These keto Graham crackers are crispy, lightly sweet keto crackers perfect for snacks or to make keto cheesecake crust. This copycat Graham cracker recipe has a similar bran texture as the authentic recipe using almond flour and flaxseed meal as keto-friendly flours.
What are Graham crackers?
A Graham cracker is a crunchy, slightly sweet wholegrain cracker used in many cheesecake recipes as a base for the crust or to make S’mores treats.
Are Graham crackers keto?
No, Graham crackers are very high in carbs and not keto-friendly. In fact, an authentic store-bought Graham cracker recipe is made of high-carb ingredients, including all-purpose flour and sweetener including wheat flour, brown sugar, and honey.
Can I eat Graham crackers on a keto diet?
How to make keto Graham crackers?
Making homemade Graham crackers without sugar and fewer carbs is pretty easy. You don’t need any specific kitchen appliance, no food processor, just a bowl, spatula, baking sheets, and parchment paper.
Cracker dough ingredients
All you need are a few wholesome ingredients:
- Ultra-fine almond flour – this is the best almond flour to make golden brown thin low-carb graham crackers. In fact, almond meal or ground almonds won’t deliver a great texture or light color.
- Flaxseed meal – you don’t need much of this in the recipe, but it’s the key ingredient to add a bran texture similar to the authentic Graham crackers.
- Egg – at room temperature.
- Erythritol – there are many other keto sweeteners that work in this recipe, including allulose or monk fruit erythritol blend. However, don’t use xylitol in keto cookies or keto cracker recipes. It won’t firm up, and the crackers won’t crisp with xylitol.
- Baking soda – or 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder if you don’t appreciate the lightly bitter taste of baking soda.
- Vanilla extract
- Melted unsalted butter or melted coconut oil.
Combine wet to dry ingredients
First, whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. You want all the flour, baking soda, and salt to be evenly distributed before adding the wet ingredients.
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Next, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the melted butter, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.
Finally, stir the dough with a spatula and then use your hand to knead the dough and form a ball.
Roll the cracker dough
The trick to roll keto cracker dough is to use two pieces of parchment paper.
First, place the dough ball in the center of a 30-cm long piece of parchment paper. Press another piece of parchment paper on top of the ball to flatten the dough into a thick disc.
Then, use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a thin rectangle of 0.2-inch/5 mm thickness.
As you can see in my pictures below, I am folding the sides of the bottom sheet of parchment paper to shape a rectangle.
This technique encases the dough in the paper and ensures you are rolling a perfect rectangle of dough.
Cut the dough
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2-inch x 1.5inch rectangles.
Then, use a fork to prick the crackers in 2 or 3 rows.
Finally, slide a spatula under each cracker to transfer them carefully onto a baking sheet covered with oiled parchment paper.
Make sure you leave 1 cm/0.4 inch between each cracker, so they don’t overlap or touch each other.
Bake the crackers
Preheat the oven to 325 F (160C). Bake the crackers in the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the sides and top.
Cool the crackers for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer on a cooling rack. The crackers will firm up as they cool down.
Can I use coconut flour?
No, you can’t swap almond flour with coconut flour in this graham cracker recipe. The dough will be very dry and crumbly if you do so.
You can, however, use nut-free alternatives:
- Sesame seed flour
- Sunflower seed flour
- Pumpkin seed flour – watch out! This option gives the crackers a green color.
How can I eat keto graham crackers?
You can eat these crackers plain as a simple low-carb snack or create recipes with them. They are great to make:
- Graham cracker crust – crunch these crackers into a powder and combine them with butter to make a keto cheesecake crust.
- Keto S’mores – place a sugar-free homemade marshmallow along with sugar-free chocolate squares between 2 Graham crackers. Place this sweet sandwich for 5 minutes in the oven to melt the chocolate and marshmallow and enjoy!
- Pudding – crush a few of these keto crackers between layers of my keto banana pudding or keto cheesecake fluff.
How to store keto crackers?
These keto crackers store well in an airtight box in the pantry for up to 1 week. Otherwise, place the box in the fridge and store up to 2 weeks.
You can also freeze keto crackers in ziplock bags and thaw the day before eating at room temperature.
More keto cracker recipes
I love to create keto cracker recipes to snack on. Below I listed other keto cracker recipes that you can try:
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Keto Graham Crackers Recipe
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- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil the paper with coconut oil. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, flaxseed meal, erythritol, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- Make a well in the center and pour the melted butter, beaten egg, and vanilla.
- Stir with a spoon at first and when it starts to be difficult to stir, squeeze the dough with your hands to form a dough ball.
- Place the dough ball in the center of a long piece of parchment paper - about 30 cm/12 inch long.
- Press another long piece of parchment paper on top to flatten the ball into a thick disc and start to roll with a rolling pin.
- Roll until the dough is 0.2 inch/5 mm thick - look at the picture in my post above to see how I roll my dough into a perfect rectangle folding the borders of the piece of parchment paper.
- Using a sharp knife, cut 50 2-inch x 1.5-inch rectangle crackers.
- Prick each cracker with a fork to form rows of 4 holes as seen in my pictures.
- Gently slide an oiled spatula under each cracker to transfer onto the cookie sheet covered with oiled parchment paper. Leave half a thumb of space between each cracker to prevent them from touching each other. You may have to use more than one cookie sheet for baking them all. Bake one sheet at a time, leaving the other cookie sheet on the kitchen countertop at room temperature while the first one bakes.
- Bake in the center rack of the oven until the crackers are golden brown on the side and top.
- Cool on the rack for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to bring to room temperature.
- Storage in a sealed box at room temperature for up to 1 week or 2 weeks in the fridge.
- Freeze in an airtight bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for 1 hour before using.
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