Gluten Free White Cheddar Crackers

Gluten free white cheddar crackers recipe

A couple years ago I had a brief stint with a gluten and grain free diet. My son had been diagnosed with eczema since he was about 3 months old, he had GI issues, and despite his pediatrician telling me everything was normal with him, my mom’s-instinct told me there was something going on.

I started him on an elimination diet. We removed certain foods known to be the culprit for these sort of issues one at a time for about two weeks, then reintroducing them while keeping a detailed food journal. It takes commitment and lots of patience to be quite frank, but us moms will do anything for the health and well-being of of children, am I right?

All that meant I had to get creative with our recipes. Just as I had to figure out our meals, I had to come up with snacks and desserts ideas. So these gluten free white cheddar crackers were born.

Even though, we are no longer gluten free, these white cheddar cracker remain on our regular rotation. The recipe calls for amarath flour which gives them a rich and nutty flavor, they are flaky and crispy, and oh so delicious!

Grain Free White Cheddar Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Bob's Red Mill coconut flour
  • 1/2 Cup Bob's Red Mill amaranth flour
  • 6 Oz. shredded white cheddar cheese (I use cheese made with raw milk from pastured cows)
  • 4 Oz. chilled butter from pastured cows
  • 1/2 Tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbs. iced water
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Instructions

Cubed the butter and add all ingredients (except for the water) into a food processor. Pulse a few times until it looks like a coarse meal. Turn food processor to on and add the first tablespoon of iced water. the dough should start to clump up together and form a ball, add the second tablespoon of water if needed. The dough should look like the picture below.

Gluten-free white cheddar crackers Place dough into a floured surface, I love Bob’s Red Mill tapioca flour for this purpose. Knead the dough for about 20 seconds and shape it into a ball.

Wrap it with plastic wrap (I like this BPA and PVC free plastic wrap) and place in the fridge to chill for about 20-30 minutes.

Gluten free white cheddar crackers

When you are ready to bake, preheat over at 350 degrees. Unwrap dough and place onto floured surface and knead for just about a few seconds until pliable. Flour a rolling pin and roll dough to about 1/8 of an inch thick (the thinner the crispier).

With either a pastry scraper or a pizza cutter cut dough into 1 inch squares (it’s okay if some are smaller or some are bigger, mine were certainly not perfect!).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, transfer all squares using a thin spatula or a pastry scraper. They don’t have to be really spaced out, they do puff out a little but they don’t really grow a whole lot.

Using a skewer or something similar, indent a whole in the middle of the crackers. Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until you see the edges becoming golden.

When done, pull from oven and let them cool off. Sprinkle with some sea salt and enjoy!

Gluten free white cheddar crackers recipe

the giveaway

And now for the giveaway! I have partnered with the awesome people at Bob’s Red Mill and they want you to be able to make this yummy crackers by giving away 1 bag of coconut flour, 1 bag of amaranth flour, plus a Bob’s Red Mill $50 gift card, how cool is that! I personally love Bob’s Red Mill products and have been using them since switching to Real Food so this giveaway is pretty special to me!

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About Stephanie

Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting
started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in
real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a
better planet for our children.

Comments

  1. Marielle says:

    I already use Bob’s Red Mill baking soda (for baking and cleaning) and gluten free all purpose baking flour (for savory pancakes). Love their products! I would definitely stock up on their gluten free corn starch cause I just got into making Japanese curry and now it’s a staple in my family’s meals. Also, I have an entire Pinterest board of recipes I want to bake/cook at least once and this would really help as I can’t think of a flour or baking aid that Bob’s Red Mill doesn’t offer, haha.

  2. cHRISTINA says:

    I would use my gift card to buy more flours!

  3. First I want to say I love this recipe! I rarely see homemade crackers, and I make them and love them – I want to make this!!!! I just got an order from Bob’s, and I love the quality! Hmm I’d like to try the vital wheat gluten, I tried making seitan once and it came out great, and I want to keep trying it (I”m not vegan nor gluten-free), but do like to emphasize veggies and grains. I’d also like to try this amaranth and the coconut flour -so I can make this recipe!!!

