today than Zaylen has, they are beyond addicting too.
Homemade Vegan Cheese Snacks
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
A dash of each; Pink Himalayan salt, pepper, and cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon flax powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup of filtered water
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, yeast, seasonings, flax powder, and chia seeds together.
Cut in the coconut oil
Slowly add the water a little at a time and mix together until dough forms.
Place dough on a piece of parchment paper and spread out (It’s easy enough to spread with your hands).
Now cut the dough into the shapes you desire (If you want to use a small cookie cutter, feel free to spread the dough any way you want. I used a pastry cutter to create small squares so I made my dough more into a rectangle.).
Pick up the parchment paper with the dough on it and place on a baking sheet.
Put the sheet into the oven for 20 minutes (This may vary depending on your oven).
Pull the tray out, pick up the parchment paper and place the crackers on a cooling rack.
Once they are cool go ahead and dig in!