Make Your Own Goldfish Crackers

Kim Conte

Did you know that you can make your own Goldfish Crackers? Thank you to Rkoloms for sharing her nutritious recipe for homemade orange fishies!

DIY Goldfish Crackers

2 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry  flour

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes (this is where the cheesey flavor comes from; it's loaded with B-12, and other good nutrients)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup canola oil, chilled in the freezer for at least 30 minutes

1/2 cup ice water

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Orange food coloring, as desired

Olive oil cooking spray

Fine sea salt, to taste

Preheat the oven to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Combine the flour, nutritional yeast, baking soda, salt, paprika, cayenne, and onion powder in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle in the cold canola oil and toss with your fingers until the oil is incorporated and the flour has formed small to medium-sized clumps. Add orange food coloring to the flour mixture, if desired.

Mix the ice water and apple cider vinegar together and drizzle it over the flour, stirring with your fingers until the dough holds together. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a few times, adding a bit more water if needed to form a cohesive dough. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out thinly, about 1/8-inch thick.

Cut out fish shapes using a small cookie cutter. If you would like to make happy fishies, use the curved tip of a spoon to give them a smile and a toothpick to give them an eye. Place the fish on the baking sheets, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with fine sea salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden on the bottom. Slide the parchment paper covered with fish onto a wire rack to cool.

Have you ever made your own goldfish crackers?

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