Healthy Homemade Crackers
These Flaxseed Crackers are a very quick and easy way to make a very nutritious snack. Most of the ingredients are already in your cupboard. Just add water and the ground flaxseed does the rest of the binding together as it cooks. These are perfect to whip up before company comes by for a savory treat. You can make these crackers as thick or thin as you want. Then top these rosemary, pepper and garlic crackers with your favorite toppings or just eat as they are. They are so flavorful and filling. Great natural healthy alternative to make compared to store bought.
I make these Flaxseed Crackers in a variety of different ways. This is one of the simplest ways to start creating these crackers are home. I will be making some other versions in the future. But! For now I am keeping it simple.
For the best results in making these Flaxseed Crackers make sure you have fresh ingredients. It is so easy to have all of these ingredients in the kitchen for months before using them. Flaxseed and seeds can go rancid and give a really bad taste to the crackers. Check your expiration date on your bags or boxes before using.
How To Make Flaxseed Crackers
There are a few step in making these crackers. I will show you them below. First mix all of your dry and seed ingredients together. Make sure to mix it will. You don’t want big chunks of salt or black pepper in your cracker.
After mixing the dry ingredients really well add the water and mix together again.
Then by hand form the ingredients into a ball.
Rolling Out The Flaxseed Crackers
This is were you lay the ball of flaxseed cracker mixture between two sheets of parchment paper. Make sure the paper is big enough to roll it out with and plus some extra length (the length of your cookie sheet will due). You will use this later to bake on. Roll it out between the parchment paper to about a half inch thick or less.
This dough is very forgiving and if you want the roll out to be more rectangular then you can cut the edges strait and add them to the ends. You can roll it out some more to get it even and it will blend right in. You can also push it in with your fingers to get it more flat on the ends.
Don’t worry if you don’t get it into a perfect rectangle. It all comes out great in the end. People just love the way they taste not what they look like. After getting it into the thickness and shape that you want then they can be cut into 12, two inch squares. Pick up the cut dough at each end of the parchment paper and transfer it onto a large cookie sheet. Then pick up the cut out crackers and space then about a half inch to an inch apart from each other.
Cook in an oven at 340 degrees for 15 minutes and check every 5 minutes to see if the centers are cooked there after. The center stays a little soft if they are on the thick side. Being that flaxseed has a lot of oil in them they are not a really hard cracker.
Alternative Ingredients For Flaxseed Crackers
I make these Flaxseed Crackers with other seeds and nuts and they are still delicious. The ground flaxseed is such a binder that it really hold together well with whatever you add to it. Just don’t put too much filling of seeds because it will fall apart. I used pumpkin seeds, small ground walnut bits, hemp seeds and black sesame seeds before. I still have yet to try chia seeds.
You can also add different spices as well. Spicing them up adds a nice change to the variety of crackers that you can come up with. You can add hot sauce to the water before mixing or soy sauce. This gives it a nice umami taste. But if you are going to add soy sauce then omit the salt. Just remember that you only need a 1/2 cup of water so if you add it to the water make sure it is only a 1/2 cup all together as the amount of liquid.
If you don’t desire any garlic or onion they can be omitted. The crackers are quit nice without these spices if you don’t like them. I know some people are sensitive to them in their foods.
I will make a variety of these crackers on this website soon. Thank you! I hope you love these Flaxseed Crackers as much as we do. Enjoy!Print
These delicious Flaxseed Crackers are a wonderful homemade alternative to store bought crackers. You will know all of your fresh wholesome ingredients that you put into them. They are so healthy and nutritious and a snack everyone will enjoy. You can make these in a short amount of time for any occasion and they store well in a zip locked bag for a week. Makes 12, two inch square crackers.
- 1 cup Ground Flaxseed
- 2 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds or Black Sesame Seeds
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds, (Add an extra Tbsp if you want more)
- 2 tsp Rosemary
- 1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Filtered Water
- Pre-heat the oven to 340°
- Put all the dry ingredients and seeds into a medium mixing bowl. Mix them all together really well.
- Add the ½ cup of water and mix together. With your hands form the dough mixture into a ball. If it is very gooey and sticking to your hands add a little more ground flaxseed and pat it into the the ball with your hands. Form a ball.
- Take two sheets of parchment paper as long as your cookie sheet and place the ball of cracker dough between the two sheets and roll it out into a rectangular shape to about a ½ inch thick or less. After rolling out cut into 12 square 2 inch crackers. Impress and put about 2 to 3 holes on the top with a fork. Do not go all the way through the cracker with the fork.
- Take the parchment paper that they are laying on and grab the two longer ends and transfer the crackers on the parchment paper onto the cookie sheet.
- Separate the crackers after they are on the cookie sheet on the parchment paper to about an inch or apart.
- Transfer them to the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes. If they are too soft in the middle then cook for another 5 minutes or until they are to your desired doneness. Check often towards the end of cooking. The crackers will be just a little soft in the middle when done.
- When done take out of the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool.
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