Dairy–Free Cheeze- Its Crackers

cashew butter dairy free gluten free nut butter

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini. 

Plant-based Cheeze-its!!!! They are ¨cheezy¨, savory & so flavorful!

And, of course so much healthier than the real Cheez-Its. These are made with just a few healthy ingredients!

Enjoy these as a snack on their own or dip them into a ranch or other dressing/dip of choice.

Here are 2 recipes for dips we know you´ll love dipping these crackers in:

Homemade Ranch Dressing Dip

Aioli 

INGREDIENTS 

For crackers 

  • 4 tbsp. cashew butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. nutritional yeast (+more as desired for “cheezy” flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup gluten free flour (can also use 2/3 cup almond flour & 1/3 c oat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • pinch of turmeric (optional for color)
  • 4–5 tbsp. any plant based milk or filtered cold water

For cashew butter

  • 2 cups (300g) cashews
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Making cashew butter
    • Place cashews and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 5-6 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, add dry ingredients to the NutraMilk and press ¨Mix¨ for 1 minute or less until thoroughly combined.
  • Add cashew butter and ¨Mix¨ again until crumbly.
  • Add cold water or milk – 1 tbsp. at a time until it forms a loose dough. Use the least amount possible so you don’t have watered down dough!

  • Remove from processor and form into a loose ball with your hands.
  • Lay ball on a lightly floured surface – I found parchment worked great as my flat surface – dust the top with flour, and roll to 1/8th inch thick with a lightly floured rolling pin.
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut cookie cutter shape to cut the dough into square crackers.
  • Using a toothpick or chopstick, dot the centers to mimic the appearance of Cheez-Its.

  • Bake crackers for 15-18 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. For a crispier cracker, bake until a deeper golden brown.
  • Store leftover crackers in an airtight container for up to one week. 

Recipe adapted from Flora & Vino.



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