Get Creative in the Kitchen with Tasty Chickpea Crackers

It is with great pleasure that I share with you a recipe close to my heart – gluten-free chickpea crackers! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always advocate for organic, whole food ingredients that nourish the body, and this recipe is no exception.

Gluten-free baking can be a daunting task, but these crackers are incredibly easy to make and come together with just a few simple ingredients. Chickpea flour, also known as garbanzo bean flour, is the star ingredient of this recipe. It’s packed with protein, fiber and essential nutrients that will leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy.

In addition to being gluten-free, these crackers are also dairy-free and vegan-friendly. They’re perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions who want to enjoy delicious snacks that don’t compromise on taste or texture. Crunchy and flavorful, they’re an ideal alternative to traditional wheat-based crackers that often contain additives and preservatives.

I hope you’ll enjoy making these chickpea crackers as much as I do! Get ready to impress your guests or indulge in solo snacking without any guilt. Let’s dive into this exciting recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers
Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers

My dear readers, I implore you to indulge in this scrumptious recipe for Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers. You might ask, why should you try these crackers when there are numerous gluten-free options available in the market? My dear, let me assure you that this recipe is not just any other gluten-free snack option, it is a game-changer.

First and foremost, the taste is heavenly. The wholesome flavor of chickpea flour combined with the subtle nuttiness of flax seed meal, and the warm spices of turmeric and garlic powder will leave you craving more. Moreover, the crunchiness of these crackers is unmatched, unlike other flimsy gluten-free cracker options that fail to withstand dips and toppings.

Secondly, this recipe is perfect for individuals who follow a vegan or dairy-free diet. The ingredients are all plant-based which means no animal products are used making it an excellent cruelty-free option.

Lastly, this recipe requires minimal ingredients that can all be found in your pantry. It’s an excellent way to make use of chickpea flour which is rich in protein and fiber, making it a healthier snack choice.

In conclusion, my dear readers, these Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers are not just any regular snack. Their taste and textures are beyond compare; they are vegan-friendly and require basic ingredients anyone can easily find in their kitchen. Trust me on this one – this recipe will change your snacking game for good.

Ingredient List

 Perfect for a quick snack on the go!
Perfect for a quick snack on the go!

Here are the ingredients required to make these delectable Chickpea Crackers:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Note: You can also use garbanzo bean flour, besan flour, or split chickpea flour instead of chickpea flour. Add sesame seeds or nutritional yeast for an extra kick of flavor.

For a spicier flavor, add garlic powder and paprika to the dry ingredients. Rice flour or bean flour can be substituted if you don’t have chickpea flour on hand. The best part about this recipe is that it is gluten-free and vegan, making it an ideal snack for anyone following a restrictive diet.

The Recipe How-To

 Crispy, crunchy, and irresistibly delicious.
Crispy, crunchy, and irresistibly delicious.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe for these incredible gluten-free chickpea crackers. It’s important to follow the steps closely to ensure perfect results.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup canola oil or olive oil

Step 2: Mix The Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the chickpea flour, baking powder, sea salt, flax seed meal, turmeric, sesame seeds, nutritional yeast and garlic powder (if using). Stir well to ensure all dry ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 3: Add The Wet Ingredients

Gradually pour in the water and oil, stirring continuously until a dough forms. Knead for a minute or until some rough texture is left (not too long as we don’t want them to break).

Step 4: Roll & Cut Dough

On a clean and flat work surface, roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch thickness (use a rolling pin or even a wine bottle). Use cookie cutters of desired shapes or just cut them into small squares with a knife instead (If making crackers then cut them roughly square).

Step 5: Bake the Crackers

Preheat your oven to 325°F. Transfer your cookies or crackers onto your prepared baking sheet lined parchment paper. Bake in oven for roughly 12 -15 mins, until they become lightly golden and firm to touch. Remove from oven and let them cool.

And voila! You have successfully made your own gluten-free chickpea crackers. Now you can enjoy them as a snack or pair it with your favorite dips or spreads.

Substitutions and Variations

 No gluten, no dairy, and no worries.
No gluten, no dairy, and no worries.

My dear readers, I understand that not everyone has access to all of the ingredients listed in this recipe for gluten-free chickpea crackers. But worry not! Here are some substitutions and variations you can try to make sure that you always have delicious and healthy snacks on hand.

For the chickpea flour, you can use substitutes such as gram flour (besan), split chickpea flour, or even rice flour. These alternatives will still give you the same crunch and nutrition as using chickpea flour.

To add more flavor, try incorporating some sesame seeds or nutritional yeast into the dough mixture. These additional ingredients will provide a nutty taste and an extra boost of vitamins and minerals.

If you prefer a spicier option, then toss in some garlic powder or other spices such as cumin or paprika. A little bit of turmeric can also give the crackers a lovely yellow hue.

For those who follow a vegan lifestyle, simply replace the canola oil with olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil. You can also use flax seed meal instead of eggs for binding.

Lastly, if you are not fond of shaping them into crackers, then transform them into chickpea chips instead! Simply roll out the dough and use a pizza cutter to slice them into thin strips, coat with your choice of seasoning, and bake until crispy.

These substitutions and variations will definitely make your gluten-free chickpea crackers unique and personalized to suit your tastes. So go ahead and experiment in the kitchen – who knows what delicious creation you might come up with!

Serving and Pairing

 Who knew chickpeas could make such amazing crackers?
Who knew chickpeas could make such amazing crackers?

