“One of the easiest to make keto crackers out there is parmesan crisps, and they are absolutely delicious!”

Parmesan Crisps

 

 

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? 

Almost every savory dish I make I find myself wanting to add some cayenne or red pepper flakes to “spice it up.” (Pardon the pun.)

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

When trying to decide what spices to try to pair with a 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, and was absolutely delighted with the result!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Servings 24 crackers (4 servings)
Calories 41 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Total Fat - 3 Grams
Total Carbs - 0 Grams
Net Carbs - 0 Grams
Protein - 4 Grams

 

Spicy Parmesan Crisps

If you love spicy snacks these crackers are for you! Chili powder, garlic, and cayenne kick this classic keto cracker up a notch, making it a delicious low carb snack option!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 24 crackers (4 servings)
Calories 41 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

Instructions
 

  • 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! 

Notes

Total Fat - 3 Grams
Total Carbs - 0 Grams
Net Carbs - 0 Grams
Protein - 4 Grams

 

Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts


A Great Keto Snack Option

Nuts are a go to snack for me. However, I quickly tire of plain mixed nuts, and love playing around with different spice mixes to add a little zest to an otherwise ordinary snack.

 This week I am super excited to be able to share my Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts Recipe with you. This recipe is not only super easy, it is also superbly delicious. 

To me it’s the perfect on the go snack if you are okay with a few carbs in your diet, and are not concentrating on weight loss. If weight loss is your goal I would recommend eating a very minimal amount of mixed nuts. 

A quarter cup of mixed nuts contains approximately 3  grams of net carbs, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and totals to about 170 calories. I personally struggle eating only one 1/4 cup serving, and this means your calories and carbs can add up in a hurry.

However, if you are out there getting after it, and burning a lot of calories I find this an awesome snack. I often struggle with my calorie intake, and snacking on seasoned nuts is one of my favorite ways to get the energy I need.

How to Make Classic Ranch Seasoned Mixed Nuts

To make these Classic Ranch Mixed nuts I take two cups of lightly salted mixed nuts and drizzle oil over them. Because the ranch seasoning absorbs quite a bit of moisture I oil these nuts a little heavier, using about one and a half tablespoons of olive or avocado oil. 

Give the nuts a stir to make sure they are all heavily coated in oil, then sprinkle two tablespoons of Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning over them as well as a half teaspoon of garlic and a half teaspoon of onion powder. 

Stir the nuts again, making sure everything is evenly coated. If they seem dry and the seasoning isn’t sticking add a little extra oil. However, be careful not to add too much, or your nuts will be extremely greasy.

( I usually use between one and half to two tablespoons of oil total.)

Bake at 375° F for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring every five minutes, or until the nuts have started to brown. Pull out of the oven, and let them cool completely before eating. Enjoy!

 

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. 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 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.

 

Classic Ranch Mixed Nuts

These zesty mixed nuts, spiced with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning are a great on the go keto snack. Not only is this recipe delicious, it's super easy and quick to make, making it one of the best keto snack recipes out there.
Servings 8 servings
Calories 193 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Mixed Nuts lightly salted
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375° Farenheit.
  • Pour your nuts on a nonstick baking sheet, or cast iron skillet and drizzle with oil. Stir until all the nuts are evenly coated in oil.
  • Sprinkle your ranch seasoning, garlic, and onion, then stir the nuts again. If they seem dry and the seasoning isn’t sticking add a little extra oil. ( I usually use between one and half to two tablespoons of oil total.)
  • Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring every five minutes, or until nuts have started to brown.

Notes

Net Carbs 3 grams
Protein 5 grams
Total Fat 18 grams
Saturated Fat 2gram
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