Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Almond Meal Rosemary Raisin Crackers
Around our house, we have a Trader Joe's market that we make frequent walking trips to. I find it's perfect to just load the kids into the stroller and go for a walk - they enjoy the scenery, I enjoy some peace and quiet, and at the end we get to enjoy the sampling snacks that they always have available at Trader Joe's. I find that there is also always some snack or treat that catches my eye there, and that I then become addicted to (which means we get to make more walking trips!). If you have a Trader Joe's near your house, then this particular recipe will taste familiar, because one of their absolute best crackers are rosemary raisin crackers. The raisins and rosemary provide a balance of flavors that is neither salty nor sweet, but instead somewhere in the middle. This means that they are wonderful to eat plain or topped with any number of cheeses.
This recipe is a gluten-free, grain-free version of those perfect crackers. They come out nicely crisp, with that surprisingly addictive flavor combo of the rosemary and raisins shining through. My husband and I both are hooked (we hide them from the kids when I make them!), and a bonus is that baking them fills the house with a fantastic aroma for the rest of the day.
Recipe adapted from Against All Grain.