Oh I have the best recipe for you today friends! Low carb cheese crackers that are crispy, flaky, gluten free and SO easy to make! You can sing and rejoice over these gluten free crackers that will fo’ sho remind you of Cheeze Its.
And now when you go to a party you will be so happy you can have a cracker to dip into your favorite gluten free dip. Because I tell you what, that is one thing I have not gotten used to after all of these years.
Not being able to eat whatever appetizer is being served at a party because there are only gluten accompaniments is usually a bummer. And I am no manners expert here, but I am pretty sure it is frowned upon to stick fingers in whatever dip that’s being served in order to stick to dietary goals.
Christmas and New Year’s are just a few days away so I bet you could use a non gluten dip transfer device such as these gluten free crackers. Now you won't get caught in the corner eating dip with your fingers.
I got your back friend.
Not only can you have these if you are gluten free, they will help anyone trying to stick to a keto or low carb diet too. Let’s talk about what’s in these crackers.
Ingredients for Low Carb Cheese Crackers
To make these crackers you will need
- Cheese- From a bar, shredded. Don’t start with crappy cheese in a bag. Get out your grater and shred the cheese by hand. You can avoid some gross additives this way and it tastes so much better. I used sharp cheddar cheese for this recipe.
- Butter- softened butter helps bind the crackers and makes them extra flaky
- Salt- just a little to add some seasoning
- Almond flour- finely ground almond flour, not meal
- Tapioca flour- to add extra crunch
How to make low carb crackers
I know it might seem intimidating to make crackers from scratch but I promise as long as you can stir and squeeze dough in your hands you can handle this recipe. It will be helpful to have something like wax paper or saran wrap when working with the dough though.
See pictures below that coincide with the following directions.
First shred your cheese. You will need a 5 ounce bar of cheese shredded. Cube your butter that is at room temperature, add along with flours and salt to your mixing bowl.
mix and roll
You will use your hands to mix and squeeze the dough until it stays into a dough ball you can shape. Once you have the dough a consistency where you can manipulate it, roll the dough into a log about the size of a half dollar in diameter.
I like to use wax paper to help roll the dough but saran wrap would also work.
Place the dough into the freezer for 10 minutes or in the fridge until it is firm enough to slice easily.
Once set, use a very sharp knife to cut your crackers into thin round slices. Be sure to get them even in size to ensure even cooking. I cut mine about ⅛" thick.
Place the slices at least 1-2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. The crackers do spread when baking, so if you want round crackers, don't let them touch when baking.
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Start paying attention to your oven and crackers around 8 minutes. I like to turn mine halfway through cooking because my oven is old and terrible and bakes completely uneven.
The crackers are done when golden, firm and not turning brown. If you have crackers that cook faster than others, remove them from the baking sheet and place the rest back in to bake.
How to store
You can store these two ways. You can make the dough ahead of time and keep in the fridge up to 4 days wrapped in saran wrap and in a sealed container. That way you can slice as you need or make ahead of time
Once baked these are good for 2 days stored in container that is very loosely sealed, or left open to air. I suspect you could make it 3 days with these crackers but they never last that long in our house! These crackers are even better the second day!
How to eat
You can enjoy these crackers so many ways. Here are a few ways we like to eat them.
- Enjoy with chicken or tuna salad
- Along side this soup
- With your favorite dip or appetizer
- Plain by the handful (binge watching The Office reruns)
- Crumbled on top of a salad
Oh! By the way these crackers have .82 grams of carbs per cracker! As this recipe makes about 60 crackers if sliced at ⅛" thick.
I hope you guys love these low carb crackers. Don't forget to share this on Pinterest and leave a rating below!Print