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Vegan Tahini “Cheez-Its”

  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: ~50 crackers
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan “cheez-its” made with nutritional yeast and a gluten-free almond oat base. Use tahini to keep these crackers oil-free with a sesame twist!


  • 1 1/2 TBSP nutritional yeast (+more as desired for “cheezy” flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup super fine almond flour
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • pinch of turmeric (optional for color)
  • 3 TBSP Eden Foods Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini
  • 45 TBSP filtered cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Next, add the dry ingredients to a food processor and process everything to thoroughly combine.
  3. Add the tahini and pulse everything again until it’s crumbly.
  4. Add cold water 1 TBSP at a time until it forms a loose dough. I used 4 TBSP, but use the least amount possible so you don’t have watered down dough!
  5. Remove the dough from processor and form it into a loose ball with your hands.
  6. Lay the ball on a lightly floured surface – I found parchment worked great as my flat surface – dust the top with flour, and roll the dough to 1/8th inch thick with a lightly floured rolling pin.
  7. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut cookie cutter shape to cut the dough into square crackers.
  8. Using a toothpick or chopstick, dot the centers to mimic the appearance of Cheez-Its.
  9. Bake the crackers for 15-18 minutes or until they’re puffy and golden brown. For a crispier cracker, bake until a deeper golden brown.
  10. Store leftover crackers in an airtight container for up to one week.


Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker and Pass the Plants

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Snack, Side
  • Method: Oven-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free