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Healthy Protein Goat Cheese Crackers

A few years ago, I made goat cheese crackers for Going Mom for Mother’s Day? As a former Cheez-It addict, these goat cheese crackers are whey healthier and even more addicting. My wife confirmed the addictive properties by making them disappear within 2 days.

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I promised to share the recipe then, and since I’m a man/dad/husband of my word, I’m sharing for all who care to see and try. Guys, forget the jewelry this Mother’s Day, these goat cheese crackers are the key to her heart and tastebuds!

Healthy Protein Goat Cheese Crackers



  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup unflavored protein powder
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese or plain yogurt
  • 4 ounces creamy goat cheese (aka chevre)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup favorite salsa; I use Drew’s Organic


  • Combine flour, oat bran, cheeses, salt, and cayenne in a food processor.
  • Pulse until crumbly and then add in salsa a little at a time, until dough comes together. (You may need to add more)
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and quick chill in freezer for 5 – 10 minutes or in fridge overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick silicone mats. Set aside.
  • Place dough between parchment paper or a silicone mat; it can be sticky. With a rolling pin, roll to 1/8-inch thickness.


  • Using a greased pizza cutter, cut into 2-inch squares or whatever size you like. Poke holes with a fork or toothpick in each one to help keep them from being to “puffy”. Slide parchment paper or mats onto baking sheets.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crackers turn a light brown and are crisp. Remove one to let cool and check to see if it’s crispy. If they are not crisp, bake a few minutes longer.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days (they won’t last that long!).


This is how the sheets will look after cooking in the oven, but it’s easy to break into the squares you formed.


I used unflavored whey protein powder to give these crackers a protein-packed punch. If you don’t have or don’t want to use protein powder, just sub more coconut flour or a mixture of nutritional yeast and coconut flour.

Rolled oats can be used as well if you don’t have or like the other dry ingredients. They will mix just fine after being pulsed in the food processor. Whatever you do, give these a go and have fun in the “process”.  Man I crack myself up.

These have a tendency of disappearing quickly, I highly recommend hiding a few for yourself or you’ll end up with zilch. I speak from experience…..

Avocado Goat Cheese Cookies

Avocado alone is awesome. Goat cheese alone is awesome. With this logic, it only makes sense to combine the two and make a cookie, right? Oh, and these might make a perfect surprise for your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. 😉

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I’m not sure what made me think of turning these two awesome ingredients into cookies, but my belly sure is happy!

Even if you don’t like one or both of these, you might be surprised at how delicious they are and their versatility. Great served in place of flatbread along with a meal, or as an after dinner treat with a drizzle of honey and more goat cheese smeared on top.

Take a little time this weekend (hopefully you have an extra day from President’s Day) and make these to go along with your next meal or for a quick and healthy snack.

Avocado Goat Cheese Cookies

by RC Liley

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 20 – 30 min

Keywords: bake appetizer dessert snack gluten-free low-carb

Ingredients (12 medium cookies)

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats; or just use more oat flour
  • 1/2 cup Stevia-based Baking Blend, 12 drops liquid stevia, or 4 stevia packets; you can use 1/2 cup honey, agave, or sugar instead (add more sweetener if you want a sweeter cookie)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon rosemary
  • 4 ounces goat cheese; I used the creamy kind in log form
  • 1/4 of a soft avocado
  • 2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a food processor, stand, or hand mixer, blend avocado, stevia or sweetener of choice, goat cheese, and egg until well combined.

Sift all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Add dry to wet and process or blend into a wonderfully fragrant cookie batter.

Use a tablespoon to scoop batter and plop onto parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes and flip over halfway through. Each oven varies, so just watch (and smell) these cookies while baking.

Remove and let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Eat and enjoy; sharing is up to you!

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Making cookies can be a fun experience as there are so many variables you can change to make it your own. Sure, you could throw some butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and chocolate chips together for a classic cookie, but that’s not unique at all, and definitely not the best as far as health is concerned. I know having them in moderation is perfectly fine, but c’mon, moderation is easily thrown out the window on any given day. I know from experience.

Hope you enjoy the day and these cookies with friends and family!