Homemade gluten-free matzah that’s also vegan? Yes, please! This easy Passover recipe is ready in just 18 minutes. Hooray!
Gluten-free matzah, aka matzo, can be hard to find in stores. If you have Celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten, making a homemade version allows you to partake in traditional holiday celebrations without having to worry about digestive issues.
If you do find gluten-free matzah at the store, it can be expensive. This homemade version is perfect for Passover or just anytime you want a good cracker that’s economical to make.
It’s also totally vegan—and you can’t say that about all matzah, which sometimes contains eggs.
Matzah is an unleavened bread that is traditionally eaten during Passover and served at the center of the table. It’s the only bread that’s allowed. It’s crispy and crunchy and is a great snack and recipe ingredient.
Kosher-for-Passover matzah is made of flour and water that hasn’t had time to ferment or rise. If the dough rises or ferments, it becomes chametz and is therefore prohibited.
Natural fermentation can begin within 18 minutes, so the matzah must be done baking within that time.
Gluten-free matzah is made with just four ingredients.
Gluten free all-purpose flour: Be sure to use a gluten-free flour blend that has xanthan gum in it. Xanthan gum is a natural thickener, which helps the flour bind and holds onto moisture. It also gives baked goods structure and will result in crispy matzah.
Olive oil: Oil helps prevent the matzah from becoming too hard and adds flavor and a bit of heart-healthy fat to the cracker-like bread.
Water: This binds with the flour to create a dough. Use filtered water for best results.
Gluten-free matzah is easy to make and ready in just 18 minutes to be kosher for Passover. The time starts when you add the water to the flour—so move quickly!
First, preheat your oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Mix until you get a smooth dough.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
Flour the parchment paper,
And use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into an even flat bread.
The bread should be oval or square shaped.
Cut the dough into four even squares (or quarters if you made the dough oval).
Pierce them with a fork.
Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Yes, it can be. Traditional matzah is made with gluten-containing grains, such as wheat.
This recipe uses gluten-free all-purpose flour, so it is perfect for people with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance and allows them to enjoy holiday traditions without having to worry about digestive issues.
The only type of bread that is allowed during Passover is matzah, which is an unleavened bread. This gluten-free matzah is a great recipe for people who cannot eat gluten but want to enjoy Passover celebrations.
If you’re making a recipe that calls for matzah, a common substitution is kosher-for-Passover egg noodles. These would work well in a kugel that calls for matzah, for example.
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Gluten-free matzah is ready in under 18 minutes to be kosher for Passover. It allows people with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance to participate in traditional holiday celebrations without having to worry about their health.
I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup water
- Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients until you get a smooth dough.
- Transfer dough to a flat surface and knead for 2 minutes.
- Flour a piece of parchment paper (the size of your baking tray) and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into an even flat bread. The bread should be oval or square shaped.
- Cut the dough into big squares, and pinch them with a fork.
- Bake for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
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