Are you a fan of crunchy snacks? Want to add more veggies to your diet? Homemade Beet, Carrot and Herbs Gluten-Free Crackers are filled with root vegetables, herbs, and spices providing a healthy and delicious way to increase your veggie intake and satisfy your snack cravings.
Beet, Carrot and Herbs Crackers are free of gluten, preservatives, hidden sugars, and artificial ingredients. Besides the fabulous crunch quality for snacking, these crackers also include extra nutrients with thinly shredded veggies. Beets and carrots offer Vitamin C and A, fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and more. Additionally, thyme, cumin, and turmeric are filled with anti-inflammatory properties and immunity boosting benefits. Your body will do a happy dance for this nutrient-rich snack!
Let's talk reality. Yes- creating crackers from scratch does require a tad more time and investment than picking up a box of crackers from the market, but these crackers are filled with simple healthy-ingredients and baked with love! Plus - there is something super rewarding about baking from scratch, especially when a rolling pin is involved.
Pair crackers with your favorite hummus or dip or serve crackers topped with goat cheese and fresh chives or tapenade. Scrumptious! Homemade crackers also have an "earthy" organic appeal with the squares' asymmetrical appearance. Topping crackers with dips, cheese, avocado, or tapenade creates an aesthetic tower of textures, shapes, colors, and flavors.
Keep an eye on these crunchy crackers in the oven. The thinner the rolled-out dough, the crispier the crackers will become when baked. The end crackers seem to get a tad crispier than the middle squares, so watch crackers past 15 minutes to avoid burning.
Beet, Carrot, and Herbs Gluten-Free Crackers will keep for about a week in an airtight container but may start to lose their crunch after a few days.
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Beet, Carrot and Herbs Gluten-Free Crackers Recipe
2 cups almond flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
1 cup flax meal
2 tsp each (dried): oregano, cumin, turmeric, dill, salt, onion powder
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 small-medium raw beet, peeled and grated*
1 medium-large raw carrot, peeled and grated
2 eggs (preferably cage-free vegetarian-fed)
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
*For an easy no-mess option, replace raw beetroot with 2-3 tsp pressed beet powder.
Optional Additional Ingredients
Bragg's nutritional yeast; crumbled seaweed; sunflower, chia, or sesame seeds; chili powder; fresh cilantro, finely chopped; fresh parsley, finely chopped; Parmesan or Asiago cheese, grated
1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
2. Combine almond flour, flax meal, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
3. Finely grate beet and carrot. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Add in olive oil.
5. Whisk eggs and pour over dry ingredient mixture. Stir all ingredients until a dough is formed.
6. Roll dough into a large ball and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
7. With another sheet of parchment, cover dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into a 1/4-inch thick layer.
8. Score dough with a knife.
9. Bake crackers for 15-20 minutes.
10. Let cool and break crackers into squares.
11. Serve with hummus, salsa, or your favorite cheese spread. Enjoy!