Gluten-Free Low-Carb Sesame Crackers Recipe

Low-Carb Sesame Crackers
Low-Carb Sesame Crackers. Geoff Peters/Getty Images
  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    20 min
  • Total Time
    35 min
  • Yield
    24 crackers

Making your own crackers can serve two functions: you can make sure they're low in carbs, plus you can save lots of money, since gluten-free, low carb crackers are often quite expensive.

These crispy crackers stay low-carb by using almond meal, rather than flour, as a base. Cheese and sesame seeds give extra flavor, while the addition of egg white helps make the crackers crisp.

These cheesy sesame crackers taste good all on their own, and are also great for dips and spreads. Try pairing them with this Low-Carb Roasted Red Pepper Dip. They are studier than my Flax Seed Crackers.

In terms of flavor, adding mustard powder won't make them taste like mustard, although they do give them a very slight tang that's an excellent complement to the parmesan cheese. You can mix up the cheeses you use -- try them with cheddar, gruyere, parmesan or a mixture.


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 4 oz. shredded cheese (at least half of which should be a hard cheese such as parmesan)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 325 F.

  1. Combine all ingredients in either a bowl or a food processor. If you're using a bowl, mix the ingredients using a wooden spoon are your hands. If you're using a food processor, simply pulse several times until the ingredients are all combined and start to cling together in a ball.
  2. Turn out the dough onto a nonstick surface, such as a silicone mat, or a counter sprinkled with almond meal. Use your hands to form the dough into a cylinder about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Slice into rounds each one-third of an inch thick (it may help to chill the dough before slicing).
  1.  Put rounds on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Leave enough space between each, as you will flatten them before baking.
  2. Using something with a flat bottom such as a measuring cup, flatten until the rounds are a little over 2 inches wide. Smooth out the edges with your fingers.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 14-18 minutes (you may want to check on them earlier to see how they are coming along). When they begin to brown, remove from oven and cool. 
  4. Store in a sealed, airtight container, such as a zip-top plastic storage bag.

Nutritional Information: Each cracker has slightly over half a gram effective carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber, 3 grams protein and 54 calories.

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