Healthy Recipes

Cheesy Quinoa Crackers

Quinoa flour adds fiber and protein as well as a nutty taste to these snacks.
Cheesy Quinoa Crackers
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Ingredients: 

11∕2 cups quinoa flour, plus more for flouring surface
1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons cold water
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

 

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cheese, garlic powder and baking soda until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, water and egg. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. If dough appears dry and crumbly, add 1 teaspoon of water at a time until it holds together.
3. Divide the dough into halves and knead a few turns until a ball forms. Flour an overturned cookie sheet. Roll out the dough on top, using as much flour as needed to prevent sticking, until 1∕8-inch thick. Repeat process with the remaining piece of dough.
4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sea salt, gently pressing into the dough with fingers. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter. 5. Bake until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Makes 24 crackers. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional facts: 

Serves 8. Per serving (3 crackers): 198 calories, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 8 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 300 mg sodium