A very special welcome to Miriam at Broccoli People who is taking over the Life By Equipe Resource Centre today with 2 educational posts to help you make delicious & homemade crackers, that are mindful of intolerances and are a darned sight healthier snack options than typical shop-bought ones.
In this post, you'll discover the 5 essential steps needed to make the tastiest cracker, which gluten-free flours to use + lots of vegan and whole food ingredients you can add for taste.
For step-by-step instructions and recipe ideas, head here to sample the 6 cracker recipes the peeps at Broccoli People are raving about!
Miriam is a nutrition coach certified by ISSA, International Sports Science Association, and Hong Kong University, HKU Space, and loves to discover local ingredients around the world to explore new recipes for intolerances or specific needs.
Guidelines For Creating Your Cracker Recipes
1. To make the dough for the crackers:
You can use all the following ingredients below depending on your needs or preferences of taste. You need to mix the dry ingredients (flour or grounded nuts) with wet ingredients (water, eggs, gelatine from flaxseeds or chia seeds, oil, milks…), and add the spices for the taste you like. That's it!
2. The consistency of the dough:
Should be rollable but not too liquid, in that case add more of the wet mixture. And vice versa. The amount of wet mix depends on the type of flour or nuts you use, since they absorb it differently.
3. Rolling the crackers:
Use baking paper and press the dough between two sheets to a thin thickness, remove the upper one, and then cut. Or simply make small balls and press each one into the shape you want. And keep the sheets to reuse them next time.
4. The baking time:
In the oven is about 15-20 minutes - wait until the edges start to become golden if you want them crispy! And when you take them out, let them rest on a cooling tray and wait 1-2 hours to serve or store.
When salt and sugar in crackers are in contact with air, they absorb the moisture or water in it, and this soften the crackers. Like for all cooked food, air is what makes them go off, so store them in an airtight container to last longer, at least for 3 weeks, with their crispiness still crispy.
Gluten free Non-Vegan & Vegan Paleo friendly Ingredients
GLUTEN FREE FLOURS:
Coconut, Soy, Rice, Corn, Chickpea, Cassava, Gluten free oats, Tapioca, Amaranth, Buckwheat
GROUNDED NUTS ‘FLOURS’:
Flaxseeds, Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts
You can ground any nuts in a coffee grinder, but not for too long or they would become butter.
INGREDIENTS FOR ADDING TASTE
Himalayan salt, black pepper, rosemary, oregano, curcuma, grounded ginger, roasted sesame seeds, crunchy nuts, raisins, goji berries, cinnamon, cheese, stevia or honey for sweetness.
In crackers each egg can be replaced by one spoon of grounded flaxseeds or chia seeds mixed with three spoons of water; 1/4 cup mashed bananas or pumpkin purée, or 1.5 spoons of oil.
Want tried and tested cracker recipes? Read 6 Cracker Recipes using Gluten-free Flours
Written by Broccoli People | Mind Your Life, Mind Your Body
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Miriam has founded the initiative Broccoli People with the intention to spread knowledge and awareness in nutrition and wellbeing, in accessible, easy and practical ways. She is now on the process of creating the series of books "Food Wisdom", with all the guidelines to make you become your own food master, the plans to maximise your energy levels, and the principles to get a happier brain.
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