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
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- 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. For the full recipe including ingredients please see the 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.
They will snack on them at home and pack them in their lunches with meats and fruits and call it a “lunchable lunch”. If you make these gluten-free crackers, please stop by and let me know what you think!
If you love crackers but you enjoy a low carb diet you’re going to want to make these Keto Cheese Crackers.
Happy Cooking and baking,
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 279 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 57mg Sodium: 395mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 11g