We don’t keep store-bought crackers around because most are full of stuff we’d rather not eat and the ones that are somewhat natural are expensive. Still, I occasionally get a craving for a cracker and a little something sweet. This inevitably led to some experimenting and these tasty, crispy sweet sesame crackers. Crackers that are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free.
- ½ Cup Brown Rice Flour
- ½ Cup Almond Meal
- 2 Tablespoons Flax Meal
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
- Pinch of Salt
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. Stir in the maple syrup until the mixture pulls together, loosely.
- On a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking sheet, turn out the dough. Top the dough with a piece of wax paper. Use the wax paper to prevent the dough from sticking hopelessly to a rolling pin. Roll the dough out thinly and evenly. Remove the wax paper and cut the dough into cracker shapes (a pizza wheel works great).
- Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes. They will darken as they bake, we like them quite crispy and dark but I suggest checking them at 15 minutes and adjust from there to suit your personal tastes.
I imagine you could substitute other flours for the rice but I didn’t test it any other way.
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