Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Healthy Rosemary Almond Crisp Makeover

I tried these wonderful crisps the other day and instantly fell in love.  Who new the combination of savoury rosemary and sweet rasins could be so fantastic.  At that moment, I knew I had to make them.

This recipe is pretty healthy the way it is so I only made a few small changes (by adding whole wheat flour and germ and exchanging almonds for pecans.) I have never make anything like this so it was definitely a learning experience.  

Lesson 1:  Allow loaves to cool completely before you put them in the freezer.  Mine were still warm and the bottoms were a bit soggy when I took them out.  

Lesson 2:  Doing this will allow you to cut really thick slices.  My slices were about twice as thick as the recipe notes.  As a result, they needed to bake a bit longer and were not quite as crispy as I would have liked.

However, they tasted fantastic and overall I am pretty happy with my effort.  I hope you enjoy them too.

Rosemary Almond Crisps (52 slices)

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup  ground flax seed
1 tbsp dried rosemary
6 tbsp brown sugar
2 cups buttermilk*
2 tbsp honey
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease 2 4x8 loaf pans.

Combine flour, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, flax and rosemary.  Mix in brown sugar, butter milk and honey.  Add raisin and almonds and stir until just combined.  (Mixture with be quite runny.)

Divide batter evenly between 2 pans and bake for 45-50 minutes.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Place pans in the freezer for 20-25 minutes.

Set oven to 300 degrees.

Slice loaves as thin as possible and place on greased cookie sheets.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, flip and bake for another 20-25 minutes (Time will depend on the thickness of the crisp)

Allow to cool and enjoy!
* If you don't have butter milk, you can just add 1 tbsp of white vinegar to 1 cup of milk.

Nutritional Information (approx.)
45 calories
1 g fat
8.3 g carbs
1.3 g protein
o.6 g fibre

Stay Healthy, 


  1. I am addicted to almonds. This is just another way I can get my fix, sweet!

    Nice Blog!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I love almonds too and lately, I have been on cashews as well :)

  3. What an interesting recipe. I just may have to give it a try.


  4. I hope you do :) They didn't last long at my house!



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