These gluten free crackers fulfill all your gluten free cracker needs! With no gluten and also vegan, these crispy crackers are made with just a few simple ingredients and are surprisingly easy to whip up! The extra crunchy texture really makes these stand out!
Homemade Gluten Free Crackers?
I had the hardest time with crackers. They are a great snack, but store bought ones, historically are either:
- super duper expensive ($8 a box, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!)
- not very tasty
- containing something my son can’t eat (which seems like practically EVERYTHING some days)
- or weird franken-ingredients that I don’t really want to feed my family
My first cracker recipe was a huge hit, Gluten Free Dairy Free Cheese Crackers. We still make those….but I don’t really want to spend the money on all vegan cheese all the time. It is an every once in awhile recipe now for us.
And since we tolerate dairy again, we enjoy these paleo cheese crackers a ton!
Luckily, compared to 8 years ago when we first went gluten free….there are many more options than there used to be…..but these are STILL a favorite of ours!
This gluten free cracker recipe uses very few ingredients and the crackers are super crisp and sturdy like a traditional ‘Wheat Thin!’ Perfect for dipping! My kids love the vegan nacho cheese sauce I make, and I love to use my artichoke tapenade!
And my kids will eat the entire batch in one sitting if I let them, little stinkers.
Bottom line, these are a staple in our house now. You will almost always find a container in the freezer if you visit!
Homemade Gluten Free Cracker Hacks and Tips:
Making crackers is not as hard as you might think. I was so surprised the first time I made them to learn how simple it was! But after making a gazillion batches, I have several tips to ensure your success!
- Cold crackers bake up even more crispy. I find it easiest to roll out and cut my crackers, then freeze them for about 10 minutes before baking!
- Rather than individually cut and separate each individual cracker, I take them out half way through their baking times and break them apart. Saves a lot of time!
- Roll the dough out super thin! To get that perfect cracker texture….you do not want to have super thick dough…it makes for a tough cracker (the recipe photos should give you a good idea!).
- To keep the dough from sticking to my rolling pin, I use either another non-stick baking mat, a piece of plastic wrap, or even parchment paper right over the top of the dough. It peels off easily, and makes rolling out a breeze.
Want Some Additional Easy Gluten Free Snacks?
- Homemade Lara Bars
- Hemp Granola Bars
- Simple Gluten Free Crackers @ Raising Generations Nourished
- Any Flour, Yeast Free Crackers @ Oatmeal w/ A Fork
Did you try these crispy gluten free crackers? Let me know below in the comments what you think!
Gluten Free Vegan Crackers Recipe:
Brown Rice Crisps: Gluten Free & Vegan Crackers
- 2 cups brown rice flour I use Planet Rice Sprouted Brown Rice Flour, which I buy in 25 pound bags from Azure Standard. It is great stuff.
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt plus more to sprinkle
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum or xanthan gum
- 1/2 cup palm shortening or allowed butter, or coconut oil
- 2/3 cup cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients through the guar gum a few times to blend.
Drop the palm shortening in in chunks, and pulse until cut in, but still pea sized chunks of fat visible.
Mix the water and vanilla and pulse in until the dough comes together.
Reach your hands in and gather the dough into your hands...the dough should press together and hole easily. Knead a couple of times to bring it all together, and divide into 4 equal chunks, wrapping each on a piece of plastic wrap or parchment to prevent it drying out.
Start with one chunk, using either parchment paper, or a non-stick baking mat, place the dough on top, cover with plastic wrap, and then roll out SUPER THIN. This is key to the crispy texture. This one chunk of dough should roll out to around the size of the baking mat or cookie sheet. Roll out as evenly as possible...the edges are usually a but thinner, this is OK.
Using a pizza cutter or knife, gently slice the large rectangles into apx 2" squares.
Sprinkle with a touch of sea salt, and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.
At this point, I pull the crackers out, remove any that are golden and crispy (usually around the edges), and completely break and pull apart the remaining crackers. Place them back in the oven to turn golden and crisp...about 1-4 minutes more...depending on how thin you got them!
Repeat with all remaining dough, storing in an airtight container, in the freezer. These are edible within 5 minutes of being out of the freezer since they are so thin and stay fresh longer this way!
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Elizabeth Chambers says
What is allowed butter? Is it a brand or did I read it wrong? I’m wondering about using real butter but wasn’t sure if the “allowed” was a misprint or certain brand 🙂
No, I mean whatever butter you are currently using. Some people use regular butter, some use vegan varieties! Whatever works for your body!
Hi. These turned out pretty hard. They are very very thin i used white rice flour and coconut oil and followed every step but i dont know where i went wrong. They dis “air” like the ones from the picture. I still have 2 butches in the fridge to make
I am guessing they are not rolled thin enough. What brand of rice flour did you use?
Hi, Can I use white rice flour instead of brown rice?
Yes Cecelia, that should work well!
Can I ask about the calorie count. Is the 181 per serving or for all of the crackers? TIA…
per serving Annie, thanks!
I miss Wheat thins quite a bit! Not something I can have when eating mostly paleo but I’m so excited to try these!
Joni Gomes says
Since I make a lot of hummus and dips, I’ve bene looking for a healthy ‘chip’ this these wheat thins are perfect! Cannot wait to try!
Nóri @ ingeniouscooking.com says
I was just looking for something crispy and savory to munch on. These rice crackers seem like the perfect match. Thanks for sharing this!
These look simply amazing! I totally agree with the price of GF crackers…and all the other added stuff you just don’t want. Can’t wait to try. 🙂
OMG I want to make these! They look delicious!
Will xanthan gum work in place of guar gum? It’s the only thing I don’t have on hand.
Tessa Domestic Diva says
Hi Corinne! Xanthan gum is always a good replacement for guar, essentially the same thing….just derived from different things.
Great! thanks! My son has egg, wheat, soy, dairy and peanut allergies, and I have pretty much the same intolerances, just almonds instead of peanuts. I’m always looking for kid-friendly allergy-free recipes!
We’re taking a road trip next week and I’m sure these would be a hit during the car ride! Great recipe, Tessa!
These actually look a whole lot better than the gluten-free crackers I’ve see in shops! Quick q: is the guar gum for texture? Just wondering what would happen if I omit it (might be disastrous!?)
Tessa Domestic Diva says
hey cat…the guar is a binder. You’d probably be ok without it in this instance, I’d be curious to know if they still hold up!
France Morissette says
Bookmarked! This is the kind of cracker recipe I’ve been looking for and I hate experimenting with them myself. Thank you. Gosh I missed reading and making your recipes. SO happy to be here again.
Tessa Domestic Diva says
So good to have you back france!
Would you ever consider making youtube videos of some of your recipes??
Michele Waters says
Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe!
Do you think arrowroot powder would work instead of tapioca? My son has issues with tapioca unfortunately…. This recipe is so close to being perfect for him though!! Yay!
Tessa Domestic Diva says
in almost all instances, arrowroot is a great replacement for tapioca Michele!!
Would you ever consider making Youtube videos?