Gluten Free + Vegan Chewy Crackers



We’ve been home from our trip for 3 hours and I have already started to bake!

I got a huge craving for these homemade crackers I made earlier in 2009 and I just had to make them tonight. I think it had something to do with the sea of trans fat laden crackers and cookies that were being handed out on the airplane. They just would not do.

So I decided…

Unpacking < Baking crackers

Priorities, people!


Gluten Free + Vegan Chewy Crackers

I am somewhat of a cracker snob.

My crackers must be hearty. They also must be filling, wholesome, and heavy on the seeds. I like to feel as much like a bird as possible when eating my crackers. I also like them to curb my hunger, not increase it.

I created this recipe for homemade chewy crackers earlier in 2009 and I thought I would share it with all of you before the New Year. Better late than never, right?


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked Quinoa
  • 4 T ground flax
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 2 T whole flax seeds
  • 1-2 T chia seeds
  • 1 T water
  • 1 t garlic
  • Herbs, to taste (dill was fun)
  • 1 t tahini
  • 1 t sea salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 300F. Cook rice and quinoa according to package directions in two separate small pots. Cool rice and quinoa after cooking. In a food processor, blend together cooked rice, quinoa, ground flax, water, herbs, tahini, salt. Stir in sesame, flax, and chia seeds (or just press them on top of dough like I did in some pictures).

Scoop mixture onto a greased baking sheet (or line with parchment paper). Flatten with wet hands and spread out. Roll with a pastry roller to smooth. Take a pastry cutter (or pizza slicer) and cut dough into desired cracker shapes. Bake in the oven for 35-40 mins. until golden. Watch carefully after 30 mins. to avoid burning the crackers. You might want to flip the crackers half way through cooking. Crackers will also firm up while cooling. Cool for 15 mins. on baking sheet and carefully break apart.

I love these crackers.

They are thick and chewy and oh so good.

You can make Plain Jane’s…


Or All Dressed.


They are chewy, yet crisp.

You can cut them into squares, triangles, large flatbreads (for fun sandwiches), or skinny strips. The sky is the limit!

These also work for breakfast smothered in peanut butter and jam.

Ohhhhhh yaaaaaaaaaaa. Bow wow chicka chicka.


I hope you enjoy them as much as Eric and I do! :D


Well, it is back to work for Eric and I tomorrow!

I am working on the new and super exciting Glo Bar Resolution Fit Pack– a variety of Glo Bars to help you get your New Year started off on the healthy foot! Stay tuned for details. :)


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Little Aspects December 28, 2009

Thanks for sharing your cracker recipe! I’m always on the lookout for healthy, savoury snacks. They look great!


Ashley December 28, 2009

Will definitely have to give those a shot!


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 28, 2009

I made your crackers a few months ago. They were divine!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 28, 2009

How wholesome!! I’m excited to try these because I’m a big cracker fan but always manage to eat too many in one sitting. These seem like they’ll fill me right up with nutritiousness!


Danielle (Coffee Run) December 28, 2009

Those remind me of Mary’s crackers except thicker (and I guess chewy :) ) I’ll have to give them a try!


Susan December 28, 2009

What could i substitute for the tamari? I’d loove to try this out! Thanks :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2009

its actually tahini :)


Niki December 28, 2009

Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been wanting to make some flax crackers lately but haven’t gotten to it. I like how they are crispy, crunchy and chewy. They look really good. I’m going to need to try this out!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 28, 2009

Those look so delicious! Love the idea. It stinks that vaca is over – I’m back to work tomorrow, too.


Kristin December 29, 2009

Those look fantastic !!


Maya December 29, 2009

These look fantastic! I am bookmarking the recipe now.


Ameena December 29, 2009

These look great and I love that they are gluten-free. Thanks for the recipe!


Mae December 29, 2009

I LOVE home made crackers and they’re something I haven’t attempted before… these look perfect!


Jolene December 29, 2009

Homemade crackers!!! I have never even thought of such a thing!! I cannot wait to make these in the new year when I get home from the Dominican!!

Since I won’t be reading blogs for a week … Have a very Happy New Year!!! I will catch up on my blog reading when I return!


Leah December 29, 2009

YUM! I think Im going to make these sometime this week. They look wonderful!


One Healthy Apple December 29, 2009

Wow, those look extremely good! So creative!


erin December 29, 2009

wow angela! these look amazing – and i am super happy they are gluten free!!! i have celiac disease, but have recently started leaning vegan – and it can be HARD to find yummy snacks that are both GF and vegan. i am totally going to try these out! now i just have to get my hands on some chia seeds…..


