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Almond Flour Cheese Crackers

These Almond Flour Cheese Crackers are amazing, and this is a perfect cracker to make for a holiday treat, although they’re delicious any time of year! 

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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! 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! Or check out Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps if you’d like a slightly fancier idea for a nibble made with cheese. You can also find more appetizers for the holidays in my round-up of 50+ Low-Carb and Keto Appetizer Recipes.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • almond flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cheddar cheese 
  • oil
  • egg

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers with Almond Flour process shots collage

How to Make Almond Flour Cheese Crackers :

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Another reminder that it’s important to use freshly grated cheese for this recipe (not cheese in a package that comes already grated.) I used extra sharp cheddar for the crackers in these photos.
  2. You need  Almond Flour (affiliate link), and it’s fairly available; even Costco has it now.
  3. For this recipe, start by mixing almond flour, salt, baking soda and cheese.
  4. In a different bowl, whisk together the oil and egg, then stir that into the almond flour mixture. Here is where you want that clumping action I mentioned!
  5. I doubt you can successfully make Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers with Almond Flour without parchment paper sheets (affiliate link), which you can buy in any grocery store. You need two sheets, cut to the size of your baking sheet.
  6. 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.
  7. Put the second sheet of parchment on top of the dough, then roll out so the dough exactly covers the parchment. (Or if you’re rolling pin impaired like me, do the best you can!)
  8. Remove the 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.
  9. Slide the parchment on to the baking sheet and bake at 350F/175C for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes. 
  11. These were a delicious snack, and they’d be perfect to serve as a nibble for a party.

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers with Almond Flour found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Gluten-Free Baking with Almond Flour:

Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grain-Free Almond Flour Bread ~ Texanerin Baking
Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grain Free German Pancakes ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cream Cheese Almond Pound Cake ~ My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers with Almond Flour found on KalynsKitchen.com

Almond Flour Cheese Crackers

Yield 30 crackers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Almond Flour Cheese Crackers were amazing, and this tasty recipe is also gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Grate 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. In a medium-sized bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cheese.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg and oil. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until well-combined.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.)
  6. Remove top parchment and cut dough into pieces 2 inches square. (A pizza cutter would be perfect for this if you have one.)
  7. Slide the parchment with the cut dough onto baking sheet and bake crackers 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  8. Let crackers cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
  9. Crackers will keep for a few days in a plastic container, if you can manage to keep them around that long!

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Almond Flour Cheese Crackers would be approved for most 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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    82 Comments on “Almond Flour Cheese Crackers”

  1. Really delish. I didn't have parchment paper so I used a little WW flour to do the rolling. worked fine.

  2. Michelle, so glad you enjoyed them!

  3. Just wanted to tell you these crackers were fantastic! We used raw swizz cheese and it was sooo sharp and yummy. 🙂

  4. This is AWESOME!! Thank you!!!

  5. Sisseranne, so glad they have been such a hit. Elana's cookbook has a lot of other great variations for gluten-free crackers and breads. You might like the book if you're cooking for people who need gluten-free.

  6. I am making these crackers again today. I have made them at least 4 or 5 times since you posted it! The first time I made it, I used "natural" almond flour, which isn't as white in color. It has the skins still on the nut when made into the flour. It is more like almond meal…anyway…the crackers still came out great. They looked more like a whole grain cracker. Since then I've used the blanched almond flour because I prefer them to look more like a cheese cracker. My daughter-in-law who is Celiac loved them….and so did the rest of the family! I have 3 different neighbors who are also Celiac. I made these crackers for two of them last week, and the third neighbor gets them today! So far they all give this recipe the thumbs up!! If anyone doesn't want to buy 5 lbs of this at a time (like I get from Honeyville), I noticed that Super WalMart here in Utah sells Bob's Red Mill Blanched Almond Flour (not almond meal) in smaller packages. I found it up on a higher shelf right by the regular flour.

    I just had to report back that these are really good crackers that anyone would enjoy. Oh…and I also sprinkle them lightly with a course salt before baking. (This makes them more like a cracker to me.) The dough is not salty, and I enjoy the little sprinkle I give them. I know that not everyone would want to do this.

    Great recipe!

  7. It the first time I'm thinking about making crackers. Its a great idea to make it gluten free.

  8. I'm a big almond flour fan. I really enjoyed this post and all the extra links.

  9. This recipe for crackers are nice!! And healthy too. I don't count calories in my diet too so I can just eat to my heart's content. 😀

  10. Recipe saved! These are stunning, and perfect for the way I'm eating these days.

  11. George, the book does have a pizza crust recipe which I'm planning to try.

  12. Thanks Kalyn. This recipe sounds wonderful. I will try it soon. This might also make a nice low carb thin and crispy pizza crust, using either mild or sharp cheddar.

  13. They do taste quite a bit like Cheezits, but better, fresher and more natural flavors. I'm guessing any Cheezit fan will like these! I think this is a recipe that most anyone will love.

    Cindi, thanks for tipping me off that Honeyville has a store in Salt Lake! Just googled it and will definitely be going there.

  14. I think everyone could do with less gluten. Yay to another South Beach friendly recipe.

  15. Awesome recipe! My sister has Crohn's Disease and can't eat most crackers, so this is a perfect recipe for her to try. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Thanks for posting this recipe, Kalyn! I have a daughter-in-law who is celiac, and I'm always on the look-out for things I can make for her. My husband works a couple of blocks away from the Honeyville store in SLC, and today I had him stop in and buy some almond flour. I will be making this recipe tomorrow. I've only used almond meal in recipes before, and I'm anxious to use the flour. I can't wait to taste them!

  17. These look like a healthy homemade version of "Cheez Its." Do they have a similar taste?

    Thanks for the great post – can't wait to try these!

    See you in Frisco in a few days!!!

    Donna

  18. I bet they taste great (they definitely do look great!).

    I've never baked anything with Almond flour before, will definitely try it.

  19. Those definitely look so addicting – now I am just craving a huge box of cheezits for dinner (unless you'd like to come make those crackers for me!) 🙂

  20. Looks great, can't wait to try them. I just tried a new product (the name escapes me right now) they have cheese, or sweet chocolate flavored ones they are so good!! Yours remind me of them!