Dairy Free Cheese + Chive Almond Crackers – gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, yeast free, clean, vegan, low carb + Paleo friendly.
Who doesn’t love to snack on crackers?
What about a cheese + chive flavoured low carb cracker that’s nutrient dense and delicious?
These Dairy Free Cheese + Chive Almond Crackers have been a favourite of mine for a few years now and I’ve only just gotten around to sharing them with you now. I know, how could I have kept these to myself all this time???
They’re perfect for the dairy intolerant as they have a cheesy taste to them due to the savoury yeast flakes (AKA nutritional yeast) in them. What makes them extra special though, is the addition of fresh snipped chives. They don’t need dipping either.
They’re filling so you won’t need too many although I find I do tend to keep on going back for more and more….
If you haven’t used savoury yeast flakes before or don’t know what they are, have a read below:
What are savoury yeast flakes?
Savoury yeast flakes are a yeast that grows on molasses or wood pulp. When ready, it’s harvested, washed then dried to stop the activation process. It is then crumbled or flaked. Savoury yeast flakes are not an active yeast like brewer’s yeast or yeast used to make bread. It also does not lead to yeast overgrowth or infection in the body. In fact, it’s choc full of B vitamins plus 15 different minerals and 18 amino acids. It is a complete protein.
It has a nutty, cheesy like flavour and can be sprinkled over popcorn, soups, toast, fries, veggies, stirred through rice, sprinkled over pizza or anywhere you would normally sprinkle cheese.
You can find savoury yeast flakes in health food stores.
If you enjoy the cheesy taste of savoury yeast flakes in these Dairy Free Cheese + Chive Almond Crackers, why not try them in my Dairy Free Parmesan Cheese recipe?
With love + gratitude,
Why this is so good for you
Almonds alkalize the body (good for fighting inflammation), nourish the nervous system, provide good brain function, build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats which aids in weight loss, reduce risk of heart disease and help protect against diabetes.
Savoury yeast flakes help prevent cancer, enhance energy, help produce red blood cells, have antibacterial and antiviral properties, improve age spots, skin elasticity; and help prevent spina bifida and other major birth defects.
Himalayan salt contains all of the 84 elements found in your body. It is anti aging, increases hydration, promotes blood sugar health, prevents muscle cramping, strengthens bones, lowers blood pressure, improves circulation, helps expel toxins from the body, helps reduce acid reflux and helps the intestines absorb nutrients.
Chives strengthen the immune system, help regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of gastric ulcers, help fight asthma, chronic chronic bronchitis, hay fever, diabetes, inhibit stomach cancer and detoxify the body from heavy metals.
* The time will depend on how thin you roll the crackers. You may need to take some out of oven earlier, especially the ones around the edges which may not have been rolled as thick.
* If your pre cooked dough is cracking when you roll it, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of water. Reblitz and dough should be fine to roll.
- 1 cup blanched almond flour (finely ground, skinless almonds)
- 1/2 cup savoury yeast flakes (nutritional yeast)
- ½ teaspoon fine pink Himalayan salt
- 1 egg white from a large, free range or organic egg
- 1 heaped tablespoon snipped chives
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (or 160 fan forced) and set the chives aside.
- Place remaining ingredients in a food processor and blitz until it forms a dough. (Mixture should start clumping together).
- Empty dough out onto a sheet of baking paper large enough to fit a flat rectangular pan. Add the chives and kneed into the dough. Place another sheet of baking paper over the top and roll out to roughly 2 - 3 mm thickness. Slice into squares with a knife.
- Carefully peel away top sheet of baking paper and transfer bottom sheet with the dough onto a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or so, checking that the edges aren't betting burnt.
- When ready, remove from oven. Crackers will harden as they cool.