Crackers….. we all love them. They go great with some cheese, with salami, or even with dips. There is nothing better than a good salami, cheese, and cracker tray!
But what if your gluten free?
What if you are trying to keep the store-bought junk out of your pantry?
What if you want to enjoy some of the foods you use to, but you are committed to making a healthier choice when doing it?
You are in luck!
Making your own crackers that are gluten free doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. In fact, this recipe is neither of those things! It is our favorite go-to cracker when we need a quick lunch or snack.
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You can play with this recipe so much that you can have a different flavored almond cracker each time you make it! The base recipe is only 5 ingredients and then I add all kinds of different flavors depending on the mood I am in or what I am wanting to eat them with!
The one down fall to this recipe is the crackers don’t keep well so you need to eat them freshly made. They become stale rather quickly (like within a few hours) but the process is so easy that it really is no big deal to whip up a batch in 10 minutes to enjoy right away!
Here is the list of ingredients but there really are no measurements! You can make as big of a batch or small of a batch as you want! I don’t even take out measuring cups or spoons to do this. That’s how simple it is!
– Blanched Almond Flour
– Tapioca Flour
Now this is how simple this is!!
Do equal parts almond flour and tapioca flour. So, depending on how many you want to make will depend on how much you use. For me and my 3 girls I usually do ½ cup almond flour and a ½ cup tapioca flour. That gives us enough for everyone to enjoy but no extras, so they don’t go bad sitting on my pantry shelf.
I throw my flours in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt (or more if you like them salty!) and about a TBSP of olive oil.. Please note that I am estimating my amounts here. I do not measure any of this! I literally eyeball each ingredient and just throw it all together and it ALWAYS turns out perfect. That’s great news right?!?! You can’t mess this up!
At this time, I add any additional seasonings to spice them up! I like to add nutritional yeast because it gives the crackers a slightly cheesy flavor. Please note that this is not active dry yeast, it is called nutritional yeast. I buy it on Amazon, and they are like little flakes.
Some other spices I like to add are basil, oregano, Mrs. Dash’s salt free seasoning, or even just some black pepper. Play around with it and add whatever your taste buds are feeling at the time!
Now you’re ready to add water and mix it all up! The trick here is to add very little water to start! I literally just add a splash, mix it up and add a splash more if needed. You want it to form a dough and not be sticky. If you add too much water, it will not form a dough ball and will get sticky and its super hard to work with if that happens.
Once you have a dough ball, I take two pieces of parchment paper and roll it out in between the two. Sometimes I don’t even roll them out I just press it out flat with my hand. However, I like to get mine pretty thin so that they crisp a bit, so using a rolling pin is the easiest way!
Now take a knife or pizza cutter (I use a pizza cutter) and make your lines going all the way across the dough so you are cutting out little square cracker’s but leave them still together. Remove the top parchment paper and bake them at 350 degrees right on the bottom parchment paper for about 7-8 minutes and then turn on the broiler for the last 2 minutes to brown the tops.
Take them out of the oven once they are nicely golden brown and let them cool slightly. Now you can easily break them apart into the crackers you cut out and enjoy!
Whip up a salami and cheese platter and add your homemade crackers on the side and you are sure to impress your family! And the best part is they have no idea how simple it was to make them!