These gluten free pizza crackers make the perfect on-the-go snack or lunch addition that your kids will love without filling them up on empty calories.
School is ending. Summer is starting. That means lots of time outside and outings to the park, the zoo, etc. Kids are bound to get hungry while you are out having fun. So healthy, portable snacks are a must. Pizza crackers are just what you need.
With lots of herbs and a pinch of sugar these crackers have the flavor of pizza without the mess. You don’t even need cheese! What you do need are a few simple ingredients, including vegetables. Pizza crackers have the “cheese” and sauce baked right in.
This is a great snack when you are looking for something that is not sweet and can fill a little belly. Pizza crackers also work well for an easy lunch. Pizza crackers, cheese slices and some veggies with dip provide a well balanced meal whether you are eating at home or having a picnic at the park.
No need to worry about your kids sharing their crackers with a friend. Pizza crackers are very allergen friendly with no gluten, dairy, nuts, corn, soy or eggs. So everyone can enjoy them.
One of the best parts about pizza crackers is that they have lots of vegetables baked in. Squash or pumpkin gives the orange “cheese” color. Tomato sauce boosts the pizza flavor. You can try swapping some of the squash for another vegetable as well and create pizza crackers in all sorts of colors!
If your kids are old enough to help in the kitchen they can make these crackers with you. Simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl, mix, roll, cut and bake. It is a great way to help them practice reading directions and measuring.
One batch makes around fifty crackers, depending on how big or small you cut them. If your kids are like mine and can eat quite a few at a time you can make a double or triple batch. Extras can be stored in the cupboard for several weeks or in the freezer for several months. Bake a big batch once and enjoy homemade crackers for a while.
The base recipe is dairy free. But you can add some finely grated cheese to bump up the pizza flavor if you can have dairy. You can also swap all purpose or whole wheat flour for the gluten free flours.
Gluten free pizza crackers make a great, on-to-go snack or easy lunch addition for all of your summer fun. Eat them plain, with cheese slices or dipped in hummus or guacamole. You can’t go wrong with pizza crackers.
Gluten Free Pizza Crackers
- 1/2 cup rice flour, white
- 1/2 cup flour, gluten free
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
- 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon rosemary, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup pumpkin, canned
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 ounce Monterey Jack cheese
- Heat oven to 350°F. Cut two pieces of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet.
- Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Finish mixing with your hands until dough is formed.
- Place the dough on one piece of parchment paper, and place the other piece of parchment paper on top. Roll the dough between the parchment paper until very thin, about 1/4″ thick.
- Remove the top parchment paper, and cut the dough into squares using a knife or pizza cutter. Sprinkle additional sea salt on top if desired.
- Transfer the parchment paper onto a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow the crackers to cool completely (they will crisp as they cool).
- Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to three weeks or in the freezer for even longer!
Mary is a Christian, a wife, a mother and a lover of real food that works hard every day to nourish her growing family in spite of struggles with infertility and allergies. She blogs about her journey and life with three kids at Homemade Dutch Apple Pie.