Crunchy, salty, Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers from scratch using only five ingredients. Satisfy your gluten-free crackers cravings with these super simple Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers.
Gluten-Free Cracker Recipe
I feel lucky that gluten-free foods have made their way onto the shelves at the grocery store. When my girls were first diagnosed Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerant (NCGI) the options were limited. Just in the past two years I have seen our choices more than double in our local stores.
My girls love gluten-free crackers, but buying them at the store can lead to high grocery bills and lots of extra preservatives that their growing bodies don’t need. This is a super simple gluten-free cracker recipe and I’m sure you’re going to love it.
I decided to make my own gluten-free crackers and they are a big hit. They are easy to make and last a couple of days in a sealed container. You can easily double or triple this gluten-free cracker recipe to make more for sharing.
I haven’t tried making gluten-free cheese crackers with dairy-free cheese yet. Dairy-free cheeses are usually dryer, or they don’t have the same amount of oil that cheddar has. The oil in the cheddar is a big part of what holds the crackers together, in addition to the gluten-free flour and xanthan gum.
How to make gluten-free crackers
- In a food processor, pulse the gluten-free flour blend and xanthan gum.
- Add the butter pieces and cheese.
- Pulse together until it forms a ball (about 2 minutes).
- Keep going until you get the ball!
- Place the ball between two pieces of wax paper, and roll it out to about 1/4″ to 1/8″ thick.
- Using a pastry wheel or pizza cutter, cut into 1-inch shapes/squares.
- Carefully peel them and place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1/2-inch apart. Poke each cracker with a fork to prevent over-puffing.
- Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Cool on the baking sheet, and store in an airtight container.
This gluten-free cracker recipe is so easy that my girls make it when I am busy or out of town. These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes only. Please see the printable recipe card below.
Other gluten-free cracker flavors
You can mix and match the cheese type to get a different flavor. I like to use sharp cheddar or Colby jack every once in a while to vary the gluten-free crackers flavors. Also, sometimes I throw in some sage or rosemary.
My girls constantly ask me to make these crackers for them. They really do taste a lot like gluten-free cheeze-its and they have the same salty crunch. They only last a few days in an airtight container, but no matter – my girls usually polish them off in two days.
If you love crackers but you enjoy a low carb diet you’re going to want to make these Keto Cheese Crackers.
Did you make these gluten free crackers? Please stop back by and let me know what you thought in the comments below.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 395mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g