Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

dairy free egg free FID gluten free low amine low salicylate nutrition recipe vegan

Chickpea crackers? Yes, please.
Sometimes a celery stick does not suffice for a crunchy snack on the Eczema Detox programs, so we have a solution... chickpea crackers. 
These tasty crackers are a perfect snack option and pair nicely with our sesame-free hummus or carrot hummus and are perfect as an on the go snack. 

The health benefits:

Chickpea flour is also known as besan flour and is a nutritious gluten-free flour, rich in folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and dietary fibre.

      
NOTES: 
These crackers are FID friendly (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from The Eczema Detox), and can be paired with sesame-free hummus for an FID friendly snack. If you do not tolerate chickpeas you could sub for lentil or spelt flour (however, these flours have not been trialed). 
                       
INGREDIENTS
1 cup of chickpea (besan) flour
1/4 cup of warm water
1/2 teaspoon of good quality salt such as sea salt
Optional - 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
     
Crackers topping options
Garlic powder
Good quality salt such as Celtic Sea Salt
Dried chives or parsley
Poppy seeds
Chia seeds - do not use in following the FID program
Flaxseeds - do not use if following the FID program
                      
METHOD
  • In a bowl, add the chickpea flour, salt, and mix together, then pour the water into the bowl and mix together using your hands. The final dough should not be too sticky or too dry so add additional water or flour to the dough if needed.
  • Move the dough to a well-floured bench and cut into 3 even sections. Grab one of the sections and coat well on both sides with additional chickpea flour then move to the floured benchtop and roll out the dough as thin as you can using a floured rolling pin (about 1/2 mm thick).
  • To ensure the dough does not stick, continue to turn it over onto opposite sides as you roll out the dough and keep flouring the bench so it does not stick. if you do this you should easily be able to remove the dough from the bench.
  • Once the dough is rolled out evenly use a cookie cutter of your choice to create the cracker shapes. We used a round cookie cutter with wavy edges, 5cm in diameter. If you do not have a cutter you can cut the crackers into squares or triangles using a knife.
  • Remove the cracker cutouts and place them side by side onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Top with your toppings of choice and press down lightly to ensure the seasoning is fixed into the dough. Use a fork or toothpick to prick each cracker in the middle (this will stop the crackers from puffing up).
  • Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden and crispy. 
NOTE: The crackers will need to be cooked in batches, so use the first section of dough to make a batch of crackers, place in the oven and continue with rolling the next batch of dough whilst the crackers bake. 
  • When each batch of crackers is cooked move to a fresh sheet of baking paper to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy! 

Much love (and healthy skin)!!

     

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At Eczema Life, we recommend following a low food chemical program based on nutritionist Karen Fischer's 'The Eczema Detox' book. Along with our additive-free supplements for skin health and wellbeing. 

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Food photos by Karen Fischer, recipe by Katie Layland 


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