Cheezy, Chili Crackers and WIAW

Cheezy, Chili Crackers

Happy Wednesday everybody! It’s time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday with Jenn from Peas and Crayons πŸ™‚


On Sunday morning I wanted to make something reminiscent of a breakfast that most of us used to have before giving up most processed foods. For part of the meal I made grain-free English muffins from Beauty and the Foodie, which I then topped with organic creamy peanut butter. The second part was a quick fried organic egg. My parents said that the English muffin didn’t really taste like the classic English muffin, but was still very bread-like and delicious.

Grain-Free English Muffin Breakfast


A few weeks ago I was contacted by Pam at Stalkerville letting me know of a community cookbook that they are creating. The cookbook is going to have a great gathering of Paleo recipes and will be available sometime in the coming months (I’ll definitely let you know when!). While we were allowed to submit recipes already on our blogs, I wanted to create something brand new. Enter: a quiche made with an almond crust. The vegetables included were potatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.

Almond Crust Quiche


Just tonight I made up this recipe for Potato Moussaka. If you may remember I made a butternut squash Moussaka around a year ago. My dad is still talking about how much he loved it, which is kind of funny because of how simple the ingredients are! This one involved yellow squash, grass-fed ground beef and red potatoes. I will be sharing the recipe for this one soon.

Potato Moussaka (Paleo)


The next recipe is the one exception to this otherwise healthy WIAW. I am only going to give you a picture preview… Hint: It’s not healthy/allergy-free/paleo/grain-free in the slightest.

Oreo Dessert...

I have been tempting you all day with food pictures and no recipes, so I figured it was only fair that I don’t leave you without at least one today.

Cheezy, Chili Crackers

Cheezy Chili Crackers

Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly


  • 1 cup sunflower seed flour (or almond flour)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 whole egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • sea salt for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Put a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie sheet. Place the dough in the middle. Place another piece of parchment paper on top. Use a rolling pin to roll out the doughΒ very veryΒ thin. When you think it’s thin enough, roll it out some more (you want itΒ super thinΒ for a crispy cracker. I also had to use my hands to spread out the dough).
  4. Remove the top parchment paper carefully.
  5. Use a knife to score the crackers to the size that you want. Sprinkle with additional sea salt and other toppings to your liking.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes. Break apart, turn over and bake for another 10 or until crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

Cheezy, Chili Crackers



Questions for you:

Do you have any favorite gluten/grain-free bread recipes?

Have you ever tried making homemade crackers before?

What are your favorite Spring/Summer things to eat? I need some inspiration!Β 

37 Thoughts on “Cheezy, Chili Crackers and WIAW

  1. Madison, thanks for trying the English muffin recipe and sharing the link. Your parents sound like mine, lol. When I make them healthy grain free food, they want and expect it to taste exactly like their favorite junk foods. Your cheesy chili crackers look tasty. I will need to put those in snack roundup post soon. If you are okay with that. Let me know. I would use your photo and link to your recipe or could just link without your photo too. Great blog!
    Stacey πŸ™‚

    • madison on March 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm said:

      Sure thing Stacey! They will definitely become a regular in our weekend breakfast rotation… that is, when I’m home from school and am able to make them! πŸ™‚

      My parents are thankfully pretty open-minded and now eat about 75% grain-free. I hope your parents realize how wonderful your food is. Love your recipes!

      That would be awesome. Thanks. I’ll have to take a look at the snack roundup when you post it!

      Have a great day.

  2. Wow, you’re like a pro recipe maker! All of the food above looks AMAZING. I love english muffins topped with peanut butter. Yum! The quiche.. the moussaka.. look so… tasty. *heart eyed emoji*

    Creative chip idea!

    • madison on March 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm said:

      Haha. I wish πŸ˜‰ Peanut butter + English muffins was one of my favorite breakfasts as a kid. Especially when the peanut butter got all melty… Yum indeed.

  3. Photos are looking good, Madison! I have a similar dish I make to your moussaka- except minus the summer squash and add in zucchini. My favourite recipe is my grain free microwave english muffin- I hate recipes which don’t claim to be what they are not, and thankfully, that sticks haha.

    I saw a similar recipe for cheese its on Meridien’s blog (massachuseats) which I can’t wait to try- you’ve inspired me with your version to get myself into gear!

