Gluten Free Eating
Pecan Cracker Recipe
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Pecan Cracker Recipe
These crackers taste a bit like rye crackers, due to the caraway and cocoa powder. If you’re not a fan of rye bread or rye crackers, leave out the caraway.
Whisk together the dry ingredients:
- 1/2 cup millet or sorghum flour, more as needed*
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon caraway, to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or dried crushed rosemary
- 1 1/2 cups pecan meal
- Ener-G Egg Replacer for 1 egg mixed with warm water
- 1/4 cup good olive oil
- 1/2 cup warm water or non-dairy milk, to start
- 1 teaspoon agave or brown sugar
Stir the ingredients until a stiff dough forms- you’ll need to press the dough out into a thin layer, so if it appears too dry, or it falls apart, add a tablespoon of warm water at a time until the dough is malleable but not too sticky. My dough used almost 2/3 cup liquid- but this will vary according to flours and humidity.
The second time I made these crackers I needed three extra tablespoons of millet flour to get the dough sturdy and glossy. As always- dough and batters vary slightly with humidity.
Divide the dough in half.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or a reusable Exopat.
Using oiled hands flatten and spread half the dough on the prepared baking sheet. Make as thin a layer as possible. Use the edge of a rubber spatula to straighten outside edges, if you like. The thinner the cracker is, the crisper it will be.
Prick the dough with a fork- or not- it’s your choice.
Score the flattened dough into cracker sized pieces. I used a pizza cutter to do this.
Sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt, if desired.
Bake in the center of a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes till firm and slightly crisp (they will crisp up more as they cool). I use an Exopat, so the crackers baked a little longer- and were done at 24 minutes. Keep an eye on them.
Remove and allow the crackers to cool on a rack.
Store in an air-tight container. Or freeze. If they soften from humidity, reheat them on a baking sheet for a few minutes before serving.
Makes 36 crackers.