Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers

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Although I do my best to try to avoid all things packaged, I will confess that since going gluten free, I’ve been on the hunt for a gluten free cracker that didn’t disappoint.  I do love my hummus! Sometimes a girl just needs to dip and there are few things worse than a cracker that tastes like cardboard.  One of the better brand’s I’ve tried is Mary’s Gone Crackers, which though tasty are quite expensive.  And then there is the whole comes in a box thing.

I’m really excited to have Melissa from My Whole Food Life here today sharing her amazing recipe for Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers.  I ran across her website a little while ago and instantly fell in love.  Like me, she’s a busy mom trying to raise her kid’s without the “help” of processed food.  It isn’t easy folks but she’s doing it with two small children and is an inspiration to all of us mommies out there!

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When you decide to eat a diet of just wholesome foods, it’s hard to find a cracker that fits the criteria.  It was quite disappointing to read labels and find most crackers contained added sugar or highly processed grains.  I also wanted to find a healthy cracker that my picky toddlers would eat.  I finally found a good one in Mary’s Gone Crackers.  They are organic, vegan, gluten free and non GMO verified.  I love them and so do my kids, but at $4 a box, they can be quite pricey.  Since we go through them so fast, I thought I would try making them myself.  They came out really good!

They are pretty easy to make and you can add in your own ingredients to customize your favorite flavors.  It’s also a great recipe to do with your kids.  Not really a lot of messy ingredients or measuring.  I find when I get my kids involved in the prep work, they are more likely to eat the food.

For starters, I just did a multi-seed cracker.  I really love their herb flavor, so that will be my next batch.  I also threw some chia seeds because they are so good for you.  I try to toss them in everything from baked goods to smoothies and in between.  To help keep costs down, I bought all of the ingredients out of the bulk bins at Whole Foods.  Here is my recipe.

Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 37 minutes

Total Time: 52 minutes

Yield: 30 crackers

Copycat Mary’s Gone Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • salt to taste
  • optional herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, basil or parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a food processor, combine the quinoa and rice into a mushy consistency. Add in all the seeds and salt with a bit of water and pulse until you have a mushy ball. Get out a sheet of parchment paper about the size of a baking sheet and lay it on the counter. Take half of the mixture and place it on the parchment. Using a rolling pin and some plastic wrap, roll out the mixture, putting the plastic wrap between the rolling pin and the mixture. That way, you can roll it out without it getting stuck. Roll as thin as possible and then transfer the parchment and rolled mixture onto a baking sheet. Repeat the same steps with the second half.
  3. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Pull them out and carefully flip them and bake for another 12 minutes. When they are done, carefully break them into bite sized pieces and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the pieces are crispy. I got about 25 – 30 crackers out of my batch. They should keep for a week or so. Enjoy!
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Melissa King is a married mom of two raising her kids on almost no processed foods.  She started the blog in hopes to inspire others to live a healthier life.

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  • Carik

    Sounds yummy. Wonder if I could 'bake' these in a dehydrator!!

    • mywholefoodlife

      You can try! If it works, please report the results. :)

    • Wendy Polisi

      I think it would work well – I've had really good success making crackers in my dehydrator.

  • Mary Ann

    How can i make them without a food processor?

    • mywholefoodlife

      You can try using a blender or magic bullet instead of a processor, but you may have to do the brown rice and quinoa separately.
      My recent post Clean Eating Nutella Ice Cream

  • Karrie

    What are the odds that I could use this recipe to make pretzel rods? I need some for a craft for my son's VBS in a few weeks and with allergies to wheat, dairy, soy, and corn…I'm having a tough time figuring out how to do that! Thanks!

    • mywholefoodlife

      You can try. Roll them into rods and bake instead of rolling them flat. Please report the results! I am not sure if it will work for sure.
      My recent post Clean Eating Nutella Ice Cream

      • Cindy

        i tried this; it took more time in oven.
        I really like the reuts of the crackers once I started making indivual cracker shapes.
        I dropped a tsp amt on the paper as in making cookies; cvered with plastic wrap, flattened wth bottom of glass, and baked.
        better results for me than using rolling pin. I used the toaster oven- took forever lol.
        I added a sm amt of melted coconut oil to the mix; and used Braggs "sprinkles" for seasoning. YUM Thank you

  • Marianne Jannetti

    I am off of grains so I wouldn't be able to use the brown rice. Any substitutions that might work?

  • Heidi

    Thank you so much Wendy!! I love Mary's Crackers, but they do get pricey. This is a welcome recipe!

    • Wendy Polisi

      Hope you enjoy it Heidi – Melissa did an amazing job on this one!

  • wolfeee

    Wanted to share: I sprinkled raw sunflower seeds into it after i had it all rolled out, then rolled them in. Could use anything, pumpkin seeds, almond slivers, ect. Turned out great!

  • juliaroastedroot

    Love these! I try to avoid packaged foods too and have never made crackers, so I'm excited about this recipe!

  • m c

    These were great thx! … time consuming but worth it :)

  • islandmaid

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I made these with fresh rosemary last night, they were delicious. Looking forward to trying all sorts of flavourings, definetely a keeper recipe. Can someone post what temperature would you use a dehydrator on to do these? Thanks

  • Bina

    Came out fantastic!! Used red quinoa. To easy to become addicted to these crackers. I love the roasted flavor, so I am curious would I have to pre-roast the sesame seeds to use a dehydrator?

  • Carolyn

    I did not grease the parchment paper (didn't see instructions to do so) and my crackers stuck badly. What might I have done wrong?