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Gluten Free Cheese Crackers

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My kids had a parade in my honor when they saw these cheese crackers sitting on the counter. It has been over three months since we’ve purchased Cheese-Its or Goldfish crackers. That’s not meant to tell you how great of a mom I am for holding out when my kids ask for these at the store. Nope. This is to tell how miserably I failed.

You see, three months ago I decided I was going to try my hand at making gluten free cheese crackers. I told the boys my idea and said we’d stop buying regular crackers and try our homemade ones. Like I said, that was three months ago. Meaning I kept forgetting and not making time to whip these up. My poor kids have been so patient with me!

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Not only do I feel sheepish for not following through with my kids, but these honestly take 5 minutes to mix and 12 to bake. So easy!

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Do you ever procrastinate something only to realize it was a really simple task? Me too. I totally thought these would be hard to make and take an hour to make from start to finish.

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Poke a hole in each cracker before baking.

I’d suggest including the kids on this one too. Each little crackers needs a hole poked in it with a tooth pick. Let them do that part! Baking with littles is so fun every moment is new for them.

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I used Monterey Jack cheese and next time I’m going to try a sharp white cheddar.

Why Are My Crackers White Instead Of Yellow?

Good question. Milk makes cheese (duh). Although milk is naturally lightly yellow in nature (due to beta carotene) what you usually see is artificial dye like yellow #5. Some cheeses are colored with annatto, an orange-yellow vegetable dye. I have a hard time finding cheeses without artificial dyes unless I go with white cheese. Do your best to avoid artificial dyes in cheese.

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Gluten Free Cheese Crackers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Category: Clean Eating, Kid Friendly, Real Food Recipes

Servings: About 80 crackers

Gluten Free Cheese Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese. *Monterey jack or sharp white cheddar are great
  • 4 T butter, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or food processor add in all ingredients except the heavy whipping cream.
  3. Pulse for a few seconds, pausing to move the dough around with a spatula.
  4. You will do this for about 3 minutes until it's all clumpy.
  5. Pour in the heavy whipping cream.
  6. Pulse a few more times, using the spatula as needed.
  7. Scoop out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper sprinkled in tapioca flour.
  8. Roll the dough out until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Cut into squares and transfer to the baking trays.
  10. Use a tooth pick to insert a hole for each cracker.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Gluten Free Cheese Crackers

Serves 6-7 crackers

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.67g 13.3%
Saturated Fat 5.431g 27.2%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 270.8mg 11.3%
Total Carbohydrate 6.985g 2.3%
Dietary Fiber .318g 1.3%
Sugars 0
Protein 3.762g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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