It is DAY 28 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid and we celebrate the last 3 days of our KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway with these delicious gluten free vegan garlic rosemary crackers created by Kalinda Piper from Wheat Free Meat Free. These crackers have a delicious flavour and texture using a mixture of almond meal, sorghum flour, and potato starch, and binding it all together with flaxmeal. Aren't flaxseeds a gift from the Gods in the gluten free vegan world?! Just AMAZING! If you have never made crackers before, give it a go! You will be surprised at how easy it is! Kalinda's crackers are wonderful with vegan dips and spreads, or with a delicious salad or soup. 

Kalinda says about rolling the crackers, "A lot of cracker recipes suggest that you roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment. I found that to be a big pain. But it might help if you’re having problems with dough sticking to your rolling pin. Also, don’t be afraid to use your hands to help shape the dough and patch up cracks. If you have coarse salt, a little sprinkle on top before baking would be nice." I did roll mine out between two sheets of paper because I just found it quicker and easier. But either way works! 

Be sure to check more of Kalinda's sensational gluten free vegetarian recipes. Some of my favourites are: the vegan citrusy edamame soup, vegan cucumber radish salad, sprouted mung bean and coconut fritters, aloo gobi, and the vegan avocado pie with an almond pistachio crust! OH MY! Wheat Free Meat Free is absolutely LOADED with exotic, interesting, easy gluten free vegetarian recipes. It is one of my favourite vegetarian recipe blogs.

I kept coming across Kalinda's amazing blog during google searches, where she would be right there at the top with her fabulous gluten free vegetarian creations. I was SO excited when I finally got to meet her in person at the Nourished Food Bloggers Conference in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. She, and her hubby  Mike, who also runs the blog, Oblivious Investor were nicer than I could have possibly imagined. I really enjoyed spending time with them. I call them "the quiet achievers" because they are both super smart and talented, but incredibly humble. 

Do you know what is incredible about Kalinda's blog? She is NOT gluten free OR vegetarian! She creates these incredible recipes FOR MIKE! How cool is that?! Kalinda's sister, Larissa, also shares recipes on Wheat Free Meat Free. So this is a real family effort. I just LOVE these people. Trust me, if you just want fantastic recipes check them out. You will be in Piggy HEAVEN!

Kalinda, Thanks for sharing these delicious crackers with us. You ROCK! 

For more information about this recipe, check out Kalinda's original recipe post.
Learn more about Kalinda Piper at Wheat Free Meat Free. 
Follow Kalinda on Twitter. 

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Wheat Free Meat Free’s Garlic Rosemary Crackers

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 200 / 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the flax seed meal in a small bowl.
  3. Pour in the boiling water and stir well. Let sit about 5 minutes.
  4. Put the flours, salt, garlic powder, and rosemary into the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir to mix the flours.
  5. Add the oil and flax seed mix. Mix on a medium-speed until dough comes together.
  6. Tear a piece of parchment paper to fit a large baking sheet.
  7. Lay on the counter and turn the dough onto the parchment paper. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness.
  8. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut into squares.
  9. Transfer parchment paper to the baking sheet.
  10. Bake in the oven for 17-18 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown.
  11. Remove and allow to cool.
  12. Makes approximately 40 crackers

For more information about this recipe, check out Kalinda's original recipe post.
Learn more about Kalinda Piper at Wheat Free Meat Free.
Follow Kalinda on Twitter. 

Tips!

a quick easy way to clean this “cling-on” pieces out of your garlic press

If you are using a garlic press to mince your garlic you will know how hard they can to clean sometimes. There are always a few little stubborn bits that refuse to let go of the garlic party. Next time you are replacing your toothbrush (I replace mine about once a month) recycle it and then wash it. Keep it under the sink to scrub out your garlic press under running water to help remove those little cling on pieces.

Thank you for the fabulous write up. Mike is pretty amused that he was included as well. An extra big thank you for organizing the event and inviting me. :D

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LOL! I HAD to include him with you!
I am thrilled that you are a part of this!
Those crackers were amazing.
Thanks for sharing them :)

I love crackers in bed. I always eat them on my husband’s side so he’ll think of me each night as he retires.

