What is a recipe for healthy crackers for people with diabetes?

You don't have to give up crackers just because you're steering clear of carbs. These low-carb, high-fiber crackers are made with spelt flour -- which is also low in gluten. They're crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and great for snack attacks.

Click below to see chef Michel Nischan's simple method for making crackers with a high-protein cheese dip.

Spelt Crackers

1-1/2 cup light spelt flour
2 oz Arrowroot
1 cup sesame seeds
3 tbsp whole milk plain yogurt
1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup low sodium baking powder (non-aluminum)
1/2 cup cold water
2/3 tsp salt (optional)
canola cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients, adding water little by little, allowing dough to form.
3. Lightly flour work surface. With rolling pin, flatten dough onto prepared surface. Continue rolling it until it is approximately 1/8" thick.
4. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
5. Using cookie cutter, cut shapes in the dough and place them on prepared baking sheet. Prick each cracker with fork.
6. Bake crackers 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or store in airtight container.

Makes 36 servings

Amount Per Serving
Note: Optional items are not included in nutritional facts.

Serving Size: 1 each
Calories 48.2
Total Carbs 6 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Potassium 340.3 mg
Protein 1.8 g
Sodium 13.9 mg


Continue Learning about Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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