Snack Time: Homemade All-Natural Cheese Crackers

Who doesn’t love Cheez-its! I grew up eating this salty snack and when I found a homemade all-natural recipe I had to try it.  The flavor is perfect and defiantly recreates the original, but with all-natural ingredients.  My toddler loved the process of grating cheese, rolling out the dough and eating the salty snack.  Your food processor does all the work and you can be serving a healthy alternative to your little kitchen helper in no time.

Recipe Adapted From: Mama Natural

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Products Used:

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

OXO Grater (Optional grater if you don’t have food processor attachment)

OXO Pizza Cutter

Rubbermaid Glass Food Storage with Lid

Baking Sheet

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Vermont Rolling Pins

Black Spoon

Homemade All-Natural Cheese Crackers

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 mins
Yields: 80-100

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup - Whole Wheat Flour
  • 4 Ounces - Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter (cut into cubes)
  • 2.5 Tablespoons - Water
  • 1.5 Teaspoons - Olive Oil
  • 3/8 Teaspoon - Sea Salt
  • 2 Pinches of Salt
  • A Toothpick

Method

  1. Grate cheddar cheese and place into a food processor. I used my grater attachment on my food processor. Once grated, I removed the attachment and cheese, placed the blade attachment on and added cheese
  2. Add the cubes of butter and pulse to mix
  3. Add the flour salt and olive oil. Mix
  4. Slowly add the 2.5 tablespoons of water and continue to blend until dough comes together
  5. Transfer the dough to a covered dish and refrigerate for 20 minutes
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  7. Roll the dough out on a piece of parchment paper, 1/8 in thick. I placed a sheet of wax paper onto so the dough would not stick to the rolling pin
  8. Once rolled out to desired thickness, use a pizza cutter to make squares or any cookie cutters, like mini fish for fishy crackers
  9. Transfer the entire parchment paper with cut cracker dough onto a baking sheet. Make sure there is some space between each cracker. Use a toothpick to add a center hole in each cracker
  10. Sprinkle the top of the cracker dough with salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Additional Info

The original source of the recipe used Cassava Flour, which is also grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free, which is great for those food allergies or compromised gut function.

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