Gluten-Free Cracker Recipe – Sweet Potato and Rosemary
Crackers are so easy to make at home! You will love the sweet and savory flavor of this gluten-free cracker recipe, and it’s great for kids too! You can even have them help roll out the crackers.
With N’s allergies, crackers are especially hard. Sesame hides in many things, but crackers are a huge culprit. When I have the opportunity to make homemade, I’m definitely going to try it, because that’s the one way I know for certain that they are safe for him.
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This gluten-free cracker recipe is not only so simple to make, but they’re also pretty and so flavorful. They have a great balance of sweetness from the sweet potatoes, and savory crunch from the oats and rosemary.
If you don’t have oat flour on hand (I didn’t!), you can just pulse some oats in your blender or food processor until it has a fine flour-like texture. It’s so easy!
If you’re craving more healthy snacks similar to this gluten-free cracker recipe, try:
Savory Sweet Potato Crackers
Yield: about 25 crackers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Crackers are so easy to make at home! You will love the sweet and savory flavor of this gluten-free cracker recipe, and it's great for kids too! You can even have them help roll out the crackers.
- ½ cup mashed sweet potato
- ¾ cup gluten-free oat flour
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet potato, flour, salt, rosemary, garlic powder, and coconut oil and stir well to create a uniform dough.
- Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and top it with another sheet of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin layer, about 1 ⁄8 inch thick. The thinner you roll the dough, the crispier your crackers will get, and the faster they will cook. Gently remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut the crackers into 1-inch squares.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the baking sheet from the oven and use a spatula to flip each cracker for even baking (they should split apart easily where you cut them).
- Return the pan to the oven to bake until the crackers are dry and crisp, about 15 minutes more. Be sure to watch the crackers closely toward the end of the baking time, since the edge pieces will cook faster than the center pieces, and the crackers won’t taste as good if they turn dark brown. Remove any pieces by the edge of the pan when they are done and continue cooking the center crackers until they are all dry, checking on them every 3 to 5 minutes. Allow the crackers to cool completely for the crispiest results.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Reprinted with permission from No Excuses Detox, copyright © 2017 by Megan Gilmore, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
Verdict: I adored the flavor of these sweet potato crackers.
Husband’s take: No complaints!
Changes I would make: Mine didn’t get super crispy, next time I would roll them a bit thinner. If you’re eating them leftover, it’s best to quick crisp them up in the oven again for a few minutes.