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Vegan Herb Crackers

herb vegan gluten-free crackers

Finally, a gluten free cracker that is egg free as well!  Who do I have to thank for this tasty cracker?  Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook.  I am a huge fan of Mark and his work.

How did I find him?  When he linked back to my site a couple of years ago I checked out his, and it seemed as though I had found a long lost blogging (and lifestyle) relative.  I am a big fan of the primal way of eating and living that Mark espouses and prior to coming upon Mark’s site, had taken quite a shine to Loren Cordain’s work as outlined in The Paleo Diet –another book that I highly recommend.

I like these crackers (based upon a recipe in Mark’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook) because in addition to being egg free, they are super simple to make.  Just tossing in a couple of tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (I used Herbes de Provence below) eliminates the hassle of picking fresh herbs, then washing and chopping them.  Not that I really consider that a hassle (see Rosemary Crackers), it’s just that this is more of a shortcut.  And shortcuts are a good thing sometimes.

Vegan Herb Crackers


  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and and Herbes de Provence
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil and water
  3. Stir wet ingredients into almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined
  4. Roll the dough into a ball and press between 2 sheets of parchment paper to ⅛ inch thickness
  5. Remove top piece of parchment paper
  6. Transfer the bottom piece with rolled out dough onto baking sheet
  7. Cut dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter
  8. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes, until lightly golden
  9. Let crackers cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes, then serve

I’m finding these crackers especially timely given the massive egg recall that has hit our country –think 550 million eggs potentially gone bad with salmonella.  Though I’m lucky enough to have 6 chickens that lay all of our eggs, so that’s not an immediate concern at our breakfast table, I still am quite concerned about the safety of food in this country, and hoping that the Food Safety Bill passes with some teeth left in it.

Today I am giving away a copy of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by the aforementioned Mark Sisson.  Leave a comment below before Sunday, August 29th with a link to your favorite primal or paleo type recipe on my site (think fish, chicken and other protein dishes, or greens or fruit). Here’s an interesting article highlighting the difference between primal and paleo.

posted on August 23, 2010, 161 comments

  1. Stephanie Mckenzie @ readingyourlips.com

    I love your recipes, they are so easy and I like easy! I think I will make these with rosemary…yum!

  2. Brianna

    I absolutely LOVE that you and Mark link to one another’s blog. My husband and I eat primal, and I get many of my recipes from you. I already have the PB cook book, but my favorite primal recipe is the Chicken, Bacon, Avocado salad from MDA. You have to love anything that includes bacon.


  3. Stephanie

    I LOVE your blog and I LOVE Mark’s Daily Apple too! Please pick my name for the cookbook :) Your recipes are wonderful and I love the sesame crackers so I will have to try these too.

  4. Cathy E.

    I am a Mark Sisson and Daily Apple Fan. I stumbled on his site and blog two years ago. I would love to check out his cookbook. I am new to your site…a friend recommended when we started the GAPS diet. I have only tried a couple of your baked good recipes and have LOVED them. Can’t wait to check out more!

  5. Melanie

    I am so happy to see this recipe! I have your cookbook and have been contemplating how to eliminate eggs from your cracker recipes, since my son is allergic. Thank you for this! Love your other cracker recipes, too. My favorite primal/paleo type recipe here is http://www.elanaspantry.com/zucchini-attack-summer-squash-salad/

  6. Colleen Coble @ colleencoble.com

    I seriously love your website, Elana! I often twitter recipes I’ve found and I adore your cookbook. You are one talented gal! I recently discovered Mark’s blog (like only four days ago) and he’s got some tasty looking recipes but I haven’t had a chance to make any yet. This is one of my favorite recipes here on your site:


  7. Keri

    This eggless GF cracker recipe looks fantastic. Thanks! I’m also going to be trying your summer squash salad recipe http://www.elanaspantry.com/zucchini-attack-summer-squash-salad/ to help keep up with our garden’s bounty. I’d love to win a copy of Mark Sisson’s cookbook!

  8. Natalie @ perrysplate.com

    Nice! We’re moving in the primal/paleo direction as well. I love your Rosemary Apple Chicken: http://www.elanaspantry.com/rosemary-apple-chicken/

    A-mazing stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Cara @ Health Home and Happiness @ healthhomehappy.com


    Oh, wow, I need to try beet hummus! We’re grain free off and on- my little one is always grain free for autism and is thriving! I’d love to win one of Mark’s books!

  10. Jodi

    These look great but of course, everything you make is wonderful!

    It’s funny, I was just thinking about the egg recall and thinking, this is why I buy organic!

    Here’s my fav paleo/primal recipe so far… just getting started in this kind of eating:


  11. Jann Harrison

    I love your site! This recipe is one of my favorites, and I have to admit it has a lot to do with the rabbit! (I used to have a house rabbit).

