Did you know that goldfish crackers were invented in 1962? What in the world did mothers do before then!?! As a mom of a 2 year old and a soon to be one year old, we like our goldfish. Let’s face it, if I was willing to buy that big box more often, we would probably never stop eating them.
In an effort to create a healthier life for my little ones, I have been revamping their snacks lately. Our ancestors didn’t have prepackaged convenience foods, and they did pretty well for themselves. And since my goal is to live a more old fashioned, simple life, I will also start transitioning to life without prepackaged snacks. Not to mention the fact that they are full of chemicals and additives and preservatives that I really don’t want my children eating.
So, without further ado, healthy homemade goldfish crackers!
1 1/2c shredded cheddar cheese
4 T butter
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c brown rice flour
1/8 t garlic powder
1/8 t salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until a ball of dough forms. (I used a blender. Can it be done, yes. Is it easy? No. Go with the food processor.) Roll out the dough on a floured surface, and cut however you want. They do sell a mini fish cookie cutter, I’m assuming just for this reason, but I didn’t want to buy one. I just cut squares with a pizza cutter and it worked great. Bake for 12-15 min until slightly brown at the edges.
If the dough is too soft, wrap it in wax paper and place it in the fridge for 15-30 min. Too long, and it will be hard as a rock, so check it often!
I got the original recipe from here:http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/03/whole-wheat-goldfish-crackers/ and only slightly altered it. I don’t use all purpose flour, so I replaced it with brown rice flour. I’m sure you can do all whole wheat flour if you wanted, or only all purpose flour, it’s up to you! Also, I had just ran out of onion powder, so I subbed garlic and it was great!
These turned out delicious! My daughters love them, I love them, and they are so much cheaper and healthier than the kind you can buy at the store.