I help many clients who suffer from multiple food allergies, sensitivities and/or intolerances and follow very specific dietary restrictions. While there are plenty of healthy products on the shelves these days , it is also nice to have a few recipes to keep on hand like this simple quinoa cracker.
Having dietary staples accessible makes complying to dietary restrictions must easier! For instance, many people may not be able to snack on their favorite cookies, crackers, or pretzels so they may start feeling deprived and unsatisfied. By coming up with a list of compliant snack alternatives, people often feel more at ease with the plan.
How to Make Quinoa Crackers
These simple quinoa crackers include just six ingredients.
After you bake the dough, cut even squares using a pizza-cutter. Allow for some cooling prior to cutting to prevent the crackers from crumbling. Make a whole batch and store them in an airtight container for a filling and delicious snack on throughout the week.
Their hearty texture and nutty flavor pair great with sliced cheese or a dollop of hummus.
This recipe complies with the following diets:
- Paleo – No
- SCD – No – Quinoa is 60% starch so it’s illegal.
- Low FODMAP – Yes – Use maple syrup instead of honey.
- Grain Free – Yes
- Gluten Free – Yes
- Dairy Free – Yes
- SIBO-Specific Diet – No – Contains quinoa
- Keto – This recipe contains 8g net carbs per serving
This recipe makes 24 crackers.
Per serving: 61 calories, 9 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g fat, 1 g fiber
- 1 1/2 cup ground dry quinoa*
- 3 tablespoons of oil
- 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup**
- 5 tablespoons of water
- 1 large egg white
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325F. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, honey, water, egg white and salt.
- Slowly combine the ground quinoa until a thick batter/dough develops.
- Place the dough onto the middle of the baking sheet. Press it down with your hands until it spreads evenly throughout the baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- With a pizza slicer, cut the crackers into bite-size squares. Remove the crackers from the pan and place into an air-tight container and store at room temperature.
- *Grind dry quinoa in a coffee grinder to achieve a coarse consistency
- **Use maple syrup to replace honey if following a low FODMAP diet