The Best Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make)


April 8, 2019

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The best homemade gluten free crackers recipe you have tried, and will soon replace any store bought variety. With only a few whole-grain, nutrient dense ingredients, these gluten free crackers will keep you coming back for more.

Homemade gluten free crackers sound like they would be a piece of cake to make, but they have actually been one of those recipes that has taken me a while to get just right.

Personally I LOVE a good cracker, and so when creating a gluten free cracker recipe there are a lot of things to think about. Like what will the cracker be used for?

  • Does it need to be hard and crunchy, or more flaky?

  • Does it need to have a strong flavor, or should be a a subtle background to whatever you are choosing to serve it with?

For this gluten free crackers recipe I knew I wanted something that could be enjoyed on it’s own, but also would be great to serve on a cheese board with some hummus and my favorite cheddar.

This meant that for this recipe I wanted gluten free crackers that had a nice crunch and a mild salt/pepper taste, but I promise we will have some fun creating some other more flavorful varieties in the future.

Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make) - Whole Grain Crackers - No Gums or Starches

Once I perfected these gluten free crackers the process of making them really couldn’t be easier. All you need is one bowl or a food processor and a few simple ingredients. While many store bought gluten free products contain various gums and refined grains, the best part about this homemade gluten free cracker recipe is that it is entirely gum/starch free and full of whole grains.

This in my opinion is the best part about making gluten free products from scratch (and all other foods for that matter) because you truly get to control every single item that goes into your recipe and then into your body, making homemade baked goods and cooking always the most health conscious choice.

Slowly, I have been on a mission to recreate traditional baked goods like homemade whole grain bread, cookies, muffins, and more with only the use of whole grain, wholesome ingredients and while it defiantly takes a good amount of trial and error I do believe that we can get gluten free baked goods to a place where they are an equal (or almost equal) substitute to their non-gluten free counterparts. 

Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make) - Whole Grain Crackers - No Gums or Starches
Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make) - Whole Grain Crackers - No Gums or Starches

No More Plastic Food Packaging

Over the past few years we have moved almost entirely away from packaged foods that come in plastic, but crackers were still one of the few foods that we would buy somewhat regularly that came in plastic packaging.

While it is possible to find paper packaging, often times the actual food will still be wrapped in plastic on the inside of the box (this is to improve shelf life and prevent food borne illness). Since we still don’t have great truly plastic free alternatives to our plastic packaging crisis, I have taken it upon myself to slowly learn how to make my favorite packaged food items from scratch.

Now that I have this recipe though it couldn’t be easier to whip up a batch or two of crackers to keep on hand. Within 20 minutes I can have crackers ready to go and let me tell you making them myself is much more affordable than buying the $6 TINY box at the supermarket.

Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make) - Whole Grain Crackers - No Gums or Starches

Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe

Now let’s get to this recipe. You can feel free to season them however you like.

Personally I made these crackers in a variety of flavors by adding garlic powder, nutritional yeast, a sprinkle of parmesan, and rosemary/thyme — but my personal favorite is the option below which adds a sprinkle of sea salt, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.

The options really are endless but for this recipe below I just went with the classic salt and pepper since I knew I wanted to serve them with a wide variety of foods. 

Homemade Gluten Free Crackers Recipe (Easy To Make) - Whole Grain Crackers - No Gums or Starches

The Best Homemade Gluten Free Crackers


  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour

  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup flax meal

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl combine oat flour, brown rice flour, almond flour, flax meal, salt, pepper, olive oil, and water.

  • Mix well and then knead the dough with your hands. It should hold together in a ball, but should not be too wet.

  • Once the dough is mixed, place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll the dough out as thin as possible (~1/8 inch thick).

  • Next, sprinkle sea salt (or other spices like rosemary, pepper, etc.) onto the top of the dough and press into the dough gently.

  • Taking a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares and then place in the oven.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the crackers begin to brown, and the dough has puffed up slightly.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before breaking apart.

  • Serve with homemade hummus or cheese.

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN

Megan is a maternal-child health dietitian and mom of two. With nearly a decade of experience working in maternal-child nutrition both domestically and abroad, Megan is passionate about supporting mothers and their little ones through pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Megan especially loves helping to nourish families with simple, delicious recipes that both children and adults will enjoy. All of the recipes at MADRE are gluten free, and focused on celebrating food culture, seasonality, and supporting the nutritional needs of growing children, mothers, and families.

Megan holds a MS in Nutrition and MPH in Global Health from Tufts University, and received her dietetic license (RDN) from Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has advanced training in pediatric nutrition and baby led weaning, and is currently working towards becoming a certified lactation consultant.

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