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Cheesy Chia Crackers | Vegan Keto | Low Carb

Cheesy Chia Crackers | Vegan Keto | Low Carb

After being on my Vegan Keto Intermittent Fasting Challenge for the 6th day, I was craving some crunch. Enter Jen’s creation to see if I can make crackers. I did AND they’re pretty good.

The Main Ingredients:

  • Chia Seeds: For this recipe, the chia seeds provide a binder or “glue” so the rest of the ingredients stick together. They are a source of omega 3’s, iron, calcium, antioxidants & fiber
  • Almond Flour: Almond flour is blanched (skins removed) almonds finely ground. There’s also almond meal which may or may not be blanched. Generally almond meal can be a little less fine and may have dark pieces if left unblanched. You can choose which to use. Almonds are a good source of protein, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, low in carbohydrates, contains fiber, copper, phosphorous and monounsaturated fats.
  • Nutritional Yeast: You may also hear it called “Nooch,” for short. Nutritional Yeast is very common in vegan food to provide a cheesy flavor, nutty & savory flavor. It comes in fortified & unfortified versions. Fortified versions are what you will find at most groceries & in bulk bins. Nooch is a complete & good source of protein(9 essential amino acids), is high in B Vitamins especially B12 and contains trace minerals like zinc, selenium and manganese.
  • Vegan Butter: With the many vegan butters on the market now, you can choose which one you like. I personally have tried most of them and while I could eat the Miyokos with a spoon(ha!), I will always prefer Earth Balance. I like a saltier tasting rich butter and I think of all of them, it checks these boxes off.

The Taste: Seed Cracker VS Cheese Cracker

Honestly, the taste is going to lean more towards a seed cracker. While I was hoping the Chia Seeds would just provide the “glue,” they actually have a lot of flavor. I think there is enough of a balance that it works though.

Is This Cracker Really That Easy To Make?

YES.

With only 3.7 Net Carbs AND 7 Grams of Protein / Serving, how could you not want to at least try it out?

Let’s Make Some Crackers!
Cheesy Chia Crackers Recipe

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Cheesy Chia Crackers | Vegan Keto | Low Carb

Keyword: Chia Seed, Cracker, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter, melted

Instructions

Prep

  • Preheat Oven 380 degrees. Prepare 2 pieces of parchment paper that fit a cookie sheet and a rolling pin.

Chia Egg

  • In a small bowl, add chia seeds & water. Stir. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Cracker Mix

  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to a bowl. Mix. Once chia seeds are done soaking add to this bowl & mix well.
  • Use your hands to compact the mixture in to a ball.
  • Lay out a piece of parchment paper. Place the ball in the middle & smash a tiny bit. Lay the other piece of parchment paper over the ball. Using a rolling pin,  evenly at a thickness of about 1/8 of an inch. It's important that the dough is even so that it cooks all the way through.
  • Remove top layer of parchment paper. Score into however many little pieces you want, being careful not to damage the parchment paper. Lay it on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 6-7 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

1 Serving: Calories 228.3 | Fat 20.3g | Net Carb 3.7g | Protein 7g
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Vegan Keto Cheesy Chia Crackers

Curious About What I Put On The Crackers…

  • Mashed Avocado
  • Sauteed Kale
    • Vegan Butter
    • Sea Salt
  • BBQ Seitan Poppers
    • homemade–I am working on a recipe for these!
  • Violife Feta Cheese
  • Scallions

They are seriously the cutest appetizers. If I were to serve these though, I would make the crackers a little thicker.

Oh! And they were delicious!

To See Other Vegan Keto / Low Carb Recipes Or Meal Ideas

Check out my 21 Day Vegan Keto Intermittent Fasting Challenge. I posted a Challenge Overview & updates every 3 Days. Days 7-9 is the post that contains these crackers.

-Jen

 

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