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Gluten-Free Chickpea Crackers

Recipe for quick & easy, vegan gluten-free Chickpea Crackers. They’re perfect for parties or as a healthy snack. For these, you’ll need chickpea flour. They are delicious with hummus!

Gluten-free Vegan Chickpea Crackers in a wooden bowl

I’ve been asked quite a few times if the cracker recipes on the blog work with gluten-free flour. Now I’ve finally had the chance to give it a try. And it works, however, the measurements had to be adapted. I’ve made these vegan & gluten-free crackers with chickpea flour, which is often also called besan flour or garbanzo flour.

These are super delicious and crispy, however, I’d only recommend these crackers to you if you like chickpeas and the taste of chickpeas. Because the chickpea flour has a strong chickpea taste (duh) :) I liked them a lot and I think they turned out great, they’re the perfect snack for people who do not want or can’t do gluten.

Feel free to serve the Crackers with Guacamole or Hummus (more chickpea goodness! ^.^).

Tips for making the perfect crispy crackers

  • The consistency of the dough: Flour, water, and even altitude matter when making the dough, so it’s best to trust your instincts a bit when making the dough. Add water until you can make a smooth dough. If you’re not sure, it’s best to make it too wet than too dry, you can always work more flour into the dough while rolling out the crackers. A wetter dough is easier to roll out than one that is hard and crumbly.
  • The cracker thickness: Roll out the dough as thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking! If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy. The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on lightly floured parchment paper, cut them, and then carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto the baking sheet. It also helps if you take your time rolling out the dough..sometimes it looks like it doesn’t get any thinner. Then I walk away for one minute and come back..then the dough has relaxed a bit and can be rolled out easier and thinner.
  • Rolling pin: A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly. It works best with a large rolling pin with rotating handles.
  • Baking times: All ovens are different. Keep a close eye on them if you make them the first time. If a few of them start to puff up a bit, that’s a good sign! They should get slightly golden/brown. If you’re not sure, they should be crispy to the touch.
Gluten-free Vegan Chickpea Crackers Dough with a rolling pin

I’ve added black sesame seeds into the dough because I like my crackers to have little cute spots, but of course, you can leave those out completely or substitute them with flax seeds, and dried herbs, … there are so many possibilities!

Rolling out the Chickpea Crackers dough between two parchment paper sheets

Roll the dough out on parchment paper, but I’d suggest placing a second parchment paper on top because the gluten-free dough is stickier than the dough that I usually use for crackers.

Cut Chickpea Crackers

Cutting them with a pizza cutter is the easiest and fastest method. Cut the rolled out dough lengthwise and widthwise! Don’t worry if the pieces have different sizes, I think it looks great and gives the crackers an additional homemade touch. But make sure they all have the same thickness in order to bake them evenly.

Gluten-free Vegan Chickpea Crackers - thin and crispy

These crackers are so easy to make and they take only about 25 minutes! Perfect for spontaneous guests or as a healthy gluten-free snack!

Gluten-free Vegan Chickpea Crackers in wooden bowl
Gluten-free Vegan Chickpea Crackers with text
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Gluten-free Chickpea Crackers

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for vegan & gluten-free Chickpea Crackers with black sesame seeds. They are perfect for parties or as a healthy snack. Recipe is for one bowl of crackers.
3.87 from 132 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 548 kcal


  • 1 cup chickpea/besan/garbanzo flour
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil – melted
  • 3-4 tablespoons water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • In a bowl add in the dry ingredients, mix, add in the oil and then slowly add the water until you can form a dough like in the photo. Mix and knead with your hand until it’s smooth.
  • Between two sheets of parchment paper roll out the dough until thin and evenly.
  • Cut it with a pizza cutter length- and widthwise. Carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (until they are golden and crispy) and serve :)


Calories: 548kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 28gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 1245mgPotassium: 1456mgFiber: 13gSugar: 13gCalcium: 305mgIron: 7.3mg
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Recipe Rating


Sunday 5th of May 2024

I'm expanding my repertoire! Today I put up two batches: one I brushed with cumin powder in olive oil and sprinkled with finishing salt flakes. The other with brushed straight olive oil and sprinkled salt flakes. Both are delicious!!! I also went for a less stiff dough on one of the batches. Conclusion? I like the stiffer dough results. better. I love this recipe! Thank you Bianca for providing us with a gluten free crunchy cracker recipe!


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

Hi Bianca, another comment/question: (I forgot to fill in the star rating) Do you think doubling the oil would work? Less water, more oil? btw I substituted olive oil for the coconut. Can't wait to do the next batch(es) with assorted flavors. :)


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Yes, I do think that will work just fine and will make it easier to roll out!


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

Yummy delicious! Rolling the dough is a tough job! Is it that perhaps my dough was too dry?

Michelle Burnette

Friday 22nd of March 2024

What does it mean to "pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto a baking sheet"? Do you leave the parchment paper on top of the crackers for baking? On the bottom? There is no video that shows up on my computer. Thanks. The recipe sounds great, but I don't understand that sentence.


Wednesday 24th of April 2024

I roll out the crackers on the parchment paper (on the kitchen counter), then I slide the parchment paper with the crackers on top onto the baking tray. Then I bake them (baking tray, parchment paper, and crackers on top).


Sunday 17th of March 2024

I made these without the seeds and swapped out the coconut oil for olive oil. I like them, but WOW was rolling it thin enough with a standard wooden rolling pin rough! I think I will wait till I get my hands on a pasta roller before trying again. Thanks for the recipe!😋