Keto Cheese Crackers (grain-free, gluten-free)

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

Growing up, my favorite snack foods were Cheez-its and Goldfish. Despite my hardcore love of cheesy junk food, I only first made cheese crackers after moving to Germany.

By the way, if you love cheesy carby food like I do, try my healthy alfredo sauce. It’s grain-free and has a keto option!

I looked high and low in German grocery stores and couldn’t find them anywhere (and still can’t!) I guess that’s okay because cheese crackers are my biggest weakness. I definitely don’t need easy access to them!

Every time I make these low-carb cheese crackers, it ends badly. I only make cheese crackers for special occasions but they normally don’t even make it there.

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

Mr. T will typically find me after eating a tray of crackers, tell me how naughty I am, try one himself and then eat half the next pan.

Perhaps they’re so addictive due to the ridiculous amount of cheese in there. The first time I made them, I was kind of shocked. It’s a ton of cheese.

But they’re so delicious and so much healthier than store-bought so I decided I didn’t care. :)

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

And there’s no need to worry about the weird combination of almond and coconut flour with cheddar. All you taste is cheddar with a hint of cayenne and onion powder!

I’ve made cheese crackers before but this was the first time I’ve added cayenne pepper. Just a little goes a long way! They’re not spicy at all so if that’s what you’re going for, you’ll want to add more spice.

But I need to warn you that these keto cheese crackers may only stay super crisp on the first day. I’ve made them several times and sometimes they stay crisp for weeks and sometimes they stay crisp for one day. But even then, they’re still kind of crisp, but with a slight bit of a chew.

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

I always weigh everything when I bake so it’s not a measuring issue. It either has to be a slight difference in the brands of cheese I use or perhaps in humidity. I’m not really sure.

It doesn’t make the crackers any less delicious, though! And if you want to, you can always pop them back in the oven for a few minutes (6 minutes at 350 °F) to crisp them back up. :)

If you try them out, I’d love to hear what you think! If you’re in the mood for something sweet, try my coconut flour cookies or paleo chocolate chip cookies (both of which also have keto options!).

These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

Questions about these keto cheese crackers?

  • Can I use something other than almond flour? Another nut flour might work but I don’t think they’d taste as good. As much as I love hazelnut flour, I think hazelnut flour + cheddar would be strange.

  • Can I use something other than coconut flour? Unfortunately not. Coconut flour absorbs so much more liquid than other types of flour.

  • Can I use something other than onion powder / cayenne? You can omit them or replace them with whatever you think sounds good.

  • These keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.
  • What can I use instead of an egg? I haven’t tried making these with an egg replacer because I figured with all the cheese in there, they’re not vegan anyway. I’m not too optimistic that an egg replacer like a chia egg would work, but if someone tries, please let us know how it works!

  • Do I have to use cheddar? I’ve tried cow milk Gouda and goat Gouda. Neither were nearly as flavorful as the cheddar version. But it worked!

These amazingly delicious keto cheese crackers are just as delicious as the traditional store-bought kind! Nobody will believe that these are low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

Keto Cheese Crackers (grain-free, gluten-free)

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Keto Cheese Crackers (grain-free, gluten-free)
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (200 grams) blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 large egg (50 grams, out of shell), room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons (42 grams) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups (10 ounces / 283 grams) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • for rolling out the dough – additional almond flour or other grain-free flour

