We’re a (mostly) gluten-free family. Hubs discovered he was gluten intolerant a few years ago, and after learning about some of the less than desirable side effects of grains, we decided to minimize everyone’s consumption. Most of the time it’s no big deal. There are so many easy and delicious substitutions for wheat and other grains that we don’t miss it that much. Except when it comes to snacking.
It can be hard to find snack foods that don’t have gluten in them, and the ones that are gluten-free often don’t taste that great. But I’m always game to try new ones in my search for tasty gluten-free snacks!
Breton recently introduced several new gluten-free crackers with beans as the #1 ingredient, and we were offered the chance to try them out. They’re all certified gluten-free by the Canadian Celiac Association, so you know they’re safe for those of you with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Breton Bean Crackers
Before going gluten-free, we loved snacking on Breton crackers. Crackers and cheese were a staple at family get togethers and evening snacks, so I was excited to see if these new gluten-free Breton Bean crackers would be good enough to add to the table at our next celebration!
Breton Bean crackers come in two flavours: Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper and Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic, each with three grams of fibre and two grams of protein per serving. Take a peek at this selection of topped crackers I made for my family to enjoy.
We found this beautiful blueberry goat cheese at our local farmer’s market, and I spread some on Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper crackers, topped with a slice of ripe strawberry. My girls loved these ones the most.
Next up was one of my favourite snacking combos: soft spreadable goat cheese (or cream cheese) with minced pickled jalapenos on Breton Black Bean with Onion & Garlic crackers.
And then on more Breton White Bean crackers, I stacked garlic pork Kielbasa sausage with a slice of Caprano cheese and sun dried tomato. Savoury!
The crackers have been rapidly disappearing from the box, so I think it’s safe to say they’re a hit! The White Bean crackers are my favourite. Their neutral flavour is very versatile, and I can serve them with anything sweet or savoury – from dips to fresh fruit, antipasto to zampone. These will definitely be making an appearance at our next snack table!
Breton Popped! Beans Cracker Chips
We were also sent some Breton Popped! Beans cracker chips to try out in new flavours Sea Salt & Pepper and Sweet Chili Cheddar. These gluten-free cracker chips are made from chickpeas and red beans with two grams of fibre and two grams of protein per serving. Both flavours were perfect for snacking on a recent family movie night!
The Sweet Chili Cheddar was everyone’s favourite – cheesy and lots of flavour! They were literally finger-licking good, and I would totally buy these again.
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