Keto crackers are always on our minds when we are getting ready for a road trip. We were surprised to find such a product in the supermarket this year. Especially because the ingredients were quite clean. However, we already made our own homemade version that is even better and tastier. For this reason, we decided to redo the recipe, bring it to you as a new idea. However, snacking on Keto is a two-edged sword. Daily snacking usually leads to excess fat around the waist or the weight loss plateau. So, when to eat these crackers? How about with your meal! Naturally, if you are travelling or spending a whole day out, they can serve as a base for your on-the-go refuelling.
Keto crackers, but not a snack!
Keto crackers or any crackers remind us of snacks. Now, that is not a good word in the land of Ketonia. As we mentioned on so many occasions, snacking in between your meals will not help you. It can influence your hunger control and you will get more insulin secretion without the actual need for it. It’s important to know, even Keto snack triggers insulin secretion.
One of the things that make our Keto Mediterranean diet enjoyable is the fact that there’s no hunger in between meals. That is if your meals are well-balanced and nutrient-dense. This doesn’t mean there are no treats, it just means you have to eat them together with your meals.
In love with the mighty goat cheese
Cow’s milk and products are always “carbier” than goat or sheep’s! For example, if you take cow’s yoghurt, even if it’s labelled as Greek, it will still be loaded with carbs. The lactose in cow’s milk is stubborn and needs a long process of fermentation to “disappear”. Naturally, we are safe with 12 months aged cheeses. Luckily, most Ketonians can find goat milk products. Goat dairy is much easier to digest plus you’ll find it nutritionally advanced when compared to cow’s dairy. Don’t forget, true gourmets praise the flavour, texture and smell of top-quality goat cheese!
Those attractive Mediterranean herbs…
When we made these Keto crackers the whole home smelled like the best Mediterranean bakery. Packed with beautiful aromas, these Keto crackers opened a whole new dimension of Keto food enjoyment. For this reason, we believe this recipe will inspire you to go further and experiment with all your favourite herbs and spices. In case you have trouble finding all the ingredients that we used, we will provide you with tips for alternatives.
Our Keto crackers can be eaten with a salad, soup or as a tasty finish to your main meal. Forget all the other ways you used to enjoy Keto crackers, these bombs are multifunctional and they will become your favourite companion on every trip or picnic.
Keto crackers with goat cheese and Mediterranean herbsCourse: Appetizers, Mediterranean
4 eggs (we used 12 quail eggs)
150 g (2/3 cup) butter (we used goat butter)
1/2 tsp sea salt we used flower of sea salt
2 tbsp psyllium powder organic
4 tbsp coconut flour
6 tbsp chia seed powder (alternatively use ground golden flaxseed)
1 tsp ground dry rosemary, oregano, basil or sage (you can use a mix or just one of these herbs)
100 g grated goat cheese (you can use any hard cheese such as parmesan or graver)
- Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs with melted butter until it creates a thick emulsion.
- Add psyllium, coconut flour, chia seed flour and sea salt. Add the herbs mixture and mix with your hands. The dough will thicken quite quickly.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Then roll the dough in between 2 parchment papers and cut out Keto crackers using a cookie cutter. You can also just cut it with a knife in desired shapes. (squares, diamonds or stripes)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the crackers on it. Place a small pile of aged goat cheese on each Keto cracker.
- Bake in the oven at 200ºC (400ºF) for 15 minutes. In the end, turn on the roasting (grilling) option in your oven and roast them for just 1 minute so that the cheese turns golden and melts a bit.