These keto crackers are crispy, crunchy, and chock-full of cheese flavor! They're also incredibly easy and quick to make. Honestly, when you taste these you'll never believe they're low carb crackers. Dare I say they're better than store bought crackers? Well, I'm definitely confident saying that these will be the best keto crackers you ever make from scratch. That's for sure.
- Easy Low Carb Keto Crackers Made With Cheese And Almond Flour
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Easy Low Carb Keto Crackers Made With Cheese And Almond Flour
Simple and easy is an understatement when it comes to this recipe. And that's because these keto crackers require just 2 simple keto-friendly ingredients, and only 2 minutes to make.
Speaking of ingredients, the only ones you'll need are freshly grated parmesan cheese and some almond flour! Which, if you've been doing the keto diet for a while now, you probably have both of those ingredients at home already.
And, maybe the best thing about this cheese cracker recipe is that there's portion control built right into it. The recipe makes almost 100 crackers, and every 25 crackers has just 1 net carb.
So, you can literally eat the entire batch of crackers - which is a ton by the way - and still, only have eaten 4 net carbs!
Pretty legit, eh?!
How To Make Keto Crackers
As always, I've made a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions for you on how to make these low carb keto cheese crackers. But, I'll also give you the cliff notes version below.
First things first, you'll want to add the grated parmesan cheese and the almond flour to your food processor and just pulse those together quick.
Next, you'll want to add some water, but the amount you'll need will change depending on the moisture in your parmesan cheese.
That said, I recommend adding a teaspoon of water at a time, and pulsing the ingredients together after every time you add some. You'll know you've added enough water when thicker clumps of dough - the size of BB's - start to form in the food processor. In my experience, 2 teaspoons of water is enough to make this happen.
Using Almond Flour To Make These Crackers Keto
As a lot of you know I love to use almond flour in a lot of my recipes. And today's keto cracker recipe is no different.
My favorite to use is this Almond Flour From Kirkland's. It's relatively inexpensive, and it has just 2g net carbs per serving.
And that's certainly the lowest carb count that I've come across for almond flour.
Can you replace the almond flour in this keto cracker recipe?
However, if you want to replace the almond flour with other keto friendly flours you can. Just keep in mind that you'll want to replace it with sunflower seed flour, walnut flour, or pumpkin seed flour.
"But Joe, what about replacing the almond flour with coconut flour?"
Unfortunately, you can't replace almond flour with coconut flour.
Coconut flour is far too absorbent and can never be substituted on a 1:1 basis with almond flour.
That said, the best replacement for almond flour in keto recipes is sunflower seed flour. Typically sunflower seed flour can be substituted on a 1:1 basis with almond flour.
Are these gluten free keto crackers?
Yes, 100 percent!
These are totally gluten free keto crackers.
Almond flour obviously is gluten free, and so is parmesan cheese.
So, if you're looking for an easy gluten free cracker recipe, this is it!
Getting These Keto Crackers Crispy
In my opinion, the number one requirement for a good cracker is that it's crispy and crunchy.
If it's not that, I'm not wasting my calories on it.
That said, the secret to making these keto crackers crispy is cooking them in the microwave. Seriously, using the microwave really crisps these up. And the crackers end up having an unbelievable crunch to them.
The reason this happens is that microwaves warm up the water molecules in food. And with recipes like this, the water evaporates, and almost "dehydrates" the dough. And the result of this cooking method is a crispy keto cracker.
Cooking these low carb cheese crackers in the oven
Well, I tried this.
And I'm going to be honest with you, it's not as good as cooking them in the microwave.
The edges cook too quickly, and the middle doesn't cook enough. Which means you have to constantly keep an eye on them, and continually remove the "cooked" crackers from the baking sheet.
That said, you can totally cook them in there, but I don't recommend it.
If anything, try using your air-fryer if you've got one!
Seasonings For these keto crackers
Like I mentioned earlier, these keto crackers might be better than any store bought ones you've had.
And just plain, I think they give Cheez-it's a run for their money.
But the brilliant thing - and the best thing - is that these crackers can be tailored to your mood/cravings.
Just add a little baking spray to the tops of them when they're done cooking, then add the seasonings of your choice, and you're in business!
My personal favorite seasoning is the "Everything But The Bagel" one by Trader Joe's.
But, I also like a good Cool Ranch keto cracker too. To make that one, I just add a little salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and dried chives.
It's unreal....and I hope you give these low carb keto crackers a shot!
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Keto Crackers | Easy Low Carb Cheese Cracker Recipe For Keto
These keto crackers are crispy, crunchy, and chock-full of cheese flavor! They're also incredibly easy and quick to make. Honestly, when you taste these you'll never believe they're low carb crackers. And I'm confident saying that these will be the best keto crackers you ever make from scratch.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 Minutes
- Total Time: 12 minutes
- Yield: 100 Crackers
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: Keto
½ Cup (56g) Blanched Almond Flour
½ Cup (56g) Grated Parmesan
2 Tsps Water (However you may need more depending on the moisture in your parmesan cheese)
- Eveything But The Bagel Seasoning
- Cool Ranch: Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried chives
- Lemon Dill: Salt, ground california lemon peel, dill weed
Add the almond flour and cheese to your food processor.
Pulse and combine.
Add the water one teaspoon at a time until small balls/clumps of dough start to form in the processor.
Now transfer the clumps of dough to a bowl, and use your hands to form a ball of dough out of them.
Next, you'll want to use a rolling pin and roll out ½ of the dough at a time BETWEEN 2 SHEETS OF PARCHMENT PAPER.
Once the dough JUST STARTS TO LOOK TRANSLUCENT that's when you know you've rolled it out enough.
Now use a pizza cutter to cut the dough vertically and horizontally to form the crackers.
Once the crackers are shaped, use a toothpick to form a hole in the center of each cracker.
Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut away the extra parchment paper from the dough, and then transfer the dough to a plate.
Microwave the crackers in 2, one minute intervals...off-set the plate on the left side for the first interval, and then off-set it on the right side for the second one.
***NOTE*** Microwave times will vary depending on the power of your microwave. My Microwave is 1100 Watts and this is the perfect cook-time for me.
Let the crackers cool for atleast 5-10 minutes after they're done cooking.
They will be soft when the come out of the microwave, but once they have time to cool they crisp up.
Once they do crisp up, you'll want to break them apart into individual crackers, coat them with baking spray, and then add the seasonings of your choice to them.
- Serving Size: 12 Crackers
- Calories: 65
- Fat: 5
- Carbohydrates: 1.25
- Fiber: .75
- Protein: 3
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I made them! They look exactly like yours. So so so delicious! Dipped them in labne drizzled in olive oil and dry mint. I was really surprised with the outcome. They also kept their crunchiness the next day. Will make again for sure! Will try with cream cheese and smoked salmon next time I make them (which most likely will be today).
The Diet Chef says
Awesome!!! So happy you liked them :)
Why can’t you add the toppings before you cook them so they are baked in?
The Diet Chef says
You can :)
The Diet Chef says
I got a tortilla press for your tortilla recipe. Is that good to press the cracker dough out? I imagine I’d need to roll anyway after to get it thin enough.
The Diet Chef says
Yes, just make sure the dough just starts to turn translucent :)
I made them they are amazing but the 1st minute it gets brown in the centre
Made these today and they are sooo good and super simple! Thanks:)
I love this recipe! It was easy to make and taste awesome! I will be making these a lot!
Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous recipe!
Sue Gunderson says
I’m on my third batch trying different seasoning, definitely a hit with the whole family!
These crackers are amazing and so easy to make! I am also looking for a full keto diet plan. Do you have any thoughts about this one?: https://bit.ly/33dVUZJ
love your content by the way.
It's looking very delicious but can I put it in the oven instead of the microwave?
Danni S says
I just did it in the oven. Worked perfectly! I did them for around 8 minutes at 180C. So good!
