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Gluten-Free Crackers Made with Cheddar Cheese

Seriously, who has time to make homemade crackers?!? Trust me when we say, we hear you.  BUT – There’s something just wonderfully simple about these little gluten-free crackers.

First you just throw a few ingredients in the food processor. Then you roll them out and cut them (heck, let your kids do that part). Last, toss them in the oven. Done! And they’re so buttery and tasty you’ll wish you had made a bigger batch.

These gluten-free crackers are adapted from a homemade goldfish cracker recipe from Tasty Kitchen. While trying to eat a little healthier this year, we’ve (mostly) taken white flour out of our diet. We chose garbanzo bean flour to give the crackers a little more heft, along with a faintly nutty flavor.

We loved the result – and they make great treats for Valentine’s Day. Oh, and we know how the time goes. If you don’t get around to making them before Valentine’s Day, just cut them into shamrocks for your no-food-coloring St. Patrick’s Day!

Gluten-Free Cheddar Heart Crackers

Gluten-Free Cheese Crackers

These delicious gluten-free cheese crackers are made with cheddar cheese and cut into adorable heart shapes. Adapted from a Tasty Kitchen recipe.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar cheese, cheese crackers, cracker, crackers, gluten-free, snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8


  • 8 ounces ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • kosher salt for sprinkling on top (optional)


  1. Combine the cheese, butter, flour, and salt in the food processor; pulse until the mixture begins to clump together. Add the water slowly and continue processing until the dough forms into a ball. Remove the dough from the food processor, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a lightly floured board. The thinner you can roll the dough (approx. 1/8th of an inch), the better. Cut into shapes as desired. Place crackers on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown and bubbly. After they are cool, serve them or store them in a tightly sealed container. Makes approximately 2 dozen, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

gluten free crackers

These buttery, flaky treats are a real crowd-pleaser. And they’re not just made for a select few. Since they’re gluten free, just about anyone can enjoy them.

Finally, if you like them, go ahead and pin them:

Gluten-Free Heart Shaped Crackers

Gluten-Free Heart Shaped Crackers

P.S. Want something else for a party that will suit just about everyone? Try this Gluten-Free Fig Cake. Even more decadently, we also have this Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake.

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7 Responses to Gluten-Free Crackers Made with Cheddar Cheese

  1. Laura @ Family Spice February 8, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Those look so cute! I’ve never made crackers before. And we love cheese crackers – yummo!

  2. Valentina February 12, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    My son is going to love these and I can’t wait to make them! Since he’s gluten free he usually misses out on this type of cracker. Yay!

  3. Stephanie Dreyer February 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    This recipe looks delish. Do you think it would work with vegan cheese and butter?

    • Jeanne February 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks, Stephanie – great question! I haven’t tried it that way, but if you try it I’d love to hear how it goes!

  4. Sherie May 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    I made these and they were delicious! I’m wondering how they would be if I left out the cheese?

    • Jeanne May 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks! I’m curious…I’d say definitely you’d get a different texture. Let me know if you try it!


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