Cheez Its are one of my favorite crackers. Cheesy, crunchy, salty, and when you get one those ones that end up with a slightly burned edge? *drool* So when I came across a paleo Cheez Its recipe, I was intrigued. I knew that they couldn't taste like the name brand but a cooking experiment is always fun, right?
The nutritional yeast gives these crackers their cheesy taste, ghee adds that buttery flavor, and they certainly have crunch. All in all, a decent substitute!
Paleo Cheez Its
adapted from Fast Paleo
1 3/4 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to sprinkle on top
1 large egg
2 tablespoons ghee, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. Whisk together almond flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl.
3. In a second bowl, whisk together egg, ghee, and lemon juice. Mix into the flour mixture until well combined.
4. Roll the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness between two pieces of parchment paper. Peel off top piece of parchment and sprinkle the dough with more salt. Keeping the dough on the bottom piece, slide onto a large baking sheet.
5. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares. (Totally optional but aesthetically pleasing: poke a hole into the center of each cracker using the larger rounded end of a skewer.)
6. Bake the crackers for 12 to 15 minutes. Now comes the only "tricky" part - constant checking as the edge pieces will brown first and need to be removed to a wire rack. Slide the sheet back in for another 2 to 3 minutes then check again and remove finished crackers. Continue to do this until all your crackers are baked up. (Hope that makes sense.)
7. Let cool completely before snacking. I found that the crackers tasted even better and more cheesy on the second day, so if you can hold out, wait the extra day. :)