Vegan Cheese Crackers–Just Like Cheezits and Goldfish!!

Our poor baby has not been doing well. At all. We found she has a milk sensitivity and are now going through the horrible process of trying to find the RIGHT formula for her. Soy? Lactose Free? Or the $30 a can Nutramigen or Alimentum? Unfortunately, I’ve tried to breastfeed exclusively. I would LOVE to breastfeed exclusively. But I’m only able to partially. For whatever reason, each of my babies has come 5 weeks or earlier, and the milk just doesn’t come in like it’s supposed to when they are in the newborn ICU.

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I’ve (almost) given up chocolate, but now it’s been recommended that I exclude dairy too. My husband told me yesterday, “why not just formula feed exclusively? You’re giving up your two favorite things!”

Yes, chocolate has been MURDER to give up. But dairy? My dad had a dairy allergy growing up and I rarely remember eating anything with cheese on it. I grew up on soymilk and asking the pizza guy to leave the cheese off the pizza. Dairy for me won’t be hard to give up at all.

One of the bloggers I continuosly send recipes to my vegan parents is Chloe Coscarelli. of Chef Chloe. She does an incredible job of trying to recreate childhood favorites into vegan form. When I saw her recent post for goldfish crackers, I had to try it. These Vegan Cheese Crackers were perfect.

Just one problem. I didn’t have any goldfish cracker molds. (But you can find one here). So I improvised and cut the dough into circles using a medicine cup then drew a happy face on them using a candle for eyes and a toothpick for the mouth.

These Vegan Cheese Crackers taste just like regular cheese cracker recipes and are the perfect vegan snack!

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Vegan Cheese Crackers–Just Like Cheezits and Goldfish!!

Vegan Cheese Crackers–Just Like Cheezits and Goldfish!!

This vegan cheese cracker recipe tastes just like Cheez It's and Goldfish crackers!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric (For color)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper (optional, but recommended for adults)
  • 5 tablespoons vegan margarine (Look for Earth Balance)
  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine the flour, nutritional yeast, salt, onion powder, and turmeric. Pulse until combined. Add margarine, pulse approximately 10-15 times until dough becomes crumbly. Add water slowly, continue processing just until mixture just comes together.
  3. Sprinkle a light layer of flour onto your work surface then roll out the dough until it is 1/8-inch thick. It will be easier to roll if you work with half of the dough at a time. Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-15 minutes until golden and very lightly browned. Let cool and store at room temperature in a tightly sealed container or bag.
  4. Will stay fresh up to two weeks.

Recipe From Chef

Answering Your Questions:

1. What is Nutritional Yeast?   2. What is tumeric? 3. What does nutritional yeast taste like? Nutritional yeast has a cheddar like flavor 4. Can I substitute another type of yeast? No. 5. Can i substitute another type of flour? Absolutely. Let us know in the comments how it turned out.

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  1. I am definately going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. i’m all out of onion powder… would it be okay to just leave it out?

    • burntapple says:

      You can leave it out if you want. The onion powder gives it a little flavor so if you want to you can also sub garlic powder. Enjoy!

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