  4. Great recipe! These look perfect and I’m sure they’d be a hit with my kiddos. 😉

  5. almond meal and not sure what else! this is awesome!! thanks for the chance 🙂

  6. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would buy gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour.

  7. Faith W says:

    I’d get an assortment of coconut, rye, pastry and bread flour to experiment with all he wonderful recipes I see that use flours/meals that I don’t normally have in my pantry.

  8. Probably on a few cookbooks, like Bob’s Mills baking, babycakes, or chia.

  9. I am in need of some more coconut and almond flour so I will definitely get some of those!

  10. cindy tessier says:

    would love to win this!

  11. I would buy coconut flour, almond flour, and some oats 🙂

  12. I really like Bob’s Red Mill products. I think I would like to try a flour or product that I haven’t tried before. Hazelnut flour sounds fun!

  13. Donna B says:

    I love Ethiopian food so I’d get Tef Flour, Garbanzo Bean Flour/Garbanzo Bean & Fava Bean Flour, and Sorghum Grain (I understand it can be popped like popcorn). Also, I love Steel Cut Oats!

  14. chia seeds would be my purchase

  15. I would buy egg replacer that makes cookies moist and delicious, ancient grains like Spelt. Teff, Amaranth that I’ve been wanting to try for some time, Wheat Germ which my whole family loves to sprinkle on top of yogurt and Arrowroot Powder which I use in many homemade makeup and beauty products. Thanks so much!

  16. Barbara says:

    This looks sooooo yummy! It’s a lovely recipe and I will be making today. Very gluten intolerant, I’m always on the lookout for good GF recipes. I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill flours and other products for over twenty years….they have a permanent place in my pantry! I would love to win…thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  17. Michelle S. says:

    I’d buy gluten-free flour! Thanks so much for the chance!

  18. Carolsue says:

    Touch decision, but I’d love to try Chia Seed and I also can use some whole shelled almonds!

  19. I would spend the gift card on their new 1 to 1 flour and coconut flour.

  20. Amanda J says:

    I would get some organic brown rice and wheat berries so I can grind my own flours!

  21. Apple Cinnamon Granola!

  22. CHRISTINA DUTRA says:

    if i won, i would purchase some bags of granola!

  23. I would stock up on rolled oats (we’re almost out!).

  24. craftyone says:

    I would buy hazelnut and quinoa flours.

  25. I’d buy a bunch of different flours!

  26. I’d get more of my favorites – coconut flour, white rice flour, arrowroot powder, and sorghum flour!

  27. Dandi D says:

    I’d probably use the gift card on chia seeds and quinoa.

  28. I would buy sorghum flour, tasty gluten free hot cereal, flax meal and any other awesome gluten free/high nutrient flours I can get my hands on to make tasty gluten free treats for my sweet little GF six year old daughter!

  29. I would buy amaranth and almond flour!

  30. Kristen says:

    I would spend it on buckwheat or coconut flour- my son has FPIES and we are trying them all!

  31. This recipe looks so simple I want to try it! I’ve seen other gluten free cracker recipes and they look like such a hassle to make. I’m curious, can coconut oil be substituted for the butter? My toddler has a dairy allergy and I would love to make something like this for easy snacks on the go. We use raw cheddar goat cheese and she handles it well, so that would be my cheese. 🙂

  32. I would buy the coconut flour and their gluten free flour. 🙂

  33. anything gluten free

  34. I’d buy more quinoa, hazel nut flour and maybe pecan flour?

  35. I would definitely buy more flours with a gift card. I do a lot of experimenting, my daughter is gluten free but can’t use most gluten free mixes due to a sensitivity to white potatoes.

  36. Deborah Rosen says:

    I think I’d try some of their grains of discovery, like amaranth and farro.

  37. I love Bob’s Red Mill products. I’d definitely have to pick up some amaranth flour so I could try out this recipe! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  38. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks for posting!

  39. I would spend the $50 on an assortment of gluten-free flours, particularly almond meal…that stuff is expensive!

  40. These look fantastic! I’d love to try making them vegan with some vegan cheese and vegetable oil. Yum!

  41. I would spend it on gluten free goodies!

  42. I would get almond meal and corn bread mix

  43. whole grain oat flour

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