Old Holt’s Whole Oat Crackers

Moreover, oat bran is one of the few things that will lower your cholesterol level. Two crackers a day dropped my cholesterol 40 points and keep me regular as Big Ben.  They are a great way to have breakfast on the road too.

Because they are so dry, you need to eat them with liquid. I usually have mine in the morning with tea or coffee. Also, you can change the recipe to change the flavor. I have made the crackers with chocolate chips, raisins, cinnamon, honey, etc. But for day to day eating I like them best with just a little salt on the top.

7 cups oat bran

2 cups rolled oats

2 cup wheat bran

1 cup of gluten or w.w. flour

2 cup sesame seeds

For a change you can also add:

1 cup raisins

1 cup dried cranberries

2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

½ – 1 bag of or part of bag of chocolate chips

Mix slowly with warm water until moist and dough like. Then hand form it into patty shapes, and put on a cookie tray, keeping them thin. If you like them with salt, salt the tops and pat them lightly to push the salt crystals into the dough.

Bake between 325 and 350 for 45 minutes. I turn off the oven at this point and let them sit in there until the oven cools off. This sucks some the moisture out of the crackers, which makes them last longer. Every oven is different so if the edges are burnt after 45 minutes I take them out of the oven or leave the oven door open and turn it off.

Really dry ones will last two weeks!