5/23/16

Flour Free Cheese Crackers (similar to Cheez-its or Goldfish) Using Almond Flour




Flour Free Cheese Crackers (similar to Cheez-its or Goldfish)

1 1/2 c Blanched Almond Flour Super Fine Grind
1 c grated Parmesan cheese or a 'hard' cheese (I used Gruyère this time)
1/2 c grated Cheddar Cheese
1-2 T Oat Fiber 500 (optional but I like it for this style and saltine style crackers)
1/2 - 2/3 c Emergency Essentials® Freeze Dried Shredded Cheddar Cheese (taste to your preference)
1/4 t salt
Ice water - about 3 T

Preheat oven to 350.  In a food processor, place the almond flour, cheeses, oat fiber if you are using it, and the salt. Pulse to blend.  Drizzle in about 2-3 T ice water slowly, watching to stop as soon as the dough starts to pull away from the sides and form a ball.  Divide the dough into 2 pieces to make it easier to roll out.  Roll thin between two pieces of parchment paper, as thin as you can make them - 1/8".  Use a pizza cutter to cut lines horizontal and vertical into square crackers.  I pricked them quickly with a fork but that was more for looks (like a Cheez-it) than needed.  Bake about 25 minutes, watching so they don't brown too much.  When the edges start to get golden and the center is baked enough to be moved, you can flip them or try to separate the dough a little to help it bake evenly.  Let them get golden brown to be crisp.  Let them cool a few minutes on the parchment to make them snap apart easier.  The center crackers can be put back in the oven to crisp up and bake golden a little more if needed.  Let cool completely before storing.


Just like a pie crust - stop drizzling water as soon as the dough forms a ball


Roll out between parchment


The thinner the dough, the more crisp the cracker



You can play with flavors!  I taste tested chili powder, ranch dressing, celtic sea salt, garlic powder...


I loved the chili powder flavor but decided to just do a plain batch for this run



They break apart easily after baking if you let them cool down after removing from the oven


THIS is what happens when you put a batch into the oven and then leave the kitchen to attend to other tasks and forget about them!  A bit burnt on the edges.  I still ate them.  LOL.



Related products available through Amazon if you can't find them locally;

Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour Super Fine Grind Gluten Free Cholesterol Free 3lbs
Lifesource Foods Oat Fiber 500
Cheddar Cheese Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm, 1 lb
Emergency Essentials® Freeze Dried Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 39 oz
       






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