Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday


Just Another Meatless Monday

Hey What's For Dinner

Yesterday I talked about a little cook book I found that had some interesting ideas and recipes in it. This one: 

Published in 1980 by Current. 

The one recipe I really liked was for Crispy Oat Thins, I had some time before lunch today so I made them. I had to change a few things around because I didn't have all the ingredients. They needed more salt and next time I will definitely have the sesame seeds to add in. The whole family loved them and by the time lunch rolled around it was pretty obvious they WERE lunch, along with some raw swiss cheese and some blueberries from our Full Circle produce box. 

I think if you used rice flour instead of the wheat flour and wheat germ it called for these would be a pretty tasty gluten free cracker too. I'll definitely pass this along to a few of my gluten free friends. 

Here's the original recipe 

and below is how I made them. Feel free to change them to suit what you have on hand or to suit your allergy needs.

Crispy Oat Thins--Laura's Version

1 1/4 cups oatmeal
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup white flour
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 butter
1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon water

preheat the oven to 375˚ 
whirl the oatmeal in a food processor until they are finely ground
add the rest of the dry ingredients and whirl again
cut the butter into chunks and pulse in the food processor until its resembles coarse crumbs
add the water and mix until combined
drop by teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet, I used a large baking stone
grease the bottom of a glass, dip in flour and flatten each ball to 1/8 inch thickness
bake at 375˚ for 12-15 minutes until crispy, they will continue to crisp up as they cool

Fresh baked crackers are magnificent much better than anything from the store, now if I could only find the time to make them every week...

Peace and Love--



  1. Your oat thins really do sound delicious. It's making my mouth water thinking of them with that lovely cheese! Thank you for sharing them, and for hosting. Have a lovely week!

  2. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a Raspberry Tart (SCD/GAPS).

  3. Yum! I wish I had the ingredients to cook this up right now. I'm missing whole wheat flour...

  4. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  5. Happy Monday,

    This week I am sharing a recipe I made before I started participating in blog hops: Baked veggie spring rolls. Super fun and healthy take on the deep fried original version. Gluten free, dairy free, cane-sugar free.

    Have a great week.

    Be Well,

  6. The Oat Thins sound really good. Thanks for hosting the linky party.

  7. Thanks for hosting! It's my first time posting up!

  8. These look GOOD! Think I might try this over the weekend.


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