  12. Susan Dawn Wake

    My favorite go-to recipe of yours is in your cookbook (the almond-coconut pie crust, which I use for tarts — people can’t believe it’s so healthy and a snap to make), but here’s another one I love and tried early on: http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-bread-20/

  13. LizScott @ InnerTeub.com

    Oh, I have become SUCH a big fan of the primal/paleo lifestyle! My favorite recipe so far I stole from Kristen, here:


    This blog was just a 30 day recounting of her paleo challenging – some great ideas in there, and a nice look into what life is like when you eat like this. A great beginning resource, I think!

  14. I’ve been thinking about making crackers for a while now-these are perfect for my mother who has a gluten intolerance and doesn’t do nightshades –it’s hard to find gluten-free without potato starch! Your book is on my Christmas wish-list!

  15. Josh B @ realgrubbin.com

    Elana, we’ve been a big fan yours for a while now. All of the recipes that we’ve tried in your book have been great and very flexible. Excellent work.

    So far, my personal favorite has been the fish sticks (http://www.elanaspantry.com/fish-sticks/). Along with being very simple and easy to make, they’re very nostalgic to me. As a kid, my family and I ate fish sticks pretty regularly for dinner. When I switched my eating habits to being full-time paleo, this was one of the recipes that made me feel more comfortable committing to a new diet.

    So, allow us to thank you for YOUR commitment to educating all of us!

  16. Karalie V. @ mydoterra.com/karalie

    Thank you for your recipes. I was having a really hard time attempting the gluten free diet with the regular GF flour mixes. (I really disliked the “bean” flavor.) Now with the almond flour, I am enjoying trying GF recipes again! My favorite recipe so far, is the rosemary crackers. Yummy! We keep about a dozen hens ourselves, just for this very reason (food safety). It’s so great knowing where your food actually comes from. Especially knowing it’s safe.

  17. Madeline

    I’m also a Big fan of Mark Sisson. Our entire family also eats primal 9 mths now w/ surprising health benefits. A member led me to your site & in addition it’s more recipes which in has helped our family achieve many substitutes & alternatives when cooking & baking. (I forgot who it was. Sorry.)

    Here’s one of my favorite recipe. (I probably speak on behalf of most here lol) :D

    Primal Pizza:

  18. Cynthia M.

    I love your recipes, Elana! I have been on a paleo diet for about 3 months now and feeling so good! One of my favorite recipes is your chicken soup.


  19. Emily

    Ohhhh I would looooove to win this book!!
    Currently, I am not eating anything that requires a recipe, but I do love to make cauliflower rice to go with my chicken/fish/steak to liven things up some days. Cauli-rice is very similar to Elana’s in this recipe (but without the pepper since I am keeping things plain for healing):

    Easy and yuuuuummy! & hubby loves this dish as I do make it for him! Oh and how cool to have an egg-free cracker! This will be something I hope to eat eventually.

  20. Erin

    I love all your recipes, and I would love to win this book.
    My favorite-I love salmon! This is yummy!

  21. i LOVE the contrast of the sweetness of apples with the bite of radicchio in this salad. LOVE!

  22. Brandon May @ thehealthyadvocate.com

    I have been eating paleo for about a year now, however I’m a spoiled one. I don’t know if our ancestors had access to coconut flour, ovens and refridgerators, lol, so I’m not a purist by any means.

    We made (or I did) your Lemon Rosemary Chicken recipe a couple of weeks ago. I was going to blog about it, but I lost the picture, but it was good just the same. I will be making it again. http://www.elanaspantry.com/rosemary-lemon-chicken/

  23. Karen R

    I love Mark’s site, and eat primal thanks to his great knowledge! Here is one of your recipes that I’ve really enjoyed on my “primal” salads:


    And here is another great one of Mark’s (had this today for lunch!):


    I’ve been wishing for the Primal Blueprint Cookbook for a while, I have my fingers crossed!

  24. Barbara @ barbsfitu.com

    Can’t wait to try these… crackers are my treat at any time!
    Here is a great pizza recipe:

  25. Funny you post this today. I’ve spent all weekend immersed in researching the paleo diet, and was just about to get on amazon to order the primal blueprint. I might just wait a few more days and see if I win :D

    My favorite paleo-type recipe of yours these days: http://www.elanaspantry.com/inas-grilled-lemon-chicken/

    Thanks Elana!

  26. Kim Keller

    I have been following your and Mark’s blogs for two year’s. Love them both!
    http://www.elanaspantry.com/grilled-salmon-paprika/ This grilled salmon would be my pick for a favorite recipe. Straight up simple, tasty, and good. Food need not be complicated. Thanks for your wonderful site.

  27. Hey Elana!

    I’m a huge fan of both your site and Marks Daily Apple! I have Mark and the Primal Blueprint to thank for a year of grain/gluten, dairy free living! I have YOU to thank for my success getting my kids, age 8 and 5 on board for a year as well. Your recipes have saved the day by allowing them to still eat pancakes, muffins and cookies! Thank you for all you do!!

    THIS recipe got my kids to get KALE! Love you forever for that!!!!!


  28. Melissa

    Yum! These crackers look good!

    My favorite dish, Chicken Picatta. Yummy!


  29. Anna Aspnes @ annaaspnes.typepad.com

    Wow! Would love this book. My fave recipe would have to be http://www.elanaspantry.com/lemon-kale-chips/. In fact I made them tonight as chance might have it.

