Savor the Crunch: Cheeseless Crackers Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to share with my readers. Today, I want to introduce you to one of my all-time favorite snacks – cheeseless cheese crackers. These crackers are perfect for anyone who is looking for a gluten-free and dairy-free snack that is also vegan-friendly.

But wait – cheeseless cheese crackers? How can that be possible? Well, let me tell you – these crackers are made with simple ingredients like almond flour, nutritional yeast, and tahini, which give them a cheesy flavor without any actual cheese. They are also packed with protein and fiber thanks to the addition of red lentil flour.

I know what you might be thinking – can gluten-free and dairy-free snacks really be delicious? I assure you, these crackers are incredibly tasty and satisfying. Plus, they are so easy to make at home!

In this article, I will give you a step-by-step guide to making your own cheeseless cheese crackers. I will also provide tips and recommendations for substitutions and variations, serving and pairing suggestions, and make-ahead storage options. So let’s get started on this delicious journey together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cheeseless Cheese Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free)
Cheeseless Cheese Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Fellow foodies, let me tell you why you’ll fall in love with these cheeseless cheese crackers! First and foremost, they are gluten-free and dairy-free. Yes, you heard that right! Finally, a delicious snack that meets your dietary restrictions without any compromise on taste.

But wait, there’s more! These crackers are the epitome of “less is more.” With just a few simple ingredients such as almond flour, nutritional yeast, and tahini, these crackers are packed with nutrients and wholesome goodness. No preservatives or harmful additives here!

Even if you’re not following a vegan or gluten-free diet, these cheese crackers will quickly become your new favorite snack. They have a crispy texture and a cheesy flavor that will make you want to devour the whole batch in one sitting.

Not only are these crackers healthy and tasty, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. With just 30 minutes of your time, you can have a fresh batch of homemade crackers that will impress all your friends and satisfy your cravings.

In summary, these cheeseless cheese crackers are a gluten-free vegan dream come true. They’re made with wholesome ingredients, bursting with flavor, and take hardly any time to whip up. So go ahead and indulge guilt-free in this delicious snack – your taste buds (and body) will thank you for it!

Ingredient List

 Crispy, crunchy, and cheesy all without real cheese? Check out this recipe for our Cheeseless Cheese Crackers!
Crispy, crunchy, and cheesy all without real cheese? Check out this recipe for our Cheeseless Cheese Crackers!

Gluten-Free Vegan Cheeseless Cheese Crackers coming through!

Recreating your favorite snack, these crackers are perfect for an after-school snack, a game night party, or just a movie night. They are crunchy, crispy and so satisfying.

These cheeseless cheese crackers come together with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. No need to make an extra store run! Here’s everything you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Blend (or rice flour)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Psyllium Husk (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutritional Yeast

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Tahini
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • A pinch of Red Lentil flour (optional for extra protein and color)
  • Sea Salt flakes, for topping.

Note: Make sure all ingredients you use are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

The Recipe How-To

 If you're tired of bland gluten-free snacks, these crackers will be a game changer.
If you’re tired of bland gluten-free snacks, these crackers will be a game changer.

Now that you have all the ingredients prepared, it’s time to start baking these cheeseless cheese crackers!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 1 cup of almond flour, ¼ cup of RICE FLOUR and ½ tsp of baking powder.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon of nutritional yeast and mix well.
  4. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of water, 2 tsp of tahini, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 tsp of garlic powder until well combined.
  5. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until you get a thick dough texture.
  6. Roll out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper until it’s about 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Cut the rolled-out dough into small rectangular pieces (about Cheez Its size).
  8. Using a fork, poke holes in each piece to prevent it from puffing up while baking.
  9. Place the crackers on another piece of parchment paper on top of a baking tray.
  10. Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until they are firm and crispy to your liking.

Time: 30 minutes

This recipe takes approximately 30 minutes to make, including preparation and cooking time.

Yield: 20-25 crackers

This recipe yields between 20-25 crackers depending on the size and shape that you cut them.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made delicious gluten-free dairy-free cheese crackers that will be perfect for snacking or serving as an appetizer!

Substitutions and Variations

 Fresh out of the oven, these crackers are the perfect addition to your snack board or a tasty standalone treat.
Fresh out of the oven, these crackers are the perfect addition to your snack board or a tasty standalone treat.

