Almond Crackers

Almond crackers recipe

Make these gluten free almond crackers for your next cheese platter or as an afternoon snack. They are surprisingly tasty and easy to make.

This week, I’ve been going through a vegetarian cookbook that I bought many years ago. I came across this easy to make almond crackers which uses only 4 ingredients, i.e. almond meal, butter, salt and egg. As I try eating less store bought processed food nowadays, I thought that this could be a good afternoon snack, accompany with a spicy capsicum dip.

These crackers, however, are not your typical crispy crackers. They are slightly crumbly but are still sturdy enough for you to dip them into your favourite dip. I like the taste of the nutty almond flavour and they smell really good too. Plus they are also gluten free!

So let’s get started.

  1. Combine the almond meal and cold butter in a mixing bowl. Press the cold butter into the almond meal until they form a bread like texture.
  2. Add the salt into the almond meal and butter mixture.
  3. Add in the egg, lightly beaten, into the dry mixture and mix with a wooden spoon/spatula. Knead lightly until it forms a smooth dough.
  4. Place the dough onto a baking paper, then place another baking paper on top of the dough. Roll the dough into a thin sheet.
  5. Place the rolled dough into the fridge to chill for 30 mins.
  6. After 30 mins, place the dough onto a tray. Remove the baking paper on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180c (356F) for about 20 mins. Before baking, you can prick holes around the dough with a fork to get some texture on the crackers but it’s totally optional.
  7. Cool the baked crackers on the tray for 5 mins. Break them into smaller pieces and cool them down completely on a wire rack.
  8. Store them in an airtight container. I just keep them in a zip lock bag.
Prepare the ingredients

Recipe Note

  • You can definitely use a food processor to mix the dough. Just place all the ingredients in a food processor and do short pulses until it forms a soft ball.
  • You can make different variations by adding seeds and spices to this basic dough. For example, poppy seeds and fennel, curry powder and coriander or sesame seeds.

Baking Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Baking paper
  • Wooden spoon/spatula
  • Digital scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • Rolling pin
  • Wiring rack

Watch How I Make Them


Almond Crackers

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Make these almond crackers for your next cheese platter or as an afternoon snack. They are surprisingly tasty and easy to make

Adapted From: The Australian Women’s Weekly, Everyday Vegetarian cookbook
Author: Caroline | Sweetest Hour
Cuisine: Australian
Keywords: Crackers Recipe, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • Almond Meal : 170g (1 1/2 cups)
  • Cold Unsalted Butter : 30g
  • Salt : 1 Tsp
  • Egg : 1

Directions

  1. Combine the almond meal and cold butter in a mixing bowl. Press the cold butter into the almond meal until they form a bread like texture.
  2. Add the salt into the almond meal and butter mixture.
  3. Add in the egg, lightly beaten, into the dry mixture and mix with a wooden spoon/spatula. Knead lightly until it forms a smooth dough.
  4. Place the dough onto a baking paper, then place another baking paper on top of the dough. Roll the dough into a thin sheet.
  5. Place the rolled dough into the fridge to chill for 30 mins.
  6. After 30 mins, place the dough onto a tray. Remove the baking paper on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180c (356F) for about 20 mins. Before baking, you can prick holes around the dough with a fork to get some texture on the crackers but it’s totally optional.
  7. Cool the baked crackers on the tray for 5 mins. Break them into smaller pieces and cool them down completely on a wire rack.
  8. Store them in an airtight container or a zip lock bag.

Recipe Note:

  1. You can definitely use a food processor to mix the dough. Just place all the ingredients in a food processor and do short pulses until it forms a soft ball.
  2. You can make different variations by adding seeds and spices to this basic dough. For example, poppy seeds and fennel, curry powder and coriander or sesame seeds.

Nutrition Per Serving (Based on 4 servings):

NUTRITION INFORMATIONAVE QUANTITY PER SERVING
Calories327kcal
Protein10.1g
Fat (total)30.6g
– Saturated Fat5.9g
Carbohydrate1.9g
Sugars1.9g
Sodium558mg

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