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Gluten-free Friday: Almond flour sesame crackers

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Dip, crunch and munch

Whether you’re looking for something to munch, serve with a dip or accompany a cheese and fruit dish, the perfect cracker is a must. In her cookbook, The Gluten-free Almond Four Cookbook, Elana Amsterdam delivers a great go-to recipe for baked sesame crackers.

Sesame seed crackers

A simple sesame cracker goes well with just about anything -- or nothing! The light flavor and baked goodness of Elana's crackers won't leave you feeling heavy. Baked to perfection, these simple, crispy crackers make a versatile, gluten-free snack. Check out Elana's website where you can read more about her cookbooks.

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While SheKnows.com tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten free.

FDA food labeling update:

Gluten, found in wheat, rye and barley, can inflame the small intestine of those who have celiac disease -- about one percent of the population according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA just announced it will review its standards for how gluten-free foods are labeled. Currently, the amount of gluten found in foods carried in stores labeled "gluten free" is not consistent. The FDA said it will look to consumers for input on the standards. Read more from the FDA and submit your comment.

Sesame Crackers

Makes 60 crackers

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Set aside 2 large baking sheets. Cut 3 pieces of parchment paper to the size of the baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, and sesame seeds. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil and eggs. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Place 1 piece of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll to 1/16-inch thickness. Remove the top piece of parchment paper and transfer the bottom piece of parchment with the rolled-out dough onto a baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining piece of dough. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden. Let the crackers cool on the baking sheets for 30 minutes, then serve.

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