Previously published on February 26th, 2015.

Brown Rice Crackers

Crackers are an integral part of many of our diets, making them very much missed when one goes gluten-free. But actually, gluten-free crackers are actually some of the easiest items that I have made without wheat or gluten ingredients! I have now also made Gluten-Free Graham Crackers, for all your dessert needs.

I did add some ground flaxseed, making these in all honesty brown rice flaxseed crackers, which I find adds to the flavor and texture.

My son, Daevyd, comes running into the kitchen, saying “Mommy, Mommy, please make me crackers?”

I was in for the challenge because I never before had thought of making my own gluten-free crackers. My first thought was to make some brown rice crackers.

As I try to figure out a recipe, Daevyd exclaimed, “Mummy I want to help you!”

He started getting ingredients that he normally gets when we are making muffins, such as almond milk from the refrigerator, coconut sugar, and vanilla. I had to laugh to myself and wonder if he will always be this helpful.

Anyways, I wanted my first try to be a simple recipe, so I decided to use brown rice flour with ground flaxseeds for extra nutrients, and I added a small amount of maple syrup for flavor.

The crackers had the perfect crunch just like traditional crackers, so we were very pleased with the outcome, including Daevyd.

These ground flaxseed crackers are perfect to add to your diet because the flaxseeds are full of health benefits.

ingredients for brown rice crackers

Flaxseed Nutrition Facts

Flaxseeds are sprinkled with quite an assortment of vitamins and minerals, along with being a great source of fiber and fats. 

However, their most notable claim to fame is the sheer amount of omega-3 fatty acids that they contain, which is usually found in fish and is quite rare to find from plant-based sources.

This makes them come very high on my list of important foods for every vegan pantry.

Moreover, they can produce a wonderful gel that is the perfect egg substitute for any recipes that require a binding agent. You can find ground flaxseeds in most of my baked goods, savory or sweet. 

Flaxseed oil is great to be added to salad dressing or other cold foods, and adds a very uniquely pleasant flavor, not too unlike a mild fish.

Keep in mind that the oil is quite delicate and can become rancid very easily, so it should be kept refrigerated to prolong its shelf life.

Alpha-linolenic acid, the particular amino acid that flaxseed has plenty of, is important for your heart health since it helps prevent clogged arteries and high cholesterol.

Health Benefits of Rice

Rice is a staple food for nearly every culture. Everyone can usually think of a particular rice dish that was commonly made by their families to accompany meals or for special occasions, of course with mine being Jamaican Rice and Peas.

The reason why it is a great staple food is that it is high in carbohydrates. Carbs are demonized in our society now, but our ancestors found them to be an essential source of energy.

Our bodies need carbohydrates to function, and they are usually the easiest and cheapest food sources. Entire civilizations would go through famine and many would die because the staple crop failed, and they could not survive off of other foods.

Brown rice is the original grain when it has not been processed by having the bran and germ removed. These parts, combined with the endosperm, are what make brown rice a good energy source. This is because not only does it contain carbohydrates, it also has fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Brown Rice Crackers Recipe

  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Ground Flaxseeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Coconut Oil
  • Maple Syrup

How To Make Gluten-Free Crackers?

  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.
  2. Place the brown rice flour in a medium bowl, and add flaxseed and sea salt. Stir the dry mixture to combine.
  3. Mix water, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Add this to the dry mixture, and stir until they are fully mixed together.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into a dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little water until it’s more pliable. If too wet, sprinkle on brown rice flour.
  5. Place a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on a clean countertop, then place the dough on top. Lastly, place another layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on top of the dough.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is thin (about 1/8 inch thick), being careful that it does not break.
  7. Using a knife or cookie cutter, cut the rolled-out dough into desired shapes, and transfer them to the priorly prepared baking sheet. Continue this until all the dough is used.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the crackers onto a cooling rack, allow them to fully cool and harden. Delicious as-is, or served with vegan cheese.

Chef’s Tips: 

  1. Add enough water to the dough until it forms a dough ball.
  2. The crackers will crisp up more as they cool. Store them in an airtight container for about 3 days.

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 50 kcal / 209 kJ
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Carbs: 7.2 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • For:
  • 18 Crackers

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place the brown rice flour in a medium bowl, and add flaxseed and sea salt. Stir the dry mixture to combine.
  3. Mix water, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Add this to dry mixture, and stir until they are fully mixed together.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into a dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little water until it's more pliable. If too wet, sprinkle on brown rice flour.
  5. Place a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on a clean countertop, then place the dough on top. Lastly, pace another layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper on top of dough.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough until it is thin (about 1/8 inch thick), being careful that it does not break.
  7. Using a knife or cookie cutter, cut the rolled out dough into desired shapes, and transfer them to the priorly prepared baking sheet. Continue this until all the dough is used.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the crackers onto a cooling rack, allow to fully cool and harden. Delicious as is, or served with vegan cheese.
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Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.