  30. Antonietta

    the recipe for the vegan herb crackers looks scrumptious. I love to eat crackers and I am definitely going to try this one. Since starting a gluten/cassein free diet, I feel less bloated (to say the least) and I am glad I made the switch.

    I am going to make the zucchinni chips with spicy salsa from mark’s daily apple. I am new to this lifestyle and I hope I win the cookbook to keep it going!

  31. Lora1967

    interesting site. i learned some things thanks for sharing please enter me in your contest.

  32. robyn

    we just had this yummy zucchini lasagna last night and it was great! i’ve been frequenting marks blog and would love his book!

  33. Joelle

    Wish I was practicing the Paleo Diet a little more; it gets hard when you have a husband and kids who can’t seem to get full or last long enough on lean meat, fruits and veggies. I don’t have a link to one of my favorites; it’s just something I make. Cod baked with lemon sea salt, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and fresh salsa with the regular stuff, plus red peppers, green peppers and cucumbers, and put it on a bed of greens, and the troops use warmed up corn tortillas.

  34. Cheryl @ gfgoodness.com

    I posted a recipe of mine that’s along the same theme as this, but with a few different ingredients
    I can’t wait to try yours!

  35. Linda M

    I just recently found Mark’s website and newsletter, so it was fun to “run into” him here on your site. His is fast becoming a favorite site for me along with http://www.thepaleodiet.com/ . I’d love a copy of his cookbook!

  36. It’s hard to pick a favorite recipe on your blog, but I love fish, and anchovies, and olives … this has some of my favorite flavor combinations;


  37. Stacy

    I love all your recipes, looking for Paleo sweets is what drew me to your site. We make your vegan chocolate chip cookies with honey instead of agave and they’re AWESOME. Even our gluten loving poker group likes them. I’m looking forward to trying some of your non-sweet dishes soon, I have a piece of salmon calling out to my paprika right now!

  38. Kim

    I tend to “keep it simple, stupid” mist of the time, favorite meals just being any meat and veggie, or nuts and fruit or eggs and fruit or veggies. Your recipes for treats are lifesavers allowing me to get my junk food fix without completely falling off the healthy eating band wagon. My all time fav is your chic chip cookie recipe in your book. I think thus is the same. http://www.elanaspantry.com/chocolate-chip-cookies-again/. I always make them with walnuts ( better than tollhouse!) and my whole family loves them. Also really enjoy all the muffin recipes. Have your apple pecan date muffins in mini form in my vacation fridge. We took them to go when we were up and out of the house for an early flight. I also have and read mark’s primal blueprint book and have been considering the cookbook too, I’d love to win it!

  39. Karen

    I just discovered The Daily Apple a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying it thoroughly. I have so many favorite ‘Elana’s’ recipes but the one I just adore (sliced thin and toasted so it’s a bit of a cracker/toast) is the ‘nutty bread’. http://www.elanaspantry.com/nutty-bread/

    I love crunchy nutty toast and it’s delicious. Since I’m pretty new to the whole paleo/primal thing I’m not certain it fits but it’s all nuts and seeds and delicious so I’m sure it must. :^) This way of eating seems most natural, comfortable, and easy to me. I’ve been drifting this way for a long time without knowing what it was. You have played a BIG part of that with your wonderful cookbook. Thanks for entering me in the contest for yet another fantastic book!

  40. Corinne

    While on vacation recently, I purchased your cookbook in a wonderful new & used bookstore called The Book Cliffs in Wabasha, MN. I am really enjoying it as I prefer almond flour over coconut flour. Lemon is always a favorite of mine and as well as grilled chicken in general.


  41. I started eating Primal about a month ago, and since the only thing I really miss is salty crackers/chips to snack on, my favorite recipe would have to be the Rosemary Crackers! http://www.elanaspantry.com/rosemary-crackers/

  42. adriane

    I love your recipes! Thanks!

  43. Susan

    For those of you who have been looking into the paleo diet I hope you decide to try it for a few months. Last year a friend told me about the diet and I gave it ago, after the first month my energy levels where higher and I felt so much healthier. it’s the best thing I have ever done for my health.

    I don’t have the primal blueprint cookbook but I looked at it online and it looks fantastic. When I started my journey on the paleo diet I picked up a copy of Nikki Young’s Paleo Cookbooks, they helped my immensely with meal ideas which followed the paleo principles. (http://www.paleocookbook.com)

    PS. I’m going to be trying this recipe tonight! I have made similar almond crackers from a recipe within the Paleo Cookbooks but not with herbs, so I can’t wait to try!

  44. Susan

    Yum – I like this http://www.elanaspantry.com/butternut-squash-latkes/
    and so many others on your wonderful site. Hope I get the cookbook so I can have more recipes to try!

  45. Susan

    Some say that the Paleodiet doesn’t even have salt. Is this the way you define it?

  46. Mary Stubbs

    Wow, what a giveaway!! I just learned about Mark’s Daily Apple…and I am impressed with the weight people are losing by just getting rid of the unhealthy processed food! Thank you too, Elana, I love your website because I know there is a place for me to find, healthy food to help me with my diabetes.

