Simple Mills - Naturally Gluten-Free Almond Flour Crackers Fine Ground Sea Salt - 4.25 oz. (120 g)
Simple Mills Naturally Gluten-Free Almond Flour Crackers Fine Ground Sea Salt is made with a wholesome blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. The ultimate snack. Don’t say they didn’t warn you that it’s hard to stop after one (handful). These crackers provide 3 g of protein per serving and has 20-50% less carbohydrates than leading cracker brands. These paleo-friendly and vegan-friendly crackers are a good source of Vitamin E.
Naturally Gluten-Free Almond Flour Crackers Fine Ground Sea Salt Features:
- Made with a wholesome blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
- Provides 3 g of protein per serving
- 20-50% less carbohydrates than leading cracker brands
- Good source of Vitamin E
- Made with High-Oleic, Cold-pressed, Organic Sunflower oil
- Free of gluten, grains, soy, corn, dairy and gums/emulsifiers
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Fine Ground Sea Salt flavor
- Paleo-friendly & Vegan
Frequently Asked Questions
Do their products contain allergens?
Simple Mills products are free of 6 of the Big 8 allergens. All of their products contain Tree Nuts (in the form of almonds and/or coconuts) and some contain Dairy (they use organic milk in their Farmhouse Cheddar cracker). All Simple Mills products comply with industry standards for allergen controls, which includes segregating allergens during ingredient storage and production, conducting full allergen cleans between production runs, and testing for allergens on manufacturing equipment before use.
Are the baking mix nutrition facts for the mix only, or for the prepared products?
The nutrition facts that are listed on the boxes only include the dry mix. Any added ingredients, such as eggs, oil, and other mix-ins may alter the nutritional information.
What can you use as an egg replacement?
In place of eggs, they recommend using apple sauce (in muffins, pancakes and cakes only). For each egg, use 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/2 tsp baking powder. You could also try your hand making flax eggs.
**Please note: their mixes that call for eggs turn out best with eggs. Using an egg replacement may slightly change the taste or texture.
Can you use a different oil than what is recommended on the box?
For the most part you can, but you should consider flavor when choosing your oils. Coconut oil, for example, has a slight coconut flavor, olive oil lends a slightly savory flavor.
Is there corn, tapioca, or any other ingredients in the powdered sugar in their frosting?
In their frosting, they use organic powdered sugar that comes from pure cane sugar. There is no corn, tapioca, or any other ingredients in the powdered sugar.
Why isn't their frosting sold online?
Because their frostings are made with palm shortening and coconut oil, they can be sensitive to extremely warm environments. They are currently evaluating the shipping process and whether their frostings can ship successfully throughout the US. They hope to offer the frostings online in the next few months.
Do they have high-altitude instructions?
Nope, their mixes will cook the same no matter the altitude.
Is their baking soda aluminum-free?
Yes, their baking soda is the standard sodium bicarbonate and is not made with/from aluminum.
Do they use hydrogenated oils in your frosting?
No way, José! Their organic palm shortening is produced without hydrogenation. Their process cools organic palm oil to specific temperatures and then they separate the solidified portions. These solids then become their palm shortening.
Did you know that Almonds are part of the same family as peaches, plums, cherries, and nectarines?! Almond trees grow from November through February to build up all of their nutrients for the next year’s crop. Toward the end, they burst into beautiful flowers that blanket the fields in light pink and white, similar to cherry blossoms. Almonds continue to mature through the months following bloom and are then harvested. Their almonds are blanched - that is, soaked to remove the skins – this removes all the anti-nutrients so that your body can absorb all of the wonderful vitamins and minerals and make it easier for you to digest.
At Simple Mills, they love almonds because of the nutritional punch they pack! With 6 grams of protein per ounce, a low glycemic index and the 12 vitamins and minerals they contain, Almonds are one of the most nutrient-rich nuts on the planet. Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E (great for healthy skin and eyes), magnesium (helps digestive health), protein (keeps you fuller longer), and potassium (essential for maintaining normal blood pressure). What's not to love about that?
Coconut palms which produce coconut flour thrive in mineral rich tropic oils and are fertilized with sea water which provides these coconuts with trace minerals that the human body needs! Did you know that you can use almost every part of the coconut?! After the coconut is harvested, the white flesh is pressed to extract oil, which is then packaged and sold. The remaining coconut is then dried and finely ground to make coconut flour. Now that’s what they call bang for your buck!
