Low Carb Italian Crackers

Somebody was asking about LC cracker recipes on our Facebook page, so I pulled out one of my cookbooks and adapted a recipe to fit what I had in the cupboard. Because hey, my favorite recipes are the ones that I don’t have to go to the store to make! A little experimentation later, and I ended up with these savory, crunchy, diamond-shaped crackers. They passed the husband test–he thought I bought ’em!–so I decided to share the recipe with you all.

Hope you like them! If you make these, let me know what you think in the comments or share any experimentation with us.

UPDATE: I used oat bran because it was in the recipe I was adapting, but since have come to notice that particular author leans towards gratuitous inclusion of oat bran. I have not had a chance to try these without the oat bran–although I’m thinking they’d work fine. It will also lower the carb count. At most, you may need to up the almond flour. I’m leaving the recipe as-is since I haven’t tried it without the oat bran. If you do, I’d love to hear the results!

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Low Carb Italian Crackers

Servings: 5
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Dixie Vogel
Homemade, LC Italian Crackers. Can also be left thicker to make garlic bread bites.

Ingredients

  • 1 C grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 C Oat Bran
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Egg white
  • Water combined with Egg white to = total 1/2 cup liquid
  • Dash Garlic Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Combine cheese, oat bran, almond flour, garlic and onion powders and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Put an egg white into a measuring cup, and then carefully add water until you reach a half-cup mark total liquid. Too much liquid = no crunch.
  4. Mix the egg white and water into the dry ingredients well. The mixture should be slightly moist but not overly wet.
  5. Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the cracker dough on top..
  6. Add a second layer of parchment paper over it all, and roll dough into a very thin layer. The thinner the dough, the more crispy your crackers will be.
  7. Peel off the top paper and use a pizza cutter to score crackers into little diamonds. Mine were about 1 1/2 inches or so and made about 50 crackers total.
  8. Stop nibbling on the dough! Sprinkle garlic salt on the top and pop in the oven.
  9. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until your crackers are brown and crispy-looking. Longer baking time = crunchier crackers.
  10. Let them cool a few minutes, then break apart and store in a covered container.

Recipe Notes

You could easily change the flavor with altering spices. In places where the dough was a little thick for crackers, I noticed these tasted a lot like garlic bread. So there you go - bread stick squares! Serving size of 5 crackers based on about 50 total, filling up a large cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Italian Crackers
Amount Per Serving (5 crackers)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.95g 18%
Cholesterol 7.9mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10.81g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.91g 12%
Protein 12.5g 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
If you don't want to buy a lot of low carb books, just get the right ones.

2017-10-17T18:22:57+00:00 Feb 21, 2012 / 6:44 pm |Snacks|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Missy Moore February 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I am going to make these tomorrow! They sound delicious – thanks for sharing!

    • Dixie February 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      You’re very welcome.

  2. Christy December 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    These look very good!! I can’t have grains so is there something that can be used instead of oat bran? would love to try these!!

    • Dixie December 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

      I’d suggest you just experiment with what you can have. Most of the flavor is not going to come from the oat bran, it’s more adding texture.

  3. Christy December 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Up at the top it says “serves 50” & bottom nutrition fact says serving size 5 crackers which would be 250 crackers…in notes it says “5 crackers based on about 50 total”…so wondering which one is accurate? would it be easier to put serving size up at top with how many it serves to have it all in one place?

    • Dixie December 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      I adjusted the serving size, thanks for pointing that out. The formatting is set by the plugin I use for recipes so I cannot easily alter it.

  4. Connie March 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I have made these, they are easy to make and taste great!

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