  47. Michele

    Thanks for the giveaway offer! I like this one:


    This site offers meal planning for a monthly fee. Lots of free recipes even if you don’t subscribe. No affiliation, just checking it out.



  48. Lisa Vance

    I love all of your recipes both on the site and in your book, but one of my favorites is http://www.elanaspantry.com/grilled-chipotle-orange-chicken/

  49. linze anderson

    I just love your website! So informative and my favorite has to be the beet hummus. I’ve tried this and can honestly say it’s my new favorite now. I might never go back to regular hummus ever again.


  50. Lauren

    Cool Giveaway!

    One of my favorite Paleo recipes is Paleo Pork Chops with sauted vegetables. Here’s the link below from Paleo Zone.


    Happy Eating!

  51. Sonya

    I’m new to this way of eating, so I don’t have a favorite recipe. But I’ve been doing lots of research and trying to find ways to improve my familys diet. My 3yo son has Autism and I’m hoping to help him through diet (if I can just get him to eat!). I’d love to win the book so I’d have more great recipes to work from. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Beth

    Looks like another wonderful creation. I’m printing it out to add to my collection.
    This recipe will be great for those time when I open the fridge and realise “I don’t have eggs” :)

  53. Melissa

    I would love to win this cookbook and will check out his site. This is just what I have been looking for. I am GF, egg and dairy free and have been trying to do a diet with more protein and fiber for weight loss.

    Here’s my favorite fish recipe from your website as I love salmon and lime.


    Cannot wait to try this cracker recipe.

  54. I would love this book! I am really wanting to go grain free as I am having stomach troubles with any grains I eat, I just dont know how to start. I am GF and dairyfree and egg free. I love it because I do feel better but, not sure why grains, potatoes and sugar are not friendley to my body. I do well with the almond flour and agave! Thanks for all your recipes, I have given your book and website to so many friends they all love it! especially when I maker your recipes for them. Love the salmon recipe! Many thanks!

  55. Nancy

    I’ve printed off so many of your recipes I don’t know which is my favorite. I guess I use the coconut flour recipes the most. I hope to make the cinnamon muffins today! Thanks for all the great info and by the way…I’d love a chance to win the book:).

  56. Jennifer

    I heart your curried shrimp! My favorite way to eat it is over cauliflower rice…yum! Primal eating just makes sense, all of your recipes are fabulous : )

  57. gilliebean @ clubfritch.com

    Hi Elana! My favourite paleo recipe is the Coconut Chicken Soup!


    P.S. I use stevia instead of agave.

  58. Mary Kay

    I love this website and have been eating primal without knowing thats what it’s called for a few years now. I’m so glad I found this website and in turn found Mark’s Daily Apple. It’s so much good information. I would love the cookbook. It’s so helpful getting ideas from others who eat the same way as you do. One of my favorite vegetables is eggplant so when I saw the recipe for the eggplant caponata I fell in love with it. It’s so good.

  59. I am really interested to try this cracker recipe. And the book looks great. This chicken dish looks delicious. http://www.elanaspantry.com/mango-chicken/

  60. Crystal

    I love Mark’s daily apple and the kids and I were doing his fitness blueprint this morning before we started our homeschool day. Terrific videos of the exercises on youtube. oops almost forgot my favorite (so far) recipe: http://www.elanaspantry.com/chocolate-cream-pie/ This is TO DIE FOR!!! I served it with homemade whipped cream and fresh organic strawberries on the side.

  61. Kim @ Two Good Cookies @ twogoodcookies.com

    I live in England, where they just don’t quite do crackers the same! I’m hosting a fellow American and her husband for dinner this weekend – these are DEFINITELY going on the menu. I’ll serve them with cheese though, so there goes the vegan aspect… :-)

  62. Amy

    Greetings Elana!

    Having started eating primal/Paleo just this past January, my repertoire of “sweets” recipes was limited until I discovered Elana’s Pantry. Preparing Kosher Paleo meals is challenging only when I get in a rut and need a boost of creativity… that’s when I count on you and Mark’s Daily Apple! Thank you for doing all of the experimenting with ingredients so I don’t necessarily have to ;) My favorite dessert to bring to Paleo potlucks is the Almond Butter Blondies, hands down a hit every time (it’s a cheat with the cane sugar in the chocolate chips, but no one has complained yet). http://www.elanaspantry.com/almond-butter-blondies/

  63. Nicole

    I am a fan of the Chicken, Bacon and Avacado Sandwhich as well. I LOVE Avacado, and bacon. Mmmm.

  64. Julie

    I like the Almond Macaroons recipe on this page: http://www.paleofood.com/baked.htm

    I have Celiac Disease and have found that when I eat ANY grains (or sugar), I have Celiac-type symptoms. So I’ve been trying to do Paleo as much as possible, and it has helped! I would love to have this cookbook to help me with this journey. :)

  65. Kitchen Butterfly @ kitchenbutterfly.com

    I LOVE Mark’s website too – he got me started on coconut flour!