    • madison on March 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm said:

      Thanks Arman. As do yours! I’ve been terrible with commenting lately but your recent savory waffles looked wonderful πŸ™‚

      What’s funny is that I was going to use zucchini but we only had one left and I wanted to have it for MY dinner. Haha. That’s the perk of being the cook!

      I actually went to your english muffin first but I didn’t have one of the ingredients so I went back to an old favorite.

      I read Massachuseats every once in awhile… Just looked at her homemade Cheez-its. Thanks for pointing those out. I’ll have to try them. And I look forward to your take on crackers πŸ™‚

  4. Homemade crackers has always been on my bucket list to try, and these look great. So does everything actually, including that quiche. I made a Greek Quiche this weekend and it was delicious so I’ll be sharing that recipe once you come over and type it up. No pressure right?
    Sorry to hear about your current frustrations in medical land. I’m here for you if you need someone.

  5. I wish we had the crazy sort of food that you guys in the US have. Oreo birthday cake!? Really not fair.
    Do you know, I don’t think I’ve ever had an English muffin despite being English!
    I live on salads and barbequed meat over the summer. Just can’t beat it!

    • madison on March 13, 2014 at 12:28 am said:

      It’s both cool… and also embarrassing. Haha. Why can’t we be a nation that loves our fruits and veggies? Why do we have to have 20 different oreo flavors? No matter how neat they sound…

      English muffins are wonderful. If you ever get the chance, have one toasted and with butter, peanut butter, jam, cinnamon sugar. Whatever the topping, they are great! Barbecued meat… I am looking forward to that one too. πŸ™‚

  6. can you tell me where I can but nutritional yeast? also, would you happen to know a paleo type peanut or other nut brittle recipe, if there is such a thing? thank you!

  7. Wow I didn’t even realize that sunflower seed flour was a thing!! Those crackers look super yummy πŸ™‚

    • madison on March 13, 2014 at 12:46 am said:

      Actually, I’ve never seen it in stores so I’m not sure if you can even buy it (well, Amazon probably has it because they have everything πŸ˜‰ ). I just make mine by putting some raw or roasted seeds in our coffee grinder. Super easy!

  8. Oh awesome!! That’s wonderful that you’re contributing to this cookbook! I bet it will have some killer recipes πŸ™‚ favorite spring and summer recipes are anything that involves a grill or light pasta salads. Joe makes an amazing orzo salad with feta, red onion, cucumber, and a light olive oil dressing. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in the warm temp months!

    • madison on March 13, 2014 at 12:50 am said:

      Oh yes! Pasta salads are great warm weather dishes. I think you will have to take pictures and share the recipe for that orzo salad. Although I’m sure it’s not too complicated, that sounds amazing!

  9. I love crackers! I haven’t really found one that replaces my love for Back to Nature’s woven wheats since finding out about my allergies but the Blue Diamond Nut-thins aren’t too bad! I don’t have a favorite recipe… just doesn’t compare to my wheat friend lol. But I may have to give this a try, thanks!

  10. Those crackers sounds great. I am having a dinner party next week, so I shall definitely make them.

  11. I’m doing a recipe for the cook book as well. Your pics look much better than mine …grrrrrrr….I try. I seriously can’t wait to see what that Oreo thing is

  12. Mmmm, grain-free English muffins! I’ve so got to try that recipe. And that photo of your food totally does remind me of a breakfast I would have had before going processed-free, except it’s awesome that it’s so deceptively healthy!! Anything with nut butter is ridiculously awesome.



  13. Yay it’s the cracker recipe!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this since you posted the first picture, so excuse me while I go find my seldom used container of nutritional yeast πŸ™‚

    This looks like a good day of eats and I’m excited to see some of the new recipies you’re talking about here, but seriously you made crackers that look like crackers and I’m ready to make them now!

  14. BIRTHDAY CAKE OREOS!!! SO GOOD! Can you tell I’m excited? Love the recipe! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  15. Omg I cannot wait for that quiche recipe, it looks SO amazing and I cannot believe it’s paleo!?

  16. My go to breakfast lately is an english muffin with peanut butter and some fruit on the side. I love it!

  17. Cannot wait to see that dessert! And mmmmm crackahs

  18. Girlllll when did you become such an awesome cook/baker? I mean not that I’m complaining, but dang! You are constantly impressing me more & more (along w/ your photography skills) on a daily basis. Keep it up =)

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