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Gluten Free Nut Crackers


Some recipes work out just the way you plan them straight from the start. Like our fruit rolls, they might look advanced but we got them just the way we planned on our first try. It seemed so easy.

Making these nut crackers was a different story. On our first try we used to many eggs, second try they became to thick, third try to thin (and burned). On our fourth try (and 1,2 kg of nuts later) they finally came out as we hoped. Thin, crispy, salty and gluten free. And you only need a handful of ingredients to make them! No yeast, no flour and no butter. They are one of those rare kind of snacks that only contains good stuff, are simple to make and taste really, really good.

You can make them with any kind of nuts and seeds. We mainly used cashew and almonds together with some pumpkin seeds and flax seeds, but it would probably taste great with hazelnuts and walnuts as well. They work perfectly as snacks for a party or together with a cheese platter after dinner. If you skip the salt and top them with sesame seeds, you can have them for breakfast as well.

We have actually also made a quick goat cheese dip that you could serve together with them. Recipe is here!


Gluten Free Nut Crackers
Makes around 30-40 (depending on how large you make them)

2 cups (300 g) of mixed nuts (we used cashew, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds)
1 egg
2 tbsp water
1 tsp sea salt

Top with: sea salt, anise seeds, nigella seeds or some other seeds of your choice

Preheat the oven at 360°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment papers. Mix nuts into flour in a blender. Add egg, water and sea salt and stir around with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together in a quite stiff dough. Divide the dough into two and place them directly on the parchment papers. Roll them out to two rectangles, about 0,1 inches (2-3 mm) thick. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin you could roll it with a parchment paper covering the dough. Use a knife to cut them in slices or squares. Spray some water on them and top with the seeds. Bake for about 10 minutes. Always keep an eye on the oven, they burn easily. Store them in jars or out in the open if you eat them within the first days.

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30 Comments

  1. Posted 23 Jan ’10 at 23:48 | #

    Looks crunchy and healthy. Great as snack. I love it.

  2. Posted 24 Jan ’10 at 08:12 | #

    Wow, such an ingenious recipe – so easy, tasty and has all the healthy ingredients! Absolutely wonderful! And the photos are great too :-)

  3. Posted 24 Jan ’10 at 15:44 | #

    These look amazing! I will try them, no doubt. I love almost all kinds of nuts and they are very healthy.

  4. Posted 26 Jan ’10 at 07:11 | #

    Yum! What a healthy mixture of nuts and seeds. I can’t wait to try this.

  5. Posted 26 Jan ’10 at 23:26 | #

    Hi David!

    Thank you so much for your sweet words! Im new to your site as well and love it so far! Im off to explore all of your great recipes. I will also have to give these crackers a go cause im always looking for new gluten free snacks :)

  6. Posted 27 Jan ’10 at 05:52 | #

    I really adore these photos… I’ve only just started paying attention to gluten-free cooking and this is one of the finest cracker recipes I’ve seen. I’m excited to try them, which I promise you I will!

    Thank you for stopping by Peas Love Carrots, and for your lovely words :)

  7. Posted 2 Mar ’10 at 17:47 | #

    These naturally gluten-free crackers look fantastic. I can’t wait to try making these along with your goat cheese and thyme dip. Thank you for posting something that is not only easy to make, but gluten-free as well!

    Erin
    Gluten-Free Fun

  8. Posted 2 Mar ’10 at 21:42 | #

    Thanks for all your comments! I hope you try to bake them, they really taste great.

  9. Jennifer L.
    Posted 1 Apr ’10 at 04:41 | #

    We made these this week and they were great! I think I ground the nuts into too fine of a flour because ours ended up looking nothing like yours in the picture! Maybe course ground nuts/seeds instead? Oh, I just read the recipe again and it says blend the *nuts* into a flour (did you blend the nuts first and then add the flax seeds and pumpkin seeds?). I blended a mix of the nuts and seeds together into a flour. I baked them for about twenty minutes since they seemed kind of pale and soft at ten minutes. After about twenty, they browned on the top and became more cracker like. Do they continue to crisp after they’re cooled, or should they be crisp coming off the pan? They were quite delicious, but I am still wanting the ones in the picture :-).

  10. pei
    Posted 13 Feb ’11 at 00:20 | #

    am I crazy or do I NOT see the ‘flour’ in the list of ingredients?

    Gluten Free Nut Crackers
    Makes around 30-40 (depending on how large you make them)

    2 cups (300 g) of mixed nuts (we used cashew, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds)
    1 egg
    2 tbsp water
    1 tsp sea salt

    Mix nuts into flour in a blender.???????

    unlike all the other comments that like “the look” of them and have not made them – I DO want to make them -tonight actually! (2/12/11)
    please help!
    do love this site and recipes do look sound and lets see, taste great!
    -p

    • Posted 13 Feb ’11 at 10:02 | #

      Hi Pei.
      You see the 2 cups of nuts in the ingredients list? You ground that into nut-flour. You do that by mixing the nuts together in a high speed blender for about one minute, then you get a flour texture.
      Good luck!
      /Luise

  11. Emily
    Posted 20 Mar ’11 at 22:16 | #

    I’ve made these 3 times now… I love them, so good! I don’t know how I happened upon your recipe, but I’ve tried several grain-free cracker recipes lately, and these are the best. They’re actually really addictive. I’ve used a different blend of nuts and seeds each time. They’re especially good when they’re heavy on pistachios and sesame seeds. I also top them with sesame, poppy seeds, and a little more sea salt. I find that they’re perfectly crispy and toasty after baking for 20 minutes.

