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Cheezy Crackers [Vegan]

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All right, so before our family went vegan, we really REALLY loved cheese crackers. This is really more like a Cheez-It/Wheat Thins Hybrid if you make the healthy version, but the indulgent version is a little closer to the original, without being scarily florescent. We were actually more partial to Goldfish Crackers, but the Cheez-It shape is a little easier to mimic than the snack that smiles back.

Cheezy Crackers [Vegan]


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (for gluten-free, use an equal amount of gluten-free flour and 1 tablespoon ground flax)
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter or 2 tablespoons cashew butter and 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil for a flakier cracker
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon sea salt (saltier is more realistic)
  • 1/2  teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Smidge cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Non-dairy milk of choice, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. In a food processor or power blender, combine cashew butter, bell pepper, and all the seasonings until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Add the flour and mix until just combined, you don’t want to overwork the dough. The dough should be slightly wet and sticky. If it seems too dry, add non-dairy milk a teaspoon at a time until dough is moist. I didn’t need to add any the first time I made these, but I needed a bit the second time.
  4. Roll dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper (otherwise it’ll stick to the rolling pin and you’ll have to add more flour) or two silpat silicone baking liners.
  5. The crackers should be VERY thin. Thin enough to cover the whole full sized silpat and fit on a large baking sheet.
  6. Score the crackers into little squares with a pizza wheel, knife or a cute crinkle cutter like mine if you have one. Poke a little dent in the center of each cracker with a chopstick (this is just for decoration, do it however you like). Sprinkle the crackers with additional sea salt.
  7. Bake crackers for around 10 minutes, watch them closely, because the edge pieces can burn easily.
  8. Remove crackers from the oven and then remove them from your parchment paper or silpat and put the crackers back on the baking tray without the parchment paper to crisp them up a bit.
  9. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until crackers are golden and firm. Watch them carefully!





Somer McCowan has been cooking since her early teens. A self-taught chef, she has always been passionate about experimenting with food and inventing delicious recipes. Through whole vegan food, Somer reversed a severe autoimmune illness. She has worked in the food industry in the U.S. and Australia, including bakeries, several restaurants, and a juice bar. It wasn’t until she became vegan, however, that she truly blossomed in her own kitchen. Check out her blog Vedge Out .



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20 comments on “Cheezy Crackers [Vegan]”

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Liam Nelligan
4 Years Ago

Joleyne Lala

Shante Moe Chaney
4 Years Ago

Dakota Steele

Lin Taylor Kingery
4 Years Ago

Just because a product does not have animal ingredients does not make it healthy

14 Aug 2014

What exactly are you referring to that isn\'t healthy? Liquid smoke?

Somer McCowan
23 Sep 2014

This recipe uses all whole foods with the exception of liquid smoke, which is simply liquid collected from....Smoke!

Elaine Semanik
4 Years Ago

...or die? Oh, please

4 Years Ago

can I opt out of the liquid smoke and mustard powder? Will it affect the flavor of the cracker if I do?

Somer McCowan
23 Sep 2014

Pineapple, of course you can leave it out. I use it because I think it adds to the umami flavor.

Somer McCowan
4 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing my recipe!!!

Kamal S Prasad
4 Years Ago

Those video pop-ups on the website are really annoying. Please set a cookie or something for people to opt-out.

Blair Love
4 Years Ago

I need these in my life

Kirit Shah
4 Years Ago

Parle moneco, 50-50, crackje........

Jim Miller
4 Years Ago

Bill Underwood you are extremely (and admittedly) ignorant. Watch the movie Forks Over Knives, which is available through Netflix. And google "The China Study" regarding nutritional research.


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