  66. Tiffany

    I love your salmon! This cookbook would be great for my family. Thanks for the giveaway and for the article about paleo and primal!

  67. The coconut chicken soup is mine and my boyfriend’s fave recipe by you Elana. It is amazing! http://www.elanaspantry.com/coconut-chicken-soup/
    I have made a ton of your recipes with consistent success.
    I am a nutritionist and would love a chance to win this cookbook as I am always looking for new recipe ideas to give my clients inspiration to eat the best food possible with no shortage on taste.
    ….your website helps. I am always guiding my clients to check it out.
    All the best, Jamie

  68. Ling

    Hi Elena,

    I love that your recipes are not using other grain-based flours as other gluten-free recipes do. I try my best to stay as primal as possible so your recipes are a wonderful source to add variety to my diet. I have been on a baking kick lately and have tried about 5 of your recipes in the last couple of weeks (cupcakes, bread, chicken coconut soup…YUM). Favorite recipe thus far is your breakfast bar (http://www.elanaspantry.com/breakfast-bars/ ). I use butter instead of the grapeseed oil and they are wonderful and so far have gotten rave reviews from those who have tried them. Thanks again for the great recipes!

  69. MaryK

    I would have to say that your Rosemary Lemon Chicken is my current favorite. I would love to have Mark’s new cookbook – I’m sure there are some fab recipes in it.


  70. Kari

    I just made these. SO YUMMY!!! I did cook them almost twice as long as suggested. I like them to be crisp.

  71. Love what both you and Mark are doing! It’s so inspirational to meet others in the blogsphere who “get” real food! I love this soup:
    And here is a primal favorite from my own blog: http://18hourkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/08/leafy-green-pesto.html

  72. Kendra @ kendralay.com

    I’ve been wanting to get The Primal Blueprint Cookbook when it comes out. Alas, I am a starving (but still eating healthy) grad student who can’t afford books other than textbooks. I would love to win it! My favorite paleo recipe on your site is http://www.elanaspantry.com/mexican-chicken-and-rice/

  73. Jami

    I am so happy that I found your web site! You have made my GF experience so pleasent! Thank you MUCH!
    I love this recipe!

  74. Angela Banning


    Chicken, rosemary and garlic- three of my favorites and a very simple recipe. I also enjoy that this is grilled. We have many many rainy days here and I just love to get outside and cook and enjoy every little bit of sunshine we can get when we do get it!

  75. Because I am such a huge nut butter fan (almond and cashew are my favorites!) my favorite recipe has to be your Vanilla Almond Butter recipe. Yeah, it’s got a little agave nectar and I am sure to be totally paleo I could make it without the sugar but it’s still oh, so, good.

    I would love to win a copy of Mark’s book. I have been following your blog and Mark’s blog for some time now and I love all the delicious recipes each of you come up with and the great bits of health information you share.


  76. Dear Elana,

    I follow both your website and Mark’s Daily Apple on a regular basis. I never thought being GF would be so easy until I came across your site – thanks for all your wonderful ideas! I particuarly love your sesame seed crackers.

    As for my favourite Primal recipe, well it has to be one of my own: my daily salad


  77. Nancy

    Love your blog, have your book. Recently explored raw food, decided to come back to gluten free, higher protein. My family loves your recipe http://www.elanaspantry.com/grilled-chipotle-orange-chicken/! We’ll be having it on Cape Cod this weekend.

  78. These crackers look so simple and delicious, thank you for the great recipe. I will certainly be snacking on these soon!

  79. Ann LeClercq

    sad :(

    Tried recipe as is… Oil/water ratio not enough to hold dough together so had to double it. I think in general vegan dishes are good in theory, but rarely perform like non-vegan. If I were to try it again, I’d definitely use an egg. Dough is nearly impossible to push out and get even by hand, so had to use rolling pin, and couldn’t get it to go more than 1/4″ because otherwise it just fell apart. Instead of herbes de provence, I used Italian seasoning, a bit of garlic powder and a bit of dried minced onion because that’s the flavor profile we prefer. We baked it at 350, and had to bake it for 15 minutes (was afraid of overbaking). While 2 out of 3 of us agree the flavor is good, they came out gummy. Texture was totally unappealing – 13YO DD made a face, and not a happy one either.

    Not sure if problems I had are caused by recipe or the fact that I live a lot closer to sea level than Boulder, CO, but either way, not a keeper recipe for our house.

    • Jessica

      Hmmm… What brand of Blanched Almond Flour did you use?

      Also, did you use parchment paper?

      I wonder if it was because of the substitutions you made?

      I’ve made these crackers twice so far and they are definitely one of my favs of all the crackers on her site!

  80. Ashley

    Elana :

    I read on your salmon post that you are eating close to paleo, that is FANTASTIC! I personally eat paleo (without diary or cheese, although, I know Mark Sisson’s eating primal is not against this) and I’m ALWAYS checking your site for recipes, I made my husband and my wedding anniversary meal using your website and I can’t thank you enough for what you do!


    PS. my favorite primal recipe is coconut chicken, paleo pizza, no potato salad, or your chipotle orange chicken!

