Indulge in the savory and crispy goodness of these Keto Cheese Straws, a delightful low-carb snack that satisfies your cheese cravings without derailing your dietary goals. Made with simple ingredients, these crunchy cheese straws are a perfect option for anyone following a low-carb lifestyle. With their irresistible cheese flavor and satisfying texture, these snacks are sure to become a favorite go-to option for cheese lovers looking for a guilt-free treat. Whether you need a snack to accompany your movie night or want to impress guests, these keto cheese straws are the perfect choice for a satisfying nibble.
Servings: Makes approximately 24 cheese straws
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, softened butter, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
- Mix all the ingredients until a dough forms, ensuring that the cheeses and other ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Divide the dough in half and shape each portion into a ball.
- Place one dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out into a rectangular shape, about 1/8 inch thick. Repeat with the second dough ball.
- Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the rolled-out dough into thin strips, about ½ inch wide and 4-5 inches long.
- Gently transfer the strips onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each cheese straw.
- Bake the cheese straws in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
- Once baked, remove the cheese straws from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
- Store the cooled keto cheese straws in an airtight container, and they will remain crispy for several days.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (2 cheese straws, approximate values):
- Calories: 161
- Total Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Cholesterol: 37mg
- Sodium: 208mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 2g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 7g