Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

So, I neglected to mention a pretty huge thing that happened to me this past week. I blame the hub-bub of the holidays, but somehow, I forgot to tell you guys that my second cookbook, Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My! was officially released this past week!

If you preordered the book (THANK YOU!), it shipped early, and you’ve probably had it in your hands for a few weeks now. I hope you’re absolutely loving it! If you haven’t yet ordered it, please hold for the following sales pitch.

I promise this will be the first and last time I unabashedly plug my book.

Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My!

I poured my heart and soul (and maybe some tears) into this book. I am so incredibly proud of the final product, and I’m would be absolutely honored to have a spot in your kitchen. This book has over 100 recipes that are healthy, crazy delicious, and focus on using your favorite superfoods in new and interesting ways. There are recipes using old-standby superfoods such as spinach and oats, but also recipes that’ll help broaden your superfood horizons. I show you how to cook with goji berries, hemp seeds, amaranth and over 30 other superfoods!

Each recipe has at least one (and most have multiple) full-color photo shot by me in my very own home kitchen. Each recipe was tested over and over again to make sure they’re successful when you go to try your hand at them. The book is also packed with tons of great information about superfoods and little tid-bits of advice from me. Right now, this book is selling on Amazon for only $16.46—and while I might be a little biased, I think there is way more that 17 bucks worth of usefulness in these pages.

End of pitch. Let’s talk crackers.

Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

There are a lot of really incredible recipes in my new cookbook (at least, I think they’re incredible). And out of all of those recipes, I think these super seed crackers are one of my favorites because they are so incredibly simple that it makes it feel almost too easy to eat healthfully. Like, it’s supposed to be harder than this, you know? Except it isn’t. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard, expensive or time-consuming, and recipes like these crackers prove that!

Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

We’re a big cracker-eating household. We eat them with salad or soup. We eat them as a snack with hummus or white bean dip

Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

Finally, after dropping $20 just on friggin’ crackers during one grocery shopping trip, I was fed up, and decided to make my own crackers at home. I figured it would probably be time-consuming and complicated, but it would be worth it to save some cash. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out making crackers at home was actually really quick and incredibly easy. Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

These gluten-free crackers are incredibly simple to make, but also incredibly adaptable. I was on an amaranth kick while I was developing this recipe (hence the whole section in my book on amaranth), so I decided to make the dough for these crackers using nutrient-dense and gluten-free amaranth flour. Most major grocery stores have a gluten-free baking section, and in most of those sections, you’ll find amaranth flour (Bob’s Red Mill makes a great one).

But since these super seed crackers are so adaptable, you don’t even need to use amaranth flour if you don’t want. You can use other gluten-free flours (like millet flour or garbanzo bean flour). You can also try it out with whole wheat flour, but the result is a bit more chalky. The non-wheat flours really help keep the crackers nice and crisp.

Gluten Free Super Seed Crackers

The add-ins for these super seed crackers are also completely adaptable. In the cookbook, I call for a full cup of sesame seeds. The resulting cracker is deeply sesame-y, crunchy, and delicious. But here, I’m urging you to mix it up a little bit. I like doing a full cup of mixed super seeds. Try a quarter cup each of whole flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and sesame seed. So delicious, and so good for you.

Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Super Seed Crackers

Gluten-Free Super Seed Crackers

Yield: About 80 crackers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These gluten-free crackers are super easy to make and super tasty! Serve them up with hummus or white bean dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1 cup super seeds (a mix of chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and sesame seeds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Extra coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a bowl, combine the amaranth flour, super seeds, olive oil, eggs, salt, and water until the mixture forms a crumbly dough that holds together when squeezed.
  3. Form the dough into two discs. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface, place one of the discs on top, and cover with another piece of parchment paper. Roll the dough into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. Remove the top piece of parchment, and using a pizza cutter, cut into 1-inch squares.
  4. Transfer the crackers (including the lower piece of parchment paper) to a baking sheet, sprinkle with extra salt, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping the crackers halfway through the baking time, or until the crackers are browned and crisp. Repeat with the remaining dough disc.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 4 crackers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

 

Adapted from Chia, Quinoa, Kale, Oh My!

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27 Comments

  1. I just made crackers with this recipe as a base. Mostly followed the recipe, but changed up the seeds and flour a bit. I added some flavors of rosemary, thyme, and chana marsala. I am very pleased with how they turned out. Thank you.

  2. Hi Cassie! I made these last night and added half cup of nutritional yeast and some additional water and these came out tasting just like Cheeze-Its! A serious win in my book. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  3. Hi there – your book looks beautiful and this recipe seems great! It will be my first foray into cracker baking, hee hee. I have a question about baking with seeds. I’m a firm believer in soaking seeds, nuts and grains to release the phytic acid and activate them. I assume you are in this camp in some regards. Especially with flax, sesame and chia seeds which I’ve read just can’t be digested dry unsoaked, etc… wouldn’t we want to soak these before including in the recipe? I’m not sure where else to look to really understand this and make sure I’m using these superfoods to the very best of their beneficial potential. Thanks so much!! ~ Heather