I am always on the lookout for tasty, gluten-free snacks to add to our lunches and these homemade gluten-free wheat thins hit the spot!
Not only are these gluten-free wheat thins just as tasty as the boxed version, but they are easy to make and much healthier. This makes a great school lunch box idea that requires few ingredients.
Gluten-Free Cracker Ingredients
These crackers are made from a gluten-free flour blend of brown rice flour and tapioca flour. I don’t recommend swapping for other gluten-free flours since these two combined yield the perfect crunchy and yummy results.
Head to the pantry and see if you have everything you need to make this snack happen:
- Brown rice flour
- Tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
- Butter or oil
Short, simple, and sweet. If you’re on the lookout for more kid-favorite snacks recreated into homemade and healthier versions, check out my cookbook for the Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet. It has tons of yummy and easy recipe ideas your family will love.
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How To Make Gluten-Free Wheat Thins
This is a great recipe to get the kids involved since it involves some kneading, rolling, and cutting the dough into shapes. Step-by-step, this process is easy and worth it for these delicious, crispy gluten-free crackers.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt, and sugar. Add the butter and 1 tablespoon water at a time, combining after each addition until a dough begins to form.
- Roll it Out
Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and cover it with another piece of parchment paper. Roll the dough until about ⅛-inch thick. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut into squares, or use a cookie cutter to cut shapes. (You can take rough edges and scraps and roll them out again to make more shapes).
- Add the Finishing Touches
Transfer the parchment paper to the baking sheet. For a more toasted look, lightly brush or spray the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake Until Golden Brown
Bake for 12 minutes or until they begin to turn golden. Turn the oven off, and leave the crackers in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
More Gluten-Free Snacks
Need more lunchbox friendly gluten-free snacks? I’ve got you covered with kid-approved ideas right below:Print
These have that slightly sweet and salty taste I remember from the brand-name crackers, but are very pasty-white looking, even with the brown rice flour. You can experiment with adding ground brown flax seed meal for some wheaty-looking flecks, or subbing in partial amounts of darker gluten-free flours. (You can also check out our regular wheat thins recipe here.)