Easy low-carb chilli crackers are an easy-to-make gluten-free snack you will want to keep on hand in your house.
These gluten-free crackers are perfect for dips, meat and cheese boards, and bruschetta. The best part is you can have a batch of crackers done in 25 minutes.
Easy Low-Carb Chilli Crackers(Gluten Free)
What do you enjoy when you want a crunchy cracker but are living low-carb and wanting easy healthy family recipes?
These easy low-carb chilli crackers made with mozzarella dough of course!
If you have been low-carb for a while, you will know how versatile mozzarella dough is. It is tasty, easy, low-carb, keto, grain-free, wheat-free and of course, gluten-free.
How to make mozzarella dough
Once you have mastered mozzarella dough (aka Fat Head dough), then you will be able to make a variety of recipes.
Simply make the Fat Head dough in a bowl as per the recipe below, and roll out as thin as you require then bake.
TOP TIP: To prevent the mozzarella dough from sticking, place the low-carb dough in between sheets of baking parchment (NOT baking paper) to roll out.
How to bake low-carb chili crackers
Once you roll out the mozzarella dough, use a pizza cutter to cut the low-carb dough into squares. You may wish to press a fork into each cracker to give it the appearance of your favourite store-bought crackers.
Bake on one side until crispy, then using a wide spatula, flip the crackers over so they crisp on both sides.
Are gluten-free crackers really healthy?
Further reading: Gluten-Free vs Grain-Free PLUS a free printable list of grains to avoid. Some might surprise you. Which is healthiest? Remember this – gluten-free junk is still junk!
Many people choose to live gluten-free because they are whether intolerant to gluten, or they just feel better when gluten is removed from their daily diet.
Others have chosen to live gluten-free because of all the magazine articles that recommend living gluten-free for health benefits. Unfortunately, when many people decide to live gluten-free they begin to buy gluten-free products such as gluten-free bread, crackers, cakes, cookies etc in the false hope they are healthier - spoiler alert - they're not.
Many people are unaware that many gluten-free products are ultra-processed, fortified, and high-carb. They are generally made with a gluten-free flour such as rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch.
So what do you do? If you are living grain-free, you become gluten-free naturally by default.
How to store crackers
Because the low-carb chilli crackers are predominantly made of cheese, they need to be kept in the refrigerator unless they are being eaten straight away.
You can also freeze the low-carb chilli crackers in an airtight container. Just remember to place a sheet of baking parchment in between each layer so they are easy to remove and defrost just as many as you need each time.
To enjoy these easy low-carb chilli crackers, why not serve with pate, pepperoni or even more cheese?
They are also lovely to use with a dip such as pesto or salsa.
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Easy Low-Carb Chilli Crackers Recipe
Fat Head Tortilla Chips
- 200 g (2 cups) pre-shredded/grated mozzarella
- 100 g (1 cup) almond meal/flour
- 1 eggs - medium
- salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon chilli powder or more to taste
- Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Or gently melt together in a saucepan.
- Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir again. Add the egg, salt and chilli. Mix.
- Place the mozzarella pastry between 2 pieces of baking parchment/paper and roll into a thin, rectangle (see photos here). Remove the top baking paper/parchment.
- Slide the baking paper/parchment with the mozzarella pastry, on a baking tray (cookie tray) or pizza stone, and bake at 220C/425F for 12-15 minutes, or until browned on the top. Flip the FatHead pastry over (onto baking paper/parchment) and brown the other side.
- Remove from the oven and cut into square cracker shapes. Bake again at 220C/425F for 3 - 5 minutes.
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re Low Carb Chilli Crackers. It is stated "1 serve (serves 6) @ total carbs 4 g". Question: is the 4 g carbs for the total cracker number, or 1/6th of the total number? (many here in Aus use 'carbs', not net carbs'.
Hi Miriam, the recipe makes 6 servings, so the nutrition is for 1 serving = 1/6th of the recipe. Everyone tends to make their crackers smaller or larger than the next person so as long as you only have 1/6th, the nutrition panel is correct. I always state NET carbs as the majority of readers on my Facebook page and email community from around the world use NET carbs. I do have both values in every nutrition panel so you can select the one that works well for you.
How much sunflower seed meal did you use.
Okay want to make these, but what can I use because of nut allergies, please.
The recipe notes state "Mozzarella pastry can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut flour."
The serving size is confusing. Is it 6 crackers per serving?
Okay so I used sunflower seed meal instead of almond meal AND IT TURNED OUT FANTASTIC! Thanks for the recipe!