Recipe: Fig and Nut Crackers

Fig and Nut Crackers

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Add a delicious, gluten-free crunch to your day with this Fig and Nut Crackers recipe, a perfect afternoon snack!

Nuts are underrated as nutritious snacks; particularly raw tree nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts, which have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk.

Pumpkin seeds  are concentrated sources of many health-benefiting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential amino-acids.

You can also try adding sunflower seeds to your batch. Sunflower seeds are very low in cholesterol and sodium, and are a good source of vitamin B6, thiamin, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, and vitamin E.

Figs are a seasonal fruit from Western Asia. Like many fruits, Figs are a fantastic source of fiber, potassium, and calcium. Figs are also high in certain amino acids – specifically leucine, lysine, valine and arginine.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian

Yield: About 3 dozen crackers

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


1 3/4 cups mixed nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup dried figs, finely chopped
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
3/4 teaspoon salt
Extra seeds, to garnish (flaxseeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc.)


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Place nuts, seeds, and rosemary in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and pulse until mixture is finely ground with the texture of flour.

3. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in figs, egg, water, and salt until mixture comes together.

4. Divide dough into two halves, then roll each section of dough out to about ⅛- to ¼-inch thick on parchment-lined baking sheets. Aim to achieve a consistent thickness throughout so that they cook evenly.

5. Cut into squares and bake 7 to 10 minutes.

6. Keep an eye on the crackers, as they can burn quickly.

7. Let cool on baking sheets.

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