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Quick and easy recipe for delicious, gluten-free and vegan homemade crackers

Enjoy this quick and easy recipe for delicious, gluten-free and vegan homemade crackers.

I absolutely love crackers, because they are a nice addition to my salad based lunches. They also make a great snack either with nut butter or delicious dips like hummus. But honestly, in my opinion, it is quite difficult to find super healthy crackers in stores, at least gluten-free ones. When I say super healthy, I mean made with clean (non GMO, no nasty artificial stuff) ingredients. I always check the ingredients on everything I buy and I often see on crackers packets that they are either made with highly processed oils, or have sugars, artificial or natural flavours etc. There are some good ones as well, some which even use organic ingredients. Of course they can be more pricey, but when it comes to food, if we do have the opportunity to invest in good quality ingredients based products or at least some main ones which are part of our daily nutrition, then for sure we should. Health is the most important aspect indeed and as we call it in Ayurveda, food is our natural medicine. Eat well and look after yourself.

These crackers are incredibly delicious and nutritious. All the ingredients I used are organic and come with plenty of nutritional benefits for the body and mind. I bought the chickpea flour from our local vegan store and she actually grinds the organic chickpeas there and makes the flour on the spot which is amazing.

The ingredients nutritional benefits:
Chickpea flour is a great gluten-free option to use (in my opinion) because it sticks better, so it’s quite thick than some of the others and also it tastes delicious. It is a good source of protein and fibre and it’s very filling. I also used a super fuel seeds combo of pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds and chia seeds. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants and unsaturated fats. They are also high in magnesium which is important for our muscles and nerve functioning, feeling strong and energised. Poppy seeds are incredible. They are also a great source of magnesium, but iron and calcium as well. And chia seeds have magnesium, iron, zinc and are a good source of protein and fibre which may support healthy digestion.

For this recipe, the 3 main ingredients are chickpea flour, water and oil. You can add whatever seeds and spices you prefer or want to have.
The ingredients below made 20 crackers, you can see the size I made them. You can choose to make them in size or shape.

200g chickpea flour
110ml of boiled water
100g pumpkin seeds
40g chia seeds
30g poppy seeds
pinch or salt
pinch of pepper
1tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, but without the water. Mix them all well together.
2. Then add the water, slowly and mix it well with all the ingredients until it turns into a dough like form.
3. Take this dough and place it on a sheet of baking paper on a flat surface bench top or table. Then place another sheet of baking paper on top. With a rolling pin, gently begin to roll on the top sheet and spread the dough evenly until it flattens a little bit. Do this gently so it doesn’t flatten too much, unless you want them super thin and crispy.

4. Once you have done so, remove the top sheet of baking paper and with a knife, gently cut the shape you want.
5. Place them in an oven tray and bake for 15-20 mins at 150° C-170° C. Do keep an eye on them, and about 7-8 minutes in, turn them on the other side. Bake until slightly golden, otherwise they become too dry.
6. Once they are ready, enjoy them on their own, with salad or a delicious nut butter or dip of your choice 🙂