I came across a pin for homemade crackers on Pinterest. The recipe looked delicious, and it got me to thinking how much I really enjoy crackers. Here is the pin:
The recipe called for regular flour, margarine, and cheddar cheese, none of which I eat – but don’t fear! I have my own recipe for crackers and they are extremely healthy and good for you! I am not sensitive to gluten, but these crackers are gluten free, so they are safe if you have gluten sensitivities. The recipe is versatile, and you can make your crackers pretty much any flavor you desire. This batch, I made rosemary garlic crackers with black olives, but you can just take the basic dough recipe and add whatever you would like. Some different ideas could be:
- plain with just a bit of sea salt
- Cinnamon, honey, and stevia
- garlic parmesan
- garlic onion
- chopped cherry tomatoes with mozzarella cheese basil and oregano
- cheese of your choice
- sour cream and chive
- vegetables finely chopped
- nuts and seeds
These are just a few ideas – you can really flavor them however you would like which makes this a fun recipe to make! You can even do different shapes if you would like! It’s also great that it’s really easy and quick to make. These make a great healthy snack, or you can combine them with your favorite soup or chili – YUM!
I’m going to give you the recipe I used, so it has rosemary, garlic, and black olives in it, but if you take those out, you have the basic dough recipe to play with.
HEALTHY HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE CRACKERS
- 1 cup almond meal/almond flour
- 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/3 tsp. garlic powder
- 7 black olives, finely chopped
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Place all ingredients in a food processor, and pulse on high until well combined and the mixture starts to form a ball.
3.) Place the ball of dough on a piece of parchment paper. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and use a roller to roll out the dough till it is about 1/8 inch thick, then take off the top layer of parchment paper.
4.) Slide the parchment paper with the dough on it onto a baking sheet. Score the cough into the shapes you would like your crackers to be. Place in the oven and cook at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes till lightly golden and crispy.
5.) When done, take out of the oven, let cool, then break apart along the score lines.
6.) Store in an airtight container.