Gluten Free Cracker Recipe That Will Amaze You!

Gluten Free Cracker Recipe That Will Amaze You!

This gluten free cracker recipe is unbelievably easy! You will be amazed that a few simple ingredients of quinoa, water, and spices can turn into a delicious cracker! These crackers are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and whole grain clean eating!

How do you make easy gluten free crackers?

These crackers are made from whole grain quinoa, not processed flour!  You simply soak the quinoa grain and then blend it into a batter!  I learned that you can use quinoa in this way from the blog Simply Quinoa. Her quinoa pizza crust recipe is delicious and made using a similar process.  I decided to play around and see if I could make cracker this way too, and… it worked! It’s hands down the easiest way I have ever found to make homemade crackers.

Quinoa soaking in water to make the gluten free cracker recipe

How can you turn whole grain quinoa into crackers?

Most homemade cracker recipes require you to make a dough, roll it out, and carefully cut out and transfer the crackers to a cookie sheet for baking. This method of making crackers doesn’t require any of that hard work!

Quinoa, spices, salt and water are the only ingredients that go into this gluten free cracker recipe.
You just need to soak the quinoa grain in water for a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Then drain and rinse the grain and add a little water, spices and salt.

Blending the quinoa gluten free cracker recipe batter with an immersion blender.

Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend on high for a few minutes until the grain turns into a pancake like batter and poor it onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

The gluten free cracker batter on a cookie sheet ready to bake.

(Sprinkle with some hemp or sesame seeds and kosher salt if desired).

Sprinkling hemp seeds onto the gluten free cracker recipe before baking.
Bake the crackers for about 15 minutes before taking out of the oven and cutting into squares.

Cutting the gluten free cracker recipe into squares.

Then flip the crackers and peel off the parchment paper.

Peeling the parchment paper off of the gluten free cracker recipe after flipping and before baking longer.Bake again until crispy.

Baking the quinoa gluten free cracker recipe until they are crispy.It’s that easy! With very little effort on your part, you have healthy whole grain quinoa crackers that you can use for guilt free snacking!  The hardest part is remembering to soak your quinoa.

This gluten free cracker recipe is one that you will want to make over and over again!

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This gluten free cracker recipe is unbelievably easy! You will be amazed that a few simple ingredients of quinoa, water, and spices can turn into a delicious cracker! These crackers are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and whole grain clean eating!
Gluten Free Crackers - Whole Grain Quinoa Crackers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Soaking Time
6 hrs
Total Time
45 mins
 

An easy recipe using whole grain quinoa to make gluten free and vegan crackers.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: gluten free, nut free, oil free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 36 crackers
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup water (Plus 1 -2 tbsp if needed)
  • 1 tbsp Herbs de Providence (or any dried herbs of choice)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds or sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 sprinkle Kosher salt for sprinkling on top (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Soak 1 cup of whole grain quinoa in about 2 cups of water until it doubles in volume. (I soak it right in my immersion blender container). Soak for at least 6 hours with cold water or 1 hour in very hot water.
  3. Drain and rinse the expanded quinoa and put into a blender or immersion blender container.

  4. Add 1/3 cup of water, salt, and 2 tsp herbs of choice.
  5. Blend for about 3-4 minutes until it becomes like a slightly chunky pancake batter consistency. (It will seem like it may never turn into a batter at first, but keep mixing)!

  6. (If you did not soak the grain long enough you may need to add another tablespoon of water to get it to blend into a batter, but only do this after you have bended for a few minutes and you are sure that it needs to be thinned out).
  7. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour the batter on the parchment paper.
  8. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly and give it a shake to get the batter very thin and even on the cookie sheet. (Sprinkle with seeds and/ or kosher salt if desired).
  9. Bake for 15 minutes then take out of the oven and cut into squares with a pastry or pizza cutter.
  10. Flip the crackers over and peel off the parchment paper and bake for another 15 minutes.
  11. Make sure all the crackers are in separate pieces and flip again seed side up and bake about another 10-15 minutes until dry and crisp. (The ones on the outside of the cookie sheet or those that are thinner will cook faster. Remove any that start to get golden brown and leave the others until they have all cooked evenly).

  12. Let cool completely before storing in an air tight container.
Recipe Notes
  • White quinoa tastes best in this recipe, however you can use red or a mix.
  • The amount of water needed with vary slightly depending on how long the quinoa has soaked.
  • Quinoa is ready to blend after it has doubled in size.  
  • Shorten soaking time by soaking in very hot water.
  • These cracker are delicious hot out of the oven, but they store well in an air tight container too.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Crackers - Whole Grain Quinoa Crackers
Amount Per Serving (1 cracker)
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What foods go well with this gluten free cracker recipe?

Serve these crackers with your favorite vegan cheese!

Gluten free cracker recipe with herbed vegan cheese
Quinoa crackers with homemade garlic herbed coconut cheese. (Recipe coming soon).

Top these quinoa crackers with:

Vegan Pesto Hummus!

Easy Cheesy Vegan Pesto Hummus is a creamy delicious dip or spread that you can whip up in minutes! It makes the perfect gluten free vegan dip or spread it on sandwiches or wraps for a filling meal. If you like the taste of basil, you will love this hummus! thehiddenveggies.com

Tofu Egg salad!

This vegan egg salad is made with tofu instead of eggs and is vegan, gluten free, egg free, cholesterol free, and dairy free, but amazingly tastes just like egg salad. thehiddenveggies.comPin the gluten free cracker recipe for later:

This gluten free cracker recipe is unbelievably easy! You will be amazed that a few simple ingredients of quinoa, water, and spices can turn into a delicious cracker! These crackers are vegan, gluten free, soy free, and whole grain clean eating!



2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Cracker Recipe That Will Amaze You!”

    • Thanks Kim! I never thought that I would be making my own cracker, but this method makes it so easy!

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