My Favorite Gluten-Free Crackers
I must admit that gluten-free crackers are my guilty pleasure. A lot of people think that being gluten-free means strictly eliminating all carbs from one’s diet. Of course it’s healthier to stick to whole foods and completely avoid processed food and carbs. But if you want to indulge (and we all do at times), there are carbs you can still indulge in that are gluten-free like rice (preferably brown rice), potato, and quinoa. There are also plenty of gluten-free crackers that are actually really good. I mean, really really good. These gluten-free crackers are so good that even your friends who aren’t gluten-free will love them. I have tried plenty at this point and here are some of my favorite gluten-free crackers.
This gluten-free cracker from Mary’s Gone Crackers is organic and full of flavor. They are thin and don’t taste like a cracker substitue. My husband loves them too and he is not gluten-free. They sell these gluten-free crackers at Whole Foods and I’ve seen big boxes of them at Costco, too. You can buy them on Amazon online.
These crackers remind me of Wheat Thins, but better. They are flavored with Rosemary and Olive Oil and have a hearty taste to them. I’ve been at several dinner parties where these crackers were served with cheese. Everyone loved them and no one knew they were gluten-free. When someone pointed to them on the cheese plate and told me the crackers were gluten-free, I didn’t believe them. I even checked the cracker bag myself to verify that they were indeed gluten-free. And they were. And they were so yummy. Win!
These were my original favorite gluten-free crackers until I discovered Mary’s Gone Crackers and the Rosemary & Olive Oil Gluten-free crackers. The “hint” of sea salt on them is very noticeable and it satisfies my cravings for something salty. I like to dip these in hummus or serve them on a cheese plate with cheese and crackers. And I do admit that if they are in the cupboard I will just eat them plain as a snack. Bad…but so so good.
I used to eat these crackers before I became gluten-free. I bought them at Whole Foods when I was doing Weight Watchers (yeah, that’s how long ago this was) because they were low in calories and I could eat a lot of them for a little amount of points. I used to keep them in my desk at work as snacks. They have tamari sauce on them which gives them a soy sauce like flavor while still being gluten-free. They also have a seaweed taste to them. I wouldn’t serve these crackers with a dip or cheese, but they are great to eat plain.
These are my favorite gluten-free crackers. I try to eat these sparingly and only when I’m out, but sometimes they sneak their way into the pantry. But I just have to think back and remember how far I’ve come. Back in the old days a cracker was a fine snack. Now I consider it an occasional indulgence. And that’s a big difference. So I’ll take it.
What about you? Do you have any favorite gluten-free crackers we should know about? Post in the comments and let me know!