Flax Seed Crackers


I heard that if you mix flax seeds with an equal amount of water, soak them, and spread them thin, you'll get a tasty cracker. I heard right! These have a nutty, earthy flavor. They're light, but still sturdy enough for dips and spreads. Experiment with other seasonings if you like.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 20 mins
32 crackers


  • 1 cup raw flax seeds

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup cold water


  1. Place flax seeds in mixing bowl. Add salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. Pour in water. Stir. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheeting with a silicone mat or parchment.

  3. Transfer soaked flax seeds to prepared baking sheet. Spread out into a thin, flat rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick, using a spatula. Score the rectangle into about 32 small, rectangles.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until flax seeds have darkened and contracted slightly, about 3 hours. Cool in oven with door ajar. Break into individual crackers.

Chef's Notes:

I've been told that whole flax seeds are not fully digestible, and to get the health benefits you should use flax seed meal, but other sources are telling me that the soaking, and chewing takes care of that, maybe. Probably not a big deal unless you're going to eat a whole batch, but consider yourself warned if you are sensitive to high-fiber foods!

I find that these start to lose their crispiness after about a day, so if you make them ahead of time, I'd re-crisp them in the oven again for maybe 30 minutes to dry them back out.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
8g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 160mg 3%

* 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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