Gluten-Free Cheezits

I love cheezits.  I love them so much, I make them from scratch.  But the bummer about a wheat allergy is you lose access to every single good snack that ever existed.  Except healthy things that seem to morph into chalk in your mouth, because an apple when you want a cookie is synonymous with death.

The other night I was hit with extreme cheezit craving.  So I decided to make them.

1 cup of garbanzo bean flour
8 oz of grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbs of salted butter cut into chunks
2 tbs of water
1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine flour, cheese, and butter in a food processor, pulse.  It will end up looking like coarse crumbs.  Slowly add the water while pulsing.  Remove, and knead into a ball.  I recommend sticking it in the fridge for 20 minute to make sure the butter is nice and solid before you bake them.  I also HIGHLY recommend rolling them out on parchment paper, or oven liner.  They get stick when rolled out.  If you're looking for fun shapes, you can also roll them into balls and pinch them out.  Either way, sprinkle them with salt, bake for 12-15 minutes and enjoy!

I was really pleased with the results.  I think next time I'll try it with almond flour, it'll be nice and nutty.  These are husband, son, and dog approved- when I share.


  1. My daughter will be thrilled we can make her one of her favorite snacks gluten-free now! It is hard for anyone to stay on the gluten-free diet, but especially a kiddo! THanks for experimenting and coming up with a gluten-free recipe.
    I have a couple of gluten free recipes on my blog as well. Ranch Chicken nuggets and onion rings. Stop by and visit! Pint-sized Treasures

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I can't imagine how hard it is on a little one to be gf, I'm an adult and I struggle with it all the time! I look forward to checking out the recipes you've gathered!

  2. Cool to find new things that can be homemade! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble. :)

  3. wow, interesting. They look yummy! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

  4. "An apple when you want a cookie is synonymous with death" SO TRUE! Lol!

    This looks like a great recipe - thanks for sharing with Old-Fashioned Friday! :)

  5. Thank you! I have a couple of friends dealing with this so I'll share the info with them and on Pinterest. Have a blessed week.

  6. My husband is jumping for joy right now. Ill have to get some garbonzo bean flour. Thanks for this and thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  7. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  8. This is great!! Thanks for sharing over at WholeHearted Home.

  9. Wow my oldest will LOVE this!! So glad you joined us! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    The party will be GREAT this week! We are giving away a tote full of goodies from Namaste Foods! The items are gluten free and allergy friendly! Can't wait to see what you bring to the party!

    Cindy from

  10. My 4 year old was jumping for joy to have a cracker that replaces her beloved cheddar bunnies and goldfish! I didn't have garbanzo bean flour so I subbed white rice flour instead and it was SO good! Thanks for the awesome recipe!