It’s here. For those of you with an allergy in your home this has been long awaited. I don’t know why a recipe like this is so hard to find! So, if I can’t find it….I make it!
My son is a snacker! He doesn’t like meals, and he is very picky. So he loves to snack all day. Which is probably more healthy than eating 3 huge meals…who knows. So, when he was diagnosed with a wheat allergy, all of his cracker snacking went out the window. Including his favorite…~dun dun dun~ ….Cheez Its! I have searched high and low for a tasty alternative. Tasty being the key word.
Oh, and my daughter, the lovely dairy allergy. Cheese is her nemesis! She loved it once. Cheese crackers, Grilled Cheese, Shaky cheese…now she cant have any. Have you tasted the “Dairy Free Cheese?” That stuff isn’t cheese! It doesn’t even closely resemble cheese.
So now, my 2 year old is learning what everyone can’t have. She ever so kindly asks for the Toy Story Cheez Its at the store. Actually, she says, “I want Buzzlightyeartoinfinityandbeyond crackers. I know I forgot spaces. That is how she says it. Like one big run on word! It is too cute! Then she comes home and flaunts them in front of the other two. She knows they can’t have them, and I think she secretly loves it. She is rotten, but cute!
So, after much test baking and altering recipes I have it! The coveted GFCF “Cheese” Cracker recipe! It is crispy, it tastes good, and they are easy to make. What else could you ask for.
If any of you have any questions about baking them after reading this post. You know you can always shoot me an email. I love to help!
GFCF Cheese Crackers
- 1/3 cup butter flavored Crisco
- 1 TBSP sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup corn flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1 ½ TBSP nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 t. xanthan gum
- 3/4 t paprika
- ¼ t onion powder
- 1/8 t garlic powder
- 1/3 cup plus or minus Water
- 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar
- Kosher Salt for Sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream together Crisco, sugar, and salt. (I used my food processor)
In a bowl mix together the flour, starch, yeast flakes, baking soda, xanthan gum, and spices.
Add the flour mixture to the Crisco and mix until incorporated.
Add 1/3 of water and the vinegar to the mix until a dough ball forms. If you need to add more water, do so 1 tsp. at a time until dough ball forms
Lightly flour a work surface with the corn flour, and flour your rolling pin. Roll out small amounts of dough at a time to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut as desired.
I poked a hole in the center of each to resemble cheese its. You can also just take a fork and prick the dough.
Bake on a parchment covered baking sheet at 375 for about 8 minutes. Keep an eye on them because baking time will vary by size.
Allow to cool before removing from pan. Store in an airtight container!
All three of my kids liked the taste and texture. To me, that is a victory! I hope this helps someone else have a victory in their home!
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.