Satisfy Your Cravings: Vegan Chickpea Crackers Recipe

Welcome, lovely souls, to my vegan kitchen! Today, I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite recipes that I guarantee will become a staple in your pantry. These vegan chickpea crackers are simply divine–crunchy, wholesome, and oh-so-addictive!

Now, before we dive into the recipe, let me tell you why these crackers are so special. First and foremost, they are made with garbanzo bean flour, also known as chickpea flour. This gluten-free flour is high in protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, making it an excellent alternative to wheat-based flours. Additionally, we’re throwing in some nutritious ingredients such as nutritional yeast for a “cheesy” flavor kick and turmeric to add a beautiful golden hue while boasting anti-inflammatory benefits.

But besides being packed with nutrients, these crackers are also incredibly versatile. They’re perfect for snacking on their own or pairing with hummus, vegan cheese or any topping of your choice. They’re also easy to make ahead and store for a quick snack when hunger strikes.

So get ready to be amazed by these spiced chickpea crackers that are not only delicious but also compassionate to our planet and animals. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Chickpea Crackers
Vegan Chickpea Crackers

My dear friends, gather around and let me tell you why you’ll simply adore this Vegan Chickpea Crackers Recipe.

Firstly, these crackers are a true lifesaver for anyone with dietary restrictions. The recipe is gluten-free, making it accessible to all of our gluten-sensitive loved ones. Moreover, it contains chickpea flour, rich in plant-based protein and fiber, giving you the right kind of energy to push through your day.

Secondly, the mixture of toasted sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, turmeric and sea salt gives these crackers a savory and spiced flavor that is nothing short of delightful. Trust me when I say that they will leave you craving for another bite. The combination of flavors is truly a work of art.

Lastly, my friends, what could be better than a crunchy snack? These vegan chickpea crackers are just perfect to munch on with any kind of dip or spread. You can pair them with salsa for a little kick or hummus for an earthy taste. They’re also great on their own if you’re feeling like having a light snack.

So trust me when I say that not only are these crackers delicious and nutritious but also versatile and easy to make. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I promise it’ll be worth it!

Ingredient List

 These crispy chickpea crackers are a perfect vegan snack!
These crispy chickpea crackers are a perfect vegan snack!

Let’s gather the essential ingredients for this recipe, which are all vegan and gluten-free. You’ll need:

  • Chickpea flour: 2 cups
  • Nutritional yeast: 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Toasted sesame seeds: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Olive oil: 1/4 cup

The Recipe How-To

 Say goodbye to store-bought crackers and hello to handmade and healthy bites.
Say goodbye to store-bought crackers and hello to handmade and healthy bites.

Making the Chickpea Cracker Dough

To make the chickpea cracker dough, we will need two cups of chickpea flour, which is also known as besan flour or gram flour, and 1/4 cup of tapioca flour. In a bowl, whisk together these two ingredients to ensure that they are well combined.

Next, add in 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix everything together until evenly combined.

After that, slowly pour 3/4 cup of warm water into the bowl with the dry ingredients. While pouring in the water, stir constantly with a wooden spoon.

Add in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and continue to mix until you have a smooth dough that is slightly sticky to touch.

Rolling and Baking the Crackers

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Now it’s time to roll out the crackers. Divide the dough into two equal portions.

Take one portion and place it on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough as thinly as possible. The crackers should be between 1/8 and 1/16 inch thick.

Use a cookie cutter or sharp knife to cut out shapes from the dough. You can make them small or large depending on your preference.

Place each cracker onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave some space between each one.

Sprinkle some sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper over the top of each cracker.

Bake for around 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown at the edges.

Once done, remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving with your favorite dips or toppings!

Perfecting Your Chickpea Crackers

If you want your chickpea crackers to come out looking perfect every time, here are some tips:

  • Make sure you’re using chickpea flour instead of garbanzo bean flour or any other flour.
  • Don’t skip the tapioca flour as it helps bind the dough together.
  • Add in more spices if you prefer your crackers to be more flavorful.
  • Roll out your dough as thinly as possible for crunchy thin crackers.
  • Do not overbake your crackers; keep an eye on them while baking.
  • Store any leftovers in an air-tight container so they stay fresh for longer!

