Sometimes I just need something crunchy, and this cheese crackers recipe helps me whip up low carb snacks I can eat without a worrying thought!
That’s really something I need more of in life – low carb recipes that let me keep healthy snacks a part of my everyday rituals, and these crispy, salty crackers are the absolutely perfect fit!
You’ll love their easy bite, their addictive crunch, PLUS they’re one of the easiest healthy recipes out there!
Enough already, let’s start!
This yummy cheese crackers recipe is phenomenal:
- 5 – count em, FIVE ingredients?! And one is optional!
- Ready for snacking in under an hour!
- These crackers are super addictive! Crunchy, salty, dreamy!
These cheese crackers have simple ingredients with a few fancy techniques, but I promise, you’ll be busting these out in no time!
- Shredded Cheese – You can buy shredded cheese at the store, but if you have any food allergies, watch out for additives like anti-caking agents. You can shred any cheese you desire yourself, allowing a lot of variety with this recipe. Think of all the combinations!
- Almond flour – this amazing alternative to wheat flour is practically perfect in every way. Made of ground almonds, its low in carbs and, when finely ground, is a perfect replacement for regular flours.
Tools To Make
These baked cheese crackers need a few special tools to get them into your hands and ready for snacking:
- Food processor – this multi-functional tool is good for SO many things! Chopping, dicing, pureeing, and, my fave, mixing dough! That’s what we’re going for here – slowly pulsing the ingredients together will bring together a smooth dough that’ll be easy to roll out to cracker size.
- Rolling pin – These can be metal, wood, stone, even glass! The point is to apply even pressure all over the dough to roll it thin. In a pinch, I’ve used a tall drinking glass.
- Parchment paper – this is different from wax paper, which is not oven safe. This paper will help your crackers bake up nice and crispy and not stick to the pan.
- Pizza cutter – this radial cutter makes it easy to get even lines. You can use a knife instead, but it will not be as effortless, and honestly, not as fun.
Store these yummy, flakey bites in an airtight container in the fridge for high protein low carb snacks that are ready when you are!
Can You Freeze Them?
You can freeze cheese crackers to keep them fresh longer. Simply pack in an airtight freezer bag and then a layer of aluminum to protect them from frost. Don’t forget to label them!
Thaw them at room temperature, and you have a snack ready to go!
Psst — freezing them will cut down on their crispiness!
Here are a couple of ways to mix up this classic cheese crackers recipe:
Can I Use Coconut Flour?
Coconut flour is such a great ingredient, but it can be drying. If you use that in place of the almond flour, you’ll need to add an additional egg to get the texture you are looking for.
You can also try a tried and true recipe in these coconut flour crackers.
Can I Add Flaxseed?
Flaxseed is commonly used as an egg replacement in recipes, and you can try that here.
Instead of the egg, mix 1 Tbsp ground flax, plus 3 Tbsp water in a small bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Then add to recipe as you would an egg. Or try this flax seed crackers recipe for a different crunchy cracker!
Can I Use Different Types Of Cheese?
YES! You totally can, and I strongly suggest you do to find your favorite way to make these cheese crackers.
Parmesan is a great addition to this recipe (parmesan crisps anyone!?) as well as cheddar, pepper jack, whatever MELTABLE variety you’re craving!
Can I Turn These Into Low Carb Graham Crackers?
If you want a sweet version of this tasty snack, try these low carb graham crackers. It’d be WAY easier than modifying these savory salty crackers into a sweet concoction!
- 2 Cups Meltable Cheese shredded. I use mozzarella, cheddar and jack would both be delicious
- 1 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Rosemary fresh, optional
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and “pulse” 20 times.
- Press “on”, and allow the ingredients to continue combining until they form into a ball.
- Remove the dough from the food processor using a rubber spatula and place it on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Place a second sheet of parchment over the dough.
- Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thing and even layer about ¼ - ⅛” thick — the thinner the dough the crunchier the cracker.
- Use a pizza cutter to cut straight and evenly spaced lines in the dough. Rotate the parchment paper 90 degrees and add straight lines going perpendicular to your existing lines. The cleanest way to do this is to clean off your pizza cutter between each slice (I use a damp paper towel).
- Place cut crackers on a baking sheet (with the parchment still underneath) and bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges start to crisp up and lightly brown
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes, until you can handle the crackers with your hands.
- Use a spatula to carefully flip you dough (it should be in one piece).
- Place it in the oven for another 4-6 minutes, until this side crisps up as well.
- Once your crackers have reached your desired “doneness”, remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool slightly. Then use the pizza cutter to cut them along your perforated edge.
- Serve with dip or sliced deli meat and enjoy!
- * The servings will vary depending on the size you cut your crackers, and how thin you roll your dough. Using this recipe I was able to make 45 crackers that were roughly 1.5” square. This would make a serving size = 5 crackers.
Need more low carb crackers in your life? I get that! Try these delicious versions, I’ll bet there is a favorite snack ahead!
These cheese crackers are about to take your healthy snacking to new levels. Comment below with your favorite time to have this salty snack! Hope you enjoyyy!