If you’re following the Keto lifestyle and need a way to boost your fat intake for the day, these Keto Cheese Crackers are a perfect solution. They’re easy to make and you only need one ingredient – cheese!
One-Ingredient Keto Cheese Crackers
I’ll be honest and confess that there are many times I struggle at the end of the day to hit my fat goal. For most of my life I was a low-fat eater and now that I’m supposed to be eating ALL THE FAT, I struggle y’all.
Through this lifestyle change, I’ve learned that one of the big helps to eating Keto is to always have high-fat items on hand. It’s highly important that you have items you can easily put together or simply grab from the refrigerator or freezer.
Foods that you can prepare in a pinch are a necessity.
Low Carb Cheese Crackers
The Keto lifestyle is all about high fat, moderate protein, and low carb intake. For many of us, carbs are just a normal part of our lifestyle. But with Keto, it’s important to cut out the majority of carbs so that your body can enter into a state called Ketosis. This is where the body uses fat as fuel, rather than glucose.
Why is this a good thing? Because it uses the fat stored in your body and you begin to burn fat resulting in weight loss!
I know it’s hard to comprehend, especially if you don’t understand how the body works. When my husband told me he wanted to try Keto, I was not on board with his decision. I couldn’t understand how eating so much fat was supposed to help you lose weight. But there’s science behind it, I promise.
One of the things I miss about not eating carbs is crackers. Especially those store-bought cheese crackers. You know the ones I’m talking about. But there really is no room for them in the Keto lifestyle. They are so high in carbs that just a small handful would put me over my daily carb allotment.
So I had to find an alternative that was acceptable to this new lifestyle. It was so much easier than I thought it would be.
Keto Cheese Crackers Recipe
I don’t even know if I can call this recipe because these Keto Cheese Crackers truly are so easy to make. All you need is thinly sliced cheese. I use the Sargento brand, but I’m sure any brand would work.
The reason you need a thin slice cheese is so that you get a really good crunch. That’s the best part of crackers, right? The thinner slices don’t spread as much when you’re baking them either so they’re less likely to spread into each other.
A Keto lifestyle definitely isn’t a cheap lifestyle. But what’s great about these Keto-Friendly Cheese Crackers is that they’re pretty inexpensive to make.
How to Make Keto Cheese Crackers
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Y’all, when I say these Keto Cheese Crackers are easy – I mean they’re easy.
All you need to do is take a thinly sliced piece of cheese and cut it into quarters. Each slice of cheese will get your four high-fat crackers perfect for the Keto lifestyle.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then transfer each of the squares of cheese to the baking sheet. Place them about 1/2 inch apart so that when they melt they won’t melt together. This is why you need a thin slice. You can use thicker slices but they will melt down more and in my experience, you don’t always get a nice crisp cracker.
Place the baking sheet into an oven heated to 300° F and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until crispy.
Carefully take the baking sheet out of the oven and allow the crackers to cool for a few minutes before removing from the parchment paper.
I think these low carb cheese crackers are best when eaten right away. If you make too many, you can store them in an airtight container and eat them the next day. I think the texture changes slightly but they’re still good.
If you’re doing Keto or even thinking about doing it, go ahead and pin these Keto Cheese Crackers to one your Pinterest boards.
- 4 pieces thinly sliced cheese (I use the Sargento brand)
- Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Cut cheese into quarters. Each slice of cheese will yield 4 pieces.
- Transfer each of the squares of cheese to the baking sheet. Place them about 1/2 inch apart so that when they melt they won’t melt together.
- Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until crispy.
- Carefully take the baking sheet out of the oven and allow the crackers to cool for a few minutes before removing from the parchment paper.
- I think these low carb cheese crackers are best when eaten right away.
You can use thicker slices but they will melt down more and in my experience, you don’t always get a nice crisp cracker.
If you make too many, you can store them in an airtight container and eat them the next day. I think the texture changes slightly but they’re still good.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 crackers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 460mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 16g