Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps Recipe

Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps Recipe

Sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy – to me these simple words combine to conjure up the perfect snack.

This  gluten free pistachio crisps recipe is what I call a “high/low” – low on effort, high on payoff! It is essentially gluten free pizza dough, rolled thinly and topped with a salty, sweet mixture of healthy pistachios, brown sugar and kosher salt. It bakes up crispy like a flat bread or cracker and has these little pockets that puff up for a dash of drama. Serve these as an elegant starter with cocktails at your next soiree and you will actually feel like a person who uses words like “soiree!”

Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps

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Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps Recipe
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Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • cups good quality All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon dry active yeast
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt - use divided
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar - sugar or honey
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - use divided
  • 2/3 cup hot tap water - (around 110 degrees is perfect)
  • ½ cup roasted and salted pistachios
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Combine the flour, xanthan gum, yeast, gelatin, ½ teaspoon salt, agave (or sugar or honey), 2 tablespoons olive oil, and hot water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with regular beaters or a whisk attachment (not dough hook or paddle attachment). Mix on low until combined. Scrape down bowl once. Turn mixer to high and mix for 3 minutes. The dough may clunk around in the mixer at first then soften up, this is fine. The dough will be soft and sticky.
  • Dust a work surface, generously with more All Purpose Gluten-free Flour Blend or white rice flour and knead the dough a few times until it is smooth and no longer sticky. Divide dough into two equal portions. Roll each portion of the dough out very thin to fit the baking sheet. Brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil on each piece of dough, going all the way to the edges.
  • Finely chop the pistachios and combine with the remaining teaspoon of salt and brown sugar. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the dough. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes or until crispy and browned. Break into pieces


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pistachio Crisps Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Baking Chips Dairy Free Pistachios Salt Sweet
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  1. September 13, 2011

    These look so great! And the funny thing is, the ingredient that would trip me up isn’t the gelatin–it’s the yeast!! I think I have to figure out a way to create an ACD-friendly version of these, they look so yummy. :)

    1. September 14, 2011

      Let me know if you do – I would be so curious to know!

  2. September 14, 2011

    What a great party recipe, great for the festive season coming up. I can’t wait to soiree!

    1. September 14, 2011

      haha! Here’s hoping you have some marvelous soirees!

  3. Donna
    September 14, 2011

    Those look so light and crispy! Now to plan a soiree!

  4. Joy
    September 14, 2011

    Great recipe! I am serving these at my next party for sure. Thanks.

  5. September 24, 2011

    Oh my, these look scrumptious. I’m with Ricki and need to find a yeast free alternative. Rick: get to work!!:). Nice job Carol!

    1. September 26, 2011

      Thanks Ellen. Let me know if you fifure out a yeast substitute.

  6. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I included this dish in my post, An Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Menu — linked back to you and everything :) Have a great holiday!

  7. julie
    March 25, 2013

    I was wondering if you have a salty version maybe with cheese recipe for these?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      March 29, 2013

      Off the top of my head I would suggest leaving out the brown sugar and grating some parmesan on top and maybe a little sea salt – it would be delish!

  8. Rachel
    April 19, 2013

    I baked these today. They’re really nice!
    I will definitely be making them again.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      April 22, 2013

      My pleasure Rachel, glad you enjoyed them.

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