How to Make Gluten Free Crackers

These Gluten Free Crackers are easy-breezy and so darn delicious! Keep them simple with sea salt or add in some seasoning like Everything Bagel spice, Italian spice or Ranch seasoning. Made with a mix of almond flour and ground flax seed these crackers are Paleo, Whole30 and low-carb friendly!

Gluten free crackers with everything bagel seasoningGluten Free Crackers

There used to be a time that if you were gluten-free there was only one way to get a great tasting cracker that was safe to eat: to make one. But it’s 2019 and we’re lucky that we live in a time when there are a whole host of amazing gluten-free brands of snacks and foods available. You can walk into any grocery store now and find at minimum, a few options for gluten-free crackers. There are some out there that we absolutely adore (here’s looking at you Simple Mills), and some that you can “tell” are gluten-free. But the options and abundance of gluten-free products is ever expanding.

So why make your own crackers when there are so many good options out there? Because simply put, sometimes it’s a nice change of pace to be able to turn a few ingredients into a wholesome delicious snack! And honestly, these crackers are not at all complicated, with only a handful of ingredients and lots of different option to customize them with different flavors! We promise you’ll love this cracker and be glad you made it! Plus, they’re SO DELICIOUS!

They would be a fun baking project to bake with the kids as well! And the resulting cracker can be eaten on its own, used in a dip or added to a charcuterie board. What do you think, ready to make them?!

almond cracker doughSeasoning Options

There are a few seasoning options we are suggesting here, but the truth is your options are endless. The trick is to put about half of the seasoning inside of the dough, and use the other half to top the cracker with. We’ve suggested either plain flaky sea salt, Italian seasoning, Everything Bagel seasoning or a ranch seasoning.

Store Bought Seasoning Blends

If you are using a store bought version of the flavored seasoning make sure to check the label for salt. If the seasoning blend has salt in it you may want to skip the addition of salt in the recipe.

Homemade Seasoning Blends

We are sharing a simple seasoning blend for Ranch spice and the Everything Bagel spice, just in case you are like us and would prefer to control the ingredients a bit more. These blends will keep for up to a year if you are starting with fresh herbs. It will make more than you need for the cracker recipe, store the remainder.

Ranch Seasoning Blend:

  • 3 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 3 teaspoon onion granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion

almond flour cracker dough being rolled out by hand

Tips on Making Gluten Free Crackers

This dough is pretty easy to work with and roll out, but here are a few tips to make sure you are successful!

  • Use a scale to measure out your baking flour to ensure accuracy! 
  • Make sure to blend the butter into the dough completely so that there are no visible pieces remaining. You can use cold butter or room temperature. There is also an option for using oil, as well.
  • Roll out to the correct thickness between 1/8″ – 1/16″. Too thin and they’ll burn and too thick and they’ll be chewy (though still delicious).
  • Set a timer! Start checking on these starting at 15 minutes. Look for very light golden brown edges and completely dry looking crackers. 
  • If you want them ultra crispy, you could break the crackers apart and bake for a few more minutes.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes before breaking them apart. 
  • Let cool completely before storing. If they have any warmth to them when they are stored they could turn the crackers soft.

cutting almond cracker recipe

Tools you need to make Gluten Free Crackers

  • Baking sheet (Cookie sheet or rimmed baking sheets both work)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pastry wheel or pizza cutter
  • Basics: Bowl, whisk, spatula

Result of easy gluten free cracker recipe

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Easy Gluten Free Crackers

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:30 Yields 30 crackers


Seasoning options


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF and position an oven rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, flax, garlic powder, salt and 2 teaspoons seasoning.
  3. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and using your hands rub the butter into the mix until it is completely combined, with no visible pieces of butter remaining (or add in the oil). Add the beaten egg to the dough and mix together until completely combined.
  4. Place the ball of dough in the center of the lined flat baking sheet and cover with a second piece of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a rectangle that’s approximatly ⅛” - 1/16” inch thick.
  5. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares. If you end up with leftover scraps of dough, gather them up and repeat the rolling process.
  6. Sprinkle the dough with flaky sea salt or remaining 2 teaspoons seasoning, pressing down lightly to make sure the seasoning sticks.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Store crackers in an airtight bag or container for up to 3 days.
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Sweet & Crunchy Thai Slaw with Chicken

Who wants a super easy, hearty and flavorful side dish? This Sweet and Crunchy Thai Slaw with chicken works equally as well as both a crunchy side dish at a BBQ or as a light lunch option for meal prep! It’s also gluten-free and paleo friendly!

Thai slaw with Cole slaw and sesame seedsSweet & Crunchy Thai Slaw with Chicken

Who doesn’t love a good slaw? But even more, this Sweet Thai Slaw with Chicken is full of different flavors and textures: sweet, spicy, crunchy, soft and just so darn delicious! There are a few things you’ll need to slice and prepare, but after that it’s easy breezy to put together: toss in a bowl and that’s it! We suggest toasting the sesame seeds and slivered almonds for an extra special flavor boost, but honestly you can skip it if you don’t want to do the extra step. We’re all about easy, here. It’s also gluten-free and paleo friendly and sure to be a hit with everyone.

sweet sesame dressing poured over chicken Thai slaw

Here’s what’s in it:

  • Sesame oil
  • Slivered almonds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Purple cabbage
  • Green cabbage
  • Green onions
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (check out this post)
  • Raisins
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Coconut aminos
  • Coconut sugar

Want to make this super easy?

If you really, really wanted to make this even easier? Grab a bag of Cole slaw mix at the store and swap 4 cups of it for the green cabbage. Even easier than that? Grab a rotisserie chicken while you are at it and shred that to add in.

Can you leave the chicken out?

Yes! But we obviously love it with it in, or else we wouldn’t have included it in the recipe. As a stand alone lunch leave the chicken in however!

tossing finished sweet slaw recipe

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Sweet & Crunchy Chicken Slaw
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
17 min
  1. 2 cups red cabbage
  2. 4 cups white cabbage (or bag of cole slaw mix)
  3. 1/4 cup scallions, chopped (more to taste)
  4. 1 lb organic chicken, shredded (poached or crock-pot)
  5. 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  6. 1 tbsp grass-fed butter
  7. 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  8. 1/4 cup vinegar
  9. 1/3 cup sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil
  10. 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  11. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  12. Optional: 1/3 cup raisins, more as desired
  1. 1. In a bowl mix shredded red cabbage, white cabbage, and shredded chicken (prepare chicken before hand- either by poaching poaching it or using shredded crock-pot chicken)
  2. 2. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, coconut aminos, and coconut sugar
  3. 3. Add the dressing into the cabbage and chicken and mix well
  4. 4. In a pan heat 1 tbsp butter and saute almonds and sesame seeds for 2-4 minutes
  5. 5. Remove and add into the bowl
  6. 6. Chop scallions and add into the bowl- mix well, add raisins, and serve
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