Almond Flour Cheese Crackers (Video)
Most people like cheese crackers, and these Almond Flour Cheese Crackers are perfect when you don’t want too many carbs! And this is a perfect cracker to make for a holiday treat, and they’re also delicious as a snack any time of year!
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Cheese crackers are something most people will love for a snack, and these Almond Flour Cheese Crackers were so addictive it turned out to be a good thing I only made half the recipe when I first tried them! But this is the time of year when you want more treats and nibbles, so I’m reminding you about these delicious crackers for my Friday Favorites suggestion this week!
And this is an amazing and healthy cracker recipe! The use of almond flour that makes the cheese crackers low-carb and Keto also makes them gluten-free as well.
The crackers are not terribly difficult to make, but starting with freshly-grated cheese is important here. Pre-grated cheese has a coating that keeps the cheese from sticking together in the package, and that makes the crackers not hold together as well too. So use and old fashioned grater and grate some cheese! And then make these delicious cheese crackers for a treat!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- Almond Flour (affiliate link)
- baking soda
- cheddar cheese, freshly grated
Want a fancier cheese cracker made with Almond Flour?
Check out Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps if you’d like a slightly fancier idea for a cracker-like nibble that’s made with cheese.
Love cooking with Almond Flour?
You can use My Favorite Low-Carb Almond Flour Recipes for lots more delicious ideas for using almond flour. You can also find more appetizers or snacks in my round-up of 50+ Low-Carb and Keto Appetizer Recipes.
How to Make Almond Flour Cheese Crackers :
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- First, another reminder that it’s important to use freshly grated cheese for this recipe (not cheese that comes already grated.)
- I used extra sharp cheddar for the crackers in these photos.
- You need Almond Flour (affiliate link), and it’s fairly available; even Costco has it now.
- For this recipe, start by mixing almond flour, salt, baking soda and cheese.
- In a different bowl, whisk together oil and egg, then stir into the almond flour mixture.
- You need parchment paper sheets (affiliate link) for this recipe, which you can buy in any grocery store.
- My rolling pin skills leave a lot to be desired, so I started out with half the dough, roughly in the shape of the parchment.
- Put the second sheet of parchment on top of the dough, then roll out so dough covers the parchment.
- Remove parchment and cut crackers into pieces about 2 inches square. I did a messy job of cutting them, a pizza wheel would have been good for this but I don’t have one.
- Slide the parchment on to the baking sheet and bake at 350F/175C for 12-15 minutes.
- Let them cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
- These were a delicious low-carb snack, and they’d be perfect to serve as a nibble for a party.
More Gluten-Free Baking with Almond Flour:
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins
- Olive Bread
- Savory Almond Flour Bread
- Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies
- Grain-Free Breaded Pork Chops
Almond Flour Cheese Crackers
Almond Flour Cheese Crackers were amazing, and this tasty recipe is also gluten-free.
- 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour (not the same as almond meal)
- 1/8 tsp. salt (I used fine grind sea salt)
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese (see notes)
- 1 1/2 T neutral-flavored oil
- 1 large egg
- If you store your almond flour in the freezer like I do, you'll need to take it out and let come to room temperature for a few minutes before using in the recipe. Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
- Grate 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. In a medium-sized bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cheese.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg and oil. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well-combined.
- Cut two pieces of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet. Put one piece of parchment on cutting board and put dough on top, or half the dough if baking on small baking sheet. (I made the dough into the shape of the parchment.)
- Put second piece of parchment on top of the dough and roll out with rolling pin until dough covers the parchment sheet. (It's fairly important to roll it out the same thickness or the thinner pieces will burn, a lesson I learned the hard way.)
- Remove top parchment and cut dough into pieces 2 inches square. (A pizza cutter would be perfect for this if you have one.)
- Slide the parchment with the cut dough onto baking sheet and bake crackers 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Let crackers cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
- Crackers will keep for a few days in a plastic container, if you can manage to keep them around that long!
I used extra sharp cheddar for this and lightly packed it into measuring cup.
This recipe from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (affiliate link) by Elena Amsterdam. I received a review copy of the book.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Almond Flour Cheese Crackers would be great for low-carb and Keto eating plans. They would be a personal choice for the original South Beach Diet, due to the amount of fat, but they’re certainly healthier than a lot of foods that you get tempted by during the holidays!
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2009, and it’s been made many times since then. It was last updated with more information in 2021, and again updated in 2023.
66 Comments on “Almond Flour Cheese Crackers (Video)”
Hi!! I’d like to know your opinion about adding unflavored protein powder. Would it make sense and how would the recipe need to be modified to accommodate the addition?
I wish I could help. But I have never cooked with that and have absolutely no idea how to adapt the recipe to use it. Maybe enter the ingredients for this recipe, plus that, into Google and see what you get.
I just made these today and they are seriously the BEST crackers I have ever eaten!
I substituted Smoked Cheddar cheese (that’s what I had on hand) and I added a couple of spices (onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of cayenne pepper) and halfway through baking I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on and gently pressed it onto the crackers with a spatula.
I will be making this fantastic recipe time and time again!
Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!!
So glad you enjoyed them so much, and love hearing how you spiced them up a bit.
Can these be made using a Dash pizzelle maker? Found a recipe for cheese pizzelles but cannot figure out the recipe as it uses kg and dags for measurements.
I really have no idea, sorry. I’ve never heard of that type of gadget before.
Thank you for this recipe!! The crackers are delicious and I put a sprinkle of garlic salt instead of the salt, they are so good! I found out that the humidity has an effect on the crunchiness even in an air tight container. I brought them to a party and they went faster than the regular crackers… my friends couldn’t believe I actually made crackers! lol
How fun! So glad you enjoyed them. I live in Utah where there is hardly any humidity, so I didn’t realize that.
So good!! I used packaged shredded cheese and it worked well. I definitely will make these again.
So glad you enjoyed!
Good receipe! I’ve tried different cheeses and have not been disappointed. My sister made bread crumbs with it and almond flour using mayonnaise instead of an egg. Used some everything bagel for different taste. Thanks
Glad you are enjoying it!
I just made these tonight and they came out amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe!
I have an easy fix for rolling out crackers or anything for that matter. In order to keep parchment paper from slipping around use your Silpat. You can either roll directly on the Silpat or put a piece of parchment on top and roll out your dough. I have found that it works wonders and keeps your dough in front of you instead of you chasing it around the table top. I don’t know why more people don’t think of this. I found this suggestion in one of Pinterest recipe tips and it’s the beast, easiest and cheapest idea for a dough rollng solution.
That’s a good suggestion for the people who do have a Silpat. Thanks for sharing.
Would love to make these. Is there any reason I can’t use shredded cheese that comes in packets from the store. (Yes I’m that lazy)
I use shredded cheese in a package all the time. But for this recipe, the shredded cheese has a coating that keeps the cheese from sticking together and that makes it not as great for a recipe like this, where you *want* it to stick together. I haven’t tried it with pre-shredded cheese so I don’t know if it’s that big of a difference though. Try it and let us know how it goes!
These are really good. I didn’t make any alterations. I took them out after 12 minutes and let them cool but felt they could be just a little crispier so put them back in for about 3 more minutes and they crisped up perfectly. If I figured corrected there is a total of 26 carbs so with 30 crackers that is .86 carbs each, or about one carb per cracker. Not something you can eat a lot of and stay in ketosis but a couple are nice to have.
So glad you enjoyed!
Sheila, so glad you liked it! You can send me a photo at kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net. Convert to regular e-mail format. Thanks!
I just made these crackers and they are to die for! This is an awesome recipe!
So glad you enjoyed!