Homemade Saltine Crackers

Homemade Saltine Crackers

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I can practically eat an entire sleeve of saltine crackers at one time. They are one of my favorite snacks and I LOVE THEM! I don’t like to keep them in the house because I don’t need all those carbs sticking to my hips.

David and I were having chicken noodle soup for supper one night and we realized we did not have any crackers from the store. We didn’t even want to go back down the mountain to the local store. 

I hate it when we forget something from the store after we already get back home with groceries. If we truly need to go back and get the forgotten item, it takes us 15 minutes to get to the nearest grocery store (one way). Sometimes we get lucky and only have to drive about 8 minutes to the nearest local gas station. The store is good about stocking common goods and it hasn’t failed us yet…

David jokingly said I should make some. Usually, I tell him he is crazy and ignore him, but I really wanted crackers to go with my soup too. I Googled saltine crackers, and I discovered that fresh homemade saltine crackers are simple to make They only take 30 minutes, require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store-bought!

If you are ever in need of saltine crackers, take the time to make them yourself. Here’s how you can make them at home:

Fresh homemade saltine crackers simple to make, only take 30 minutes and require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store bought! Try this recipe! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Fresh homemade saltine crackers simple to make, only take 30 minutes and require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store bought! Try this recipe! | TheMountainKitchen.com

I hope this cracker recipe saves you a trip to the store!

Fresh homemade saltine crackers simple to make, only take 30 minutes and require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store bought! Try this recipe! | TheMountainKitchen.com
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Homemade Saltine Crackers

Fresh homemade saltine crackers simple to make, only take 30 minutes and require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store bought! Try this recipe!
Course Appetizer, Bread, Ingredient, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Crackers, Saltine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 163kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 7 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • extra salt and butter for the tops, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Add the melted butter and water to the flour mixture. You may have to use your hands. Mix well.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out the dough as thin as possible approximately ⅛-inch or thinner. Cut into cracker shapes and place the dough pieces onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake at for 15 minutes or until crispy.
  • Allow the crackers to cool. Serve at room temperature.


Recipe adapted from LittleHouseLiving.com


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 33mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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31 thoughts on “Homemade Saltine Crackers”

  • I have a batch in the oven right now. Cant wait to try them out. I have made hard tack before which is very simular but these will be softer. I was in the mood for some tomato soup but didnt have any crackers in the cupboard. Thanks for the recipe.

  • I just made them with wheat flour. Not impressed but they’ll do..they didn’t puff up at all but they are crust. Thanks for recipe

  • Rather than living on some remote mountain, I do have access to stores within walking distance all around the clock. I could actually had popped out to my closet convenince store, buy a pack of saltines and be home again two to three minutes after noticing my craving for salty crackers. Still I gave making this recipe a go, and must thank you. They taste great even in an urban home like mine!

  • Hey, I was having a Bloody Mary (made with V-8) while I was getting ready to make crackers. Guess what? I used 7 Tbsp of Bloody Mary instead of water, added some granulated onion, chives, and parsley, rolled Em out and baked them. Instant veggie crackers. AND, I know what’s in them. Experiment, you never know what will happen.

  • I’ve just printed and tried out this recipe today, and they’re in the oven baking right now as I type. I subbed half the butter for evoo then topped it with evoo, lemon pepper seasoning, and parmesan cheese. I’ve got high hopes for this recipe as I got a cup of soup by my side.

    EDIT: Several minutes later and just out of the oven, thankfully they didn’t take too long to cool down. Though you’re supposed to eat them at room temperature, they’re not half-bad while still warm.

    • Hi Laura! I’m so glad you made this recipe your own. I am trying to find the time to make crackers with flavors from spices, herbs and cheeses. Your version sounds great! Thanks so much for your comment! Debbie

    • Great question, Maddie!

      Since there are no preservatives in the crackers, they will not have the same shelf life as the store-bought crackers. Seal them in a zip-top bag at room temperature. They should be good for several days, if not longer.

  • 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. I made two batches and they’re excellent! I especially like how easy the recipe is. I looked for one online and yours seemed the most straightforward and just simple. They’re delicious me and the kids are eating them right now. Also, great recipe to make with kids! Thanks to you and peace 🙂

    • You are so welcome. I’m so glad you liked it and I hope your kids enjoyed it. That’s what food is all about, bringing people together. I’m so glad you left a comment. Thanks again for taking the time to comment!

  • 5 stars
    Tried this recipe out today to have with some soup. Worked great, will probably my go-to cracker base. cannot wait to try it with cheese.

  • 5 stars
    My kids informed me I’m no longer allowed to buy crackers. Used my pasta machine to roll them out super thin. The thinner the better we discovered after baking up a few sample crackers. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be adding to the recipe box.

  • 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe!! I love crackers and these are soooooooooooo much better than store-bought! I will definitely be making these again as they were enjoyed by everyone in my family! I love how simple the recipe is and how quickly everything came together.

  • 4 stars
    Well, you saved me a trip to the store! As I was assembling this recipe, I thought it was very similar to pie crust. It tastes like it, too. If you want to crumble these into soup they will be fine, and they were easy to make.

  • 1 star
    Didn’t have to roll out cracker dough, the dough was so liquidy I just pour it out on cookie sheet it spread out itself. Too much liquid and not enough flour in you recipe.

  • 5 stars
    I found your recipe after much searching; other recipes had too many ingredients, including yeast, when all I wanted was a simple cracker. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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