Crack-tastic besan and thyme crackers

IMG_9917 One of my favourite ‘road trip ‘ snacks are chickpea crackers or besan crackers. Tasty, relatively healthy and gluten free – a perfect little snack really. So when I came across this recipe for homemade chickpea crackers, I was rather excited. IMG_9893 Then when I saw that it was basically mix… IMG_9894 Shape…. IMG_9896 Roll… IMG_9897 IMG_9899 Slice… IMG_9900 And bake…. IMG_9901 Well I could not be happier! IMG_9904 Delicious homemade crackers from idea to table in under 30 minutes. IMG_9907 Made all the more delicious with the addition of fresh thyme.   IMG_9917  IMG_9923 Who needs store bought when homemade is so simple!? IMG_9928 IMG_9915 Using the blend of besan and herbs as a base….  IMG_9927   I cannot wait to experiment with a few more varieties! IMG_9941 Delish! Crack-tastic besan and herb crackers ((based on this recipe)

  • 1 cup besan flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or any other herb of your choice)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Sift together the chickpea flour and salt into a medium bowl. Stir through the sesame seeds, thyme and paprika. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Mix the water and olive oil together, then pour into the well.
  4. Stir until combined into a dough, then form a ball.
  5. Place the ball of dough between two pieces of baking paper, and roll out until as thin as possible.
  6. Remove the top layer of baking paper, then cut into desired shape using a pizza cutter. Prick the surface of each cracker with a fork, then transfer the sheet to a baking tray.
  7. Bake for 16 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven, then allow to cool before breaking crackers at pre-cut edges.

What about you? Have you ever made your own crackers?

29 thoughts on “Crack-tastic besan and thyme crackers

  1. These look amazing. I can't believe how simple they appear to make, and such basic and healthy ingredients.

  2. Ohmygosh, fantastic! I've wanted to make crackers for months but was scared it would be tricky. These would be amazing with hummus!

  3. They look like they just came from a box! That's awesome! Besan flour is just chickpea flour, right? I've never heard it called that before; just chickpea flour or garbanzo bean flour. I want to try this so much!

  4. Besan is actually the Indian name for chickpea flour…hahah I've always ever known it as besan and never knew how to describe it until I realised that they were the same thing!

    We use besan in a fair few Indian dishes – my fave is potato pakoras – you make a batter out of the besan with spices in it, dip the thinly sliced potatos (can use any veggie and/or paneer as well) and fry them. Not the most healthiest, but the most delicious snack with a cup of spicy ginger tea on a rainy day :) Hmm…makes me want to post a recipe now!

    The crackers look great too and so easy to make – I've never really eaten much crackers tho – what would you typically eat them with? Hommus/dips?

  5. Those look awesome! I made crackers with besan before but they were always sweet. I think savory would be much better! Although the kind I tried was a very wet batter so I really want to try these, it looks so easy to work with!

  6. they look great, i have made chickpea crackers too, a ledelicieux recipe but its made with pureeing chickpeas and they are really really good, i have made them more than once!

  7. Thyme is my favorite herb. I think I would love these crackers. Very nice work, they look like they would be absolutely yummy to snack on!

  8. I'm so happy I found this recipe. I don't like to give my son crackers at all, but that is mainly because of the additives they put in them in the factories (yuck). Of course he cries for them so I'm happy I can make my own now, knowing there are no unhealthy ingredients in it. Thanks

  9. Oh and forgot to add:
    There are other home made crackers on the internet BUT they all use wheat flour and not besan!
    Chick peas are so healthy, full of protein! :-)

  10. I've made these twice now and both times were easy and delicious. The second batch I added ground cumin. My husband wants me to make them all the time now! Thank you for a great recipe.

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