Anybody need a cracker?

You guessed it another recipe but this one is simple and tastes so good. I found this one on Elana Amsterdam’s site but as usual I tweaked it to suit what was in my pantry and what appealed to me at the time.

These are called “Rosemary Crackers” on Elana’s site but as you can see I placed a basil leaf ala Martha Stewart on top of each cracker before they went in the oven and they not only look nice they have a nice touch of  basil. The ingredients and directions I used are as follows:

1 -3/4 cup blanched almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)

1 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt

Enough fresh basil leaves to top each square

1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil

1 egg

In a large bowl, combine almond flour and salt. In a medium bowl combine the oil and egg and whisk lightly. Stir the wet ingredients in to the dry and thoroughly combine. Roll the dough into a ball and press between 2 sheets of parchment paper (placed on your baking sheet) to 1/8 inch thickness. Remove top piece of parchment paper, score the dough with a pizza cutter in to squares of any size you desire. Place a fresh basil leaf on each square and replace the top sheet of parchment paper and roll over the surface lightly. You may have to score with the pizza cutter again.

Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes, then serve.

Today I made a similar recipe but I had some Chia seed meal that I made by putting chia seed in my coffee grinder (the one I use for spices and nuts).  I added 1/4 cup of chia seed meal to the dry ingredients plus I chopped up a tablespoon of fresh rosemary and also added that to the dry ingredients. The crackers are much darker with the chia and rosemary, altering their appearance slightly. Instead of looking like the photo above they resemble a Wheat Thin cracker but they are a healthy protein packed treat that contains no gluten and tastes better than the Nabisco original.

Bon Appetit,

Kris

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