I love having this grain free cheese crackers recipe in my back pocket for those days I want to surprise my family with something fun.
Grain free cheese crackers recipe
If you find yourself wanting delicious crackers but unable to eat them, why not try this easy recipe of grain free cheese crackers? With a few nutritious ingredients, you can make these crackers in as little as 30 minutes.
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Gluten-free crackers recipe
Whether you are on a restriction like those on the GAPS diet or you have a gluten intolerance, having a gluten free cracker recipe on hand is always a good idea.
This grain free cheese cracker recipe is just so delicious and fun that your family will be begging you to make them time and time again.
Gluten-free goldfish crackers
If you prefer to make this recipe into tiny goldfish, it’s so easy! Just use a goldfish cracker mini cutter like this one. Instead of cutting into squares with a pizza cutter, simply lay down the cutter and press firmly.
Keep reading to learn my tips and tricks for baking your own healthy cheese crackers…
Tips for making grain free cheese crackers
This is one of those special treat recipes that when they are made, the entire house will be so excited that they won’t know what to do with themselves. Here are a few tips that I have discovered over the years to help make sure your crackers are a huge success:
- Be careful when you are blending the coconut flakes! Over blending will turn them into coconut butter and this recipe needs them to be a flour-like consistency.
- The turmeric will add that bright orange flavor to the crackers – this is especially handy if the cheese you have is white, like our favorite raw cheddar
- Try your best to use raw cheese in this recipe. It is easier to digest, full of nutritious benefits that regular cheese doesn’t have, and tastes amazing.
- As always, I recommend that you use baja gold salt because of the high mineral content and great taste. It is offered in lots of different textures, but this recipe is best served with fine salt.
- Keep a close eye on your crackers as they are baking. You want them to be crispy and not undercooked.
Keep scrolling to see the recipe for my favorite grain free cheese crackers recipe…
How to make grain free cheese crackers
Inspired by the Heal Your Gut Cookbook, these crackers are the perfect treat for a Sunday afternoon or to pair with some tomato soup on a chilly night.
- 1 cup dry shredded coconut with no additives
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp powdered turmeric
- ¼ tsp fine salt
- 3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup softened butter
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF
- Pulse dry shredded coconut in the food processor. Be careful not to over mix and turn into coconut butter. Aim for a flour consistency.
- Add dry ingredients to food processor and pulse to combine
- Begin by adding one cup of cheese and blending. Continue until all three cups are added and blended
- Add eggs and butter. Blend well until it is a dough like consistency
- Cover baking sheet with natural parchment paper
- Scoop dough onto the parchment paper and cover with a second piece of parchment paper.
- Using hands first, press the dough to spread out the dough all over the baking sheet. Use a rolling pin for help where needed.
- Once dough is as thin as a typical cracker, remove the top layer of parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut into square shape.
- To help the crackers stay crispy, poke a hole in the center of the cracker with a wooden skewer
- Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Pull out and recut lines with your pizza cutter. Place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
- Once you remove them from the oven, slice with the pizza cutter a third time, with the goal to be to separate the crackers into individual pieces.
- Place them back in the oven with the heat turned off. As the oven cools, the crackers will crisp up.
What type of flour should you use to make grain free crackers?
For this recipe, I use blended shredded coconut as my flour. Other options would be nut flours, but I love the ease of this recipe.
What type of cheese should you use for homemade cheese crackers?
If possible, we love to use raw cheese for this recipe because it is easier to digest. Look at your local farmers markets or check out Azure Standard for their raw cheese selection
Is hard cheese or soft cheese better for crackers?
For this recipe, I prefer to use a harder cheese like cheddar cheese because the texture works well, and hard cheeses are what are allowed on GAPS.
How long does it take to make grain free cheese crackers?
From start to finish, this grain free cheese crackers recipe should take between 25-30 minutes. I love to have my kids help since it’s a simple recipe and they can stay busy the entire time.
Is it possible to make grain free cheese crackers without a food processor?
The purpose of a food processor is to finely grind all of the ingredients really well, which is why I prefer to use one. If you have a high powered blender, that should work as well.
How long do grain free cheese crackers stay fresh?
You might be wondering how to store grain free cheese crackers. If you manage to store some of these crackers away after they are made, I recommend keeping them in an airtight container in the fridge for no more than a week.
You can also freeze them for longterm storage.
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To help the crackers stay crispy, poke a hole in the center of the cracker with a wooden skewer
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 16g