Peppered cashew flour crackers are a delicious snack to make at home! Enjoy these crispy vegan crackers plain or with a dip or spread!
So, it looks like this is the last cashew recipe you will see on my blog. Remember Baby Bee’s bad reaction to cashew flour a couple of weeks ago?
Well, we went to the allergist this week to do skin testing to confirm his allergy to cashews, and he is most definitely allergic. Due to the size of his reaction (the bump and redness on his back were pretty extreme from the skin test), I was told that it is not safe for us to have any tree nuts at all in our house. So I have been cleaning out our kitchen…I’ve removed the almond flour, all tree nuts for baking, and the almond milk from our fridge.
I have to admit, this new development is sort of daunting. I wasn’t expecting a nut allergy…no one in my family has a nut allergy, or any food allergy for that matter. But it will be okay. We have our Epi-Pens, and we are going to be very careful to avoid any product that has any risk of tree nut cross contamination. I just feel bad for the poor little guy, because a cashew allergy is so serious. It makes me a little nervous. Actually, to be honest, I was very freaked out at first. There just seem to be so many places that cross contamination can happen.
But we will get used to this change. One thing that is bothering me is what milk should we drink? We don’t do dairy here, and I LOVE almond milk. What’s your favorite non-dairy, non-nut milk?
So, on to these peppered cashew flour crackers. I made these about a month ago, and they were delicious.
Now, if you are like me, and have a nut allergy in your house, you can easily substitute more whole spelt flour for the cashew flour. If you haven’t made crackers before, it is so easy! You should definitely give it a try. Just make sure that you roll the dough out very thin, and then keep an eye on them while they are baking. Because the dough is so thin, it’s easy for the crackers to get too well done.
Peppered Cashew Flour Crackers.
Crispy, savory, peppered cashew flour crackers are a tasty vegan snack!
- ⅓ cup cashew flour
- ⅔ cup whole spelt flour
- 1 ½ Tablespoons vegan buttery spread melted
- ⅓ cup cold water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- salt for top
Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Add the water and melted vegan buttery spread and stir until the dough forms a ball.
Put the dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top, and roll the dough out very thin. Peel back the top sheet of parchment paper and remove.
Using the parchment paper on the bottom of the dough, move the dough to a cookie sheet.
Score the dough using a very sharp knife. I made my crackers about one inch square.
Sprinkle a bit of water on the crackers and smooth it over the surface. Sprinkle with sea salt,
Bake at 400 degrees for about ten minutes. Once the crackers cool, break them apart.
Store in an airtight container. Makes about 50 crackers.
Anyway, there you go! Delicious homemade crackers. That’s a fun little project for you this weekend!
Do any of you have a tree nut allergy in your family?
Can you use butter if you are not vegan in the recipe?? Thanks! Jennifer
You sure can!
Coconut milk is my favourite (apart from almond milk). You can put it in hot drinks and it doesn’t curdle like soya. I like coconut (was surprised to learn that it is a fruit rather than a nut) and use a lot of oil, for cooking and stirred into things like porridge. I don’t put any ‘milk’ in porridge because it forms oat milk anyway and with coconut oil stirred in as well and some fruit it is delicious. I sometimes make coconut milk kefir which is very healthy with the probiotics. Good luck, I know it is difficult trying to cope with allergies, some people in my family have them and I avoid gluten.
That’s a good idea about the coconut milk kefir! We do drink a lot of coconut milk over here. Thanks for your ideas! :)
I make coconut milk with unsweetened coconut,it has a very light coconut flavor though. It’s also in stores but comes with a list of questionable ingredients.
Wow, good for you for making your own! We are trying coconut milk now….so far we like the SO Delicious Coconut Milk pretty well.
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen
I’m sorry that you have to worry about a nut allergy now. Food allergies are so scary! My kids don’t have them, but I always have kids in my class each year who do so we have to be very careful. These crackers look so crisp and tasty!
It is very tough, Kristine! A nut allergy is new to me, and this is definitely the most that he has ever reacted to anything. And we were eating a lot of nuts, so it is odd to have to clear them all out of the kitchen now.
Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that he has a nut allergy! Maybe switch to rice milk?
On another note, these crackers look delicious!
Thanks, Lisa! We are trying coconut milk now!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
O no :( But at least you have all the great seeds! Flax, sunflower, hemp, pumpkin, even quinoa makes amazing milk!
Thanks for the tip! I knew about hemp milk, but not about the others!
Katie @ Produce On Parade
Poor little fella! It might seem daunting now, but it will be easier as time passes. My husband has reactions to dairy, and it’s in EVERYTHING. I sympathize! Luckily there are lots of other seeds/milk to substitute :)
Thank you! I know, dairy is so hard to avoid! So is gluten. So many people have food allergies nowadays, it’s so crazy!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
I don’t think I could live without my almond milk! But it’s so good you figured out his nut allergy soon before he had a really bad reaction. Maybe try hemp milk? Or rice milk? These crackers sound delicious!
Thank you, Natalie! I will definitely try hemp milk! I think that rice milk is not recommended for little kids because of the chance of arsenic?
These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them out.
We use rice milk and the whole family loves it. I cook/bake with it all the time…it doesn’t have a strong flavor so it blends in well. It reminds me of non-fat milk…light in color and flavor.
Thank you for the tip, Maris! I think that rice milk is not recommended for little ones because of the levels of aresnic. But when he gets older, that will work!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love the looks of these crackers, Kelly! I’ve never tried cashew flour before, but it sounds like it’s perfect for these crunchy crackers!
Try it, it’s pretty tasty!
Have you ever tried rice milk before? I’m not sure if that would be bad for your little guy or not, but I see it in the grocery stores a lot…Hope this transition into nut-free foods goes smoothly for you guys!
These crackers look amazing and so addicting! Pinning.
Thank you, Sarah!