You know they’re salty and cheesy if you have ever eaten Cheez-Its. If you like savory foods, it’s a bit addictive.

Indeed, a little nutritional yeast and sea salt ( nutrition bomb ) can mimic the taste of real cheese without having to go into dairyland. It’s almost like magic.

This recipe is quick, easy, and healthy.

Mixing flours gives it a little more nutrition (oat and Cornmeal + Unbleached All-Purpose), and I added some olive oil to the vegan butter for extra food. It’s the nutritional yeast and cornmeal that give it a vibrant yellow, “cheesy” color.

You’re ready to go after 15 minutes! They taste almost identical, I tell you! John, who is a much harsher critic than me, agreed.


Crisp and slightly smoky

The cheezy way to say it

Addictions can be addictive

& Highly Shareable


  • Add more nutritional yeast for an intense “cheese-like” flavor.
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • Use the lower end of this range if you prefer since they are a bit cheesy/savory.
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour or unbleached flour for all purposes
  • Use 1/4 cup all-purpose flour instead of 1/4 cup oatmeal flour
  • 3 Tbsp of yellow cornmeal
  • 14 tsp of baking powder ( optional for fluffiness).
  • 3 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil (I used Earth Balance/ I mixed the two 1/2-1/2).
  • Cold water 2-4 Tbsp


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (176 C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a Food Processor and blend thoroughly.
  • Add olive oil or butter, and pulse until crumbly.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of cold water at a time until the dough is loose (see photo). Do not add too much water. Add a little bit at a time. You shouldn’t use more than 3 Tbsp. (As written in the original recipe // adjust for changes to batch size).
  • Remove the dough from the processor and shape it into a loose, round ball using your hands. Don’t be afraid to work and warm the dough with your hands. You are not kneading the dough but merely forming it into discs.
  • Roll the dough to 1/8th of an inch thickness with a lightly floured rolling pin. Cut the dough into squares using a cookie cutter, pizza cutter, or knife. Optional: Dot the centers with a fork prong or chopstick for more character/resemblance to a Cheez-It.
  • Bake for 12-17 mins or until golden and puffy. These are quite tender. Bake until golden brown for a crispier snack. This recipe makes about 70 crackers.

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