  81. Emma

    I found Mark’s Daily Apple through your site and as my husband is a low carb/ primal man we have been enjoying it.

    I love this recipe on your site, full of good primal stuff

    Emma Jones

  82. Yvonne

    I would love to win the cookbook! I’ve tried your cookie recipes and I think they are great!

  83. Nicole

    I made these crackers today and it was the first time I have made anything with almond flour. Are they always so fibrous tasting? Is there anything I can do to reduce that?

  84. mmm
    i would love a copy of marks cookbook!

    as for your recipes that look amazing and primal/paleo
    i choose this one:

    this book’d be a fab bday present for me! (tuesday’s the day)

    thanks for the give away and for your great site and recipes, elana


  85. Scent Hive @ scenthive.com

    Hi! These crackers looks terrific and I can’t wait to make them. As for my fave paleo recipe, does a green smoothie count? Just made one today with almond milk, green grapes, peaches and kale.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway,

  86. Crystal Orta


    I recently stumbled upon your site and am thankful that I have. Thank you so much for your wonderful website. I’ve really enjoyed trying your recipes. Your website proves that great tasting food is good for you also! I love the Turkey Chili: http://www.elanaspantry.com/turkey-chili/.



  87. Oooo I’ve wanted that book for a while!! So far I’ve just been getting primal recipes from Mark’s Daily Apple until I get a copy of the book, and my fav has been –> http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocoa-and-coconut-snacks/ SO YUM!!

  88. Valerie

    No need to include me in the drawing, I already have Mark’s books, and I cook from his cookbook at least 3 times a week- his and your cookbooks are almost the only 2 I use anymore. I found Mark’s Daily Apple thru a mention by you a few months ago (thank you!), and haven’t looked back for an instant- Hubby and I have been following the Primal Blueprint for 2 months now and are LOVING it. I hope more and more people take an interest in Paleo/Primal diets and lifestyles, although if they all did it could put me out of a job (I’m a RD)!

  89. Kari

    So many of your baked goods are my favorite but I think my favorite protein dish is your Cod Piccata:


    So Yummy!!!

  90. Karen H.

    I have been truly loving this site and the giveaways going on. I’d love to win a copy of the primal blueprint cookbook. One of my favorite ‘primal’ recipes from you is here: http://www.elanaspantry.com/rosemary-lemon-chicken/

    Thank you so much for all you do! Love the recipes and fun posts. The contests are the cherries on top!

  91. Sharon

    I love all your recipes and it’s such a relief to have a source of recipes fitting my food sensitivities!! The Zucchini Attack Summer Salad is super good; I’ve shared it with many friends who also love it. However I love Asian foods, esp with coconut milk so I’m selecting this as a favorite. http://www.elanaspantry.com/coconut-chicken-soup/

  92. I haven’t tried to cook anything on the site yet due to having been on a strict detox for a few months, but this recipe looks and sounds delicious – http://www.elanaspantry.com/chili-chicken/

    I would love a copy of the cookbook! Cookbooks are one of my most favorite things (besides food ;) ).

  93. I didn’t even know that I could learn to love spinach! I tried this recipe just to see if I could like it and it’s delicious!

  94. Sarah

    Your dairy and gluten free recipes have been such a lifesaver for me! One of my favorite ‘primal’ recipes from you is: http://www.elanaspantry.com/butternut-squash-latkes/

  95. Rachel

    Hi! I love both your site and Mark’s, and I’ve been contemplating getting his cookbook…but it’d be great to win it too!

    I like this recipe:

  96. Christa @ bitesofhope.org

    I love your asparagus recipe (http://www.elanaspantry.com/asparagus-basil-salad/) – and so does everyone in my house. We’ve made it almost every month since you posted it :)

  97. Jen P

    Mmm..grilled chipotle orange chicken.

  98. Michelle

    I am 6 months into being gluten free and love your site. I think the cookbook giveaway will help my boyfriend see the light on good eating and not hear the words “gluten free” that he has a negative connotation with!!

  99. FAY FOX

    Hi E;
    I often cook for my daughter, who is gluten free, lactose intolerant,and a vegeterian.
    i’m always looking for new recipes for her, and your website has been
    a wonderful help!
    thanks again for all you do!

  100. kari

    My favorite paleo meal? veggies in nut butter sauce. Yum!

  101. domestic diva

    I love making salads with produce from our garden (any variety that’s ripe) and nuts. Sometimes we also add in chunks of leftover meat (chicken, beef, lamb). Great lunches!

  102. susan arnold

    We are starting to eat like this because my daughter has diabetes and now celiac. Your book is my Bible. Please pick me for Mark’s book, I really need it! Love you green chicken soup. http://www.elanaspantry.com/green-chicken-soup. Thank you for all your originality and hard work.

  103. Lorrie Wolf

    Hello, Elana!!! Your recipes and cookbook are fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your expertise with those of us who need help with new dishes.

    Could you enter me in the giveaway for Mark’s book, too? I would absolutely love to have that as a reference! I think grain-free is the way to go. :)


  104. http://www.elanaspantry.com/roasted-asparagus/

    it’s hard to choose just one! i went primal back in january, & discovered a gluten sensitivity because of it. now i use your site for all the sweets i can handle. :)

    your asparagus recipe reminded me of the joys of roasted veggies. sometimes, i don’t think i can handle another salad, but roasting is another great way to get veggies! :)

  105. Kristin Walukas

    So many favorites, it is hard to choose from, but I am going to have to go with http://www.elanaspantry.com/green-lemonade/ because it is the perfect green drink to get me going in the morning!
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  106. Renee Tjelmeland

    I am so excited to try this recipe! And the next thing I am going to make for my family is http://www.elanaspantry.com/grilled-salmon-paprika/ ! I just know they will love it and we will all feel GOOD after eating it! God Bless! Renee

  107. Allison

    I’m new to your site and we loved our first recipe…the delicious orange chicken! http://www.elanaspantry.com/look-what-you-missed-for-dinner/

  108. Catharine


    Fruit salad sounds tasty! Not too sweet and there are bananas in them!

  109. Judy H.

    Don’t have a favorite primal website, because to be honest, this post has just turned me on to it. I’ve just subscribed to MDA, even though you’ve mentioned it before. I’ve been GF for years but struggle with carbs–what and how much to eat. I think I am now finding my answers, but a cookbook would help!! And your blog has been wonderful in that regard, and I already have and love your cookbook!!

  110. Stephanie Hoffman

    I love your stuff! http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/ has some excellent recipes. Try the cauliflower crust pizza!

  111. Cupboard Love @ chymerikaen.com

    I love the Salmon with Olive/Anchovy Tapenade – it was a dish that helped convince my husband that he really does like anchovies!


  112. Rebecca

    I would love to win a copy of this cookbook. I have heard about it and it really interests me. I have been a subscriber to your blog for awhile now and also have your cookbook. My hubby loves your shrimp cake recipe and I had some of your banana blueberry muffins just this morning!

  113. Randi

    Just stopping by from Marks Daily Apple. Your site looks lovely!

  114. Your recepies are tooo good…i just loved them…i wanna try them now….

  115. melissa @ the delicate place @ thedelicateplace.wordpress.com

    perfection. i have all these ingredients and plan on making this today! i’m going to eat it with this great albacore tuna salad (tarragon, fennel, pickled onion, EVOO, salt, pepper, celery)

  116. Hi Elana! I love your website, recipes, and photos! I started eating this way in the hopes to get tighter control on my Type 1 diabetes in a healthy way, and so far so good.
    I don’t know how to pick a favorite, but I am most definitely going to try these crackers when I get home tonight – so I will call them a favorite for now!

  117. Gluten Free Gigi @ glutenfreegigi.com

    I made this cracker using a sub of my own gf flour blend for the almond flour(nut allergy) and love it! I’m also egg & dairy free, so this is a nice recipe to have around. In one batch, I switched it up and used freshly ground black pepper and caraway seeds – Yum! Thanks for sharing so many amazing recipes and ideas!

  118. Thanks for another great recipe! I love these crunchy crackers.

  119. Ed

    I tried this with regular almond flour, not blanched (what’s the difference?), but found the oil and water not to be enough to form a dough. I did forget to fold the wet ingredients in however, and ended up using more oil & water resulting in a tasty cracker that was a little too fragile.

  120. Christina

    So I actually found this recipe for Almond Cheese that would taste excellent with this cracker. I’m addicted and it’s so easy to make. I was discussing with my friend on dairy subs and she found this link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk64kkETkdQ) on how to make homemade almond cheese. I’ve made two batches and everyone loves it! The “probiotic” it calls for, I found in my local health food store. Kinda pricy, but it was the only gluten, corn, grain & dairy free probiotic. The cheese came out fantastic. It has a whipped mousse consistency with a goat cheese smell and taste. You really do forget that you’re eating almonds. I have found that it goes well with almost any veggies or meats or even a spread! If anyone decides to make it, let me know. I would love for Elana to do a recipe with different flavors to give me new ideas.

  121. Sue

    Yum! I made these with pesto instead of the herbs and part of the oil and they’re entirely too tasty.

  122. I have made these before using my own blend of Herbes de Provence. Today I am making up a batch with fresh basil to bring to the Florida Herb Society meeting tonight. Our tasting table’s featured herb of the month is basil! We have some vegan and gluten free members. I usually try to make something different so those who follow a gluten free/vegan lifestyle have something to nibble on during the meeting.

  123. Yum! i just made these and they taste great.

  124. I just made these for a dinner I’m cooking for my friend.
    Going to serve with a baked brie.

  125. Amy

    I just made these and I had to add the water and oil 3 more times before it would become some sort of ball to be able to roll out. Are the amounts for oil and water listed wrong? If not, what did I do wrong?

    • I make these for my family every week and they work just fine. So, let’s try to figure out what is going astray on your end and do a little bit of troubleshooting.

      First, what type of flour did you use? Second, if you were using almond flour, was it blanched? What brand? As that can make a difference as well. Would love to help you get to the bottom of this!

