Homemade & Healthy Gluten-Free “Cheese” Crackers

I have a terrible affliction.

It’s called: Love of Artificial Cheese Flavor.

Yes, me! The lady who rubs clay on her armpits daily to detox and starts each day with lemon cayenne pepper water loves herself some fake cheese flavor.

Now right now you’re either saying “GROSS!” or “Ooh girl, I feel ya.”

If you think it’s gross, I totally agree! And if you feel me, you know that I know that sometimes love defies logic and thus I can’t help but love artificial cheese flavor no matter how gross I know it is.

Luckily I now have these homemade & healthy gluten-free “cheese” crackers to satisfy the craving without the grossness.

Because even the seemingly healthier organic versions still have unhealthy, industrial “vegetable” oils that are very likely rancid, or gluten (which I’ve recently officially cut out of my diet).

They’re just a few simple ingredients, nutritious, and incredibly easy to make.


Like the junky cheese crackers I so miss, these crackers don’t have real cheese in them.

They do, however, have nutritional yeast, which tastes an awful lot like cheese.

I thought about making cheese crackers with the real deal as I am not dairy-free, but figured they would keep longer without it. Plus, nutritional yeast gives these crackers an added health boost (it’s loaded with the B-vitamins). Win win WIN!

That being said, if you try making these crackers with real cheese, please report back and let me know how it worked out!



Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Add the ghee and water, and mix until you have a consistent dough.

Turn the dough out onto a 12×16 parchment piece of parchment paper, and cover with another equally-sized piece of parchment paper. Press the dough into a rectangle as best you can, then roll the dough until it is 1/8 of an inch thick.

Peel the top piece of parchment paper away. Using a pastry wheel (you can also use a pizza cutter), score the dough into squares (keep the uneven edges where they are) and sprinkle with some more salt.

Slide the parchment paper and dough onto a 12 x 18 baking sheet, and bake for 15-18 minutes, until the crackers are golden brown (the uneven edges edge might over-bake, but that’s OK because we’re going to eat them first to get rid of the evidence 😉 ).

Remove the pan from the oven and let the crackers cool.

Last but not least, enjoy!

Store in an airtight container for up to one week… if they last that long…

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Share Your Thoughts

  1. Grace.S

    Yum! I will have to try these!
    P.S end of paragraph three it says more some salt instead of some more salt.

    October 20, 2015 • 8:41 pm •
  2. Great idea! I get lots of snack crackers for my 2 littles, and this would be healthier and cheaper.
    Also, I LOVE your site! I have adopted several of your ideas and the web design is beautiful 🙂
    Have a blessed day!

    October 25, 2015 • 2:24 pm •
  3. Lawrence

    Hey Nadia, great recipe, thanks you for sharing it with us! Have a good day!

    October 30, 2015 • 6:07 pm •
  4. Nadia

    Hi, Mary! Thank you so much for your kind words. I just checked out your blog and right back atcha, lady! So happy to connect with you 🙂

    November 3, 2015 • 9:59 am •
  5. Nadia

    Hey, Grace! Thanks so much for letting me know — fixed 🙂

    Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

    November 3, 2015 • 10:12 am •
  6. Angie

    Is there anything that could replace the ghee?

    November 13, 2015 • 1:34 pm •
  7. Nadia

    You could use grass-fed butter or refined coconut oil (so there’s no coconut taste which would be weird).

    November 13, 2015 • 2:10 pm •
  8. Charlotte

    Sounds easy. Looks wonderful! So glad I found your site. Did not know nutritional yeast was permitted on a gluten free diet.

    January 6, 2016 • 1:01 pm •
  9. Nadia

    Enjoy!! Happy to have you as a new reader, Charlotte 🙂

    January 7, 2016 • 5:15 pm •
  10. Leah

    These are delicious! Except the Braggs brand of nutritional yeast has fortified folic acid, and folic acid is bad for you :/

    January 23, 2016 • 12:55 am •
  11. Nadia

    OHHH thanks for pointing that out, Leah! I will need to change the link (and stop purchasing that myself!). Just goes to show that you should ALWAYS check labels and not taking anything for granted. Thanks again.

    January 24, 2016 • 5:15 pm •