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Nooch Crackers
Special Diets, Recipes on April 20, 2015 by

Nooch Crackers

I'll be the first to admit that I was skeptical about nutritional yeast (aka nooch) crackers. I thought they would be bland or fake tasting. I've never been so delighted to be proven wrong. These crispy little crackers don't taste like those name brand cheese crackers you can buy in a box. Instead, they taste like an artisanal cheese cracker that someone lovingly made in their home kitchen. They are crisp, but have a little bit of give to them, as only a homemade cracker will.

Combined with almond meal, nutritional yeast makes these crackers as rich as their boxed brethren, but the ingredient list is so much cleaner (not to mention they're gluten free, dairy free, vegan and paleo-friendly). I am pretty sure I could eat an entire batch of these in one go, they're that good. These are perfect on their own and will be equally at home in a lunch box or at a fancy dinner party, if they even make it off the sheet tray they were baked on.

Nooch Crackers

Prep Time:  15 minutes | Cook Time:  25 – 30 minutes | Yield: Approx. 50 crackers

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine golden flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, combine almond meal, nutritional yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Add melted coconut oil, lemon juice, and flaxseed meal mixture and mix until a dough forms.

Step 4

Transfer dough to a piece of parchment paper and cover with a second piece of parchment paper. Roll dough between parchment paper, removing and replacing the parchment as needed, to 1/16-inch thickness.

Step 5

Remove top sheet of parchment paper and transfer crackers on bottom sheet of parchment paper to a sheet tray. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares or desired shapes. Dock each cracker with a fork and sprinkle generously with kosher or large flake salt.

Step 6

Bake in preheated oven until deep golden, about 25 minutes.

12 Comments

  1. Jill Gutierrez
    These sound great and so easy. I want to try them but my son is allergic to tree nuts and I see a lot of recipes calling for almond flour. Is there another type of flour which is also gluten free that I can substitute for the almond flour? Like possibly coconut flour?
    Reply
    1. Cassidy Stockton
      Jill,

      Coconut flour will not work well in this recipe. I would recommend looking for a gluten free blend like our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour or try brown or white rice flour. Coconut flour is a weird ingredient that cannot just be substituted in place of another. You can also try this recipe which is fantastic! http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/bobs-red-mill-bakery-cheese-crisps/ Replace the cheese with non-dairy cheese alternatives like Daiya or Chao if your son cannot do dairy.
      Reply
  2. Ruth Spyker
    Can I change the egg to a flax-egg to be vegan?
    Reply
  3. Deidra Fraser
    These are so delicious, my whole,family loves them. They remind me of Cheezits, only better and healthier! Yum!
    Reply
  4. Tlynn
    what are the nutritional facts. Calories, Carbs, Fat, per serving etc?
    Reply
    1. Sarena Shasteen
      Hi Tlynn, we don't have that information. You could plub the ingredients into myfitnesspal.com or a program like that to figure out the nutritional information for this recipe.
      Reply
  5. pdp
    These must be pretty bad for you because I can't eat enough of them. After my first batch mysteriously disappeared, I made a double batch. They're not going to last very long, either. I'm going overboard because since having gone grain-free, with great and immediate weight-loss success, I really missed the Crunch Factor. Who wants all the cheese in the world without a cracker under it? One can toss in any variation; Sesame seeds? Herbs? Definitely cayenne. It's the lemon juice in combination with the nooch that really makes them sing. Keep a sharper eye on the color as they bake, rather than on your timer.
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    1. Susie T
      Oh absolutely....these are so satisfying. I think I have the recipe memorized.
      Reply
  6. Michele Foo
    I noticed one person asked whether the egg could be replaced with flax egg. But I don't see eggs as an ingredient in your recipe. Am I getting something wrong?
    Reply
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Whitney Barnes
      Hi Michele - You are right, there are no eggs in this recipe for Nooch Crackers.
      Reply
  7. Hazel
    I add 1/4 teaspoon each, of cumin & garlic powder, to the Nooch recipe. It's fantastic with these additions!
    Reply

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