Along with almond flour, coconut flour is one of their favorite alternatives to wheat flour. Its great texture keeps their muffins and pancakes light and fluffy; the high fiber content aids in healthy digestion.
Cassava flour comes from the cassava root which is a woody shrub that originates and thrives in warm environments close to the equator. After growing for about a year and a half, cassava is ready to be harvested. Their cassava is ground so that it mimics the texture and particle size of glutinous flours, making it an ideal gluten-free alternative ingredient to use in baked goods!
Cassava is rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and calcium. Cassava is also a complex carbohydrate which are known to help fuel a work out or keep you fuller for longer. The high amounts of fiber in cassava helps to reduce cholesterol, which helps to keep your hearts healthy! As one of the most drought tolerant crops, cassava has helped provide basic diets for over half a billion people throughout the world.
Did you know that tapioca and cassava both come from the cassava plant? The difference between these two ingredients are the way that they are turned into flour. When making tapioca starch, Cassava roots are ground to a pulp and then squeezed, which produces a starchy liquid. The water from this liquid is then allowed to evaporate so all that remains is the dry starch, which is tapioca.
Tapioca is another great starch option for those who avoid corn or potato products. It’s naturally free of gluten and other anti-nutrients. It’s also a quick source of energy since these carbs are readily available for the body to use. Tapioca helps keep their Artisan Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Crackers light and fluffy and helps hold them together.
The wide open plains of North Dakota are a perfect for flax to grow with its moderate summer temperatures, and enough (but not too much!) rainfall. Flax is produced from an herbaceous plant that blooms with beautiful blue flowers. After growing for roughly 100 days, the flax plant is cut down and dried, and then the protein-packed seeds are removed.
Flax has an abundant amount of health benefits ranging from things like hormone balance and cell health to helping the body fight off viruses. Flax seeds are packed with all kinds of fabulous nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, folate, vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous and pantothenic acid (to name a few!). Not only is flax high in fiber and low in carbs, but it has a ton of antioxidant power as well!
Although not technically a plant itself, arrowroot is a starch that is derived from the arrowroot plant, Maranta arundinacea. This nutrient-packed ingredient is often used as a thickener in many foods and is very easily digestible. To create arrowroot powder, the starch is taken from the fibrous component of the root and after the fine starch is obtained from this, the arrowroot is dried and ground into a powder.
An herb first found in the West Indies, arrowroot has been used for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory agent and to aid digestion and ease stomach aches. The plant’s root has very few calories, yet delivers more protein than other similar starches. Arrowroot powder is a tasteless, odorless, easily digestible substance that gives our pancakes their fabulous fluffy texture.
Cocoa beans come from, you guessed it…cocoa trees! These amazing trees grow in hot, rainy, tropical areas, and the beans can be harvested year-round. The beans actually grow in pods on the trunk of the cocoa tree, and these pods can range in color from red, to purple, to yellow and green. The ripe pods are removed from the trees and the beans are extracted. Shortly after, you have one of their favorite healthy treats in the whole world: cocoa powder! Quite simply, because it’s delicious! Not to mention, cocoa is rich in flavonoids and other antioxidants that have been known to promote anti-aging.
Like most other plants, coconut trees have to flower before they produce seeds. That flower, which looks similar to the flower on the banana plant, is cut, and the nectar that drips out is collected. Coconut nectar has a high water content, so it can’t be packaged right away without spoiling. The nectar is gently cooked down in giant woks so that some of the water can evaporate and the nectar can crystalize into a natural sugar.
Simple Mills loves coconut sugar not only because it's one of the lowest glycemic index sweeteners on the planet – it also contains naturally occurring vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and iron). Coconut Sugar is also extremely sustainable - coconut palm trees can be harvested for 20+ years! Plus, compared to "normal" cane sugar, coconut palm trees produce as much as 75% more sugar per acre while using 20% fewer resources. Hot stuff!
About Simple Mills
Simple Mills began out of a necessity and a desire for a food that is simple, healthy, and delicious. In her very own living room in North Carolina, Katlin Smith, Founder of Simple Mills, made the very first Simple Mills muffin mixes one-by-one, using intentional ingredients that made her feel great.
Now based in Chicago, Simple Mills continues the tradition of baking with love. The brick walls, big windows and mini kitchen of their little office are still where their baking innovations come from. Occasionally, however, they’ll stop to laugh at the weird stuff, get excited about accomplishments big and small, or break out the kombucha and have a dance party.