Johanne Doty says
Awesome crackers! I made these for Thanksgiving and after a few days they became moist, but I put them in the oven on a rack over a cookie sheet at 175 degrees and in a few hours they crisped back up and were just as fresh as the first day I made them. I also made them a lot bigger to eat with cheese and they held up well. Best recipe!
Pattsy Dayley says
These turned out great.
I kept these in a jar with lid on tight and they were crisp for over a week.
Thanks for a great recipe.
Helene Colaizzi says
Awesome! Gonna microwave the dough 1/4 at time for my microwave, plate was too big to off-set efficiently.
Soo delish plain and even crunchy the next day !!
Omg, it works!! Very happy about this!!!
Would you have a recipe for the same type of crackers but without the cheese flavor, to use as a base for different types of toppings? Thanks!
Maybe using neutral flavor shredded mozzerella, instead of parmesan, it all gets ground up in the food processor... could possibly work!
Best salad crackers everrrrrr! thanks a lot .
Just made them! Easy peasy! Had to use a wine bottle to roll them out, hehe. Maybe next Christmas I'll ask for a rolling pin. I did everything bagel seasoning - sprinkled on the uncooked, rolled out and cut dough, pressed it in with the parchment paper. Worked well. :D
These are my new go to for a snack. I so miss having crackers. These were super easy and delicious. Thank you so much!
These are fantastic! I crave Cheese-Its, not just for the flavor, but for that crunch I've missed so much (nearly 4 yrs on keto)! I tried the typical micro cheese only recipes - they don't have enough of the cracker flavor. But these do - thank you SO much!
They are delicious! I make them weekly. Thank you!
Shannon Dillman says
Delicious with garlic and dill. You really need to come out with a print recipe book. Even though your stuff is available online for free I would totally buy it.
Not into digital cookbooks I need a print version Not into digital cookbooks I need a print version
I absolutely love this recipe I've made them twice already this week, but today I quadrupled the recipe. so I have enough for my husband and I for a few days. They satisfy all my cravings for salty, crunchy. Thanks Joe, great recipe!!!
Mónica Cuevas Corona says
Excelente, me alegro muchísimo encontrar en español tus exquisitas recetas
Loved these! May or may not have eaten the whole batch, lol. Mine were darker & without holes but amazing recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Loved the recipe! I have missed crackers so much on Keto. These cooked up perfect in the microwave. Is there any different mix you could use in place of the cheese for a blander cracker. Whey perhaps?
What a fabulous recipe! They came out GREATE! I have been craving crackers but couldn't find a recipe where they were crunchy. I will be making be this often! Ty for sharing!
These are amazing!
Rolling super thin is the key!!!
Made mine with dry goat cheese and Parmesan. Delish!
Thank you for sharing this recipe.
My new go to snack!
Martha Hanks says
Last time that I was on keto, I needed these. I can't believe how good and easy these are.YAY!!!
Cathy C. says
I just made these. Divided the 'dough' into 3 lots. Just before cutting and baking them, I added:
Lot 1: garlic powder and dill
Lot 2: onion powder and parsley
Lot 3: Everything but the bagel seasoning
Then I cut them with a pizza cutter, put the little holes in with a toothpick, and baked. My microwave was 1000W so I did 65 seconds x2. Turned out great! I'll be making these again, and again, and again!! Thanks for posting!
Made these with sharp cheddar so it tasted more like a cheeze-it!!! It worked and was amazing!!! Thanks Joe!
I made it with Parmesan and was wanting to know exactly this, if I could make it with cheddar. Thank you...I will definitely try it.
Samantha A Whitson says
Hey Jessi~ How awesome! May I ask if you did anything different w/the sharp cheddar, such as use the super finely grated, or grate it super fine from a block of cheese? Just curious about the longer shreds & how they combine/blend w/the almond flour. Thanks, in advance, if you happen to see this. ~Samantha
Wow so simple to make but great cracker thx.
These are a total game changer...absolutely delicious...crisp and super thin...but they aren't brittle. Huge thanks...this is my new go to snack...I'm going to try them with a little cinnamon and sweetener.
