whole wheat almond flour cheese crackers

Cheddar Almond Crackers

I am always looking for healthier snacks (read full post on choosing healthier crackers and snacks). A few weeks ago I tried to make homemade cheddar cheese crackers (similar to the salty yellow cheese crackers that typically come in a fish, bunny, or duck shape) with wheat flour and almond flour. I had envisioned my two boys eating these 100% whole grain version of their favorite snack by the handful, thinking they were a treat. Nope. My picky eaters struck once again and ate only a couple crackers before proclaiming that they wanted a different snack. Their loss – everyone else thoroughly enjoyed eating these crackers!

These cheesy cheddar almond crackers are a delicious anytime snack. They pair well with minestrone soup for an easy lunch and are an addictive cocktail party snack. You can be fancy and make cute shapes with a cookie cutter or simply cut the dough into squares using a knife. I added a sprinkle of ‘everything bagel’ topping (equal parts white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, and finely ground sea salt) to make them extra delicious.

Recipe makes approximately 200 little crackers, adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

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Cheddar Cheese Crackers with Whole Wheat and Almond Flour

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces sharp white cheddar grated
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • finely ground sea salt or favorite seed or herb topping optional

Instructions

To make dough

    1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor with the blade attachment, mix until dough combines into a ball ~ one to two minutes
    2. Transfer dough a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until firm (20 minutes to overnight)

    To make crackers:

      1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
      2. Roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thickness on a sheet of parchment paper with a lightly floured rolling pin
      3. Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut out desired shapes
      4. Transfer cut crackers to a fresh piece of parchment paper for baking, leaving a ½ inch space between each cracker
      5. Sprinkle lightly with finely ground sea salt or topping of your choice, if using
      6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until just starting to brown at edges
      whole grain almond flour cheddar cheese crackers
      Little sharp cheddar crackers made with whole wheat flour and almond flour.

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      Nutrition information (30 grams, approximately 10 crackers):

      • 140 calories
      • 0 g added sugar
      • 1 g fiber
      • 5 g protein
      • 110 mg sodium

      2 Comments

      1. These look delicious. Maybe the boys would have eaten these if they had come in a box with ducks on it! By the way I learned that 4 gm of sugar equals 1 teaspoon…..thats easy to visualize.

        • Ha Ha – yes, somehow I think they would have been more likely to have been eaten if they came in a cardboard box with a cartoon shape on it… marketing at its best! And yes… 4 grams of sugar is the same as one teaspoon, and it is a good visual. Thank you for reading!

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