Homemade goldfish crackers are surprisingly easy to make. With 6 ingredients total –almond flour, salt, baking soda, cheddar cheese, olive oil, and egg, they make a fantastic low-carb, gluten-free snack for kids and adults alike.
Low-Carb Keto Goldfish Crackers
And since these Goldfish Crackers are low-carb and full of healthy fat, they’re definitely the perfect snack for those of you on a Keto Diet. If you’re a fan of the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet you’ll want to check out my Keto Diet Recipes page!
Healthy Goldfish Crackers Recipe
This low-carb goldfish crackers recipe is a bit sentimental for me since I grew up on processed, packaged goldfish crackers as a kid.
Low-Carb Keto Goldfish Crackers
- 1¼ cup blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large egg
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cheese
- Pulse in oil and eggs until well combined
- Divide dough into 2 pieces
- Place 1 piece of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll to ¼-inch thick
- Remove top layer of parchment paper
- Use a goldfish cookie cutter to cut out little fish
- Transfer goldfish to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Roll leftover dough and place in refridgerator; repeat process with second piece of dough
- Bake at 350°F for 13-15 minutes
How to Make Homemade Goldfish Crackers
As you might imagine, cutting out dozens of tiny goldfish crackers can take a bit of time. If you want to save time and would enjoy a cracker that is more like a gluten-free Cheez-It, simply cut the dough into squares after you roll it out on the parchment paper, and then transfer the parchment paper (dough and all) to the baking sheet.
Grain-Free Goldfish Crackers
If you’re wondering if these are Paleo goldfish crackers, the answer is, I don’t know. It depends on what your definition of Paleo is. It depends on which foods your body can digest. It depends on what you consider a real food. I can tell you for sure though that these are grain-free goldfish crackers and that my boys and I love them!
Use Organic Dairy in Goldfish Crackers Recipe
Be sure to use organic dairy when you make this recipe. We use organic dairy in our house as it is better for the children, the cows, and our environment overall, and we do not wish to support the regular use of antibiotics in animal husbandry.
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Dairy-Free Goldfish Crackers Recipe
Please leave a comment and let me know if you’d like me to create a dairy-free goldfish cracker recipe. If enough of you raise your hand and request it, I’ll get to work on it for you this fall!
Low-Carb Keto Crackers Recipes
Here are some of my low-carb keto cracker recipes for you:
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in February 2015.
Julie Ann Mann says
I have grandchildren who need dairy free, gluten free and sugar free. I’d love a dairy free fishy cracker recipe for them.
Thanks for letting me know Julie!
Huge fan Elana! I would love a dairy free option as my children can never have goldfish with their buddies. Your recipes are all amazing and have made this journey of raising my sons who are DF/GF so much easier . Thank you!
Bridget, you are so welcome! I have to get the dairy-free version of this recipe finalized for you and everyone else :-)
My son is anaphylactic to egg. Any ideas for a good sub?
Amanda, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Sara Dawn says
Egg replacer for recipes = One tablespoon of ground flaxseeds soaked in 3 tablespoons of water equals one egg. :)
Karen Zalenski says
My husband is allergic to nuts could I use another type of flour, I bake alot with coconut
Flour, could I substitute the flour.
Karen, for more on that go here:
Have a fantastic day!
Cyndi Broussard says
My daughter would love these. Is there a substitute for almond flour?
Cyndi, I haven’t tried that so not sure –feel free to experiment :-)
I made them square and will make them a bit bigger next time
But they are very tasty
Thank you for all them lovely recipes
Helene, you’re so welcome!
Hello Elena! (such a pretty name!) I’m a new subscriber. I stumbled upon your website while searching for ‘grain free’ recipes and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your recipes.. I’m 36 with four children and was diagnosed with Hashimotos seven years ago.. I followed the Specific Carbohydrate diet (SCD) for two years and stayed Gluten free but started eating grains (bad idea).. I started getting severe varicose veins and migraine headaches but didn’t want to give up the convenience that a grain diet would give me.. I’ve finally come to my senses and regained some self-control (with a lot of prayer!).. And that’s when I found you I’ve cut out all grains and sugar but I still use honey.. Is that ok? It’s been about 2 weeks and had some mild withdrawal symptoms but it was SO worth it! I’m feeling so much better! THANK YOU SO MUCH❤️
Katie, thanks for your comment! I’m so glad that we’re on this grain-free healing path together. We are all biochemical individuals so what works for me may or may not work for you. However, it sounds like you are very adept at listening to your body and very much on the right track! Here’s a link to all of my grain-free recipes for you:
HOW MANY FOR A SERVING, WHAT IS THE CARB COUNT PER SERVING
Dear Gail, thanks so much for your comment! For more information on that please go here:
I hope you have a wonderful day!
I would greatly appreciate a gluten and dairy free version!
There are dairy free cheeses in the shops
I used bio life !
J Ross says
I would love to see a dairy free goldfish cracker recipe too. We are dairy free and Gluten free in our house. Goldfish were a favorite before the allergies arrived.
J, thanks so much!
Gina Kim says
Yes….please do a dairy free recipe…..we were hesitant to try this one because it called for cheese however we are giving it a try tonight but would prefer one without being very at all. Thanks so much!