Chickpea Crackers
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Chickpea Crackers

I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut these out, but using a knife to cut them into squares is actually quicker.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-free
Keyword: chickpea crackers, fat-free crackers
Servings: 4
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour (besan) sifted before measuring
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast be sure to buy one marked gluten-free
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil (gives added crispness; omit if necessary)
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • For dusting: gluten-free baking flour or flour of choice
  • Smoked Spanish paprika for tops Optional


  • Mix all dry ingredients together well. Stir in the oil and begin stirring in water one tablespoon at a time. The amount will depend on the moisture in your flour. When the dough can be formed into a ball, you have added enough water. (I used 4 tablespoons, but your results may be different.
  • Knead the dough several times to distribute the ingredients, and then roll it in plastic wrap and set it aside while you preheat the oven to 350F. Dust your work area and rolling pin well with the gluten-free flour. After the dough has rested for 10 minutes divide it in half, put half on the floured surface, and sprinkle the top with flour. Roll it out until it is as thin as you can get it and still be able to pick it up. (Mine came out a little less than 1/8 inch thick or about 3 mm.) Cut it into 1×1-inch squares or use a cookie cutter. Place crackers on a non-stick cookie sheet and repeat with other half of dough. Prick each cracker once or twice with a fork (allows for air to escape and keeps them from puffing up). Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, being careful not to over- or under-bake. Remove from oven and allow them to cool and become crispy. Test one, and if it’s not crispy, return to the oven for a few more minutes. After cooking, keep in a sealed container. If they get soft, a few minutes in a hot oven will return them to crispiness.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g