Kris | December 29, 2009

I have died and gone to cracker heaven. On my bake this for this week!

They are a good looking cracker ;)


Katie December 29, 2009

Those look great! Do you think that they would crisp up a bit more if you rolled them flatter? I am thinking they would taste great as a dipping cracker for baba ganouj or hummus, but might be better crispy.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2009

yes they do get crisper if you roll flatter :)

I like them a bit thick…chewy in the middle and crisp on the edge.


Janessa ( December 29, 2009

Oh my goodness. Those crackers are calling my name… “Janessa….Janessa…. Make me NOW.”


Diana December 29, 2009

Thank you so much for sharing one of your recipes. I can’t wait to try it.

I just found your blog yesterday and totally love it! You are totally amazing. :)


Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind December 29, 2009

“I like to feel as much like a bird as possible when eating my crackers.”

Hahaha you crack me up, Angela. Those crackers look delicious! I might just have to do a cracker-making experiment soon.


rachael December 29, 2009

Yum, those look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Paige @ Running Around Normal December 29, 2009

Wow! I thought I’d seen everything, but I’d never seen a cracker recipe floating around the blogs! These look delicious. However, I’m trying to grasp the concept of chewy *and* crispy. Guess I’ll have to make them and see for myself!


Pam December 29, 2009

Those look really great!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Janice @ O.S.M.B. December 29, 2009

As everyone else has said, these look incredible! I haven’t bitten the bullet and bought a food processor yet, so I’m owndering if there’s any substitute- a blender perhaps? Or is it finally time I splurge and just get one…


Kristy December 29, 2009

I love how your recipes encourage me to try spices I’ve never heard of – Whole Foods here I came :-)


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 29, 2009

Those definitely look bird like :)


Sana December 29, 2009

Those look yummy! I can’t wait to make them. How do you store them? Air tight container, room temperature? How long are they good for?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 29, 2009

They have never lasted more than a few days in this house! I store them in air tight container after they have cooled completely.


Sana December 30, 2009



Nicole Rouillon June 26, 2012

Hi there these look awesome! Do you store them in the pantry or fridge? Thanks!


Tiffanie December 29, 2009

WOW! Those look incredible! AND i have all the ingredients on hand. I’m so going to be making these later today. We are traveling to TN on Thursday so these will make a great snack on the plane!! THANKS!


Julie December 29, 2009

Oh my goodness, the first time I click to your website and here there is a fab recipe for hearty crackers! What a great start :) I’ve never baked crackers and I am so excited to give them a try. I actually have all of the ingredients at home and can’t wait to begin! I’m going to read some more. Thank you!


Britt - Runnerbelle December 29, 2009

Those look great! I may have to make them for our NYE party, we have a friend with celiacs coming over and I bet he would love these! (as would the rest of the crew)


Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 29, 2009

those look quite easy – AND I now have a food processor so I can make them!


Jil December 29, 2009

These look so delicious! :)


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 29, 2009

I’m sooo totally forwarding this to my mom. She would LOVE this! Maybe we can make it together!


Jewel December 29, 2009

Happy New Year!

I am going to try these….since you got me hooked on Mary’s Crackers I have been meaning to see if I could find a way to make them! These look close and yummy.

I will make them thin and crispy though…YUM!


Cindy December 29, 2009

Thank you so much! I am always on the hunt for hearty home made crackers and have been trying to even make them “crackery” mine always have issues ..LOL

I have this printed and ready to try and I even have all those ing on hand!

I’m a bit of a cracker snob myself” haha
Happy New Year!!!


Lesiie December 29, 2009

I was so excited to see this post because this is EXACTLY the type of recipe I have been looking for! Yay! I can’t wait to make them!!


Mary @ fit this, girl! December 29, 2009

These look great!!! My mom is always trying to get “off” the processed crackers and away from the hidden sugars in them, I am going to make a batch of these and ship it off with the recipe! I know this will be a great solution for her! How do you think of all these recipes? You are so talented and creative!! Thanks!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 29, 2009

those crackers look delish! i love the idea of smearing them w/ pb and j! thanks for sharing the recipe :O)


Jen December 29, 2009

Those look so great! Back when I went through an obsession with Mary’s crackers, my brother used to tell people that I eat bird seed. Hell yeah! I took a long hiatus from blogging, but I’m back now, and I don’t remember you being vegan before! I used to read your blog a lot. Now I’m excited to try some of your recipes! I’m Jen, by the way. :)


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