Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Crackers

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 17, 2011

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Have you ever been at a point in your life when you feel a creeping urgency to do stuff?

Important stuff. Fun stuff.

I’m not dead yet stuff.

I’m not getting any younger stuff.

Life Crisis stuff.

I need to stop watching Fall TV and get off my butt stuff.

Eric and I came to this conclusion the other night. We had an amazing conversation about life, goals, and making sure our days are meaningful.

Then we each made lists. Bucket lists. A bucket list is sort of like a to-do list, but much more fun. I’ve made a Fitness Bucket List before too. Some of these things below I’m already working on, but putting them on paper makes them more mindful, real, and exciting. The list is also a great motivator to get off the couch at night and do something other than watch TV!

Write it down. Dream big. Allow yourself to write “crazy” ideas. Some of mine include:

  • Learn how to horseback ride. Maybe even do a jump. Don’t die.
  • Learn to play the piano. Play at upscale restaurants complete with sparkly evening gown. <—don’t ask.
  • Create elaborate Halloween costumes complete with professional make-up.
  • Be a fashionista, or at least learn how to dress myself like a grown up instead of leaving the mall with a bottle of nail polish, a necklace, and another bra.
  • Write books. Cookbooks. Life books. Picture books. <—working on it
  • Manage anxiety better. <—working on it
  • Be a peaceful animal rights activist <—working on it
  • Take professional photography courses
  • Rescue dog from shelter
  • Stuff a piñata full of homemade vegan candies and beat the crap out of it with friends. Stuff face.
  • Start my own charity
  • Make the best vegan brownies of my life. <—Did it
  • Live in different parts of the world & travel
  • Weight train consistently <—working on it
  • Sign up for Toastmasters. Charm and dazzle. Pretend I’m George Clooney.
  • Make favourite cracker recipe. Repeat as necessary.

 

Did it.

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I’ve attempted to make crackers on a regular basis, but it never stuck. I realized if I’m ever going to make my own crackers regularly, they had to satisfy the following:

  • Healthy ingredients I’d feel good about eating on a regular basis
  • Low in added fat
  • DELICIOUS
  • Quick and easy to throw together

 

Jackpot.

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You might be thinking, how can rolling dough be quick and easy?

I know, I know, no one wants to roll out dough. Even when I see recipes that require rolling, I usually pass them by. Rolling out dough can be scary even for practiced bakers. But this dough is honestly so easy to roll out.

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It’s not sticky, rippy, or annoying in any way. Trust me, I would complain bitterly if it was.

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In minutes you have crackers ready to go into the oven.

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The only work you have to do after that is trying not to burn your tongue when they come out of the oven!

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Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Crackers

Easy, delicious, easy to roll, and endlessly customizable. Doubling the batch is recommended!

Inspired by Clean, Green, Simple.

Yield: approx. 35 [1.5”] crackers

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour*
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds*, ground into flour (or use 3/4 cup almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • scant 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil

 

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a high-speed blender or processor, grind almonds into a flour. Do not over process or almonds will release oils. Sift flour before using to remove larger pieces. OR you can use store-bought almond flour.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix well with spoon. Knead dough with hands until it comes together. Shape into a ball.

3. Place ball of dough on parchment paper or a non-stick mat. Roll out dough until it’s about 1/8th inch thick, or as thin as you can get it without ripping. With a pastry wheel or pizza slicer, slice into crackers.

4. Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes until slightly golden in colour. I baked mine about 18 mins. and next time I will bake them for a couple mins. longer to get them crisper.

5. Cool on baking sheet for 10 mins. Store in air-tight container once fully cool.

*Note: Other flours might work in substitution for brown rice flour and almond flour, although keep in mind the flavour will change.

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I finally feel like I’ve found “the one”. I’ll be seeing these again real soon, and next time, doubling the batch.

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We enjoyed some with almond butter.

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Mmm.

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Best brownies of my life, you’re next.

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What’s on your bucket list?

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Carrie March 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

I’ve made this recipe several times exactly as it is written (delicious, by the way!). This time, I realized that I was out of almonds so had to use whole wheat flour instead. The dough was quite dry and required more water, and the final consistency after baking was definitely more dry. I realized that they were lacking the natural oils of the almonds; if anyone else plans to sub out the almonds/almond flour for a grain flour, I would definitely bump up the olive oil.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 5, 2018 at 8:04 am

Thanks for letting us know Carrie! I do find that whole wheat flour is so drying as well. I’m so glad you love the original version too…they’re addictive!

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Beth August 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Have you tried these in the dehydrator? I would love to keep this healthy recipe “raw.”

Thanks!
Beth

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Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2018 at 10:09 am

Hey Beth, I haven’t tried them in a dehydrator so I couldn’t say for sure! I’d love to hear if you do though.

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Tova October 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

Hey Angela. Let me start off by saying how much I adore your site, recipes and your pursuit to soldier on despite having little ones in tow. These crackers are sitting in my oven as we speak but I did have some challenges rolling out the dough. It would get stuck to the rolling pin and tear. I added a touch of brown rice flour to ease up the stick factor which helped a bit but I was wondering if you had any other suggestions to make the dough rolling easier. Thx.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

Hi Tova, Thank you so much for your kind words! :)
As for rolling the dough you can try rolling it between two large pieces of parchment paper. Or if you have a non-stick mat you can place that on your counter and place the dough on top of it. Then cover it with a piece of parchment paper and roll it that way. That’s often what I will do. Hope this helps

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Tova October 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm

Brilliant idea! Thank you. I will make that change the next time I whip up a batch. As well, let me say for those Glow readers/followers out there, if you haven’t already tried Angela’s Vegan Caeser salad dressing with roasted chickpeas, do not wait. I make the dressing on rotation for my gluttonous love affair with salads and it’s a winner every time; even the traditional caeser salad dressing eaters adore this one. It’s a keeper!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Aww thank you so much Tova! I really appreciate the kind words.

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