Orange Hummus and Oat and Quinoa Cheddar Crackers

Orange Hummus recipe & Oat and Quinoa Cheddar Crackers Recipe

These Oat and Quinoa Cheddar crackers are dangerously addictive.  One bite and you will want another, and another and another.  This is what happened when I tried my first one warm from the oven.  After eating 6 straight from the oven I literally had to restrain myself from eating any more.  Not only do they taste amazing, they also have smell amazing.  These Oat and Quinoa Cheddar Crackers are, without doubt, the best crackers I’ve made and will definitely be a staple in our house.

While the crackers are amazing on their own, I chose to serve them with Orange Hummus.

We’re all familiar with hummus these days, but the addition of orange, cumin and parsley takes it to a whole other level.  My fiancé is not a fan of hummus, so I sneakily didn’t tell him what the dip was until it was in his mouth.  Thankfully he loved it, in fact he couldn’t get enough of it.  If you are not ordinarily a fan of hummus, this version may well change your mind.

Orange Hummus recipe & Oat and Quinoa Cheddar Crackers RecipeOrange Hummus recipe & Oat and Quinoa Cheddar Crackers Recipe

Oat & Quinoa Cheddar Crackers
 
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Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of quinoa flakes
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1¼ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Egg wash: 1 large egg yolk lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the oats, quinoa and milk and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes to soften.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and pulse a few times to blend. 3. Add the cheese and butter and pulse until it forms coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the beaten egg to the softened oats, quinoa and milk and stir to combine. Then add to the food processor and pulse until a dough forms.
  4. Remove the dough from food processor and place onto a sheet of plastic wrap and knead a few times. Form into a disk and wrap it up and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius (355 Fahrenheit) and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  6. Cut the dough in half and work with one half at a time, placing the other in the refrigerator.
  7. Place the dough between 2 sheets of lightly floured baking paper and roll out until ⅛ inch thick.
  8. Cut the dough using cookie cutters and place onto the baking trays and refrigerate while you work on the other piece of dough. Refrigerate the second batch of cut dough for 10 minutes.
  9. Brush the cookies with the egg wash and bake for 15 minutes or until the crackers are golden.

 
Orange Hummus
 
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Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • grated zest of 1 large orange
  • juice from 1 large orange
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • grated zest of 1 large orange
  • juice from 1 large orange
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the parsley in a food processor and process until smooth
  2. Add the parsley and pulse a few times to combine.

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23 Comments

    • delicieux August 10, 2011  11:52 am Reply

      Thanks John, I hope you enjoy their cheesy goodness as much as we did. :D

  1. Nadia August 10, 2011  2:48 pm Reply

    The crackers sound so tempting! And the orange hummus will be tested soon ;)

    • delicieux August 10, 2011  3:08 pm Reply

      I hope you enjoy the orange hummus Nadia, it's a great vegan dish. :D

  2. Amy August 10, 2011  8:53 pm Reply

    Anyway of increasing the hummus in my diet is definitely welcome! Can't wait to try them :)
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    • delicieux August 11, 2011  8:27 am Reply

      Thanks for your kind words The Littlest Anchovy :D

  3. Dzenana August 10, 2011  10:41 pm Reply

    One word: YUM!
    (But to add a few more...)

    That hummus looks incredible! I'm a *huge* hummus fan, and absolutely love trying different varieties. This is definitely on the list!
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    • delicieux August 11, 2011  8:02 am Reply

      Thanks Sukaina :D There are more orange recipes to come.

  4. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 August 11, 2011  12:38 am Reply

    I trick my husband all the time by making him eat things before I tell them what they really are. I don't know which of these recipes sounds more delicious to me, the crackers or the orange hummus. They both are so creative and sound amazing.
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  5. Maria Collins August 11, 2011  5:54 am Reply

    Quite addictive? Oh I guess it's because of the cheese! If you're a big cheese eater, then I think you would never get enough of it and I would never get enough of it, too if I had the chance of eating it. Just one question, though - Is it necessary to have some dip? Can't I just eat the whole thing as it is or does the hummus add to it's addictive taste?

    • delicieux August 11, 2011  8:43 am Reply

      It's not necessary to have the dip with the crackers, they are amazing on their own :D

  6. muppy August 11, 2011  8:24 am Reply

    This looks fantastic, i will definitely try them. and orange hummus sounds really strange, may
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    • delicieux August 11, 2011  8:28 am Reply

      I know the orange hummus sounds great, but it really does taste fantastic. :D

  7. thelittleloaf August 11, 2011  10:41 pm Reply

    I'd never have thought to put orange in hummus...sounds a little bizarre but then chickpeas often go into tagines with the sweetness of apricot so why not? Gorgeous pictures.

    • delicieux August 12, 2011  7:53 am Reply

      It may sound bizarre, but I assure you it's delicious. :D

 

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