These Paleo Cheez-Its are easy, addicting, and perfectly crunchy! They’re literally the easiest thing ever. All you have to do is blend a few plantains with some olive oil, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and salt then spread the batter onto a sheet pan and bake for about 70-90 minutes.
Depending on how thick you make them will depend on how long they need to bake. I ended up taking the edges off around 50 minutes and letting the middle section cook a bit longer. The result is a cheesy tasting cracker that’s perfect for popping, dipping, and scooping up whatever dip your little heart chooses.
The reason I came up with this recipe is because Alex used to be addicted to Cheez-Its. It’s true, before my senior year of college we ate like totally crap. He would easily sit down with an entire box of them and finish them in one sitting. We are much healthier now (we could do better (hello tortillas chips and endless guac), but who couldn’t?) so I figured it was time to whip up a Paleo version. We don’t eat Paleo 100% of the time but we do eat gluten free 100% of the time. SO, even if there was just a gluten free recipe I could dream up for these the Paleo version would still win out every single time, mostly because there’s no flour of any kind to be had and it’s literally a ONE INGREDIENT base.
I’m kind of, sort of, addicted to all things plantain. These Paleo Buffalo Chicken Pizza Poppers are an indulgent favorite and these One Ingredient Paleo Tortillas are a staple. Plantains are so super versatile!
You can make these crackers as large or as small as you want too. If you’re using them to dunk into a dip or spread you’ll obviously want to go a little bigger than my poppable version. You could also get super creative with the seasonings instead of doing a cheese flavor. Here’s some ideas:
- Salt and pepper
Any others you’d add to that list??
- 2 green unripe plantains, peeled
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2.5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder