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Healthy Vegan Cheez its veggiekins

Healthy Vegan Cheez Its (gluten-free, oil free, high protein)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 30-40 crackers 1x


Healthy Vegan Cheez Its–a play on the classic snack made vegan, gluten free, oil free and high in protein! Better for you and super fun to make at home.


  •  3/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/4 cup fine oat flour
  • 34 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 35 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • crack of black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt*


  • pinch of ground turmeric (for colour)
  • 2 tsp miso paste (if using, reduce salt to 1/2 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup vegan cheese, grated or pulsed in a food processor (highly recommended!!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F while you prepare your dough.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift in chickpea flour, oat flour, nutritional yeast, baking powder and spices. Whisk until combined and no lumps remain.
  3. To the bowl, add tahini, miso paste if using, and water by the tablespoon. Begin to mix dough with a spatula or your hands and add additional liquid as needed until a dough forms. Dough should stick together, pull away from sides of the bowl but not be too sticky to handle.
  4. If using vegan cheese, grate it finely or pulse in a food processor to break down into small pieces. Incorporate and mix into the dough.
  5. Place the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll out to create a thin layer. Aim for the thickness of a traditional cheez it (the thinner, the crispier the result!).
  6. Using a knife, cut horizontal lines and vertical lines to create cheez it sized squares, and poke a hole in the center of each square using a chopstick or other stick.
  7.  Bake at 350F degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are crisp and cracker is golden brown. Let cool completely before storing.


I recommend using Violife parmesan, as it grates wonderfully and has a great sharp taste to it.

Use salt to taste, and consider using a heavy hand–the original Cheez It is insanely salty, but you know your palate best!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15-20 mins
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: baking

Keywords: cheez its, vegan, gluten free, oil free, healthy snack, dairy free, vegan cheese