Now, I’m going to give you some ideas to experiment with this Cheeseless Cheese Crackers recipe. I know how important it is for you to have options that suit your taste or dietary restrictions, that’s why I’ve come up with some great substitutions and variations that can help you achieve the perfect crackers every time.

– Flour: This recipe calls for a gluten-free flour blend made of almond flour and rice flour, but feel free to try other gluten-free flours such as cassava flour or coconut flour if you want to mix things up. If you don’t follow a gluten-free diet, you can use wheat flour instead.

– Tahini: If you don’t have tahini on hand or don’t like its taste, you can substitute it with other nut or seed butter like peanut butter or sunflower seed butter.

– Nutritional yeast: Nutritional yeast gives these crackers a cheesy flavor without the cheese. However, if you’re not a fan of its taste, you can leave it out without compromising the recipe’s quality.

– Oil: This recipe uses olive oil but feel free to substitute grape seed oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.

– Cider vinegar: You can use white vinegar or any other kind of vinegar instead of cider vinegar if needed.

– Flavorings: To add extra flavor, try adding spices like chili powder, smoked paprika or dried herbs like thyme and rosemary. Garlic powder would also be great in this recipe.

– Cheese crackers variation: You can omit the nutritional yeast and add 3/4 cup vegan cheddar cheese instead to make vegan cheese crackers.

By altering some of the ingredients in this recipe, it’s possible to create different flavors and textures for your crackers. Don’t hesitate to be creative in the kitchen and try something new each time!

Serving and Pairing

 Cheese cravings got you down? These Cheeseless Cheese Crackers will give you that savory flavor you love without any dairy products.
Cheese cravings got you down? These Cheeseless Cheese Crackers will give you that savory flavor you love without any dairy products.

These Cheeseless Cheese Crackers are the perfect addition to any party platter or as a quick snack on the go. They pair well with a variety of dips, sauces, and spreads. For an extra burst of flavor, try pairing them with some hummus or fresh salsa.

These crackers are also a great gluten-free and dairy-free option for those who may have dietary restrictions. Serve them at your next gathering and watch everyone enjoy the taste without any worries.

If you’re looking for a more substantial snack, try using these crackers as a base for mini pizzas or topped with avocado and tomatoes for a healthier alternative to traditional chips and dips.

These Cheeseless Cheese Crackers are also great for kids’ lunches, as they are free of gluten, dairy, and any artificial ingredients. Pack them with some veggies and hummus for a well-rounded meal that will keep the whole family satisfied.

With their crisp texture and simple yet flavorful ingredients, these crackers will quickly become a go-to snack in your household. So go ahead, pair them with your favorite dip, spread or topping and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can make delicious gluten and dairy free crackers at home.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make delicious gluten and dairy free crackers at home.

These cheeseless cheese crackers are great for making ahead of time and storing for later. After baking, allow them to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container or zipped plastic bag. These crackers will stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature or for up to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator.

If you prefer a crispy, warm cracker, simply reheat them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about five minutes. You can also use the microwave, but be careful not to overheat them, as they may become chewy.

These crackers are also perfect for freezing! To freeze them, layer them in between wax paper and place in an airtight container or zipped plastic bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes or reheat in the oven or microwave as described above.

By making these cheeseless cheese crackers ahead of time, you can ensure that you always have a healthy snack on hand whenever a craving strikes or you’re on-the-go.

Tips for Perfect Results

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Now that you know how to prepare these delicious cheeseless cheese crackers, it’s time to talk about some tips for getting the best results. Making gluten and dairy-free crackers can be a bit tricky at first, but with these suggestions, your crackers will come out perfectly every time.

One important tip is to make sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed. When preparing the dough, take your time to blend all the ingredients well until they form a smooth and uniform dough. Uneven mixing can result in uneven baking, leading to some crackers being overcooked while others remain undercooked.

Another key tip is to keep an eye on the oven temperature and the baking time. Gluten-free and dairy-free dough tends to brown faster than regular dough, so it’s essential to check your crackers frequently while they’re in the oven. You don’t want them to burn, but on the other hand, you don’t want them to be too soft or chewy either.

