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Paleo Herb Crackers

While shopping at one of the local health food stores called Tailor Made, I saw a box of crackers that I thought would complement a soup I was going to make. I picked up the box and the picture of the crackers looked delicious. Then I looked at the price — ugh! $9 and change. Then it dawned on me — why not make crackers myself?

So, I searched the world wide web and found this recipe for Paleo Herb Crackers that has good reviews.

The ingredients are simple enough (I normally don’t include pictures of the oil, water, salt and pepper as I figure most people have those items in their cupboard already) To help facilitate this recipe you should use parchment paper, a rolling pin and a pizza cutter.

Ingredients

Ingredients (less salt, water and oil)

You’ll be combining all your ingredients to make a dough. I used my KitchenAid mixer for this.

Make Doug

Make Dough

Next, you’ll need 2 pieces of parchment paper (same size and cut large). Place one of the pieces on your counter or cutting board and plop your dough on it.

Plop dough on parchment paper

Plop dough on parchment paper

Then you’ll be putting another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and then giving the dough one large palm squish.

Cover dough with parchment paper and squish

Cover dough with parchment paper and squish

Then you’ll use a rolling pin (or you could use a large drinking glass) to flatten out the dough.

Flatten the dough

Flatten the dough

Next, remove the top piece of parchment paper and transfer the dough (with the bottom piece of parchment paper) to a large cookie sheet.

Transfer flattened dough to cookie sheet

Transfer flattened dough to cookie sheet

Now, using your pizza cutter, slice the dough into small cracker pieces.

Slice the dough

Slice the dough

(With me so far? It’s actually a very fun recipe to make.)

Now you’ll be plopping this in the oven to bake. Make sure you pay attention (I didn’t) to how you flatten the dough. If possible, you want the dough to be the same thickness all the way through so it will cook evenly otherwise you’ll have your edges crispier than the rest of the dough.

Ready to try this easy recipe?

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the almond flour, salt, and rosemary in a mixer and mix on low until everything is combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, egg white, olive oil, and melted coconut oil.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry one and mix until you get a fairly stiff dough.
  5. When the dough is ready, put a large piece of parchment paper on the counter and plop the dough on it.
  6. Then place another same sized piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and give it one good squish with your palm. (No need to get your hands dirty if you don’t have to.)
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/8 of an inch making sure as far as possible that your dough is the same thickness throughout.
  8. Remove the top piece of parchment paper then transfer the bottom piece of parchment paper with the dough on it to a cookie sheet (no need to grease the cookie sheet).
  9. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into cracker sized pieces — round, square, triangle — whatever you desire.
  10. Plop the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes (at the 7 minute mark my edges were starting to get quite crispy but that’s because I didn’t make sure my dough was rolled evenly).
  11. Turn the oven off and let the crackers sit inside the oven for another 10 minutes (but keep your eye on them to make sure they don’t turn too crispy).

Whala!  That’s it! They came out very good. I will use this recipe again. It did remind me of the time I use to make communion wafers at church.  Ready to see the final product?  Drum roll please!

Paleo Herb Crackers

Paleo Herb Crackers

Served with paleo Chicken Soup, these Paleo Herb Crackers were delicious.

Special thanks to Heather at Multiply Delicious.  Head on over to her website to see what else she’s got cooking.

(Click here for a list of other paleo friendly recipes.)

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