My dear reader, now that you have made these delicious gluten-free chickpea crackers, it’s time to think about how best to serve and pair them.

Firstly, these crackers are perfect for snacking on their own or with your favorite dip. They have a slightly nutty flavor and are sturdy and slightly crispy making them able to stand up to even the thickest of dips. I suggest pairing them with hummus or guacamole for a healthy and satisfying snack.

Secondly, these crackers would be a fantastic addition to any cheese board. Whether you are vegan or not, they are flavorful enough to hold their own against strong cheeses like blue cheese or aged cheddar. You could also serve them with some sliced fruit or roasted nuts for an added texture contrast.

Finally, if you are looking for something a bit sweeter, try pairing these crackers with some creamy almond butter or chocolate hazelnut spread. The nutty flavor of these spreads complements the taste of the chickpea flour perfectly.

No matter how you decide to serve and pair these gluten-free chickpea crackers, I am confident that they will be a hit with both yourself and your guests. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A healthy alternative to traditional crackers.
A healthy alternative to traditional crackers.

Allow me to impart some advice on how to make the most of your gluten-free chickpea crackers. If you’re in a time crunch, preparing these delectable crisps ahead of time is a wise decision. For optimal freshness, it is important to store them properly. Place them in an airtight container and leave them on your kitchen counter with cool and dry surroundings. You may also opt to refrigerate the crackers if you plan on consuming them after a few days. However, ensure that they are tightly sealed in a plastic wrap or placed in an air-tight container before putting them in the fridge.

When reheating, I suggest that you opt to use your oven rather than the microwave. Simply preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and position your chickpea crackers onto it. Reheat them for around 10 minutes or until they are crispy enough to your liking. These gluten-free chickpea crackers also make excellent snacks when traveling or going on long hikes. Pack them in snack bags or containers, and you’re good to go!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get your crunch on without any guilt.
Get your crunch on without any guilt.

Now that you’ve got the hang of making these tasty gluten-free chickpea crackers, let’s go over some tips to ensure that you achieve perfect results every time.

Firstly, make sure that you use the correct amount of water. The recipe calls for 1 cup of water, but some brands of chickpea flour may absorb more or less water than others. While making your dough, add water gradually to avoid over-watering. Your dough should stick onto itself, be pliable but firm – not too wet or too dry.

Second, when rolling out the dough, try to maintain an even thickness throughout. This is important because thin areas may cook faster and cause uneven browning. I recommend rolling the dough between two sheets of parchment papers to give a smooth and even surface and help prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin or hands.

Thirdly, don’t skip the step of resting your dough. Letting it relax for 10 minutes or so before cutting will make rolling out the crackers much easier and will give them a better texture. This step allows the dough to fluff up and become lighter so it doesn’t collapse in the oven.

Fourthly, if you want more flavor and nutrition in your crackers, play around with different spices like cumin, chili powder or paprika. You can also incorporate other seeds like flaxseed or sunflower seeds for added texture.

Finally, make sure that your oven is preheated well at 375 F. Bake your crackers on parchment paper lined baking sheets for approximately 15-20 minutes depending on their thickness until they’re golden brown with crispy edges. Keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly.

By following these simple tips, you can achieve perfectly crisp and delicious gluten-free chickpea crackers every time! Enjoy them as a snack, serve them with hummus or dip of your choice for a nutritious treat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the gluten-free chickpea crackers recipe is a nutritious and flavorful option for anyone looking for a crunchy snack. They are not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free, vegan and high in protein. This recipe is also easily customizable to fit your taste preferences by adding different spices or herbs.

With just a few simple ingredients such as chickpea flour, water, and canola oil, you can easily whip up a batch of these crackers in no time. Plus, you can feel good about snacking on these crackers because they are made from whole, natural ingredients which offer many health benefits.

So why not impress your family and friends with homemade gluten-free chickpea crackers at your next gathering? Not only will they love the crunchy texture and delicious flavor, but they will also appreciate the healthy twist you added to their favorite snack.

Incorporating this recipe into your diet is a great way to avoid processed snacks that are loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Instead, you’ll be providing your body with nourishing snacks that won’t damage your health. Give it a try today and experience the benefits of this wholesome treat!

Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers

Gluten Free Chickpea Crackers Recipe

Easy gluten-free cracker recipe
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 50 Crackers
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/3 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Mix all dry ingredients together well. Stir in the oil and begin stirring in water a little at a time. The dough will need to be formed into a ball, if it is too dry add a little more water, if too wet, more flour.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a ball.
  • Use a Silpat or cut a generous amount of plastic wrap and dust it with a gluten-free flour. Flatten one ball into a rectangle, place it on the Silpat or plastic wrap and sprinkle with some more flour. Place another large piece of plastic wrap on the dough and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out as thinly as possible. It might be necessary to peel off the top layer of plastic and re-dust a few times.
  • Peel off the top layer of plastic, dust with a little more flour, place a baking sheet over it, slide another baking sheet under the bottom plastic wrap, flip over, remove the other sheet of plastic wrap and bake.
  • A nice touch, although not necessary, is to glaze the crackers before baking with an egg white or cornstarch glaze.
  • Mine were a little less than an eighth of an inch, but less is literally more! Crackers, that is.
  • Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy. They will crisp up more after they cool off. After cooled, store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition

Serving: 44gCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 15.5gProtein: 4.2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 68.7mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 1.6g
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