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Homemade Animal Crackers

 
One serving costs about $0.38

$0.38 per serving

39 people like this recipe

39 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish
spoonacular Score:28%

Spoonacular Score: 28%

 

Homemade Animal Crackers might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe makes 8 servings with 324 calories, 4g of protein, and 13g of fat each. For 38 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 39 people were impressed by this recipe. Head to the store and pick up allspice, baking powder, butter, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 30%. This score is rather bad. Try Homemade Animal Crackers, Animal Crackers, and Animal Crackers for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps allspice
allspice
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
1 cup
1 cup brown sugar
brown sugar
1 stick
1 stick butter
butter
1 tsp
1 tsp cinnamon
cinnamon
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps cocoa powder
cocoa powder
1
1  egg
egg
1.5 cups
1.5 cups flour
flour
0.5 cup
0.5 cup oats
oats
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla
vanilla
0.25 tsps allspice
0.25 tsps
allspice
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup
brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 stick
butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp
cinnamon
2 Tbsps cocoa powder
2 Tbsps
cocoa powder
1  egg
1
egg
1.5 cups flour
1.5 cups
flour
0.5 cup oats
0.5 cup
oats
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp
vanilla

Equipment

measuring cup
measuring cup
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven
measuring cup
measuring cup
baking sheet
baking sheet
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla and combine well.
  3. Mix in the cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
  4. Finally, add in the baking powder, oats, flour, and optional cocoa powder. Cocoa powder should be subbed for flour. Simply add the powder to your measuring cup and then fill the rest of the way up with flour.
  5. Mix it up good and form into a ball. Store in the fridge for a minimum of one hour and up to overnight.
  6. When ready, pull dough from fridge, grab off a hunk and roll it out to 1/4" thick.
  7. Cut out crackers and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  8. Bake for 5-7 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.38
Ingredient
¼ teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tbsps cocoa powder
1 egg
1.5 cups flour
½ cups oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
Price
$0.05
$0.04
$0.71
$0.97
$0.11
$0.17
$0.24
$0.25
$0.16
$0.31
$3.00

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Important note for those with gluten intolerance: oats are naturally gluten free, but cross contamination with wheat?in the factory or in the field?is a real possibility. To be on the safe side, look for oats and oat flours that say they are gluten free on the box!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
324k Calories
4g Protein
12g Total Fat
49g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
324k
16%

Fat
12g
20%

  Saturated Fat
7g
48%

Carbohydrates
49g
17%

  Sugar
26g
30%

Cholesterol
50mg
17%

Sodium
154mg
7%

Caffeine
3mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
4g
8%

Manganese
0.48mg
24%

Selenium
11µg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Folate
48µg
12%

Phosphorus
114mg
11%

Iron
1mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.16mg
9%

Vitamin A
383IU
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Fiber
1g
7%

Calcium
67mg
7%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Magnesium
22mg
6%

Potassium
177mg
5%

Zinc
0.54mg
4%

Vitamin B5
0.3mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.43mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.32µg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.07µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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