“One of the easiest to make keto crackers out there is parmesan crisps, and they are absolutely delicious!”
A Quick and Easy Keto Friendly Snack
Ever since I was little girl I have loved cheese.
I remember being a small child not more than three or four, running around the house eating a cheese stick. We had guests at the time, and I remember one of them teasing me asking if he could eat my cheese stick. I (not having learned to share at that point in time) refused, and ran off to eat my cheese before it could be taken from me.
Since then I have learned to share my cheese, however hard it may be for me. However, I have learned that sharing recipes with cheese is a much better option . 🙂
Many of you have probably heard of if not tried parmesan crisps. One of the easiest to make keto crackers out there is parmesan crisps, and they are absolutely delicious. All you have to do to make a standard parmesan crisp is buy grated parmesan cheese (or grate it yourself), put about a tablespoon of cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake them at 400 F for about 7-9 minutes. Yes, it’s that easy!
I, loving to play with different flavors and spices developed a couple quick and easy twists to this classic recipe.
The Basil Parmesan Crisp
When trying to decide what spices to try to pair with parmesan crisp, I decided to try basil, as it only made sense to pair a cheese and spice often used in Italian cuisine together.
Afraid just basil and parmesan would be boring, I added a little garlic and onion powder to the mix. I sprinkled my spices over the cheese, stirred it until the spices were well distributed, then spooned out small heaps of the mixture on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
I let them bake until they had turned a golden brown, then pulled them out of the oven. Once they cooled I removed them from the cookie sheet, and found just why using parchment paper is recommended. Though they came off relatively easy, a few stuck to the pan and came off in small pieces.
I of course had to try a broken one immediately, and was delighted with the outcome of these basil parmesan crisps. The sweet taste of basil, paired with the sharp flavor of parmesan and hints of garlic was absolutely delicious!
Spicy Parmesan Crisps
Do you love a little bit of spice in your food?
Even when making my Basil Parmesan Crisps I wanted to add some red pepper flakes, and had to remind myself not everyone likes or can have spicy food, and sometimes something mild is indeed a good thing.
However, if spice is your thing, then this recipe is for you! If you really like spice, add a little extra cayenne as I created this recipe more on the mild side.
If you don’t love spice, but love the flavor of southwest cooking, then feel free to cut down on the cayenne. They are still delicious without the extra pizzazz.
Not only are these keto crackers super delicious, they are super easy to make!
I like to buy the fresh grated parmesan cheese from your local supermarket to make the process a little easier. However, not all grocery stores have good parmesan cheese already grated, and you may have to buy it as a block and grate it with a parmesan cheese grater
After you have the cheese grated and in a small mixing bowl, add your spices and mix everything until they are well incorporated. Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper leaving about a half inch to an inch between each spoonful to allow room for spreading.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or until your crackers have turned golden and the middles of the crackers are crisp. Pull them out and let them cool completely before removing from the pan. Once cool eat to your heart’s content!
Warning – To accomplish this you may have to make more than one batch. 😉
For those of you new to the Keto or Low Carb diet please keep in mind we are here to help you learn to bake and are not nutritionists. What works for me and my goals may not work for you and your goals. Cheese is high in fats and calories, and if your goal is to lose weight, you may not want to eat large amounts of cheesy snacks.
If you would like to learn more about the keto diet I recommend visiting Keto Gains website for a comprehensive guide to the Keto diet.
If you would like to help support Rocky Mountain Baking, use the links in the above article to make your purchases. As an affiliate with Amazon, The Prepared Pantry, and Nuts.com we receive compensation for any purchases made through these links, and these purchases will help us to keep our content free for all.
Basil Parmesan Crisps
- 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
- 1/8 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Basil
- 1/8 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Combine your spices and parmesan cheese into a small bowl. Stir until the spices are evenly distributed.
- Using a teaspoon spoon mounds of cheese onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the cheese has turned golden. Remove from the oven and let the crackers cool completely before removing from pan.
Spicy Parmesan Crisps
- 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
- 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Preheat your oven to 400° F. After you have the cheese grated and in a bowl, add your spices and mix everything until they are well incorporated.
- Spoon teaspoonfuls of the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 7-9 minutes or until they have turned golden and the middles of the crackers are crisp. Pull them out and let them cool completely before removing from the pan. Once cool eat to your heart’s content!