Greek Carrot Flavored Olive Oil Crackers

carrot and olive oil crackersWell here in Greece lent has officially begun. Years ago that meant that you started fasting from animal products until Easter. This practice in Greek is called nisteia. Religion aside, this Greek Orthodox religious fasting is very interesting from a nutrition and health prospective. Greeks, years ago fasted from animal products for almost 200 days a year, which meant that they essentially were (almost) vegans half of the time. This, I believe had important implications in regards to the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits

This year my son who is in grade school has decided to fast for all 40 days avoiding all animal products, not for religious reasons but more so out of curiosity. I usually will avoid meat for the 40 days, but he wants to follow it to the letter.

As this was his own decision, we sat down and went over what foods he could eat and what nutrients we needed to be careful with. Basically protein and calcium. With that in mind, our home has become pretty much vegan for the next month and so is the food and recipes I prepare.

A classic Greek recipe for these days are savory cookies made with olive oil with no eggs or milk. Inspired by that, I made these vegan, carrot flavored crackers which are seriously addictive.

Along with nuts and dry fruit, these crackers are great snacks. Plus they don’t contain palm oil or any of those other vegetable oils which are basically in any processed starchy product you find at the grocery store.
Enjoy these plain or with tasty bean dips or with cheese.

Greek Carrot Flavored Olive Oil Crackers

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
These addictive, Greek inspired healthy carrot flavored crackers will satisfy those savory cravings every time.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Carrot, Crackers, Olive Oil
Servings: 36 crackers depending on the size
Author: Elena Paravantes
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  • 2 cups flour (I used 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1 1/2 cup all purpose)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 ½ ounces shredded carrot (60 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano


  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius)
  • Mix the dry ingredients flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • In another bowl mix the olive oil, wine and carrots. Add to flour and mix with a wooden spoon. The dough will be thick. Knead for 1-2 minutes.
  • Grease a large sheet pan and spread out the dough until it is about 1/4 of an inch thick (I use a rolling pin to do this). Cut the dough with a pizza cutter in squares in the size you want (I find 1 inch squares work well).
  • Sprinkle some oregano and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Let them cool and remove.
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  1. They’re in the oven! Can’t wait til they’re done. The baking is taking at least double the time. Delish!!!!

  2. I would like to try making these carrot crackers this week. Do you use red or white wine or doesn’t it matter?

  3. how long do these keep/store? looks delicious!

  4. Donna Cox says:

    These crackers sound fabulous

    1. Tess Galey says:

      Love the crackers! Go great with Mediterranean white bean soup and feta. I subbed the wine with a little red wine vinegar/ water. Delish. I used 100 percent whole wheat flour. Thanks! 🙂5 stars

  5. I really like this! My daughter also wanted to follow the lent. Not for religious reasons but like you describe.. out of curiosity 🙂 I love this recipe expecially because it has no eggs. Do you mind me sharing it on my page for Family Goes Out ? It is very suitable for families. I will try to make it and when we do – will let you know! Thank you !!

  6. For the Greek Carrot flavored crackers, what liquid can be used in place of wine? Should I increase the Olive Oil or substitute something else? I enjoy reading your articles. Am trying to follow the Mediterranean diet as closely as possible for health reasons.