If you’re using parchment paper, make sure it’s securely placed on your baking sheet. This will help prevent your crackers from sticking to the pan and breaking apart when you try to remove them. You could even lightly grease your baking sheet with olive oil or another neutral-tasting oil.

Lastly, be patient when handling fragile gluten-free crackers. They’re more delicate than regular ones, so avoid moving them around too quickly or forcefully. Keep in mind that they’ll become crispier as they cool, so wait a few minutes before transferring them or storing them in an airtight container.

By following these simple tips, you’re sure to have perfectly baked gluten-free and dairy-free cheeseless cheese crackers every time!


As we near the end of this recipe article, you may have some questions about these cheeseless cheese crackers. To help with any concerns or uncertainties, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and my answers to them. So, let’s alleviate any doubts and get to the bottom of any issues!

What crackers are gluten and dairy free?

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I specialize in creating healthy and organic recipes that are free from gluten, dairy, and eggs. In this article, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite cracker recipes that are perfect for snacking on the go. From beet crackers with flax seeds to homemade plantain chips, these easy-to-make recipes are perfect for anyone looking to add a healthy and delicious snack to their diet. So let’s get started!

What crackers for cheese are gluten-free?

Looking for a variety of gluten-free crackers to add to your healthy snack list? Check out these delicious options: Mary’s Gone Super Seed Everything Crackers, Simple Mills Rosemary & Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers, Absolutely Gluten Free Original Flatbreads, 34 Degrees Original Gluten-Free Crisps, Schar Gluten-Free Table Crackers, and Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Sea Salt Crackers.

Is Cheez it dairy free?

Cheez-Its cannot be classified as dairy-free due to the inclusion of real cheese in their ingredients. In fact, a one-ounce serving of Original Cheez-Its contains 8 grams of total fat, with 3 grams of saturated fat and 2 grams derived from the cheese.

What are gluten-free crackers made of?

For this recipe, we will be using a blend of brown rice flour, gluten-free oats, potato granules, potato starch, and corn flour. Along with these ingredients, we will also be using high oleic sunflower oil, rice flour, cane sugar, white toasted sesame seeds, and molasses granules which are made up of a mixture of syrup and molasses. All of these ingredients are free from gluten and dairy. To prevent spoilage, we will be using natural antioxidants like tocopherols, rosemary extract, and ascorbyl palmitate.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these cheeseless cheese crackers are the perfect snack for anyone who is looking to indulge in a delicious treat without sacrificing their health. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan; so they cater to everyone’s dietary needs. Made with simple ingredients like almond flour, nutritional yeast, and red lentil flour, these crackers are nutritious and easy to make.

This recipe is super versatile; you can play around with the spices and herbs to make it your own. And you can also experiment with different dips or toppings to take it up a notch. In just 30 minutes or less, you can whip up a batch of these tasty crackers that will have you reaching for more.

Whether you’re looking for a guilty-free indulgence or a quick and easy snack on-the-go, these cheeseless cheese crackers will deliver on taste and nutrition. So if you’re tired of boring snacks that don’t hit the spot, give these crackers a try! Your taste buds will thank you.

Cheeseless Cheese Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Cheeseless Cheese Crackers (Gluten and Dairy Free) Recipe

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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 25 crackers
Calories 39.7 kcal


  • 3/4 cup red lentil
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 9 tablespoons gluten-free flour


  • Combine lentils and water in a pot. Heat to boiling, then simmer for 20-30 minutes, until water is absorbed.
  • Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until they form a smooth sauce. The mixture should have the consistency of porridge; you may need to add extra water to get it there.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Transfer mixture to a pastry bag or a cookie press. Make shapes (I make mostly stars but also alphabet letters) on two cookie sheets that are either nonstick or lined with parchment paper. The crackers don't spread while baking, so you can put them very close together on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until just starting to brown. (I generally swap the positions of the two cookie sheets part-way through to encourage them to cook evenly. Otherwise the crackers on the bottom cookie sheet end up overcooked.) At this point the crackers will be soft. Turn off the oven and allow to remain for 30 minutes or until crisp. Remove and allow to cool completely. Store in airtight containiner.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 616gCalories: 39.7kcalCarbohydrates: 3.7gProtein: 1.6gFat: 2.2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 141.2mgFiber: 0.7g
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