Cranberry Cinnamon Flatbread (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Soft and chewy inside with a crispy exterior, this pumpkin seed flatbread has a hint of sweetness from the dried cranberries and a sprinkling of sugar. You can use whatever type of granulated sugar you prefer for this recipe, including coconut palm sugar or xylitol.

Yield: One 12 x 14 inch rectangle 

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup pumpkin seed flour

3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons arrowroot starch (sub: potato or tapioca starch)

2 1/2 teaspoons guar gum or xanthan gum

4 teaspoons baking powder (grain free baking powder recipe)

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups water

¼ cup olive oil

1/2-1 cup dried cranberries

1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar (coconut palm sugar, xylitol, sucanat, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Liberally grease a cookie sheet (approximately 12 x 14 inches) and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin seed flour, arrowroot starch, guar gum, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  
  3. Stir in water and oil until well mixed. Stir in cranberries.
  4. Spoon the dough onto the middle of the cookie sheet. Using a spatula, spread the dough until it almost reaches all four corners of the sheet. It should be about an inch thick, but no more. If it's too thick, it won't bake inside. It will be really sticky, but this is how it should be! Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until it begins to get golden brown on top.  
  5. Let cool, then cut into slices.

Best when eaten fresh from the oven, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for days or frozen for later use.

Note: These cannot be made without guar gum or xanthan gum, although you're welcome to experiment.

An original recipe by Iris Higgins @The Daily Dietribe                        www.thedailydietribe.com