  126. Kim

    Do you have the nutrition facts for these crackers? Thanks!

  127. mary

    We made these for dinner tonight. Pure bliss. I’m on the paleo-esque bandwagon. I can’t be a real paleo–I’ve been vegan for 12 years and ‘ordinary’ veggie for more than 20, so I don’t see myself eating meat any time soon. But I do so love it when there are naturally vegan paleo-ish foods.


  128. Anne

    Just made these, they are fan-flippin-tastic!!! OMG!!! Elana I love all your power bars, you have made my life so much better with all your recipes, thank you – thank you. These are still hot out of the oven and I can’t believe how good they are – yum.

  129. Where can I purchase the almond flour?

  130. Stephanie

    Thank you so much for posting such delicious and easy recipes for us, i truly appreciate everything you do. One of my favorite recipe would be your “simple bread”, it has become a staple here since switching over to a more paleo friendly lifestyle. Although last year twice a week (minimum) i would whip up a batch of your “rosemay fig crackers”. Oh. My. Gosh. Sitting on my kitchen floor with my boyfriend, just going to town with those crackers, lol! Anyways, id love to get a copy of Marks book, im a huge fan!

    ;-) Steph

  131. stacey

    We tried your Apple Crisp recipe last night, warm and delicious. Today we are making bread and Peppermint Patties. Thank you for all of your hard work with gluten free recipes. You make us all excited about cooking again!

  132. I love your site and make a loaf of your banana bread every weekend. (Twice this week as my dog enjoyed most of the first one.). Elanaspantry.com/ paleo-banana-bread

  133. These are perfect for when those cracker-cravings hit! And so simple, too.

    I’m bending the rules by not adding a meat or veg because I love this paleo bread recipe:


  134. These look great! This is by far my favorite Paleo recipe: http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2011/05/08/paleo-pad-thai/. I make it with broccoli slaw “noodles” instead of spaghetti squash. Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Just made these–delicious! I used some garlic powder, oregano and basil (dried).
    Must watch how many I eat and put them away!

  136. holly

    Followed to the letter… no dough, just very expensive bowl of powder. Tried adding 3 x more water/oil mix… not much better however it might make a flaky pastry doough… how can so many others have success with this on and so far I’ve got a very expensive bowl of powder? any suggestions? I really want this to work!

  137. holly

    Ahhh, now I see that someone gave me the white rice flour! Sheesh!~ Any suggestions?

  138. Julie

    Elana, these were just wonderful! I shared them with my family for lunch – my parents, husband and little girl gobbled them up! We topped them with different things: peanut butter, cheese, sardines with mustard – they were infinitely adaptable. :) I substituted melted coconut oil for the olive oil and omitted the herbs (didn’t have the mix you recommended) and they were delish. Keep up the great work! I always head to your site when I need a recipe. Thank you SO much for sharing your lovely recipes <3

  139. Michelle @The Adirondack Chick @ theadirondackchick.com

    Oh, wow … these sounds soooo easy! Can’t wait to try them.

  140. Farah

    I have the same problem as Holly — the crackers won’t bind, and all I get is a powdery mess. I’ve made these crackers before, and they turned out great. So I’m wondering why suddenly the recipe has stopped working. I’m using the same flour as before (the one Elana recommends), and doing everything exactly the same. Frustrating.

  141. April

    Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes! I myself am not paleo, but my mom is very attached to low carb diets. I want her to be able to eat delicious things while she becomes healthier. I made the lemon biscotti (an almond version as well- I left out the almond and added 1 tsp almond extract) and these crackers (one batch with basil, the other plain). The biscotti were a pain because we don’t own a zester (I used a spoon to remove the bitter white part) and we didn’t have slivered almonds (I chopped some with a knife) but my mom loved them, so it was worth it! Thank you again :)

  142. beth

    i made these but when i rolled them out they fell apart and was very dry did i miss something

  143. DebInOH

    More More More recipes with Apple Cider Vinegar !!! Thank you :)

  144. Gina

    How many crackers does this make??

  145. Karen

    I made these for New Year’s Eve. I used some fresh rosemary and handful of sesame seeds. They are the best thing I ever ate. Thanks for the recipe.

  146. Allison

    Made these tonight (with rosemary instead of the H de P) and every time I take a bite I simply cannot convince my mouth or my brain that they are not made with white flour! So very good. I think this would make an excellent quiche crust also.

  147. Alicia

    Elena hi,

    I’ve been trying this a couple of times and they all come out in a pice but when I try to hold them it separates in pieces , I’ve made the other ones with egg for my hubby and those turn out great I’m using blanched almond flour from honeyville.. I can’t have egg that’s why I will love to try this. Can you pls helpmeet out… Tks!!!

  148. Jules

    Just made these – Amazing!!
    Modified a bit – added about a cup of mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, linseed, seasame) and doubled the wet ingredients so 2 x tablespoons of oil and 4 x tablespoons of water.

    Had to work with the mixture as doesn’t roll well when wet but works in the end. Thanks Elena

  149. Kaelti

    What kind of pan do you recommend for crackers? Is a regular cookie sheet with parchment ok?

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