Plant-based Cheese Crackers

First and foremost, if you are looking for a cracker that is perfect to use for your favorite dips, skip this recipe. If you are looking for a dipping cracker, try my gluten free cracker recipe. These crackers are crispy and flaky. They are similar to the childhood favorite cheez-it, but a little flakier, much healthier, and plant based.

I made these crackers with lots of nutritional yeast. The healthiest way to get the chees-y flavor but without any cheese, is nutritional yeast. This de-activated yeast actually holds a lot of benefits too. It is very different from the yeast used in beer recipes, so don’t get them confused! Nutritional yeast is a complete protein. What is a complete protein you ask? A complete protein is a food that contains all 9 essential amino acids that humans must get from a food source. So you will feel satisfied after just a few of these crackers. Nutritional yeast also contains B vitamins as well as many other minerals.

I also used a mix of almond flour and cassava flour for these crackers. Almond flour is a popular flour. It works great in almost any recipe as an all purpose flour replacement. I prefer to use the super fine almond flour as opposed to almond meal. It makes the recipe a lot smoother (and it keeps your recipes from turning a brown color). Cassava flour is another of my favorite flours. Cassava flour comes from the root vegetable cassava. Because it is a root vegetable it actually has a lot of benefits like being rich in vitamin C. Cassava is great for boosting your immunity, regulating your digestive system, and boosting your metabolism.

This recipe is grain free, gluten free, plant based, low carb, and high in protein. I tried to make these as simple as possible. Enjoy!

1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cassava flour
1/2 cup +1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup avocado oil
1/4 tsp turmeric (for color)
1/4 cup water

Directions: Preheat your oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then in a mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients together. Once well combined, transfer to your parchment paper lined pan. Lay another piece of parchment paper on top and begin rolling the dough with a rolling pin, to about 1/4 inch thickness. Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Then with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, begin slicing vertical and then horizontal, creating 1 inch squares. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and enjoy!


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