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Delicious and easy herb crackers

Herb crackers

While on the whole30 we’re not supposed to eat any snack or junkfood. So not even paleo approved hamburgers or pizza. The first time that we were doing the whole30 I kind of missed that fact and I than made a delicious cauliflower pizza.

The reasoning behind the ‘no-go’ is that you have to get rid of the need or craving for junkfood and if you’re just going to substitute your junkfood with paleo junkfood, the message might not get across in your brain. 🙂

I can understand the reasoning behind it but in my cauliflower pizza situation I argued that I don’t really like regular pizza, so it wasn’t a junkfood for me.. But anyway, I am not sharing a paleo pizza with you today.

I had to think of this recipe when I received a tweet from @style030 if I happened to have any recipes for snacks. And the first thing that came to mind where these delicious crackers.

I made them last year when I was taking photos for the cookbook of Marjolein Dubbers which is called  ‘Clever Snacks’  (in Dutch) . I had some doubt about snacks with almond meal but even Tom liked it and ate most of them… 😉

Ideal also for taking with you on the road. They taste pretty good without anything on them, but you can eat them with sundried tomatoes or the tapenade I used here from  Lampascioni onions… It makes me hungry just looking at these photos!.

Making the herb crackers

Making these herb crackers is really simplicity itself. There aren’t a lot of ingredients. It’s simply a matter of mixing the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Make this into a dough ball and roll it out between two sheets of baking paper to a thin layer.

Place this on a baking tray and remove the top layer. It’s easiest to use a pizza slicer to make little squares in the dough before you place it in the oven to bake for about 15-20 minutes.

Once the edges start to brown you know they are cooked. Let it cool completely and break on the lines you previously made.

Or you can try and make these flaxseed crackers.

5 from 1 vote
Crackers with Italian herbs

Delicious crackers that are gluten free.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: gluten free
Keyword: almond flour, herbs
Servings: 30 crackers
Calories: 47 kcal
Ingredients
  • 200 gr almond flour or another nut flour of your choice
  • 2 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • a good amount of Keltic seasalt or regular seasalt
  • pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of water
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C
  2. Put all dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir together well.
  3. In a separate bowl add the oliveoil and the water and mix this well, preferably with a mixer of some sort. Add this to the dry ingredients and knead it to a firm doughball.
  4. Put a piece of bakingpaper on your kitchen top and put the dough on top. Add another sheet of baking paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll out to about 3 mm thickness.
  5. Remove the top part, slide it onto a baking tray and with a sharp knife cut squares of about 5 m in the dough.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. Pay close attention as it can suddenly go very fast. The crackers will be done if they have brown edges
Nutrition Facts
Crackers with Italian herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 4mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 comments

  1. They look great Simone. yesterday I was looking into Green Kitchen Stories – http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/gluten-free-nut-crackers/ it looks like crackers time 🙂
    Not every junk food is your junk food. I totally agree with your thinking behind pizza.

  2. We use almond flour quite a bit, but never thought to make crackers with it. But we will. 😉 Good recipe — thanks.

  3. My daughter has been following the Whole30 plan for the last three weeks and we were just talking about their idea of changing relationship with food–especial junk food. Though restrictive, It seems like a good plan for someone needing a “reset” in their life as it relates to food.
    I am saving this recipe to make in a couple of weeks for a wine & cheese night we are hosting — they sound perfect. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

    • O how interesting that your daughter is doing the whole30 too. Yes it is quite restrictive which I found out yesterday too when we had a wedding to attend and it was not easy (and I failed too..) keeping to the program but definitely good for a reset. We’re not planning to eat like this forever, thank goodness!

  4. Simone! I LOVE this recipe! Just in time too. I have a boat load of almond pulp sitting in the fridge and i can’t wheat anymore. Super thrilled to making this for snacking!!!!!!

  5. Hi Simone,

    I am much enjoying your Whole30 experience — and just now pulled a batch of your almond crackers out of the oven. I was surprised that the dough so easy to manage, no trouble in the least. I don’t keep crackers around anymore so it will be nice to make a small batch at the last moment.

    PS On a sad note, my heart reaches for the people of the Netherlands who have lost so many to this senseless attack on the Malaysian plane. You have been much in my thoughts since learning the news. Be well …

  6. another great recipe simone.. these look divine. definitely will be recreating the recipe in my kitchen. thanks!

  7. Great crackers and flavor. Perfect with some fresh cheese.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. These crackers would be delicious with the vegetarian pâté I just made.

  9. I think this cracker recipe sounds better than store bought crackers. They look light and crisp! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  10. These herb crackers are the perfect bite, love your topping suggestions!

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  12. Do you have the nutritional information on these? I was looking more for calories as I also follow Whole30 but always watch my calories

    Thank you 🙂

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  14. How much Almond flour do you need I’m from Minnesota we use cups not gram here so please help me thanks.

  15. I’m thinking it’s not really a snack if it accompanies a Whole30 beef (no bean) chili at lunch, right? Or am I misinterpreting? Making lunch for a friend on the Whole30 diet, so my experience is indirect at best.

    • Technically snacking is not really allowed on the whole30. I made these ages ago when I didn’t fully understand the rules myself. If you want to make a lunch for your friend than I would opt for something like a good salad with beef without the crackers. Something like this would be better https://insimoneskitchen.com/sweet-potato-rice-with-meat-balls/
      Good luck (I’m going to adjust the cracker post)

      • 5 stars
        Well, the crackers are delicious! And easy enough to turn out a batch any time, with slightly varied herbs depending on what they might go with. We had leftover butternut squash, kale, and chicken stew that turned out better than expected, so we were actually looking forward to the leftovers; these with a light salad made a nice alternative to the heavier rolls we had with it on the weekend. In fact, I like these better than most grain-based crackers I buy, and they’re easy to make in single servings, so no more 1/2-used boxes to toss out after a month. After consulting with my friend who’s doing the Whole30, she also felt that as an accompaniment to the beef chili and raw veggie sticks I made for her Tuesday lunch, some “almond crisps,” as I’m calling them, are acceptable: Just not as a between-meal snack, which Whole30 clearly doesn’t allow for. But I will absolutely take your recommendation for the sweet potato and meatball bowl for later this week! I’m preparing two of my friend’s lunches each week, so new ideas are most welcome, especially one that lends to gentle re-heating.

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