Irresistible Almond Parmesan Crackers

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I’ve been hovering around the snack table my entire life. Between the veggies & dip, the crustless sandwiches, and all of the usual suspects on the party snack tables of my youth, one of my all time faves has always been been those cheesy crackers you get at holiday parties that basically taste like straight cheddar cheese. In my opinion, these Almond Parmesan Crackers are an elevated version of those.

Those cheesy crackers are almost as elusive as those baggies of pastel coloured pillow mints I remember stealing from place settings at family weddings. Is it just me? I LOVE those mints and they literally don’t exist outside of weddings in the 1980s.

But we’re here to talk about cheese crackers. These Almond Parmesan Crackers in particular are very reminiscent of those same cheese crackers from the holiday parties. They’re just a little fancier, and if you use good cheese, they’re a bit more delicious.

 Almond crackers make a great companion for this roasted cauliflower soup with Chimichurri Almond crackers make a great companion for this roasted cauliflower soup with chimichurri

Fulfilling all the snack requirements

Now, I’m not on any special diets, which is possibly why I’d let a little gem like this Almond Parmesan Cracker concept slip under my radar without noticing. I was drawn to this idea by a colleague with dietary requirements that prevented him from eating crackers. He was just totally jonesing for a crunchy delivery vehicle for pâté.

This specific need for a particular snack really hits home for me. Something in the core of my being feels the need to help people with their snack requirements. So, I decided to find a cracker solution for this poor guy. And if I didn’t find one that I liked, I’d create my own.

I landed on this very easy recipe for a totally irresistible almond flour cracker, loaded with parmesan cheese and not much else. They’re a gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, low carb cracker.

Bonus: This has got to be one of the easiest cracker recipes out there.

How to make these Almond Parmesan Crackers

Here’s the lowdown. You’ll find more detailed instructions in the recipe card.

  1. Gather up your ingredients: You’ll need a wedge of parmesan cheese, ground almonds, garlic powder, salt, and an egg.
  2. Grind up the cheese in a food processor, or grate using a fine grater.
  3. Add the ground almonds, salt, and garlic powder to the cheese and mix until it forms a ball.
  4. Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper
  5. Cut into shapes of your choosing
  6. Sprinkle with salt
  7. Arrange on a baking sheet, and bake.

How to serve Almond Parmesan Crackers

These crackers are so good on their own, they don’t really need anything on them, but admittedly they do perform very well as a delivery vehicle for cured or potted meats, savoury chutney (although that throws the low carb part out the window), or with – you guessed it, more cheese.

As well as being a welcome addition to your next holiday staff party (to 1-up your coworker’s mom’s homemade Cheez-its) these crackers are a great way to kick off a dinner party, or a lovely way to end one with an after dinner cheese plate, some wine and a good chat.

I hope you give them a try and let me know how they turn out!

How To Store Almond Parmesan Crackers

Once you’ve got these crackers baked and cooled, I find it’s best to store them in a paper bag, or even just loosely covered with a tea towel rather than enclosing them in a sealed plastic environment. There is a lot of moisture and fat in the cheese and the almonds, which, when trapped, causes them to lose their crisp texture. These are best eaten within a day or two of making them.


What these crackers are not, are low fat or cheap to make. Almond flour and Parmesan cheese are both high ticket items, and because there are so few ingredients in these crackers, I’d definitely recommend that you use real Parmesan cheese because it really is the predominant flavour.

* Note: Almond flour, ground almonds, and almond meal, are all the same thing. Just so you know what to look for in the grocery store.


Delicious Almond Parmesan Crackers With Chutney On Top

Irresistible Almond Parmesan Crackers

This is a very easy recipe for irresistible almond flour crackers. They’re basically carb free and loaded with Parmesan cheese.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine French
Servings 24 servings
Calories 67 kcal



  • 130 grams Parmesan Cheese
  • 170 grams Ground Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • .5 teaspoon tsp Salt
  • 1 egg


  • Grind Parmesan in food processor or grate using a fine grater
  • Add ground almonds, egg, salt, and garlic powder, and blend together until it forms a ball. This can be done in a food processor, or by hand.
  • Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until it’s ¼ inch thick or slightly thinner.
  • Cut the dough to the shape of crackers that you want, I normally go for classic rectangles. You can use a large chef’s knife or a pizza cutter for this part.
  • Sprinkle the tops with your choice of final flourishes. Sea salt, ground black pepper, flaked almonds, or sesame seeds are all great options.
  • Arrange the cut crackers on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Depending on the size of your baking sheet, you might need an additional sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. If you have multiple baking sheets on the go, be sure to rotate the sheets in the oven once or twice during the baking process.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.


  • Add Sea salt, pepper, ground almonds or sesame seeds for the tops if you wish!
  • These crackers retain their shape as they bake. They don’t rise or spread at all.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1 crackerCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 4.5gFat: 5.2gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 100mg
    Keyword gluten-free
    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


    1. Avril Matthews

      Making these today!! Can’t wait.

    2. Oven temperature??

    3. Just to note that almond flour, ground almonds and almond meal are NOT the same thing. Almond flour typically refers to finely ground, blanched, skinless almonds. This is the kind of almonds you would use for a lot of keto baking and making marzipan because the texture more resembles flour. Ground almonds and almond meal refers to whole almonds grounded or milled but it has a coarser texture than almond flour and also usually still contains the skins. Taste wise, they’re not THAT different but you will yield better texture goods with almond flour rather than almond meal.

    4. 5 stars
      Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

    5. What is a serving size? Are the ‘Nutrition values based on 1 serving? Thanks

    6. 5 stars
      These are to die for! I didn’t have enough Parmesan so I added some hard, sharp cheddar. I also added a little Konriko Greek seasoning, plus a combo of chia, hemp and flax seeds. The result was crunchy crackers that taste like Cheese-Its but are so much healthier! This is a keeper, for sure.

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