These Keto Crackers are simple, healthy cheese crackers made with only 3 ingredients for a grain-free and gluten-free crispy appetizer with less than 1 gram of net carbs per serving!
No need to buy expensive and carb-loaded crackers, these crunchy Parmesan crackers will do the trick in less than 30 minutes.
What Are Keto Crackers?
While you can find some delicious store-bought keto crackers that taste good and are low in carbs most of them are loaded with additives and preservatives.
They are also much more expensive than homemade keto crackers. For the price of one box of twelve commercial low-carb crackers, you can easily make 60 crackers!
Plus if you make them yourselves, you can create a large variety of flavors by adding herbs or spices to the dough.
Finally, if you crave a quick keto snack and can’t go to the supermarket, this keto cracker recipe is ready in only 20 minutes!
So it is faster, healthier, cheaper, and tastier to make your own keto crackers than running to the store!
How To Make Keto Crackers
Not all cheese crackers are keto-friendly. In fact, most cheese crackers are made of wheat flour, a high-carb flour that won’t be suitable for you on a keto diet.
To make keto cheese crackers at home, you will need 3 simple ingredients:
- Almond Flour or almond meal – almond flour is a low-carb flour and the use of cheese makes it possible to not use eggs. You can’t swap the almond flour for coconut flour, or the crackers would crumble apart.
- Parmesan Cheese – Parmesan is my favorite for the flavor, but you can use any hard grated cheese like Gouda, Emmental, or Cheddar. Learn why most cheese varieties are keto-friendly.
- Butter – prefer unsalted grass-fed butter. Did you know butter is very low in carbs?
Making these keto crackers is seriously simple. The dough is ready in a matter of minutes and the baking takes only 20 minutes.
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Making The Dough
Take your butter to room temperature so it softens a bit to make it easier to measure it.
Then, measure all your ingredients and combine them in the bowl of your food processor.
Use the high-speed setting of your processor to combine the dough. It should make a crumble-like texture in the bowl.
Rolling The Dough
This is a gluten-free cracker recipe. Since gluten-free flours are more fragile and stick to your roller pin quite a bit more than ordinary flour, you’ll need to take some precautions.
In order to roll your cheese crackers easily, you’ll need either 2 pieces of parchment paper or 2 silicone mats.
Rolling the dough between two layers will ensure a thin cheese cracker that won’t stick to your rolling pin.
So, place a large piece of parchment paper on the benchtop and transfer all the dough from the food processor.
Gather it with your hands into a ball at first before placing the second sheet of parchment paper on top.
Then flatten it into a thick disc. My secret trick is to then freeze the dough for 5 minutes. It allows it to set completely and will make it both tastier and easier to roll.
Take it out of the freezer and roll it with a rolling pin to the desired thickness – about 0.2 inches.
Shape it into a rectangle to make it easier to cut keto crackers of a similar size.
Slide the parchment paper onto a baking sheet and use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut out the crackers.
With that amount of dough, you should aim for about 32 to 36 crackers (8 by 4 or 6 by 6).
Bake the keto crackers for 18 to 22 minutes in an oven preheated to 350°F (180°C).
The crackers are ready when the top is golden and you can see that they are crisp.
Let them cool down on a cooling rack when they are baked!
You should store your baked cheese crackers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the pantry. I recommend a glass container or cookie jar from which you can remove as much air as possible.
This prevents homemade crackers from softening.
Another option is to use zip lock bags. If it’s hot where you live, you may want to store the keto crackers in the fridge.
Keep in mind that this may soften the crackers. To make them crip and crunch again, place them in the oven at 210F (100°C) for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Finally, you can freeze your almond flour crackers in zip lock bags and defrost them for 30 minutes before placing them in the oven or in an air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make Cheddar Crackers With This Recipe?
Yes, you can replace the grated Parmesan with hard-grated cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, hard mozzarella cheese, or Emmental.
However, since Parmesan contains more sodium than most of these other cheese options, you may want to add a pinch of salt to your dough to keep a great salty cracker flavor.
Can I Make Different Flavors?
To make flavored Keto Crackers, you can add to the batter any of the following:
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Italian Herbs
- Poppy Seeds
How Many Carbs In Keto Crackers?
These keto crackers are made with only high-fat, low-carb ingredients. Therefore, the amount of carbs per cracker is very low, with only 0.6 grams of net carbs.
Note that a standard snack serving size is about 6 crackers. So, one serving will bring you 3.6 grams of net carbs.
How To Eat Keto Crackers?
To create the best keto cheese snacks, I recommend pairing the crackers with:
- More cheese! Yes, cheese on cheese is the best, trust me! These crunchy Parmesan crackers pair well with spreadable cheese like cream cheese or brie.
- Avocado dip – or keto-friendly guacamole
- Eggplant dip
- Cured meat like ham, salami, or Italian ham
- Keto Salsa
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