Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Herb de Provence Crackers

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Once you try these from-scratch crackers, you’ll never spend 10 dollars on a bag of the fancy stuff again. These whole grain noshers are loaded with nuts, figs and aromatic Herb de Provence with just a touch of honey. They are seriously sophisticated crackers that deserve your finest cheeses, jams and spreads. Bon appetit!

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups all-purpose whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups coarsely chopped mixed unsalted nuts
1 cup coarsely chopped dried figs
1 teaspoon dried Herb de Provence (may substitute dried rosemary), rubbed
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey, warmed gently until thin and very mixable
Olive oil, as needed

Method

Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a bread loaf pan and line with parchment paper.

Combine flour, nuts, figs, herbs and salt in a large bowl; mix well. Combine eggs and honey in a small bowl; whisk until smooth. Pour into flour mixture; mix well. Batter will be very thick; mix with hands to knead a few times, until mixture holds.

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Press batter firmly into prepared loaf pan; use hands to press into all corners. Smooth out edges and top of batter.

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Bake until just firm to the touch, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Increase oven temperature to 425°F.

Remove loaf gently from pan onto a cutting board. Using a long serrated knife, cut loaf into thin slices about 1/8-inch thick (if too crumbly, slice ¼-inch thick). Cut each slice into 3 pieces to make small squares.

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Arrange cut squares evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush gently with olive oil.

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Bake 5 minutes. Turn squares over, brush with olive oil, and bake an additional 5 minutes. Crackers should be golden but not dark in color.

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Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Store in a closed container until gone or no longer yummy.

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Images by Kimberley Stakal

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