With these easy steps and tips, you can make delicious vegan gluten-free chickpea crackers all by yourself!

Substitutions and Variations

 These savory crackers are made with wholesome chickpea flour and spices.
These savory crackers are made with wholesome chickpea flour and spices.

As a chef, I know how important it is to experiment with different ingredients and make a recipe your own. That’s why I believe in providing substitutes and variations for my vegan chickpea crackers recipe.

First off, let’s talk about the flour. While chickpea flour or besan is the star of this recipe, you can try using other flours such as oat flour, gram flour or even almond flour to add some different flavors and textures. Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor to the crackers but if you don’t enjoy it, feel free to omit from the recipe altogether.

Adding different spices can give the crackers a unique flavor profile. For example, try spiced chickpea crackers by mixing 1 teaspoon of turmeric with ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. You can also add 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds or Sun-dried tomato for an extra burst of flavor.

If you prefer a thicker cracker, use 2 cups of chickpea flour instead of 1 cup for added density. Alternatively, if you like thin and crispy crackers, pouring the prepared batter into a thin layer on parchment paper or silicone baking mats will do wonders in making your crackers crunchy.

Lastly, topping the crackers with coarse sea salt enhances its savory taste while mixing in tapioca flour may increase the carb content but in turn increase its crispiness.

Remember, when trying new substitutions and variations on this recipe or any other recipes – play around until you find what you like as there’s no right or wrong way!

Serving and Pairing

 Pause the hustle and bustle of the day, sit back, and savor the flavors of these crunchy crackers.
Pause the hustle and bustle of the day, sit back, and savor the flavors of these crunchy crackers.

When it comes to serving and pairing these vegan chickpea crackers, the possibilities are truly endless. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is with a creamy, plant-based dip such as hummus or guacamole. The nutty flavor of the toasted sesame seeds serves as the perfect complement to the fresh and vibrant flavor of these dips.

For those looking for a heartier snack or light meal, try topping your chickpea crackers with sliced avocado, sprouts, and a sprinkle of sea salt. This combination is not only delicious but also nutritious, thanks to the healthy fats and vitamins found in the avocado and sprouts.

If you prefer a sweeter snack, these crackers also pair well with fresh fruit such as sliced apples or pears. The smooth texture of the crackers blends perfectly with the crispness of the fruit, creating a unique and savory-sweet flavor that is sure to satisfy any craving.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying these chickpea crackers all on their own. Whether you’re munching on them during a movie night or taking them on-the-go as a satisfying snack between meals, these crunchy thin crackers are the perfect treat for any occasion.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these vegan chickpea crackers are sure to become a staple in your snacking routine. With their crunchy texture and hearty flavor, they’re a satisfying and delicious way to fuel up while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Cut the cheese, not the fun! These vegan chickpea crackers are the perfect party pleaser.
Cut the cheese, not the fun! These vegan chickpea crackers are the perfect party pleaser.

When it comes to snacking, preparation is key. These vegan chickpea crackers can be made ahead of time and stored for later enjoyment, making them a perfect addition to your weekly meal prep routine.

To make these crackers ahead of time, simply follow the recipe instructions up until the baking step. Once you have cut the dough into crackers, store them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

To reheat your crunchy thin crackers, preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C). Next, arrange the crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat them in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until crispy. You may also choose to reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave for convenience.

For longer term storage, you can freeze the unbaked chickpea flour crackers before cutting and baking. To do so, arrange the uncut dough onto a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then transfer them to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. When you are ready to bake them, allow the dough pieces come to room temperature first before cutting and baking.

Keep in mind that reheated chickpea chips may not be as crisp as when freshly out of the oven. However, don’t let that deter you from enjoying these delicious and easy vegan snacks on-the-go or at home.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These crackers are the perfect balance of salty and savory and are sure to satisfy your snack cravings.
These crackers are the perfect balance of salty and savory and are sure to satisfy your snack cravings.

When making these Vegan Chickpea Crackers, there are a few tips to keep in mind for perfect results.

One important tip is to make sure the dough is well-kneaded. The dough should be sticky but still pliable. Knead the dough well until it becomes smooth and holds together. This will ensure that your crackers hold their shape during baking.

Another tip is to roll out the dough thin and evenly. Use a rolling pin and a ruler to help achieve this. The thinner you roll the dough, the crispier and crunchier your crackers will be. Aim for a thickness of about 1/8 inch or even thinner if possible.

To prevent your crackers from sticking to the baking sheet, use parchment paper or a silicone mat. This will also make clean up easier.

When cutting the crackers into shapes, use a sharp knife or a pastry wheel for best results. It’s important to cut through the dough cleanly without dragging or tearing it. You can also use cookie cutters for various shapes.

For flavor variations, try adding different spices and herbs like garlic powder, onion powder, dried rosemary, or dried thyme to the dough before baking. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and seasonings.

Finally, let the crackers cool completely before serving or storing them. Once cooled, store them in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make these Vegan Chickpea Crackers with ease and enjoy them as an easy snack or appetizer that’s healthy and delicious.


As with any recipe, there may be questions that come up while making these vegan chickpea crackers. But fret not my dear chefs, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help alleviate any confusion along the way. So let’s dive right in!

Are chickpea crisps vegan?

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy snack option that’s both vegan and gluten-free, consider trying out chickpea chips. Made from either garbanzo flour or besan flour, these crispy crackers are full of plant-based protein and completely free of eggs.

What do vegans have on crackers?

In this recipe article, we’ll be exploring a range of dairy-free spreads and dips that are perfect for any meal of the day. From the classic avocado with a sprinkle of salt and pepper to a more unique combination of peanut butter and almond spread, there’s sure to be something here to satisfy your tastebuds. For those looking for a savory option, we’ll go over how to make a soy spread and tomato sandwich. And for a slightly indulgent twist, we’ll show you how to create a tomato and vegan “cheese” sandwich, also with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. If you have a sweet tooth, we got you covered with a tahini and maple syrup combination. Lastly, we have a trio of dips, including a vegan hummus dip, beetroot dip, and sun-dried tomato dip. And for those who want to add some greens, we’ll also show you how to make a delicious salad with soy spread. So let’s get started and explore some of these delicious vegan spreads and dips!

Can I make my own chickpea flour?

Making chickpea flour is a breeze. All you need is a coffee or spice grinder, or a high-speed blender. First, grind your chickpeas until they become a fine powder. Remember to sieve the flour to remove any bigger pieces, and you can grind those again if necessary. Finally, keep your chickpea flour fresh by storing it in an airtight container for up to two months.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these vegan chickpea crackers are a must-try for anyone who appreciates healthy, plant-based snacks that are also delicious. These crackers are thick, crunchy and full of flavour, making them perfect for snacking on their own or using as a base for dips and spreads.

Not only are these crackers easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, they are also gluten-free and packed with protein and fiber. Plus, by using chickpea flour instead of traditional flour, you’re getting all the health benefits of garbanzo beans, one of the most nutrient-dense legumes out there.

So even if you’re not vegan or gluten-free, give this recipe a try. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how tasty and satisfying these flavorful crackers can be. And with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint by consuming vegan ingredients, you can feel good about your snacking choices too.

In short, this recipe is a win-win all around. So head to your kitchen and whip up a batch of these delicious, crispy chickpea crackers today!

Vegan Chickpea Crackers

Vegan Chickpea Crackers Recipe

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 cracker
Calories 67.1 kcal


  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (lightly ground in food processor or mortar)
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (whole)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3/4-1 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all dry ingredients, when stir in sesame oil. Gradually add water, adjusting as needed. Dough is ready when it can be formed into a ball (but don't make it too wet, as rolling out will be really hard).
  • You can dust a surface and roll out with a pin, or press with a tortilla press (which is what I do). I like to press numerous small circles, so they cook more evenly. The edges will brown before the center gets done.
  • Put dough on a non-stick cookie sheet and prick with a fork. You can cut them apart with a pizza cutter now, or lightly score them--however you like. I leave them in my little circles. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp in the center!
  • Servings will depend on how big you make your crackers!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 25gCalories: 67.1kcalCarbohydrates: 7.4gProtein: 3.7gFat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 142.2mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, For Large Groups, Grains, High In..., Low Cholesterol, Quick Breads, Vegan
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