Gluten-Free Butter Crackers


My husband just hasn't found a good cracker since going gluten-free, and he loved his butter crackers! I adapted this recipe from several different ones I was able to find on the web. Now I have to control what my non-GF kids eat so that dad will have some for the next day! These are not light and flaky, but the taste is definitely there! Welcome back peanut butter and crackers, cheese and crackers, plain crackers for nomming on! Also, I would expect you could add seasonings like garlic or sprinkle with Parmesan instead of salt, and kick it up a notch.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
21 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 6 mins
40 crackers


  • ½ cup tapioca flour

  • ½ cup brown rice flour

  • ¼ cup white rice flour

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup softened butter

  • 5 tablespoons whole milk

  • sea salt to taste

  • cooking spray


  1. Mix tapioca flour, brown rice flour, white rice flour, sugar, xanthan gum, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the bowl of a stand mixer set with the whisk attachment; cut in butter using the whisk setting, starting on low and working up to medium, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides and bottoms, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Slowly pour milk into butter-flour mixture while mixer is on low. Gradually increase speed and mix until batter is well mixed. Cover bowl and let dough sit for 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 pieces parchment paper with cooking spray.

  4. Roll dough on 1 of the sprayed sheets parchment paper. Top with the other parchment sheet, spray-side down, and roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Remove the top sheet and pat any edges back toward the middle if they are thinner than the rest to prevent burnt edges on the crackers.

  5. Cut dough into cracker shapes using a pizza cutter and prick each square with a fork. Place parchment paper with crackers on a baking sheet and place on the middle rack in the oven.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Sprinkle sea salt over crackers; continue baking until crackers are browned and crisp, 18 to 25 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet or transfer crackers to a wire rack.

Cook's Notes:

I like to keep butter on the counter in a butter bell. This gives me instant access to soft butter for meals or baking.

Also, I would guess these would freeze just fine, but I've never had any around long enough to freeze them and I don't have an air vac system to test out that storage method.

If you have Expandex(R) tapioca flour, you may want to try that in place of the tapioca flour, but I don't have access to that up here in Alaska.

The dough can be placed in the refrigerator after mixed in Step 2. Just take it out 15 minutes before using so it can warm to room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
5g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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