Nacho Cheese Triangles

These high-protein Nacho Cheese Triangles are made with just 7 ingredients. They’re an easy savory scones recipe and also a great healthy breakfast recipe. We like to serve them as a gluten-free Super Bowl snack because they quiet the hunger of rowdy guests. Full of high-protein ingredients like almond flour, egg, and cheese, no one will guess that they’re gluten-free and low-carb because they taste so good!

I’ve been strictly gluten-free since 1998, when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Way back when in 2001, I went paleo and have been totally grain-free ever since. During that time I’ve created hundreds of easy grain-free recipes with as few ingredients as possible. Why? To save you time in the kitchen! These easy savory scones are another healthy recipe that you can whip up in minutes.

I hope you enjoy these gluten-free savory scones as much as we do!

Nacho Cheese Triangles

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Servings 12 triangles



  • In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, chipotle, chili, and cheese
  • In a small bowl Whisk egg
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry
  • Form dough into a large circle, 1-inch thick
  • Cut dough like a pizza, into 12 slices
  • Using a metal baking spatula move slices apart, leaving 2-inches between
  • Bake at 375°F for 9-10 minutes
  • Serve with Guacamole
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
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Here are some of my other healthy low-carb snack recipes:

If you are on a dairy-free diet, the Paleo Tortilla Chips and Salt and Pepper Cracker recipes above do not contain dairy. For more dairy-free recipes, take a look at my Dairy-Free Diet page.


100 responses to “Nacho Cheese Triangles”

  1. Elana, you’re our hero today! I just made your Nacho Cheese Triangles for Super Bowl XL, but they’re so good I’m afraid they’re going to disappear before I can get the Avocado spread made or before the game even starts! :-) Note: I didn’t have any Chipotle powder so subbed some Chipotle Tabasco sauce.

    I opened my first bag of Honeyville almond flour this morning and started out with your Silver Dollar Pancake recipe – awesome!!! Topped with berries and some sugar-free maple syrup they were a huge hit!

    Next I made your Sesame Crackers served with cream cheese and sugar-free cranberry sauce. I’m watching as they disappear too! Note: Next time I need to get them rolled a bit thinner. The ones on the edges that are thinner are a bit crunchier, but even the thicker ones are delicious.

    Will finish with one of your dessert recipes and call it a day. I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and recipes. You’re making me a very popular mom around here! :-)

  2. I just made these and only cut my round into eight triangles to get a bigger, scone-like biscuit. Elena, they’re divine!! I’m not surprised; your recipes are always wonderful. These kind of taste like those deadly cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster, a taste I never thought I’d be able to indulge in again because of the terrible ingredients. What a treat!!

    • i too had to use 2 eggs to even get the flour saturated. but 2 eggs worked like a charm. i have a hard time finding “large” eggs. all seem to be roughly the same size, but two of my local farm’s eggs worked great. i also used 1/2 t cayenne & 1/2 t pimenton to sub for chipotle powder, which i have yet to find.

  3. I made these last night and they were AMAZING. Such a great healthy option! I used half the salt and more chili powder…love spicy food! I finished them off today for lunch (paired with a salad). Mmmm I love cheese :) Thanks Elana!!

  4. YOU WIN! I ordered more almond flour yesterday. I just couldn’t take it anymore. These look awesome. MMmm. Although there will be no football involved when I make them. ;)

    Cute football pops. Unless Baby Yum takes up football, I’m unlikely to make them but they are so creative! And they have homemade charm. ;)


    ps you may have deduced- I’m not a football fan! lol.

    • I’m with you Sea. Not only do we not pay attention to football, we don’t even have a TV. LOL

      But, good snacks are good snacks no matter what you’re doing.

      I had trouble with the consistency of this recipe. It wouldn’t stick together, was very crumbly. I ended up adding an extra egg. The vote came out: 1 no, 1 ok, and 1 yes. Maybe I just need the right dip for them?

  5. Thank you, Karen! I found Daiya at Whole Foods last night! And yes, it tastes like real cheese! Can’t wait to try it in this recipe. :)

  6. These look great! I will not be adding the spice, too hot for me. But am looking forward to the cheesy treats. Thanks Elena!

    • Did you use celtic sea salt? I made the mistake of using regular table salt for a few of Elana’s recipes and they were rendered inedible. I think celtic sea salt must be much less “salty” tasting.

      • Thanks Tara, I did use celtic sea salt.. (and I usually like salty food), but this was strange, because I’m pretty sure I could taste the baking soda too, which was just awful. I’ll try again with half.. but it’s weird that a lot of people had great success.

    • i just made these and had the same salt issue. maybe it’s because i used 6oz daiya cheese and 2oz nutritional yeast instead of cheddar. while i read some comments before making these, didn’t read this one until batch was in the oven. i liked the texture and the flavor of the nachos, but had to throw out the batch due to saltiness. will definitely make again with no salt. also, dough wouldn’t hold together well with just the egg as only wet ingredient, so added another egg white and 2 1/2 T water.

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