Friday, November 4, 2016

Falafel Crackers Anyone?

falafel crackers for gluten free entertaining

This is an interesting gluten free snack idea and entertaining idea !  Can you imagine crackers that taste like falafel! For those of you who have tasted falafel before, you know you are in for a treat.
For those who have never had falafel, you will have to trust me on this one. I assure you that the recipe is truly flavorful and is reminiscent of falafel.

I found this recipe on a blog called May I Have That Recipe- a delightful blog created by two sisters who post vegetarian, vegan, and kosher recipes. This recipe happens to be gluten free as well - as many of their recipes are; many of their other recipes can be easily adapted to be gluten free.

falafel crackers for gluten free entertainingThe Flour

There are different types of gluten free flours that you can use to make gluten free snacks.
This recipe calls for Garbanzo bean flour ( chick pea flour) which can be found online or in most health food stores or health food isles in the supermarkets.
I like this Garbanzo bean flour : Bob's Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour - 16 oz.

It a high protein, but it is a heavy flour. However, it makes a good supplement for some interesting gluten free recipes. Usually, you could substitute regular GF flour in a recipe, but in this case it is the garbanzo flour that gives the recipe some of the falafel taste. ( Falafel is often made from chick peas),


The Spices
The remainder of taste similarities come from the seasoning- falafel often contains coriander, cumin, and other typical Middle Eastern spices- so do these crackers.

This recipe makes truly a hearty dense cracker that goes great with Greek yogurt, humus, or just about any dip. This was my first time making crackers and I was surprised at how easy it was.

If you would like the recipe, you can find on their blog at May I Have That Recipe.



This post is linked to vegan fridays and my list of Blog Carnivals

10 comments:

  1. Ooo I love falafel so I will definitely check out this recipe. Thanks for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays :)

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    1. I love the idea too- all the flavor of falafel without frying it!

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  2. I'm a big fan of falafel myself so I think falafel flavoured crackers sound great! And I appreciate that they are gluten-free too!
    Thanks for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays. I'm pinning & sharing.
    Hope you're having a great week Judee!

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    1. It's amazing how many ethnic recipes are gluten free- especially the recipes from the Middle East

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  3. These sound yummy. I have never used garbanzo bean flour. I like that it is high in protein will have to investigate this new ingredient.

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    1. Yes, it's an interesting flour-heavier than most.

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  4. Falafel crackers looks delicious love to try it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop,

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    1. Thanks Swathi.. If you like falafel , you will like the crackers!!

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  5. I love crackers, these Falafel Crackers look awesome and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I could eat these! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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