Grain-Free Everything Crackers

There are plenty of gluten-free crackers out there. Some are a bit dangerous to our expensive dental work, while some are no healthier than their gluten laden counter parts. They are often made of rice flour, potato starch, at least one kind of “gum”, and plenty of other ingredients that we could all live without.

These, my paleo friends, are a whole ‘nother story. Not only are they paleo, but they couldn’t be simpler to throw together when you’re craving something crunchy, or are feeling nostalgic about your cracker eating days. These crackers are very reminiscent of an everything bagel, something this east coast Jewish girl misses once in a while…

Preheat oven to 325.

1 3/4 Cup almond flour
1/4 Cup combined seeds (I used poppy, sesame, and caraway)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (use coarse if you like the occasional pop of salt like on an everything bagel)
dash garlic powder, optional
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1 egg, well beaten

Combine all ingredients and mix / knead well.

Turn out onto a cookie sheet sized piece of parchment paper and flatten a bit. Top with another piece of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/8 inch thick. Remove the top sheet of parchment and cut into 1-2 inch squares with a sharp knife.

Bake for 14-20 minutes, or until The crackers are golden brown. The outside ones may cook first, and it’s OK to carefully remove them as they do, and cook the rest for a few minutes more.

Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container. If, that is, they make it to the container.

Topping ideas to turn your homemade crackers into fancy hors d’oeuvres:

  • wild smoked salmon & chive creme fraîche
  • chicken liver pâté and a slice of cornichon
  • cream cheese and cucumber (my favorite childhood sandwich!) and a sprig of dill
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15 Responses to Grain-Free Everything Crackers

  1. Jen says:

    From a girl who loves her crackers and must have a “crunch factor” in her life, these are grain-free perfection. My weakness is “salty-crunchy” snacks (read: tortilla chips, goldfish crackers, potato chips), and I’ve never found anything – until now – that fits the bill while still being healthy. I mean, kale chips are neat, but they’re far from “chips”. More like air crisps. But now, thanks to Simone, I have a true healthy “crunch factor”!! And, they are super easy to make. Highly recommend.

  2. Susie says:

    Awesome, thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Thanks Simone, I’m going to make these for my dad, he’s mostly grain free and really enjoy’s Mary’s Gone Crackers, these look like a great alternative.

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  6. Diane says:

    I’m vegan and will try these with an egg replacer. I’ll let you know how they turn out! LOVE your blog and your inspiring generosity!

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  8. Rose says:

    I absolutely love these crackers. For the seeds I used 1 tbs of sesame seeds, 1 tbs poppy seeds, 1 tbs caraway seeds, and 2 tbs coarsely milled flax seed. Since I like to know the nutritional breakdown of foods, I figured these at, dividing the recipe into 12 servings of 3 crackers each, each 3 cracker serving comes out to 105 cal, 9 gr fat, 4 carb, .5 sugar, 2 fiber, 40 mg sodium, and 4 gr protein. They were delicious.

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  12. Andrea says:

    Your cracker recipes look wonderful! Thank you!

  13. amysubach says:

    I found these to be extremely salty. Otherwise they are great. I’ll cut the salt in half next time.

    • zenbellyblog says:

      hmmmm There’s a good chance I’m heavy handed on the salt, and I now realize that my other cracker recipe has 1/2 teaspoon in the ingredients list, instead of 1 teaspoon as listed here. I’ll edit this one to that as well. Sorry they were too salty, but I hope you like them better next time!

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