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Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-free Saltines

21 May

One thing that I miss when I’m accidentally glutened (like I was two weeks ago) or just in need of a vehicle for peanut butter or vegan cream cheese and raspberry preserves is a plain cracker. Not the seeded kind with garlic and herbs, or the springy low calorie kind. The gold-standard Saltine.

I recently found a recipe for Saltines that is gluten-free created/posted by Serious Eats, and I slightly modified that to add some additional nutritional value and ensure a flakier texture. Thus, this is a modification of someone else’s recipe, so I am giving credit to the originator here! Thank goodness for you, and for your awesome baking skills!

If only I could keep these on hand for emergencies. I love them, and so does my dog, who I ply with peanut butter cracker sandwiches.


Saltines, ready for the oven




GF, Vegan Saltine Crackers

1 cup Gluten free baking mix*

1/2 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup chickpea flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 kosher salt

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

6 tbsp. cold Earth Balance ‘butter’ (stick form)

1/2 cup cold water


Preheat the oven to 425°F.


1. Mix all ingredients together using a pastry cutter and then your hands, or a KitchenAid stand mixer, as I did to make the crackers.

2. Roll dough out to at least a 1/4 inch thickness between lightly floured sheets of wax paper or using a Silpat or similar mat. (I used the GF flour mixture.)

3. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into either squares or rectangles. Prick the tops of each with a small fork to prevent bubbles from forming during baking. Sprinkle tops with kosher salt. (If you wanted, you could also make Herb crackers by adding Herbs de Provence or another mixture at this point.)

3. Bake until golden brown and let cool.


*I keep a batch of Cybele Pascale’s Gluten-free flour mixture on hand, which is what I used here.


This is an altered version of a recipe published by Serious Eats!!  The author does not take credit for originating this recipe, only for altering it and disseminating it.


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