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S-blade, process all the dough ingredients together. Pulse for about 15-30 seconds or until a ball forms.
  2. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, punch down, and freeze for an hour or until well-chilled (which will make rolling easier).
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle a piece of parchment paper with almond flour (or other flour of choice), place 1/4 of the dough in the center, and place another piece of parchment paper on top. Leave the rest of the dough in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. Roll the dough out to 1/16". If you roll it too thick, the crackers may not crisp up and if you roll it too thin, it'll be difficult to remove the crackers from the parchment paper.
  6. Use a ravioli cutter or desired cookie cutters to cut out shapes. I made mine as 1" squares. If you like things on the salty side, lightly salt the tops of the shapes.
  7. If you find the shapes to difficult to remove from the parchment paper, place it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Then they should pop right off.
  8. Remove the shapes to the prepared baking sheet, leaving just a little room (about 1/4") between the crackers, and bake for 14-17 minutes or until the edges have started to brown. They'll be soft once removed from the oven but should crisp up once cooled. If they're still not crisp after cooling, return to the oven and bake for another 4-7 minutes.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If they lose their crispness, bake for 6 minutes at 350 °F (175 °C).

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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  • Monique Snipes
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    June 16, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

    wow wow wow keto life has just become so much easier delicious um um good!!!! thank you for sharing

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    • Erin replies to Monique Snipes
      June 26, 2020 @ 11:38 am

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy that keto life has gotten easier for you with these crackers. :D Thanks for your comment!

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  • CasiGal says
    June 7, 2020 @ 11:47 pm

    How many crackers does this recipe make? I have a nutritional calculator but I need to know an approximate number of servings. Thanks! I can’t wait to try the recipe.

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    • Erin replies to CasiGal
      September 24, 2020 @ 9:28 am

      I’m so terribly sorry for just now seeing your question! It was in spam for some odd reason. I totally failed with the yield on this recipe. I should have counted them but didn’t, as I was stuffing my mouth instead. :( Sorry again! I’ll count them the next time I make them.

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  • Meghan
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    May 27, 2020 @ 11:23 pm

    What is the nutritional information for these? By the way, made them, and they are AMAZING.

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    • Erin replies to Meghan
      May 30, 2020 @ 7:06 am

      I’m so glad that you liked them! I don’t have that info (I live in Germany and we’re not allowed to give out nutritional info here unless we’re “qualified”) but you could use this recipe analyzer for the nutritional profile. :) Thanks for your comment!

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  • Maryan says
    April 14, 2020 @ 5:36 am

    Do you have to roll and cook all the dough the same day? Can I leave half in the fridge till a few days later to make?

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    • Erin replies to Maryan
      April 24, 2020 @ 10:10 am

      I’m sorry for just now seeing your question! You can absolutely keep some dough in the fridge for a few days. Sorry again for my slow reply. Things have been crazy around here!

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  • Meghan says
    April 6, 2020 @ 11:21 pm

    Hi Erin! I am on a strict medical diet, do you think the baking powder can be omitted replaced with something else?

    Thank you!

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    • Erin replies to Meghan
      April 7, 2020 @ 4:16 pm

      Hi! You can make a baking powder sub using 1/8 teaspoon baking soda with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. That’s supposed to be equal to 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. I haven’t tried it in this recipe but I use it in others with success! I’d love to hear how it comes out if you try it.

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      • Meghan replies to Erin
        April 15, 2020 @ 9:29 pm

        Thanks so much, Erin! I did the baking powder sub as you suggested and it was perfect! I also used sharp white cheddar, instead of yellow cheddar due to an allergy, and they turned out awesome! Thank you, thank you for creating and sharing this recipe — there are so many things I can’t have, but it made my day to find success with a really yummy food! :)

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        • Erin replies to Meghan
          April 24, 2020 @ 10:05 am

          I’m so glad that it worked out well for you! I know how good that feels when you can finally have something really yummy. :) I’m happy you found the recipe and tried it out. Thanks a bunch for your comment and sorry for my slow reply. Things have been crazy around here!

  • Carrie
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    March 19, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

    These are AMAZING! I will say I did omit the coconut flour because I’m allergic to coconut, however, I’m not quite sure why they’d need it lol one thing is, make sure you keep the dough cold, they get tough to work with otherwise. These will definitely be apart of weekly prep.

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    • Erin replies to Carrie
      March 25, 2020 @ 4:43 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the crackers! Thanks a bunch for your feedback. :)

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