DIY Low Carb Crackers
What do you do when you are low carb and you miss crunchy things like crackers? If you are like me, you make your own low carb crackers of course.
I am not one for doing things from scratch in terms of making low carb baked goods. So I cheated. Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas are what I use to make these gems. Obsessed is a word I use for this breakfast. This lunch. This dinner. My kids tease me because I eat it so often. Peanut butter and strawberry preserves on my low carb “crackers”. LOVE.
I had gone low carb and lost about 50 pounds in total. Eating low carb curbs my appetite and that along with exercise is the combo that drops the pounds for me. This is idea for low carb crackers is one of my most favorite discoveries.
How to make Low Carb Crackers
I started out using the flour tortilla’s from Mission (the Carb Balance ones) to make my low carb crackers. Peanut butter with some strawberry preserves on the tortilla’s is just so good, especially on the whole wheat version. A good low carb pizza can be made with the flour version, whole wheat not so much. The only thing missing was crunch for me in my low carb adventures. One day I decided that I would pop my tortilla into the toaster oven. The tortilla in a toaster oven results in something oh so much like a cracker! I have made many, but I now bake them in the toaster oven so it is more even of a crunch throughout. Talk about striking someone’s fancy!
Here is what you do. Buy some Mission brand Carb Balance Tortilla’s. I get the burrito size at Sam’s club and they have them at Walmart. Recently I saw that they have the taco size ones at Walmart. DO NOT buy the taco size ones. Reason? Look at the unit price!!! Not the purchase price, which is almost the same per bag. In each package there are 8, but the burrito ones are 20 oz a bag and the taco ones are 12 oz. Simple CRAZINESS!!!
Take those babies home and pop one in the toaster oven or bake it in your oven. Put it in about 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. After it is baked, take it out and wave it around to cool it off (I hate my peanut butter to melt). This does not take long. Snap that bad boy into pieces and smear the peanut butter goodness on it. Add some strawberry preserves on it and you are good to go. The sugar content in my topping choice, makes this not so much a low carb treat….but the “cracker” part is!
There you have it folks, DIY low carb crackers. Use these as you would any cracker. Enjoy!
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