One of the tastiest crackers.  These taste naughty!  Very naughty!
Mad Creations Keto Barbecue Shapes Crackers on baking paper

I totally had to make a keto barbecue shapes cracker in honour of a childhood favourite by Arnotts.

I think most of us grew up eating Arnotts Barbecue Shapes, by the boxful. I remember eating my fair share any way.  So why not try and recreate a tasty keto cracker recipe that brings back those memories.

These crackers, taste pretty damn yum, with an almost cheddar flavoured cracker with seasonings very close to the original.

Boy do I remember the fights with my brothers over a box of Barbecue Shapes back when we were kids. Well at least now I don’t have to share if I don’t want lol.

Keto Barbecue Shapes Ingredients

These are pretty simple to make with mostly everyday keto ingredients

  1. Parmesan and mozzarella – yes this is not a dairy free keto recipe. Haha! Big on the cheesy flavour in this one.
  2. Almond meal – to be honest I have not tried any substitutes in this recipe to make them a nut free keto cracker, but I am sure they would work well with pepita meal.
  3. Sour cream – this could be substituted with cream cheese as well.
  4. Seasonings – apart from many you will find in your pantry I also use tomato powder in this keto cracker recipe. Tomato powder is available from iHerb or Herbies. 
crackers on baking paper

How to Make Homemade Tomato Powder

Tomato powder can easily be made by slicing tomatoes and dehydrating until crispy. Then just blitz in a food processor.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE THIS?

We’ll email this post to you, so you can come back to it later!

Receive our latest recipes.

It is a great recipe for using up excess tomatoes.

For all the Thermomix® owners this is just as easy as a quick 10 seconds/speed 10.

Store the tomato powder in an airtight container and use it for flavour in soups, stews, casseroles or over breads and pizzas.

Baking Tips for Barbecue Shapes

I am going to be honest here and say the baking time is a very loose guide. Don’t take these crackers out until they are fully crisp. Sometimes this means taking them out in small batches. The secret is to roll your base very thin. Due to moisture retaining of the cheese sometimes this takes a lot longer in the oven.

Also, when rolling out make sure you do this between some baking sheets, so it does not stick to the rolling pin. The dough should stick together if it is too dry add a little more sour cream BUT firstly if you can squeeze it into a ball and it holds together then it is the right consistency. Sometimes I find you need to trust the low carb recipe to work. My first test in all my recipes is to squeeze it together tightly. If it binds, then I know it will work.

Mad Creations Keto Barbecue Shapes Crackers on baking paper

If you love all Aussie old time favourites then why don’t you check out my delicious Aussie Icons eBook that is packed with many more of my favourites growing up all made keto.

Mad Creations Barbecue Shapes Keto Crackers

Keto Barbecue Shapes Crackers

One of the tastiest crackers.  These taste naughty!  Very naughty!
5 from 6 votes!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Crackers
Cuisine: Australian, Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 serves (4 crackers)
Tap or hover over number to scale ingredients
Print Pin Save Rate

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE THIS?

We'll email this post to you, so you can come back to it later!

Receive our latest recipes.

Ingredients 

Crackers

  • 30 g (1 oz) parmesan chopped
  • 85 g (3 oz) mozzarella grated
  • 220 g (2 cups) almond meal
  • 80 g (0.3 cups) sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) pink Himalayan salt

Seasoning

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 140℃ fan/325°F.
  • Place parmesan and mozzarella into food processor. Blend on high until finely grated.
  • Add almond meal and sour cream; mix until a dough forms.
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper until about 2-3mm thick.
  • Combine the seasoning and sprinkle liberally over the crackers. Cover with baking paper and press into the dough. Cut into shape. Bake 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. This can take longer at times to fully dry out the cracker.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Add parmesan and mozzarella to mixer; chop 10 sec/speed 10.
  • Add almond meal and sour cream to mixer; mix 20 sec/speed 6
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper until about 2-3mm thick. Combine the seasoning and sprinkle liberally over the crackers. Cover with baking paper and press into the dough. Cut into shape. Bake 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. This can take longer at times to fully dry out the cracker.

Notes

These crackers would taste great with just some cheese and chives on the top or throughout the mixture.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
If they crackers go soft you can re-crisp in a moderate oven for 5-10 minutes.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (4 crackers) | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 0.8mg | Net Carbs: 3g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Grab a copy of some of the very best keto cookbooks in store now 

Share This Recipe

11 responses to “Keto Barbecue Shapes Crackers”

  1. Jennifer

    Hi Megan,
    Where abouts do you get your Tomato Powder from?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Jennifer, I have added links and and Aussie brand in the blog post about the ingredients used. Alternatively you can dehydrate and mill your own from fresh tomatoes.

  2. Michelle

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I didn’t have mozzarella but did have some cheese cubes that no one likes. Thought might as well give it a go. Worked a treat. Seasoning is so close to BBQ shapes too.

  3. JOANNE CLARKE

    These are sooo delicious! Thankyou!,

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      They are pretty good arent they Joanne

  4. 5 stars
    OMG These are incredible!!!!
    I. can’t. even. cope.

  5. Lynda

    5 stars
    I just made a batch of these barbecue shapes . They are so close to the original version. Definitely a hit with the family and so easy to make.

    1. Megan

      Thanks fro the review Lynda. I saw your picture on FB and they actually looked like the real thing too.

  6. Wilma

    How well do they keep Megan?

    1. Megan

      They keep great for 1-2 weeks easy in an air tight jar or container.

  7. Megan

    5 stars
    Definitely one of the best tasting keto cracker recipes there is!

5 from 6 votes (2 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating