This is a simple guide on how to make crackers – how to make keto crackers – to be more precise. Learning how to make keto crackers is so worth the effort. You can eat these crackers with soups and salads or all by themselves. Then too, you can make crackers to make your own keto “lunchable” with deli meat and cheese. You can even throw in a piece of keto chocolate to make it official. As a person that snacks their way through most of the day, my favorite way to eat these keto crackers is by themselves or some cheese/meat combination.
So, let’s get started with how to make crackers.
If you found your way to this page, you probably already know about the ingredients used to make keto crackers. So, specific ingredient details will not be discussed in this how to make keto crackers guide unless it is necessary. This guide will be more like a frequently asked questions or a trouble shooting guide.
For most keto cracker recipes, you can make up to 16 average-sized thin keto crackers per 1 cup of almond flour. However, the number of crackers that you can make will depend on the overall size of each keto cracker and the overall thickness of each keto cracker. So, within reason, you can make as many or as few keto crackers as you want. Therefore, the “serving size” shown in the meal planner is based on the size of the recipe, not the number of crackers.
If a given serving size equals 4, this means that the calories and other nutrition facts are provided based on there being 4 servings per recipe. So, if you make 4 jumbo sized keto crackers, 1 jumbo cracker is a serving. On the other hand, if you decide to make average-sized small thin keto crackers, you may end up with about 16 crackers from 1 cup of almond flour. So, in this case 4 crackers will equal a serving size.
For the best results, you do not want the dough for your keto crackers to be too moist. If the dough is too moist, it will be difficult to work with. When making a full-sized recipe, this is usually not an issue unless you use a really large egg. However, when you reduce the size of the keto cracker recipes, you will need less than one egg in most cases. In my experiments, you will need about 1 tablespoon of whisked egg per 1/4 cup of almond flour used. Remember that initially – less is more – because you can always add a little extra egg or oil if the dough turns out a bit too dry.
When learning how to make keto crackers, you can make the keto crackers using one of the following three methods:
Method 1: Divide the dough into equal parts. Then roll each piece into a ball. Place the balls on parchment paper. Then use another sheet of parchment paper (or wax paper) to flatten the crackers evenly with a rolling pin or something else.
Method 2: Place all of the dough on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough evenly. Then use a small cracker-sized cutter to cut the individual crackers. Carefully transfer the cut crackers to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Method 3: Follow all of the dough preparation steps in method 2. Then use a sharp knife to cut the crackers into squares, rectangles, triangles or some other convenient shape that you like.
Parchment Paper Vs. Wax Paper
Outside the oven, both papers can achieve the same thing. However, parchment paper can go in the oven while wax paper DOES NOT go in the oven. If this gets confusing to you, just stick with purchasing and using the parchment paper only. In this way, you do not have to stop and think about which one to use while you are figuring out how to make crackers.
The thickness of your keto cracker is important when you are considering how to make crackers. Here are the 3 main things to consider.
A bready cracker is the easiest to achieve when you are just learning how to make keto crackers. Just roll the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Place the crackers in the oven for about 12-15 minutes. And, voila! You have keto crackers.
A stone cracker can be achieved pretty easily as well. This is what you will get if you are aiming for a crunchy keto cracker, but do not flatten the crackers well enough for a crispy cracker. If a stone biscotti-like cracker is your goal, just leave it in the oven until the keto crackers turn a medium golden brown. This is what I typically end up with when I do not measure the thickness of the keto crackers. So, when I want a softer cracker, I just take them out of the oven as soon as they start browning.
For a crispy or crunchy keto cracker, the cracker needs to be about 2 millimeters thick. A crispy cracker is the hardest to achieve. However, it is still very doable. To remove some of the trial and error, I suggest that you get a ruler to just measure the thickness of the cracker instead of guessing the thickness. In this way, even if the cracker does not turn out exactly the way you want, you have a clear frame of reference. Secondly, if possible, avoid having to transfer the crackers. Flatten them directly on the parchment paper that will be going in the oven. Otherwise, the crackers may fall apart during transfer.
2 mm = firm, crisp cracker
While the oven temperature can remain the same, the length of time that the keto crackers need to stay in the oven will vary. The time will vary a bit based on the thickness of your keto cracker and the type of keto cracker you want. However, on average, the keto crackers take about 12 – 15 minutes to bake.
After you learn how to make keto crackers, now you will need to store them. I live in an extremely humid area. Therefore, I place leftover keto crackers in the refrigerator just to be on the safe side. They taste just as good coming out of the refrigerator like a Lunchable. However, you can sit them on the counter and let them come to room temperature as well. If your room stays a consistently cool temperature, you can store the keto crackers on the counter or in the cupboard for a few days. Of course, they should still be placed in some sort of storage container to help keep them fresh.
So this is the end of the guide on how to make keto crackers. I hope you found the answer that you needed in this how to make keto crackers guide. And hopefully you get the keto crackers that you want. With the guide, learning how to make crackers is pretty easy.