Healthy snacks are a must! And these Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Crackers are just what you need. They are Paleo, Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and made with a combination of almond flour and sunflower seeds. Better yet, these crackers are unsweetened and only require 5 ingredients.
So, let's talk snacks...
Having kids, means I must have snacks on hand at all time. Plus, the fact that I'm nursing and regularly workout means that my body likes to eat between meals as well.
My favorite quick, healthy Paleo snacks include:
- fresh fruit (Cutie oranges, sliced apple, organic berries, pineapple, mango, melon, ect.)
- dried fruit (most grocery stores carry a large selection of dried and freeze dried fruit without any added sugar. You can also find a selection on amazon.)
- fresh veggies (carrots, celery, snap peas, cucumber, bell pepper)
- grain free crackers/chips (almond flour crackers, cassava root chips, plantain chips, tortilla chips, pretzels)
- eggs (cooked any way)
- dried meats (New Primal, Country Archer are our favorites)
- extra dark chocolate
The above are all snacks that my kids love and will happily eat. Plus, they're easy to throw together.
That being said, there are times when I plan ahead and prep snacks for the week. I enjoy making energy bites, protein bars, muffins and even crackers.
These take a little more time because they're made from scratch, but totally worth it if you want variety and top notch ingredients.
Homemade Kid Friendly Paleo Snacks
My kids usually give the stamp of approval on my recipes. However, they definitely have favorites. Some of their most loved Paleo snacks from my collection include:
- Grain Free Graham Crackers
- Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- Birthday Cake Energy Bites
- Nut Free Energy Bites
These Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Crackers are my newest snack obsession. They are SO good dipped in mashed avocado or some dairy-free cream cheese. I also like eating them with sauteed veggies and runny eggs. (Basically making mini sandwiches with them.)
Ingredients in Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Crackers
These healthy, low sugar Paleo crackers require only 5 ingredients. (Plus water...but does water count?) Here are the ingredients you need:
- blanched almond flour
- raw sunflower seeds
- sun-dried tomatoes
- dried basil
Optional add-ins include:
- dried rosemary
- dried thyme
- onion powder
These crackers are low carb, don't contain any added sugars or sweetener, are gluten free and grain free. In addition, they are easy to make and fit both a Paleo and Vegan diet. They even contain Whole30 approved ingredients.
How to Make Paleo Crackers
Making crackers is actually pretty easy! And they can be made in less than 30 minutes since they don't take long to bake.
Make the Dough
First, add all ingredients, except water, to your food processor. Blend, stopping to scrape the sides every so often. When the ingredients are fully mixed, add in the water.
Once the water has been added, mix until the dough starts to clump. You'll know it's done when you can shape the dough into a ball.
Roll & Cut the Dough
Roll the dough into a ball, then flatten it on top of a sheet of parchment paper. Grab another sheet of parchment paper and place it over the top of the dough. Next, take a rolling pin and use it to roll the dough between the two sheets of parchment. You want a nice thin, even layer of dough.
Then, remove the top layer of parchment and cut the dough into cracker shapes. You can use a knife or pizza cutter to do this.
Bake the Crackers
Transfer the crackers (on the parchment) to a large baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. I recommend keeping a close eye on the crackers after 8 minutes. Depending on your oven and how thick you roll the dough, the crackers may take more or less time to cook. When the crackers are done cooking, they should be a golden brown color.
Lastly, remove the crackers from the oven and let them cool to room temperature on the baking sheet. At this time, you may want to separate the crackers to make sure that they cut through.
These crackers are best stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. Or, keep them in the fridge for up to two weeks.
More Paleo Vegan Cracker Recipes
I have a growing collection of cracker recipes on this site. And all of them (so far) happen to be both Paleo and Vegan friendly! Here are some of my favorites:
Healthy Paleo crackers that are great for snacking, easy to make and don't contain any added sugar or sweetener.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place all ingredients, except water, in food processor. Blend, stopping to scrape the sides every so often, until well mixed.
- Add in the water and blend until mixture starts to clump.
- Remove dough from food processor and roll into a ball. Flatten, then roll between two sheets of parchment paper until dough is about ⅛" thick.
- Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the crackers into squares.
- Transfer the crackers (on the bottom layer of parchment) to a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes*
- Cool on pan to room temperature.
- Crackers best stored in an air-tight container at room temperature up to one week.
*Be sure to keep a close eye on the crackers, as cooking time will vary depending on cracker thickness.
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