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Gluten-Free Snacking with #BretonBean Crackers

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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.

Breton Bean crackers topped 3 ways

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!

Breton Bean gluten-free crackers: blueberrry goat cheese & strawberry; goat cheese & pickled jalapeno; kielbasa sausage, cheese, & sun dried tomato.

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!

Breton Popped! Beans gluten-free cracker chips in Sea Salt & Pepper and Sweet Chili Cheddar

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.

Breton Popped! Beans gluten-free cracker chips in Sweet Chili Cheddar

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  • My son is GF and I think I have to go GF too. I’ve been saying it for years but my husband thinks it’s too expensive. I have a bit more incentive now though. We have a toddler whose behavior is getting pretty bad. That’s what made us put our son on a GF diet- he was really out of control. We figured it out when he was four and it took a while but eventually, he became the calmest of my children… that is, until he began sneaking gluten-full foods because we failed to get him GF substitutes. Thankfully, once the stuff gets somewhat out of his system, he’s okay again but it’s a scary reminder of how his life could have turned out. He’s 11 now. Anyway, my toddler is still nursing so if she needs to go GF, that means I do too. I’m actually already half way there. I rarely eat bread and never eat cereal. I’m just glad the GF foods selection is expanding. You can get GF foods at Walmart now for goodness sakes! That’s insane but sooooo helpful. Thanks for the review, they look tasty. 🙂

  • Oh these sound yummy! Especially the sweet chili cheddar flavor…..definitely keeping an eye out for them!

  • I bet these are good. I just had some white bean, quinoa, lentil and chia that were quite good. They were by Lesser Evil Snacks and called Super 4.

  • Thank you for telling us about these gluten-free foods. We now have two family members with celiac and this is valuable information for us.

  • OH MAN! You’re making me hungry!!! That all looks so yummy! Goat cheese? YES please!!! We want to go GF but sadly it is very expensive. Especially since I don’t want to exclude my 5yr old son who would probably benefit from a GF diet due to his SPD/Autism and speech delay. Thanks for the read!

  • We love snacking on crackers and even we are gluton intolerant, these sound really good. Will have to be on the lookout at walmart

  • Thank you so much for this helpful information! I find myself looking for gluten free products for my family. At first the prospect seemed daunting! With this type of information, it seems less so. Thanks Again 🙂