Flax Seed Crackers Recipe: Crunchy, Nutritious, and Delicious!

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Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
Crispy homemade flax seed crackers, perfect for snacking or pairing with your favorite dips, made with simple ingredients and a bit of patience. Enjoy these healthy and delicious treats!

Hey there, it’s your friend Austin from Beyond the Bayou Blog! I’ve got a tasty little recipe to share with y’all today – Homemade Flax Seed Crackers.

A few months back, I was trying to cut down on processed snacks, but those store-bought “healthy” crackers were just too bland for my Louisiana tastebuds. That’s when I stumbled upon this simple flax cracker recipe. Just a few basic ingredients, but so much flavor packed into those crispy little bites! They’ve become my go-to snack for munching or serving with dips.

The best part? These crackers are ridiculously easy to whip up. No fancy equipment needed, just a bowl and a baking sheet. Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free for those with dietary restrictions. But even my most picky eaters gobble ’em up! So let’s get baking, shall we? Your new favorite cracker awaits.

Overview: How To Make Flax Seed Crackers?

overview: how to make Flax Seed Crackers

I love making homemade flaxseed crackers because they’re incredibly nutritious and perfect for snacking. This recipe is straightforward, requiring just a few basic ingredients: flax seeds, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne for a little kick.

The process is simple but does require some patience. After mixing the flax seeds with the seasonings and water, let them soak overnight in the fridge. This allows the seeds to absorb the water and become gel-like, making them easier to spread.

The next day, you spread the soaked flax seeds onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, score them into cracker-sized pieces, and bake at a low temperature for about three hours.

The result is crispy, flavorful crackers that are perfect with your favorite dips or just on their own. These crackers are a staple in my kitchen, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do! Try this recipe with Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for a perfect balance of textures and flavors.

Flax Seed Crackers Recipe_ Crunchy, Nutritious, and Delicious!

Flax Seed Crackers Recipe

Crispy homemade flax seed crackers, perfect for snacking or pairing with your favorite dips, made with simple ingredients and a bit of patience. Enjoy these healthy and delicious treats!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Soaking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 11 hours 10 minutes
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 32 Crackers

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • Silicone mat or parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw flax seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup cold water

Instructions

  • Place flax seeds in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Pour in cold water and stir.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200°F (95°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Transfer soaked flax seeds to the 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.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 3 hours until the flax seeds have darkened and contracted slightly.
  • Cool in the oven with the door ajar, then break into individual crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
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Variations that Can Be Tried!

  • Flavoring Variations: You can customize the flavor of these flax crackers as much as you like. Add dried or fresh herbs, chili powder, curry powder, or even powdered superfood greens. Flaxseeds have a neutral taste, so get creative!
  • Extra Fiber and Flavor: Mix in the leftover pulp from juicing to add extra fiber and more flavor.
  • Flaxseed Varieties: Flaxseed, also known as linseed, comes in brown and gold varieties. I prefer the golden flaxseed for its subtle taste difference and similar nutritional value.
  • Grinding Flaxseeds: You can buy a pre-ground flaxseed meal or make it yourself using a coffee grinder or high-speed blender. Always refrigerate ground flaxseed to prevent the oils from going rancid.
  • Liquid Soy Products: Use your favorite liquid soy product for these raw flax crackers. Braggs and Tamari both work well.
  • Sweetener Options: Use your favorite liquid sweetener for these crackers. Agave nectar, maple syrup, coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or date paste are all good options.
  • Onion and Garlic Powder: Onion and garlic powder add a special touch to the final flavor. Adjust the amounts to your preference for a stronger or milder savory flavor.
  • Consistency Tips: The key to perfect crackers is letting the mix sit until it reaches the right consistency. It should hold its shape after stirring. Don’t let it sit too long or too short.
  • Dehydrating in the Oven: You can dehydrate these in your oven set to the lowest temperature, with the door wedged open and the fan running. They won’t be raw, but still healthier than alternatives.
  • Flipping Crackers: Flipping the crackers halfway through baking isn’t essential. If you forget, it won’t make a huge difference.

What to Serve with Flax Seed Crackers?

What to Serve with Flax Seed Crackers

Tips that Will Help!

  • If your crackers stick to the parchment paper, they might need more drying time or cooling. Thicker dough can cause this issue; try rolling it thinner next time. Using a silicone mat like a Silpat can also help.
  • For a less seed-focused base, add 2 tablespoons of flour, like oat, almond, or other types, to the mix. This adds texture and flavor diversity.

Store Your Leftovers This Way!

  • Storing in the Fridge: Once your flax seed crackers have completely cooled, transfer them to an airtight container. I prefer using glass jars or reusable silicone bags to keep them fresh. Store the containers in the fridge to maintain their crispiness. Your crackers should stay fresh for about a week.
  • Freezing for Longer Storage: For longer storage, you can freeze the flax seed crackers. Place the cooled crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour. This prevents them from sticking together. Then, transfer the frozen crackers to a freezer-safe container or zip-lock bag. They’ll keep for up to three months.
  • Reheating and Reviving Crispiness: To enjoy your frozen crackers, let them thaw at room temperature. If they’ve lost a bit of their crunch, pop them in a preheated oven at 200°F (95°C) for about 10 minutes to revive their crispiness.

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy your delicious flax seed crackers anytime, with minimal effort!

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