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Garlic Chickpea Crackers

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

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Garlic Chickpea Crackers Recipe

Light and crisp, with a hint of sweetness, these crackers complement bean soups and are a perfect base for your homemade hummus. If you've ever made pie crust, you won't have any trouble with these, even if you're not a pastry expert. Just remember to use a light hand and they'll turn out fine.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
approximately 120 small crackers
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt or garlic powder, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line with parchment (or leave ungreased) two baking sheets.
  2. Combine the flours, sugar, spices and salt in a food processor or medium mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender, two knives or the food processor until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Mix in the water gradually, until the dough holds together in a ball but isn't sticky.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll each piece out separately on a lightly floured surface to a 12" x 12" square, 1/8" thick. If the dough seems unusually resistant, just cover it with a towel and give it a 15-minute rest to relax the gluten.
  6. Use a sharp knife or a rolling pizza wheel to cut the dough into 1 1/2" squares, and transfer as many as you can at a time (a giant spatula works well here) to the baking sheets. Or, transfer each sheet of dough directly to the baking sheet with your spatula, rolling pin or hands, and then cut it into squares, separating the squares.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the baking sheets from the oven, spray the tops of the crackers lightly with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt or garlic powder.
  9. Return the crackers to the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes more, until nicely golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 30g
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 111
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium 223mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.