Low-Carb Cracker Recipes
Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-23-2012 09:49 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I made two new cracker recipes this week that came out real good:

Rosemary Crackers: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/...ond-thins/

Cheese Crackers: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/...ese-thins/

Try either of these and you WON'T be disappointed. Best LC crackers I've made to date. Much better, I think, than my flax or sunflower based recipes on my site.

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-24-2012 11:44 AM


Expert Low-Carber


That sounds wonderful. I love cheese crackers!!!

Julia

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RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-24-2012 12:34 PM


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Peggy, I'm not sure if I just missed seeing it but I don't think that the cheese cracker recipe says when to add the cheese to the dough. I saw your comment about them losing their crispness after a while. I don't seem to have that problem with this recipe that I've been making lately. I wonder if it's the egg white that's causing yours to soften or the ratio of almond flour to cheese perhaps. I usually put an egg white in my almond crackers but it isn't necessary in the cheese version.



ZESTY CHEDDAR WAFERS
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, at room temperature *
3/4 cup almond flour, about 3 ounces
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt or other seasoning
1 pinch or up to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, optional

Put all of the ingredients in a food processor with the chopping blade in place. Process a minute or two until the mixture looks like Play-Doh that is just starting to dry out. It will look slightly crumbly, but if you can take a piece and roll it into a smooth ball with your hands, it's ready. Dump the dough out onto a large cutting board or work surface. Gather it up with your hands to make a smooth ball of dough that looks like orange Play-Doh. Divide the ball evenly in half, then divided each half in half again and so on until you have 16 pieces of dough.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Take each piece of dough and break it into three even little pieces of dough and place on baking sheets 6 across and 4 down. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place back on sheet. Cover the balls with plastic wrap (you can use a small piece and move it around as needed) and take a baking powder can, that has about an 1/8" rim around the bottom, and press down firmly over each ball of dough. Be sure to press all the way down to the baking sheet. Peel off the plastic wrap and repeat until all the wafers have been shaped.

Bake at 300º about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned, checking frequently after 15 minutes. If it seems like they've been in the oven long enough, yet are not very browned, they should at least feel crisp and hard when you tap them with your fingernail. If there is any give in the center, they are not done yet unless they are browned. Carefully remove them from baking sheet and cool completely on a rack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Makes 48 wafers
Can be frozen

* Pre-shredded cheese will not work in this recipe. Also, make sure that your cheese is not cold at all before making the dough.

Per 4 Wafers: 117 Calories; 10g Fat; 6g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 8 Wafers: 235 Calories; 20g Fat; 13g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1.5g Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-24-2012 01:49 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Got ahead of myself there. The cheese notation is in there now. Thanks for noticing that Linda.

Might be the egg white doing that overnight, but I think it's the oil in the cheese myself. I'll have to try your recipe, Linda. Those look good!

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-24-2012 01:52 PM


Moderator


Mine come out pretty oily, because I put in half a pound of cheese, but that doesn't seem to keep them from remaining crispy.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-24-2012 01:54 PM


Expert Low-Carber


May be the egg white, but in the pages of posts on LCF of people who made the base recipe with egg white, not a soul that I can recall mentioned that happening to their results. So I just figured it HAD to be the cheese somehow, not the basic recipe.

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-26-2012 11:12 AM


Newbie Low-Carber


Whoo! Thank you for posting these, ladies! I am going to make all of the today!

Just curious, have you ever tried doing these with a pizzelle maker?
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-26-2012 02:34 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Nope, don't own one.

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-26-2012 11:23 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


I made them in the pizzelle maker today and they turned out fantastic! I will have to take a photo next time- they disappeared too quickly today.

Love the Rosemary crackers!
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-27-2012 09:33 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Oh, I'd love to see them made that way! I'm glad they came out nice and you folks liked them! Did you do the Rosemary Onion Crackers or the Cheddar Crackers?

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 03-28-2012 04:05 PM


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I bet they look pretty as pizzelles. How many do you get from a batch of dough? I think I'd be tempted to eat a whole pizzelle or are they about equivalent to just a couple of regular size crackers? When I make my cheese wafers, I have to keep them in the freezer out in the garage to keep from nibbling on them all the time. And, I limit myself to no more than three in one sitting because I could easily eat the whole batch.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 04-02-2012 02:23 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


Hi girls!

I made the cheddar ones in the pizzelle maker and probably got 8? I was using a cookie scoop and trying to get the right amount to fill the press, so some turned out prettier than others lol.

I just broke them in half (but remember i was eating them 'hot off the press') and found them to be really really crispy and they cooked SO FAST! It was nice not having to roll them out in parchment
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 04-08-2012 10:19 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I'm glad your pizelle maker is working out for these, Lurpydog.

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 01-11-2013 01:14 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Wow. That pizzelle maker looks like a great idea! Wonder how they would work for dlipping guacamole?
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 01-12-2013 07:31 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I've been thinking of trying my hand at a cracker with either a little corn bran (pure fiber) added or perhaps some of the Fresh Corn Flavoring I have (or both) for a cracker that lends itself to guacamole dipping. Haven't gotten around to that yet though. Been mostly experimenting with glucomannan powder lately. Came up with a great little dumpling this week with it: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/dumplings/

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 01-12-2013 07:57 PM


Expert Low-Carber


What a great recipe site Peggy - you have some really creative recipes there and the photography is fantastic!
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 01-17-2013 12:50 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Why THANK you, Marie! I've always considered myself a dufus with a camera, but my little point-n-shoot Canon Powershot SD750 just doesn't seem to be able to take too many bad pics. My old Vivitar sure could snap some stinkers, so I'm really pleased my hubby picked this camera out for me for Christmas a few years back. I so appreciate your kind words. Hopefully the recipes are a wide enough variety that there's something there to please any palate.

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes
RE: Low-Carb Cracker Recipes , 01-18-2013 01:01 AM


Expert Low-Carber


OK, here's my latest go-to cracker recipe. These things are REALLY good! They're so good they're the only cracker recipe I'm making much these days. I've made them at least a dozen times and they come out good every single time. Just finished off my last few today with some Cream of Cauliflower soup! Got to make some more. There's a sort of crunch to them that is different than my other cracker recipes, I think. They're great with just butter on them or with NOTHING on them!

I hope you guys will give them a try. You won't be sorry you did! And do let me know how you like them!
http://buttoni.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/...-crackers/

Peggy
My recipe blog: http://buttoni.wordpress.com/
My Recipe Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/buttonilowcarbrecipes