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!
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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.
Easy Low-Carb Chilli Crackers Recipe
- Baking sheets – non stick
- Silicone baking sheets
- Pizza cutter
Fat Head Tortilla Chips
- 200 g pre-shredded/grated mozzarella
- 100 g almond meal/flour
- 1 eggs – medium
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp 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.
Most mozzarella (aka FatHead) dough recipes
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