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Wow!  Those crackers look amazing, Kalinda. I love that they use almond meal and sorghum, and I love rosemary in a cracker.  These are perfect.

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Yes, despite the huge plethora of gluten-free flours, I find I turn to sorghum and almond meal most of the time.

Almond Meal and Sorghum Flour is a fantastic combination.

Crackers! What a great idea. I have to confess I always thought crackers would be too difficult or finicky to make but these look simple. I have all of these ingredients in my pantry right now. I’m so going to make them this weekend. Yet another great recipe this month. Thanks!

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Developing this recipe was actually the first time I tried making them too. They were much easier than I anticipated.

Yes! These were SO easy. Thankyou!!!!!!

I’m in LOVE with this recipe, Kalinda!!  I’ve only made crackers a few times, and each time I wonder why I don’t do it more often.  They’re so much better than store bought.  Can’t wait to make these! Lovely to meet you at Nourished.  You are a doll!!

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Thanks Heather, I’m glad I was able to run in to you.

Kalinda,
I need a cracker recipe!  We have multiple tree nut allergies in our home?  Can I replace almond flour with standard GF flour?  Have you done it without the almond flour?  Thank you so so much!
Sarah

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I have not tried it without the almond meal. I’m afraid you’ll have to be the tester. Please let us know how it goes if you do.

I forgot to add the Maggie from She Let Them Eat Cake also shared a cracker recipe for this giveaway and her recipe is nut-free. Maybe give that one a go instead?

BOO…you can’t try these! They are SO good! But Yes! Try Maggie’s Crackers without the nuts
They are AMAZING!

Ooh, yum! I love making crackers.

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Thank Alta! Having the recipe reposted reminded me that I need to try out more variations.

Ever since going gluten free, it’s crackers I miss the most.  I can’t wait to try these!!  Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us.

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That’s one of the best parts about food blogging. Sharing recipes for the foods people miss. :)

Oh, these are a LIFESAVER! SOOO good. Enjoy :)

I just made these! SO good!
Thanks Kalinda. Thanks Tess

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Woohoo! The best kind of comment—someone loved your recipe.

I know! That is the BEST feeling isn’t it?!
These really are delicious. Thanks again :)

Blender Girl, I hadn’t actually heard of your blog before, but now that Kali referred me here I’m going to stick around!  I think I’m going to be buying a vitamix soon and then I’ll really be in the market for some healthy blender recipes.  I feel like the closer I get to vegan and raw, the more you really do need to use a blender for your cooking!  And I sooooo agree that flaxseeds are a gift from the gods.  I just made teething biscuits for my 6 month old and all the recipes I found had eggs, which would be ok except my 3 year old wanted to eat the dough when we were making it.  So no problem, I just subbed flax!  Yay flax!

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Lucky you. I think I’m also in the market for a high powered blender. My current blender keeps leaking. :(

I am giving away another Vitamix in a couple of months! Enter!

Welcome Slinky!
Great to be connected :)
I cannot wait until you get your Vitamix and then we can play.
Those teething biscuits sound FANtastic!
Would you mind sharing the recipe please?!

Kalinda - those crackers look just lovely!  I’m going to try and make them next weekend.

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Jen - Kalinda’s crackers are really really good and SO easy!

I love how versatile these are - you can eat them with savoury or sweet, soup, desserts, fruit, cheese, jam…

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@Patent Attorney,

I’m a patent paralegal by trade. Small world!

Yes! I totally agree. These are SO easy, SO tasty, and incredibly versatile.

Kalinda, these sound like heaven on a plate! Can’t wait to give them a go. Thanks for sharing one of your wonderful recipes!

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Carla, you will go crackers over these crackers. SO good and SO easy!

Thanks, Tess. Looking forward to it. It’s on my long list of to-dos/try’s.

Sounds delicious, what a great idea!

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