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23 January, 2015

Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)

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It is a special party at Angie’s place this week as the Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Fridays weekly potluck party completes one year since it began! What a lovely journey it has been. This has been the most enjoyable blogger’s party ever, and Angie is so good at making it THE BEST. Check out the link if you haven’t already for gorgeous food ideas, and if you’re a blogger, join us!

This week at Fiesta Friday Anniversary part 1, we all bring appetizers and I have got some really irresistible and guilt-free crackers. Filled with healthy stuff like psyllium husk (see my earlier post on this) and cashews (yes, I know, I put cashews in everything!) and completely devoid of oil. I do hope our lovely co-hosts Hilda @ Along The Grapevine and Julianna @ Foodie on Board love these as much as I do.

Also linking this up at the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck Part 28 hosted by Poppy and Angela.

Watch out, they are filling too, and if you eat too many, you will not have space for other eats! 😉



cashew meal- 1 cup (cashews ground finely in a blender)

sorghum (Jowar) flour- 1/2 cup

amaranth (Rajgara) flour- 1/4 cup

psylliium husk- 1 1/2 tbsp.

tapioca starch- 5 tbsp.

baking powder- 1/4 tsp.

water- 4-5 tbsp.


chilly powder- 1/2 tsp.

salt- to taste

sesame seeds- 1 tbsp.

finely chopped onion pieces- 1-2 tbsp.


1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Combine flours, cashew meal and psyllium husk in a bowl. Add salt, baking powder.

2. Add finely chopped onions, sesame seeds. Slowly add water while mixing by hand to form a firm dough.


3. Using a silicone mat and wax paper, roll out with a rolling pin into a sheet as thin as you can get it. Use a pizza knife to make squares and make holes with a fork.


4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18 minutes (rotate tray once, halfway).

5. Check if all the pieces are fully baked. If the thickness is not even, some tend to be still soft. You can bake them a little longer after removing the crisp ones.

6. Store in airtight container and enjoy!



39 thoughts on : Healthy Festive Baked Crackers (gluten-free, oil-free, vegan)

  • January 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Love love love these crackers. another of your recipe added to my list after those pretzels.

  • January 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    such a healthy treat!! Loving it !

    • January 25, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      thanks, Anu. 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Yes it is, and filling too! This is going to be regular at my place now…

  • January 23, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Awesome Apsara!!! I am just loving your crackers….Have never used cashew meals…I simply have no words….This is so inspiring 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Malar. 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      thanku, Chitra.

  • January 23, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Yay! I always love to see that people can actually make crackers successfully… I’ve tried so many times.. and i dont know if its my laziness or what.. But every single batch has been a fail! These are beautiful crackers! ❤️

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

      There are many things I am not able to master in the kitchen, Prudy. But crackers are one of those I am able to make easily, so I’m capitalizing on that so far! 😉 Thank you.

  • January 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    These crackers look delicious…I’m quite envious of how perfect they look too!

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks, Nancy for your kind words. 🙂

  • January 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I have never tried cashew meal.. yummy cookies. Will try it out soon

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm

      Cashew powder/meal is super easy to make and versatile too. Do let me know when you try it, Srividhya.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Omg! All goodies and no oil…cant imagine there can be anything like this .. But you have proved it yet again!

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      thanks so much, Rupa. Glad you like these!

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      thanks, Linda. 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks! I think this would fit your style of eating too, Elaine 🙂

  • January 24, 2015 at 10:53 am

    These crackers look really delicious, Apsara! I will have to try these surely now 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you, Indu. I’m sure you will not be disappointed when you try them.

  • skd
    January 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    These crackers scream health Apsara and look delicious

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      thanks, skd. 🙂

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Sure, Michelle. Take the bowl, I have some more batches ready… 😉

  • January 25, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Brilliant! I can see this going down a storm at the party and in the blogosphere! They look so crispy too!

    • January 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Selma. I always try to take the best things for our FF parties. I feel it has become part of my life now!

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  • January 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, love all the healthy ingredients Apsara, awesome!

  • January 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    These look so amazing! Such an original & healthy looking recipe 🙂

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I always like to learn a new idea for making crackers, as I don’t like to buy them – homemade ones are just so much better. This looks like another winning recipe from your kitchen.

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