Why low carb crackers? Because wine and cheese without low carb butter crackers is just boring, and sliced veggies with veggie dip doesn’t always curb your cravings.
And, because these super butttery low carb crackers are every bit as delicious as the real thing!!! That’s right, crunchy, salty, buttery, great with a whole panoply of toppings…
Enjoy your low carb meal plan more than ever, because those traditional carb bombs are about to get a serious a low carb flour makeover: let’s make some low carb crackers!
How to Make Low Carb Crackers
These low carb crackers for keto snacks come together in a snap! Here’s what you need to know to maximize their ultimate buttery and delicious potential:
Add your dry ingredients for the low carb crackers to a food processor, and pulse to combine.
Then, add your butter, egg and rosemary and pulse using 1 second intervals, just until the dough forms into a ball.
Pro Tip: You don’t want to over process the butter! This is the KEY to make buttery, flakey, and delicious crackers. The reason for this is the same reason you mind the butter when making low carb pie crust — keeping the butter in a solid state, and liquefying it in the oven allows the water to evaporate and forms flaky pockets of tastiness.
Chill the dough.
Toss your low carb crackers dough in seran wrap and allow it to chill in the fridge — again, this is important as the heat from the food processor blade will soften the butter a smidge.
Roll the crackers.
When you’re rolling out your low carb crackers, keep in mind you want to get the dough really thin — otherwise, they’ll be more like a biscuit that failed to rise.
Roll them to 1/4” thick (some low carb recipes call for thinner, but this will effect their cook time) in an even layer, so the low carb crackers bake evenly.
Cut the crackers.
Cut your low carb crackers using any utensil you fancy — from cookie cutters to a pizza cutter (what I used above). A ravioli cutter will add a zig-zag edge that puts those expensive artisanal crackers from the store to shame!
You’ll want to keep your cracker size consistent, different sizes will result in an unsavory mishmash of burnt pieces amongst soft and doughy ones.
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Poke the crackers.
One last and final tip,ever wondered why crackers have little holes in the top? Well, it’s not just for show! Pricking the top of the low carb crackers allows steam to escape from each piece, so they don’t puff up in the oven.
Do this with whatever utensil you have on hand — a fork is always easy.
Cool the crackers.
Your low carb crackers will continue to crisp up as they cool down. If they aren’t crisping to you liking, toss them back in the oven for a few more minutes.
Storing your Paleo Crackers
These paleo crackers are amazing to have on hand for low carb meal prep! They make for delicious low carb snacks, or small low carb meals when you don’t have a lot of options in the fridge.
I’ll sometimes toss a baggie in the freezer, so nothing goes to waste — if you do this, keep in mind they wont remain as crisp.
Keto Crackers Variations
While there’s literally a million ways to do keto chips, I LOVE making these keto crackers, in part, because this recipe is so easy, and is totally spice-flexible…
Throw any low carb food list spice into the mix, depending on your mood or your selection of dips. A few ideas you can toss around are:
- Various seasonings: garlic, cayenne pepper or sesame
- Complete mixtures like low carb taco seasoning or poultry dry rub (a la Chicken in a Biscuit)
Or, finishing them off with some freshly chopped herbs — think rosemary, oregano, or whatever else is hanging around the spice rack.
How to Eat almond flour crackers
- Sliced deli meat, salami, pepperoni, etc.
- Sliced cheese or cream cheese (serve this up with a combo of these two for easy low carb lunch ideas!)
- Tapenade and low carb crackers makes for delicious low carb appetizers.
- Guacamole and low carb crackers are another awesome idea for keto appetizers
- Your favorite low carb spreads and dips.
More Gluten Free Crackers
Most gluten free crackers use cheese to bind the ingredients together — but I wanted something made from low carb flour as I find it much more satisfying to spread a layer of cheese on top of my crackers!
That said, if you’re hankering for something more akin to a low carb Cheez-It, goldfish or another junky nostalgia trip, you may want to try one of these keto recipes for low carb snack ideas:
- BBQ Eggplant Chips
- Parmesan Crisps
- Low Carb Tortilla Chips
- Cheese Crisps with Jalapenos
- Cheese Chips with Bacon + Green Onions
- Slice + Bake Fathead Crackers
- Kale Chips
- Parmesan Chips with Pesto
You can rarely find low carb crackers to buy, plus, I find all these homemade crackers to be WAY more satisfying than the keto crackers Whole Foods sells!
Low Carb Crackers Recipe
Finally, low carb crackers for diabetics and low carb-ers that won’t spike your blood sugar after a small nibble! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, let me know what you served them with in the comments below!
Happy snacking 🙂
Low Carb Crackers
- Cut your butter into 8 small pieces, and toss in the freezer.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine almond flour, salt, garlic powder, rosemary and pepper in a food processor.
- Add the butter cubes and egg. Pulse until just combined (don't over process).
- Form the dough into a ball and cover in saran wrap. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
- Once cooled, place the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment on top, and roll using a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4" thick.
- Cut the dough as evenly as possible (pizza cutter works the best) both vertically and horizontally to form little squares.
- Place each cracker on a parchment paper lines baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges become golden brown.
- Allow crackers to cool, then break apart and enjoy!