Look what we decided to make today, bright and early. Homemade cheddar cheese crackers made with chickpea flour. I’ve never used chickpea flour before, but I’ve been seeing it all over on Instagram and thought I’d give it a try. These crackers did not disappoint. They were cheesy, crispy and just what a cracker should taste like without all the additives you usually find in store-bought. We only used 4 ingredients. Crazy, right?
Cheddar Cheese. Chickpea flour. Salt. And organic cold-pressed canola oil. (coconut oil or safflower oil would probably work too.) I found that most homemade cheese cracker recipes called for butter, but since butter and I don’t do well (stomach-wise) I decided to switch it out, and surprisingly, it worked out great.
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At first, my daughter was a little weary with the whole idea. I mean, come on, chickpea in a cracker? But she got over that really quick once they came out of the oven. She said they tasted just like regular cheese crackers we buy at the store. Yay! I thought so too, but better. If you can’t find chickpea flour, you can find some here.
Making the crackers are actually quite easy, the only time-consuming part was cutting them out into shapes. It didn’t take too long, but if you want it quick and easy, you can just cut them into little squares. Since my daughter is off school and we have some time, we decided to cut out flowers individually with a mini cookie cutter. These are definitely going on my list of regular things to make – especially great for school lunches and after school snacks, I think!
Recipe adapted from: Super Healthy Kids