Thursday, March 7, 2013

5 Ingredient Crackers - grain free

In the past few months I've experimented with lots of grain free cracker recipes. They make such a great snack especially when topped mashed avocado, dips, or almond butter. I also enjoy them crunched up on top of a salad. I've tried crackers with nuts, without nuts, ones with cheese, and ones without but still taste cheesey. I've made crackers with veggies. Both baked and dehydrated. Fortunately all the crackers I've made have been edible and eaten by J and I. I can't stand to throw out food but I will do it if necessary. Sometimes I've written the recipe down, othertimes I haven't. And sometimes I get confused in the middle of trying to write down my ingredient quantities as I go along.

Today I have one of my cracker creations to share with you (and more to come soon)!

Sesame Nut Crackers

I absolutely love these crackers. They're only 5 ingredients, plus a bit of water to hold them together and SO easy to make. They're crunchy and thin and hold up really well for dips. Originally I made these with half almonds and half sunflower seeds so feel free to try that.

1 cup blanched almond flour
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
4 tablespoons psyllium
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon himalayan salt
4-5 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350F.
Stir together all the dry ingredients in a bowl or food processor (I find that the food processor mixes in the water better than just mixing in a bowl).
Add the water starting with 4 tablespoons (add other tbs if needed). Stir until the water is fully incorporated.
Form the dough into a ball and roll thin with a rolling pin in between 2 sheets parchment paper (or plastic wrap). The dough will crack a bit, simply press back together with your fingers and continue rolling.
Transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet. Score into squares.
Bake for 7-10 minutes depending on how thin you rolled them. They will turn golden brown.
As they cool they will get really crunchy.

On another quick note, the winner of the Arbonne sea salt scrub didn't get back to me so I had to pick a new winner (random number generator). Cee, you're the winner! I will be emailing you today.

Shared at Wellness Weekend, Healthy Vegan Friday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays


  1. YUM! sound perfect


  2. This. THIS. I'd totally end up throwing in nutritional yeast and/or chilli flakes, because I'm addicted, but otherwise PERFECT. x

    1. I contemplated the nutritional yeast but its in my next cracker ;) Chili flakes would be great in these... could add garlic... green onion! Anything!

  3. Yum! Do you use psyllium husk or powder?

  4. Thanks so much for this recipe - I have been meaning to play around with making crackers for some time and haven't yet done so. I think this recipe may be my starting point!

  5. these sound tasty, love sesame seeds:) never tried psyllium husks, is there anything I could sub for them?

    1. Its easy to find psyllium at any health food store, even most grocery stores. There isn't an exact sub except maybe ground flax or chia but i havent tried.

  6. Hi! Thanks for the recipe. Could they be dehydrated instead of baked?

    1. Sure you can try! But remember that if you want raw, the blanched almond flour has been heated.