The Holidays are here...so are all of the pumpkin recipes! I haven't been in a pumpkin mood, so I'm trying to create some different holiday flavors this season. First up, these Cranberry Pecan Crackers made with homemade dried cranberries. I really like how this recipe turned out, the tartness of the cranberries with the bit of sweetness from the pecans works well together. The crackers are almost a bit flakey and would pair well with a goat cheese spread if you can tolerate dairy. I wish I could...sounds delicious!!
If you like the combination of cranberries and pecans, I highly recommend these Cranberry Pecan Muffins. The topping alone makes these delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving morning!
Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Crackers
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- dash of sweetener (optional)
- 1 tbsp grass-fed butter, Ghee or coconut oil, melted
- 1 -2 tsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve for no sugar option)
- Couple dashes of sea salt or more for salty crackers. I sprinkled the top of rolled out dough will a tiny bit more salt
- Combine cranberries, coconut oil and sweetener in a bowl. Pour onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 2-2 1/2 hours.
- Remove from heat once the majority of berries look dried, set aside to cool.
- Place the pecans and cranberries in a food processor and combine until pecans look like coarse sand
- Add the egg, butter/oil, sweetener and salt to the mixture and pulse until combined and dough forms
- Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/8 of an inch thick
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut crackers into desired size
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Thinner crackers will cook faster and you may need to remove outer edge crackers before you remove the inner crackers
- Let cool to crisp up and store in an airtight container. I love using glass jars for my snacks!
*I did not want to use store bought dried cranberries, they have added sunflower oil and white sugar. You can certainly substitute store bought, but you will probably only need 1/2 cup or less and leave out the sweetener all together. These crackers will definitely turn out to be a sweeter version!!
*You can use a dehydrator to dry out the cranberries. I chose the oven method since many people do not have a dehydrator.
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