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This month’s challenge for The Inspired Plate was “healthy”.  Okay, I can do healthy…sometimes. In an effort to bake lower carb or low glycemic index foods for my husband, I thought I’d experiment with Almond Thins. You see, I’m slightly addicted to Wheat Thins…and I wanted a healthier alternative that was lower carb and a lower glycemic index food. So off I went to experiment. This is what I came up with:

Almond Pecan Thins

They have a rustic, organic appeal, don’t they?

almond pecan thins

They are made with almond flour, ground pecans, and an egg white with a bit of kosher salt. So easy.

slivered almonds

I usually try to find almonds on sale and grind my own flour.

almonds in a bowl

You can also buy almond flour in bags–though it’s pricey.

almond flour

I also added pecans to the crackers. Gave them a great flavor without having to add a lot of herbs or spices.

pecan meal

I just ground the pecans in my small food processor.

pecan flour

 

Here is how the dough turns out. I just plop in down on some parchment paper.

almond pecan thins dough

 

Here is my final healthy lunch. Almond pecan thins with cheese. Yummy. So much better than wheat thins. Such a great flavor.

healthy eating almond pecan thins

 

ALMOND PECAN THINS

1/4 cup pecan pieces ground to a coarse meal

Almond flour–enough when added to the pecan meal you have 1 cup of flour

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Mix the ingredients together. Put the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out very, very thin. Pull off the top piece of parchment and score the crackers. (next time I might stab them with a fork a few times in each cracker too). This will make about 3/4 of a cookie sheet of crackers. Place the bottom parchment and scored crackers on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 10 to 15 minutes. You want them to be browned, but not over cooked.

Pull from oven and let cool slightly, then break them apart where you scored them.

Enjoy your low carb/low glycemic index load crackers.

You might wonder why I garnished this with a sprig of rosemary? That’s to remind me that next time I want to try and add some rosemary to these crackers. My motto is everything goes better with a hint of rosemary…

 

Almond Pecan Thins

 

Hop on over to  Sabrina Wong | Perth Food Photography and see what she came up with for Healthy for this month’s The Inspired Plate’s food photography challenge.

 

 

 

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Tammy Bilodeau January 28, 2013, 9:22 am

    Oh these look great kay. I am going to have to give them a whirl, love that blue board too.

  • Kim - Liv Life January 28, 2013, 2:48 pm

    Oh my goodness!! What a fabulous recipe you have here… I can see myself with a little wine and cheese and a big smiile on my face.
    Beautiful blue background, I need to break out and try more colors. The color really brings life to the photo. Beautiful!

  • Kat January 28, 2013, 10:28 pm

    What a great recipe, totally sharing this with my gluten free friends. I love almonds so I know I’d love them. Nice job!

  • Stacey January 29, 2013, 10:38 am

    What a great recipe Kay! Love the images and that cool blue board. Really makes everything pop!

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