Gluten-Free Vegetable Crackers Recipe

Cyd Converse

Gluten-Free Vegetable Crackers are vegan too! Packed full of nutrition from healthy ingredients like flaxseed, you're going to love them.

Crackers are the perfect food for snacking, make ideal finger foods for parties or can even be enjoyed for a quick and easy lunch. But if you need to avoid gluten, finding suitable crackers can be a challenge.

Homemade Cheez-It Crackers Photo

Luckily, this recipe for gluten free crackers takes that worry away! Equally as delicious as regular crackers but perfect for everyone to enjoy, these gluten free vegetable crackers come in at just 9 calories each. What isn’t there to love? 

A brief history of crackers!

Have you ever wondered exactly who invented crackers?

There seem to be many claims as to where they first originated. One theory has it that crackers were made in the late 1700s in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It was thought that crackers were made as a long-lasting snack for sailors to take to sea, as biscuits would go stale very quickly. While the original cracker recipe (which consisted only of flour and water) sounds quite boring, it did provide a solution for sailors and became very popular. 

Homemade Cheez-It Crackers Picture

Another theory has it that in the early 1800s a sailor was making a cross between a biscuit and a cracker, which appeared to be nameless at the time, and burnt what he was making. This gave him the idea of naming the recipe ‘cracker’, due to the crackling noise they made when he burnt them. This inventive sailor also realised how popular crackers were becoming as a snack and went on to make them more flavorful, inventing a type of cracker called ‘soda crackers’. These then paved the way for saltines. 

Why these crackers are good for you

You can find dozens of cracker varieties that include lovely seeds, spices or herbs to enhance their flavor. But this recipe uses carrot pulp to make these crackers even healthier.

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Instead of using regular flour, the recipe calls for quinoa flour which is gluten free. In fact, quinoa flour is packed full of nutrients and protein - so not only does it help to add structure to your baked goods, but it's good for you too. It has a light texture, so you don’t end up with dense, unenjoyable food.

The only downside to quinoa flour is that it can have a slightly bitter taste, although that can be removed if you toast it prior to using it. Toasting it is very easy - simply spread the flour onto a baking sheet, in an even layer. Bake on the center rack of your preheated oven  (300 degrees Fahrenheit) for an hour, mixing the flour every 20 minutes to avoid it burning. Cook until the flour has turned golden brown and cool before using it. 

Homemade Cheese Crackers Photo

If you feel daunted by toasting quinoa flour or simply want to use another gluten free flour, why not consider using oat flour instead? Or, you can try sorghum flour which is similar to quinoa flour but is much more mellow in flavor. Whichever flour you choose to use, do always just check that the facility in which it is made is gluten free too to ensure that contamination is avoided. 

More recipes for crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Homemade Triscuits


Gluten-Free Vegetable Crackers Recipe

    40 Servings


  • 2 cups Carrot Juice Pulp
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Quinoa Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Water
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the sesame seeds, chia seeds and water in a large bowl.
  2. Allow to sit for 5 minutes for the flour to absorb some of the liquid for the carrot pulp.
  3. Add a splash of the water and mix well. If the mixture is capable of forming balls and doesn’t fall apart, no more water is needed. If not, do continue to slowly add water until this consistency is achieved.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  5. Let sit for 15 minutes. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper with another sheet covering the dough so you can roll it out until it is about 1/8 inch. 
  6. Top with chia and sesame seeds and use the parchment to push the seeds into the dough,
  7. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into cracker squares. 
  8. Transfer the squares (still on the parchment) to a baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool before serving. 


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Author: Cyd Converse
Recipe Yields: 40 crackers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cracker
Servings Per Recipe 40

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 4
Calories 9

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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