Easy homemade paprika vegan crackers made with just a few basic ingredients and baked in an air fryer or oven for a crispy vegan snack.
I'm back with another banging air fryer recipe.
This time it's these easy paprika vegan crackers.
I made the most heavenly white bean & black olive pate and I needed something to slather it on, so I had a play about and created these delicious vegan paprika crackers.
- 💭 Are homemade vegan crackers easy to make?
- 💭 Shaped or snapped?
- 🥘 Ingredients for plant-based crackers
- 💭 Gram flour FAQs
- 📖 Variations
- 👩🏻🍳 Rolling tips
- 🍴 How to stop the crackers puffing up
- 🍪 Air frying crackers
- 🍪 Oven-baked crackers
- 💭 How to store
- 🥂 How to serve air fryer crackers
- 🥣 Homemade vegan pate to serve with vegan crackers
- 👩🏻🍳 How to make vegan crackers
- 📖 Recipe
💭 Are homemade vegan crackers easy to make?
Yep, homemade paprika crackers are super easy to make and they taste so good.
Much more flavour than any shop-bought crackers.
Just mix your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients, bring it together with a quick knead, roll out and bake.
Super simple to make.
💭 Shaped or snapped?
Now you need to decide shaped or snapped?
I baked my crackers in one sheet and snapped them so they looked more rustic and homemade, but you can cut them with cookie cutters.
It's up to you!
🥘 Ingredients for plant-based crackers
Here are the simple ingredients you need to make these crispy crackers.
- Gram flour
- Baking powder
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Salt & pepper
- Sesame seeds
- Maple syrup
See the printable recipe card below for quantities. method and calories.
💭 Gram flour FAQs
Let me explain a little about gram flour in case you haven't used it before.
Gram flour, also known as besan, garbanzo flour or chickpea flour, is a flour made from ground chickpeas.
It is used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking and it's naturally gluten-free.
Yes, gram flour is very high in protein, making it a good option in baking and cooking.
It has 21g of protein in just one cup and also contains fibre, folate, copper and manganese making it good for your heart and digestive system.
Yes, you can use plain or wholemeal flour instead of gram flour, although it isn't as nutritious and they are not gluten-free.
Here are a few tweaks you can make to these air fryer crackers.
- Plain flour - instead of gram flour
- Chilli powder - added for a bit of heat
- Flax seeds - extra seeds
- Pumpkin seeds - for more texture
👩🏻🍳 Rolling tips
Here are my tips for rolling the vegan cracker dough.
- First, divide your cracker dough into three pieces.
- Place the dough between two pieces of non-stick baking paper, to prevent sticking.
- Press down with your hand to flatten, then roll with a rolling pin.
- You want the cracker dough to be fairly thin.
🍴 How to stop the crackers puffing up
If you bake the cracker dough after it is rolled out, it can puff up during baking.
To prevent this, prick the dough all over with a fork.
🍪 Air frying crackers
If you are baking these crackers in the air fryer, be aware of the size.
Baking in the oven gives you that bit more room to bake a bigger slab of these homemade vegan biscuits.
Measure your air fryer and cut the rolled-out slabs so they will fit.
Bake them on the non-stick baking paper you rolled the dough out on.
🍪 Oven-baked crackers
If you are baking these in the oven you can bake them on a large baking tray.
They will take a few minutes longer to bake than they do in the air fryer.
💭 How to store
These vegan-friendly crackers can be stored in an airtight container once they are cool.
These easy gram crackers will stay crisp for a few days.
They still taste good later on in the week, but they won't be as crisp.
Don't store them in the fridge as they will definitely lose their crispness.
🥂 How to serve air fryer crackers
Here are a few serving suggestions for these crispy crackers.
- Cream cheese - spread with vegan cream cheese
- Chutney - serve them with vegan cheddar and chutney (try this easy red chilli garlic chutney)
- Pate - serve with a vegan pate (try this white bean & olive pate)
- Soup - serve with soup (try them with sweet potato & butternut squash soup)
- Wine - serve as a savoury nibble with wine
For more tasty snacks, check out my vegan snack page.
🥣 Homemade vegan pate to serve with vegan crackers
Here are a few delicious but super easy-to-make pate recipes to serve with your homemade vegan crackers.
- Scottish Mushroom & Chestnut Pate
- Spiced Moroccan Pate
- Spicy Black Bean Pate
- Sundried Tomato & Butterbean Pate
- White Bean & Olive Pate
👩🏻🍳 How to make vegan crackers
Step-by-step photos. Keep scrolling for the full printable recipe (with full ingredient list, calories and nutritional info).
Step 1 - Dry Ingredients
- In a large mixing bowl add the gram flour, paprika, garlic and herbs.
Step 2 - Wet Ingredients
- Add the baking powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
- Then add the oil and water.
- Mix well, then knead for a couple of minutes until you have a silky dough.
- Mould it into a fat sausage shape.
- Cut into three pieces, then roll each out into a thin layer between two layers of non-stick baking paper.
- If you are using your air fryer, keep an eye on the size to make sure it will fit.
- Peel the top layer of baking paper off, then prick all over with a fork.
- Bake in the air fryer or oven until crisp.
- Leave to cool, then break into pieces.
- Serve and enjoy!
Paprika Vegan Crackers with Sesame Seeds (air fryer or oven)
- 250 g gram flour
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 50 ml olive oil
- 5 tablespoons water
- 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Add the maple syrup, oil and water and mix until well combined.
- Bring together with clean hands and knead for a couple of minutes until you have a smooth dough. Not sure about kneading? Just keep folding it over on itself and press down.
- Preheat the air fryer or oven to 200c/180c fan/400f/gas mark 6.
- Shape into a fat sausage and cut into three pieces.
- Roll each piece between two sheets of non-stick baking paper until thin. Remember to keep an eye on the size if it's going in the air fryer.
- Remove the top layer of paper and prick all over with a fork, to stop it puffing up.
- Bake in the middle of air fryer for 8-10 minutes. Baking in the oven will take longer.
- Leave to cool, then break into shards.
- Serve and enjoy!