Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Parmesan Crackers

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Servings: 8
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 40 minutes


  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated vegetable flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold reduced-fat margarine
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • dash of cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, Parmesan cheese, dehydrated vegetable flakes, baking powder, and salt (if using).
  2. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut margarine into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Make a well in the center and stir in the milk to form a stiff dough.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball and chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F while the dough is chilling.
  6. When you're ready to bake, roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/8-inch thickness.
  7. Cut out with small cookie cutters into desired shape. (You can make animal crackers like we did, if you want.  Or you can just make round Parmesan crackers.)
  8. Transfer cut out crackers to a non-stick cookie sheet (you can use parchment paper, if you want).
  9. Prick surface of crackers with a fork.
  10. Bake 4 to 5 minutes, until crackers are lightly browned on the bottom. Using a wide spatula, turn cracker over and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until browned on the bottom.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Per 7-cracker serving:122 calories (40% calories from fat), 6 g total fat (1.4 g saturated fat), 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 3 mg cholesterol, 182 g sodium
Exchanges:1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch), 1 fat


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