Joe, this is so perfect! Your recipes are easy to follow with simple ingredients! I divided the recipe into 2 balls and flattened with an 8" tortilla press! Thanks!
How long Can you store the dough before actually making the crackers?
This is a game changer!! I added cracked black pepper in half the batch before rolling out and it was ah-meh-zing! Onion powder & chopped rosemary in other. Thank goodness it is not as salty as Cheez-itz and I am super satisfied. Thank you!!
You did again Joe. Another great, simple and delicious recipe. I was amazed how these crackers crisp up in the Microwave. This is going to be my go to recipe. Thank you for all you do for us and staying true to the way you do Keto.
I was skeptical when I read that these are microwaved. Wow! I can't believe how simple and fast they are and so crispy! I mixed some everything bagel seasoning in the dough before I microwaved them. Delicious! Will definitely make these again. Thank you!
THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPES!
I LOVE THESE CRACKERS and I have to share a version I made today.
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup sharp cheddar shreds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons hot salsa
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeños (jar)*
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeños, vinegar juice*
1. Put everything food processor.
2. Place a parchment round on a tortilla press. Scoop 1/4 of the batter on to a parchment round, top with another parchment round and and squish it flat.
3. Carefully, peel off top parchment round and gently cut into wedges with either a large knife or pizza cutter. Place parchment round and "tortilla" on an upside down paper plate.
4. Zap 1 - 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave.
5. Flip upside down on cooling rack, peel parchment off REPEAT.
This makes 4 tortilla sized crackers.
*I add more liquid because I like them thin and crispy.
Mary N. says
Delicious!!! Just one problem...after microwaving t he centers were overdone and slightly brown. What did I do wrong?
Thanks & anxious to hear from you. Want to make them again.
Great recipe! I’d like to know if anyone made it with cream cheese?
Easy and fast to made. Second time I made these, this time I add granulated garlic, dry parsley and salt to the dry ingredients. They came perfect. This is a winner. Love your ideas.
Patrick McWilliams says
I made this recipe a week ago and then again this week. I added Hidden Valley Ranch dry seasoning to the dough before it was cooked in the microwave and it turned out great. I quadrupled the recipe to have more on hand and put them in the fridge. I also tried a cinnamon and sugar version but with the parmesan cheese added they did not turn out very good. I've been doing Keto for a couple of years and miss the crunch of crackers. Thanks!
Hi Patrick, may I ask how much HV Ranch dry seasoning you added to the recipe?
This is by far my favorite low carb snack
These are 5/5 good if i could give them 6 stars i would
Tried them, loved them and they are so versatile! Cracker, crunch up untop of salads,or add cinnamon and keto sugar for a sweet treat! Thank you so much.
Turned out so crunchy!!!
These crackers are so good!!! I actually like them better than the carb ones I used to eat because I control the salt. I'm really amazed a how light and crunchy they are. Needless to say, I ate half the batch. At only 2 carbs, you can't beat that with a stick!!!
Fantastic! I was so pleasantly surprised to see that they cook in the microwave, because it’s really hot today…and they’re ready in no time at all. I blended the “Everything Bagel” seasoning right in with the dough and the smell is amazing. Even my husband kept eating them and he doesn’t usually like my keto concoctions!😄 5 Stars…make these!!!
The Diet Chef says
Sounds like you nailed it Bevy :)
I have been watching my husband eat cheese it crackers for the past two days so I made these to help my craving. I added a little shredded sharp cheddar and nutritional yeast. They definitely hit the spot, smelled great tasted great and so so crispy and easy . Thanks
Joe, these are my go to crackers!
I have been using different popcorn seasonings.
This time I use Garlic Parmesan popcorn seasoning. And a little bit of crushed red peppers.
I add to the mixture.
These are the best. I love your recipes Joe. Please keep up the Good works‼️
The Diet Chef says
Awe, happy to hear that!
Taste was great! For some reason mine did not crisp up so I threw them in the air fryer after they cooked for about 3 minutes and crispy I got!