For those living a low carb, gluten free or paleo lifestyle, it can be the little things that you miss the most. Somethings are just meant to be together, like crackers and dip or cheese and crackers. Well you know longer need to miss out, here is an amazing recipe for a grain free cracker that ticks all the boxes for those who are gluten free, paleo, dairy free or low carb.
You can’t really go wrong with these crackers, and you can mix up the ingredients to change the flavour and texture. I have written out a good base recipe that I have used over and over and always get great results.
The key ingredients to keep are the almond flour, egg, salt and water. The rest you can adjust according to your tastes. For example you can mix in a little hemp seed instead of flaxseed, or add some nutritional yeast to give them a cheesy taste. You can roughly chop the seeds rather than grinding them for a more chunky and crunchy cracker.
This Grain Free Cracker recipe makes a small batch as I think they are best fresh. Store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
- 1/2 C almond meal
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 C sunflower seeds
- 1/4 C flaxseeds
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp water
- Pre heat the oven to 175.
- Grind the sunflower seeds and flaxseeds in a coffee grinder. You can grind them to a flour like consistency or leave them a little chunky. This will just effect the texture of the cracker.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients.
- Add in the egg and water.
- Mix together so that is forms a dough.
- Roll the dough into a ball and cover with cling wrap or a tea towel and let it sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and gently press or roll it out onto a lined baking tray.
- The dough is delicate so I often find pressing it out with your fingers better than a rolling pin.
- You want to dough to be a couple of centimetres thick.
- Make some cut marks into the dough so that once it is cooked with crackers will easily snap apart.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- During the last 5 minutes, brush some olive oil over the crackers to help to brown them on top.
- Check on the crackers frequently as they can easily burn and don’t take long to cook.