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For a crispy crunch and lots of satisfying fiber, look no further than these flax seed crackers! If you keep a well-stocked pantry, you probably have everything you need to make homemade flax crackers in about 30 minutes.
Once they’re baked, pair these salted flax crackers with cheeses and fruits, or pile them onto a charcuterie board! For a crispier crunch, try my baked cheddar parmesan crisps next.
Why You’ll Love This Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
- Warm multigrain flavor
- Crispy, crunchy texture
- Just 3 simple ingredients, plus seasonings of your choice
- Ready in about 30 minutes
- Rich in fiber
- Less than 1g net carbs per serving
- Naturally keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and whole30
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for keto flax meal crackers, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Golden Flaxseed Meal – This ground flaxseed has a flour-like texture and forms the base of the crackers. I prefer the more neutral flavor of the golden variety, but you can use brown flaxseed meal instead if you like.
- Golden Flaxseeds – Adds more texture to the crackers. You could also substitute chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, shelled pumpkin seeds, or brown flax seeds. Or you could skip them altogether and use only flaxseed meal.
- Spices – Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning (optional), and garlic powder (optional). You can substitute equal amounts of your favorite herbs and spices, such as paprika, rosemary, thyme, or onion powder.
- Water – Helps activate the flaxseed meal so the crackers hold together.
How To Make Flax Seed Crackers
This section shows how to make baked flax seed crackers with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Mix dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine flaxseed meal, flaxseeds, and spices.
- Add water. Pour water into the bowl and mix well until a uniform dough takes shape.
- Roll. Place the mixture between sheets of parchment and roll to 1/8-inch thickness.
- Score. Remove the top layer of parchment and transfer dough to a baking pan. Score a grid of 1.5 inch squares.
TIP: Do not separate the crackers yet. You’ll be able to break them apart easily after baking, so no need to pull them apart now.
- Bake. Bake crackers until lightly browned. Cool fully before breaking apart.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are flax crackers keto?
While flax is naturally keto friendly, not all flaxseed crackers are keto because they can include high-carb ingredients like white flour. Always check labels to make sure your crackers are keto friendly. Better yet, make them yourself so you know for sure!
Why is the dough hard to roll?
Flaxseed meal creates a naturally sticky dough, but placing it between sheets of parchment will prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin.
Can I use only flax seeds or only flax seed meal, instead of both?
Yes, you can.
- To use only flax seeds: Measure out the same amount of seeds (1 cup) and mix with the water, then let the mixture soak overnight. Mix well before rolling out the next day. This method is a bit more work and requires waiting, which is why I don’t make them this way.
- To use only flaxseed meal: Simply omit the flax seeds. Flaxseed meal crackers work without any whole seeds if you don’t want them.
Store salted flax crackers in an airtight container on the counter for 1-2 weeks.
Can you freeze flax crackers?
Yes! Make sure crackers are completely cooled, then store in an airtight container in the freezer.
What To Serve With Flax Seed Crackers
These crackers taste so good all on their own, or paired with lots of dips and toppings!
- Dips – Dunk crackers in crack dip, guacamole, hummus, salsa, or bacon ranch dip.
- Spreads – Pair flax crackers with a cheese ball, plain cream cheese, nut butters, or strawberry jam.
- Meats – Top crackers with homemade lox, chicken salad, or crisp bacon.
More Healthy Snack Recipes
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Flax Seed Crackers (3 Ingredients!)
This flax seed crackers recipe is easy, crunchy, and uses 3 basic ingredients. Customize the seasonings on your flax crackers to your liking!
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
In a large bowl, stir together the flaxseed meal, flaxseeds, sea salt, and black pepper. If desired, add the optional Italian seasoning and garlic powder, or any other dried herbs or spices that you like.
Pour in the water and mix well, until a uniform dough forms.
Place the dough between two lightly oiled pieces of parchment paper and roll out into a thin rectangle, about 12 x 9 inches (30 x 23 cm) and 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick.
Gently peel off the top piece of parchment paper. Slide the bottom piece of parchment with the dough onto a large baking sheet. Score in a grid pattern to make 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) square crackers. (You will break the crackers apart along the score lines later, after baking.)
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until crackers are lightly browned.
Cool completely before breaking apart.
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Serving size: 6 crackers
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