Crispy Low Carb Protein Crackers

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These Keto Crackers are amazingly crispy and rich in protein. Using almond flour, whey protein, and egg white makes these crackers a fantastic choice for your evening snacks.

almond flour crackers in a metal container.

Why you’ll love this Keto Cracker recipe

These deliciously crispy crackers are a great way to continue enjoying your favorite dips or an easy snack when following a keto diet. The dough is easily customizable; you’ll only need to add your choice of dry seasonings, such as dried chives, everything bagel seasoning, Italian seasoning, black pepper, or garlic powder.

Whey protein is one of the ingredients used to make these crackers; this makes them not only crispier than most low-carb crackers but also gives them a higher protein content.

My Keto-friendly Crackers can be made up to three days ahead, making them a fantastic option for meal prepping for the week.

Equipment or tools needed

You’ll be happy to know you don’t need fancy kitchen gadgets to make these crackers. Check out the list of simple items you’ll need for this recipe:

Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Medium-size mixing bowl
Small-size mixing bowl
Whisk
Pizza cutter or sharp knife

Ingredients & Substitutions

Finely ground blanched Almond flour This is one of the main ingredients for these crackers. You can use a food processor if the almond flour needs to be finer. Using almond meal will make your crackers too dense to enjoy.

Unflavored Whey Protein Powder – This replaces regular flour for the breaking.

Baking Powder

Egg White – Egg white helps bind the ingredients.

Salted Butter – When choosing my butter, I like grass-fed butter because of its rich flavor. Of course, you can use other types of butter.

Water

Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional): I top these almond flour crackers with sesame seeds, which add a lovely flavor. You can use other toppings of your choice, such as parmesan cheese or sunflower seeds.

How to make Crispy Keto Crackers

First, preheat the oven to 350F. Have on hand a baking sheet.

Step 1

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, whey protein, and baking powder.

Step 2

Whisk together the egg white, cooled melted butter, and water in a small mixing bowl. Add the egg white mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a cohesive dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more water. 1 teaspoon at a time should be enough until it holds together.

Step 3

Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper about the same size as your baking sheet. Top it with another equal-sized piece of parchment paper, and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.

Step 4

Remove the top piece of parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2-inch square crackers. Spread them about 1 inch apart, then carefully slide the parchment with the crackers on the baking sheet. At this point, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

Step 5

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they start to change the color to golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the pan before removing. They’ll crisp up as they cool.

Serving suggestions

These Keto Crackers are best enjoyed after letting them cool completely. They crisp up as they cool.

  • Serve them as a crunchy snack with your favorite dip or spread, such as cream cheese, butter, or avocado.
  • Add them to your festive Charcuterie boards. These protein-rich crackers make a great addition to your snack boards.
  • Include them in your lunch boxes.
  • Break them into smaller pieces to top your salads or soups

Storing your homemade crackers

You can store leftover crackers using an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Expert Tips 

  • If doubling this recipe, divide the dough into two equal portions after whisking the ingredients together. Then, follow the recipe as written using two baking sheets.
  • When rolling the dough, make sure you roll it out thin so the crackers come out crunchy but not too thin so that you can see the surface underneath.
  • I recommend using a pizza cutter when cutting the dough into crackers for best results. It makes the job look simple!

Variations 

You can customize the dough by adding your favorite seasoning mixture. Some I love are everything bagel seasoning or dried chives.

If you like keto cheese crackers, you can add shredded cheddar cheese when making the dough. You can use vegan cheese if you want a vegan version of these cheesy crackers.

When it comes to toppings, you can get creative with other types of seeds or flavors, such as ground flax or chia seeds for added protein.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are my crackers not crispy?
A: Don’t worry if your crackers are not crunchy when you take them out of the oven, they’ll continue to crisp when cooling down. Make sure you don’t overcook them by trying to crispen them up while cooking.

Q: Can I make these keto crackers in the air fryer? 
A: Yes, you can use the air fryer instead of the oven to make the crackers. Place them on a single layer in the air fryer basket, and cook for about 8 minutes at 400F. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, consider making more than one batch so as not to overcrowd the fryer.

More Keto Snacks Recipes:

Everything Bagel Cashews Recipe

Southern Keto Cookbook Drop Biscuits

almond flour crackers in a metal container.

Crispy Low Carb Protein Crackers

These Keto Crackers are amazingly crispy and rich in protein. Using almond flour, whey protein, and egg white makes these crackers a fantastic choice for your evening snacks.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Crackers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Have on hand a baking sheet.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, whey protein, and baking powder.
  • Whisk together the egg white, cooled melted butter, and water in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add the egg white mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a cohesive dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add more water. 1 teaspoon at a time should be enough until it holds together.
  • Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper about the same size as your baking sheet. Top it with another equal-sized piece of parchment paper, and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Remove the top piece of parchment paper and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 2-inch square crackers. Spread them about 1 inch apart, then carefully slide the parchment with the crackers on the baking sheet. At this point, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they start to brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely on the pan before removing. They’ll crisp up as they cool.

Notes

Net Carbs 1.4
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Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11.9g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
Read more about Natasha here.

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