Water Crackers w/ Rosemary and Black Pepper

Water Crackers w/ Rosemary and Black Pepper

Grain-Free Water Crackers (with Rosemary and Cracked Black Pepper)

Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Paleo

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These water crackers are crispy, buttery, and perfect for anything you want to top them with. And fortunately, water crackers are already easily vegan and Paleo-friendly. The addition of our Cassava Flour makes them grain-free too, yet so delicious they'll please even the pickiest of eaters. Great as appetizers, party snacks or anytime you're looking for a little salty crunch!


  • 2 ½ cups Otto’s Naturals - Cassava Flour
  • ¾ cup butter or olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Flaky salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In your food processor combine the cassava flour, ½ cup room temperature butter or oil, salt, water, rosemary, and black pepper. Process until a smooth dough is formed.*
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out one portion on a parchment paper until 1/16-inch thick, and keep the other dough portions in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Cut into desired shapes using a biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, sharp knife or pizza cutter, leaving at least ¼-inch between crackers. Remove remaining scraps and combine with the unrolled dough.
  5. Prick each cracker using a fork (to avoid puffing). Melt remaining ¼ cup butter (or use olive oil) and gently brush on crackers. Lightly salt the tops of the crackers.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven on a middle oven rack for 6-8 minutes or until lightly brown and crispy. Turn your trays halfway through baking.
  7. Transfer baked crackers to a cooling rack. They will get crispier as they cool.
  8. Repeat steps with remaining dough.

*Dough note: If the dough is too dry, add more water 1 teaspoon at a time. If it is too wet, add additional cassava flour 1 Tablespoon at a time. Don’t worry, you cannot over work this dough!

**Baking note: Crackers that are thinner will start to brown. Adjust cooking time according to the thickness and size of your crackers.

Fun Facts about Black Pepper and Rosemary

Sometimes the most unsuspecting ingredients hold the biggest surprises. Both black pepper and rosemary contain properties traditionally considered beneficial to help improve memory and aid in digestion. Here are some interesting facts about black pepper and rosemary:

  • Black pepper has been known as a healer in ancient Chinese medicine while rosemary helps clear the brain. Thus, it helps heal your body by adding both black pepper and rosemary to your food.
  • Both contain antioxidants.
  • Black pepper helps with digestion. It contains a compound called piperine that helps support brain, digestive and nervous health.
  • Rosemary has many health benefits including improving digestion and helping with circulation; reducing cholesterol and blood pressure; fighting the effects of aging; neutralizing free radicals to protect against disease; promoting healthy skin; helping freshen your breath! 

Now let's get cookin'!

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