Bake Your Own Cheesy Crackers

Bake Your Own Cheesy Crackers

Bake your own cheesy crackers at home with this easy, tasty and nutritious recipe. They're the perfect balance of flavour and fun.

Cheesy Crackers Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp red or black quinoa, uncooked
  • 30g / 1.1oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 85g / 3oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 30g / 1.1oz parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 150°C / 300°F / Gas Mark 2.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the quinoa, butter, cheese and spices together until you have a cheesy butter spread. 
  3. Add the flour. Mix with a fork to break up the butter clumps until you have a pebble consistency. Use your fingertips to push out any big butter lumps. 
  4. Add the cold water and bring it together into a shaggy dough. 
  5. Flour a board and roll the dough out to 0.5cm / 0.2" thick. Cut into animal shapes, or alphabet shapes or cookie cutter shapes, or simply score into squares. Poke a couple of holes into each square to stop the cracker from puffing up. 
  6. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden.


Bake Your Own Cheesy Crackers recipe by Hayley McKee. Styling + photography by Jacinta Moore. Originally published in Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 22.