Palm Oil Free Cheez-Its!

This recipe was adapted from Minimalist Baker, whom also is one of my favorite bakers ever.

It's pretty easy to find a snack that you love to binge on and even easier to find one where you feel guilty and bloated directly after eating it. I would say cheez-its is one of them. Looking at the ingredients, however, is horrific. The list goes on for about a paragraph and most of the words sound like a disease. With just a few twists; cutting out the conflict stuff (palm oil) and cutting some bloat-tastic ingredients out (lactose whey and many more), you can find the perfect cracker! It's a mix of cheesy, crunchy, lightly salty and so filling.

This little jar next to my delicious crackers is nutritional yeast! I get it in bulk.


Heaping 1/2 cup of Pamelas GF pancake and baking flour (or regular flour)
-1/4 cup GF oat flour (if not gluten free, regular oats work)
-3 tbspn yellow corn meal
-2 tbspn nutritional yeast (add more or less for cheesy preference
-1/2 tsp garlic salt
-pinch of salt
-1/4 tspn baking powder (only if you want fluffier cracker)
-3 tbsn of olive oil (coconut oil or butter works)
-3 tbspn cold water


1. Preheat oven 350 F and take out your silicone baking mat (for trash free!) to put on baking sheet
2. Put all dry ingredients together in processor or blender and mix them together. 
3. Add oil and pulse til crumble type dough forms. Then add your cold water slowly in to form dough ball.
4. On a lightly floured surface, take dough ball from processor and form a disc with your hands and put disc on surface.
5. Flatten out with hands (that's what I did) or a floured rolling pin until dough is 1/8 thick.
6. Cut dough into square shapes with knife or pizza cutter and get creative and find something to put a hole in the middle of each cracker. ( I used end of a wood skewer)
7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until crackers are golden and crispy. Longer for extra crisp!