Rosemary Olive Crackers, Grain-Free

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Those of you who know me, know that I love cheese!  Maybe it is my love of all things French or simply the wide range of salty, nutty, pungent, sharp, or creamy flavors that cheese offers.  As I do not eat grains, most carbohydrates, or any sugar, cheese has become my fall-back comfort food!  A slice of cheese is my go to quick snack or addition to any salad or breakfast eggs.

Although I have gotten used to eating cheese as a slice, there is something about cheese and crackers with olive tapenade, basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, or fresh berries.  Enjoy these buttery and salty grain-free crackers with a sharp cheddar, smoked gouda or soft goat cheese.

These crackers are now my excuse to go on a picnic with red wine, cheese, and fresh fruit!  I must add that the husband loves these grain-free snacks… :)  Healthy, grain-free snacks are hard to come by so these will definitely be made again in the future.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried italian herbs
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt (for sprinkling on top of crackers before baking)

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Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly with clean hands or a fork.
  • Roll cracker dough into a ball.
  • Place dough in between 2 layers of parchment paper.
  • Using a rolling pin, spread dough into a thin layer (1/4-1/2 inch thick).
  • Remove the top layer of parchment paper and slice (knife or pizza cutter) into 2 inch squares.
  • Place dough, with bottom parchment paper, onto a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle sea salt onto pre-cut cracker dough before baking.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes until the crackers are a light golden brown.

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2 thoughts on “Rosemary Olive Crackers, Grain-Free

  1. Caroline…the crackers are so colorful! They look delicious! I can hardly wait to try them! Thank you for sharing your fabulous recipes!! Love you! Mom

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