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How to Make Gut-Healthy Crackers at Home
Are you tired of spending a fortune on gut-healthy snacks at the supermarket? Kylie Ivanir, a registered dietitian and founder of Within Nutrition, was too. That’s why she developed her own gut-healthy cracker recipe using just two simple ingredients: oat bran and rye flour.
Why Rye Flour is Great for Your Gut
Ivanir chose rye flour for its low glycemic index, making it a better choice for steady energy throughout the day. It also contains prebiotic fiber and plant-based protein, but can be substituted with gluten-free flour for those with sensitivities or celiac disease.
The Power of Oat Bran
Oat bran is packed with protein, fiber, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin E. It forms a gel in the intestines, slowing the passage of food and providing a stable blood sugar response. Plus, it contains beta-glucan, a critical prebiotic for gut health.
Kylie Ivanir’s Two-Ingredient Cracker Recipe
Ready to try making your own gut-healthy crackers at home? Here’s the recipe:
- 3 cups organic oat bran
- 5 Tbsp rye flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-2 cups water
- Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl and add water until combined and the consistency is easily spreadable.
- Spread onto a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes.
- Halfway through baking, take the crackers out of the oven and cut into squares, then put back in the oven for the remaining time.
- Eat or store in an airtight container in the pantry or fridge.
Best of all, Ivanir’s crackers can be paired with delicious toppings like avocado, sauerkraut, cheese, nut butter, or added to salads and sandwiches.
By making your own gut-healthy crackers at home, you can save money and have full control over the ingredients. Start enjoying the benefits of a balanced gut microbiome with this simple recipe today!