If you are anything like me (or my husband) - eating crackers or savoury biscuits has long been a thing of the past! I first stopped eating products containing gluten back in 2012 (my husband even earlier, around 2006). So rice crackers seemed like the most logical option – but many of them still contain additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers that we like to avoid. Some even still contain gluten!
So all crackers were a no no for us – until now!
When my husband told me about a recipe that his work colleague had for Paleo Crackers we were pretty excited to try them out. We have made them four times in the past week or so as they are SO good. A pinch of cayenne peppers gives the crackers quite a bit of spice, so adjust accordingly depending on your preference. The tip is make sure that they are not too thick as they will lose their crunchiness.
I served mine with guacamole which was amazing. Also, I am not sure of the origin of these crackers, so if you find out who created them, please let me know in the comments below, so I can amend this post. In the meantime, a big thanks for Jason’s workmate Stu for the recipe!
Makes 35 - 40
- 2 cups of almond meal or flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pre-heat over to 175 degrees Celsius.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly until you form a dough. Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper until about 3-5mm thick.
Cut into squares approximately 3cm wide with a pizza cutter and bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool for a few minutes before serving with your favourite dip.
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.