  12. teresa
    Posted 25 Jun ’11 at 16:39 | #

    I make a simmilar cracker, but I add a tbs of good oil, finely chopped rosemary and a sprinkle of dried onion. so good as with soft cheese and so tasty.

  13. Posted 5 Nov ’11 at 01:48 | #

    Just made these – came out right the first time, woop woop! :D I was impressed with how easy it was – thanks for a great, perfected recipe! :D

  14. Posted 1 Dec ’11 at 09:20 | #

    This was the first recipe I’ve made from Green Kitchen Stories (after reading for several months!) – they were so easy and delicious! Thank you for your lovely recipes!

  15. Rachel
    Posted 19 Dec ’11 at 18:08 | #

    I just made these, and I think I ate half the batch! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  16. Nora
    Posted 16 Apr ’12 at 15:20 | #

    I just made these last night! They are fantastic and resemble parm crackers. Great snack! Thanks!

  17. Lynne
    Posted 25 Aug ’12 at 00:59 | #

    A friend made these for a shared lunch at school yesterday. they were totally amazing. she has shared your blog and recipe with us all. I’m making right now.

  18. Sarah
    Posted 23 Oct ’12 at 10:53 | #

    Hi,

    I would love to make these but not only do I have to avoid gluten, I’m allergic to eggs as well. Do you know a replacement that would work for the egg in the recipe ? I’ve read somewhere that mixing 1 tbsp of linseed mixed with 3 tbsp of water (wait 5 min and then add to a recipe) would do the trick.
    Maybe I should try. I know also that there’s a thing called No-Egg, but I don’t know if it’s really binding the flour like an egg does.

    Tried your vegan & gluten-free apple and oat biscuits tough. Marvelous!

    xxx Sarah

  19. Posted 30 Mar ’13 at 20:39 | #

    amazing pictures, amazing recipes, amazing, amazing… the nut crackers are excellent, made them today for a long airplane trip to the US tomorrow. Live on a gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, legume free diet… very happy to find this great recipe today and looking forward trying all the others! thank you

  20. Moldrol
    Posted 15 May ’13 at 23:39 | #

    I’ve made these twice in the last 3 days for impromptu dinner guests. Once to dip in sweet potato soup and once for homemade red pepper humous. Both times they were a huge success (and super easy to make)
    Thank you!

  21. Posted 29 Jun ’13 at 21:17 | #

    Hi-I love your blog! I made a version of these crackers and linked it back to your site – I hope you don’t mind!

    Here is the link to my post about it: http://www.kitchenfrau.com/ham-n-egg-salad-hazelnut-flax-crackers-and-asparagus-with-hazelnut-vinaigrette/

    Thanks for the great recipe inspiration – and healthy, too!

  22. Posted 30 Jan ’14 at 14:56 | #

    I made them but they were too salty! although i did follow the recipe correctly…

  23. Nathalie
    Posted 7 Feb ’14 at 21:25 | #

    Looks amazing ! thank you ! I’m going to try those next week :)

  24. LAURA
    Posted 1 Mar ’14 at 15:12 | #

    Just made these, they came out delicious. The dough was a bit soft so I added about 2/3 more cup of nuts. Perfecto!! thanks

  25. Ive Anderson
    Posted 26 Mar ’14 at 17:09 | #

    I just found about this blog a couple of days. But what fun I had, making those incredible recipes. THANK YOU!!!! :-D

  26. Gaddemon
    Posted 7 May ’14 at 13:04 | #

    I just made it, it is really delicious, thank you!

  27. Nic
    Posted 12 Jun ’14 at 21:17 | #

    I tried them and they are delicious! But not quite crispy or crunchy enough to be a cracker…did you blend all the seeds and nuts or just the nuts? And after 10 minutes in the oven, should I leave them in the oven to become more crisp with the door slighty ajar? Please reply I’d love to perfect this recipe!

  28. Nicky
    Posted 25 Aug ’14 at 15:01 | #

    As a coeliac its great to find so many homely , comforting and easy recipes to give you the health benefits needed . I have just made these crackers again and just want to say how much I love them !! I really fancied something sweet alongside the cracker so added a huge spoonful of your cold magic chocolate Mousse – heavenly and just what I needed !! Cant wait for your new book in September !!

  29. Valerie Rogerson
    Posted 20 Sep ’14 at 20:04 | #

    Absolutely delicious. And so easy!! These will become a regular feature in our house.

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