Ultimate Seed Crackers (Flax Seed Crackers)

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they’re super easy to make and great for snacking.

Seed crackers are adaptable with numerous herbs and spices and perfect for scooping up any of my dips or hummus recipes (I’m slightly addicted to hummus and have listed several flavors below).

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Ultimate Seed Crackers – Boosted Flax Seed Crackers

When it comes to healthy crackers and munchies store-bought options usually aren’t the best. Many times they’ve got fillers and preservatives I’d rather go without.

That’s where homemade seed crackers come in! This recipe is a riff on flax seed crackers but boost the flavor and nutritional profile with a whole variety of seeds and herbs. And they’re so easy to make you’re gonna love them.

What are the Ingredients in these Seed Crackers?

They’re made from just a handful of whole food ingredients, including:

  • pumpkin seeds
  • ground flax seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • chia seeds
  • salt and water

Then, you can add in any additional flavorings, like dried herb and spices. In the batch you see, I added garlic powder, onion powder, thyme and basil. But feel free to get creative. I think a smoky paprika or zaatar spice would be awesome!

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

How to Make Seed Crackers

Because you want everything to be a smooth and fine texture you’ll start by blitzing the pumpkin seeds in a small food processor until it resembles coarse sand. Then, add the ground pumpkin seeds along with the ground flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, salt and water to a bowl and stir it all together.

After you’ve stirred for a minute or so, you’ll notice the mixture start to thicken (thanks to the chia seeds). Spread half the mixture on a piece of parchment paper, cover it with another piece of parchment paper and roll it out.

It’s up to you on how thick or thin you’d like the crackers. Thinner chips will cook faster and be more delicate, but will also be more prone to breaking. Thicker chips are better to use for scooping up dips. You can see the difference in thickness between my two batches above.

Score the chips for easy breaking, then bake in a 200 degree fahrenheit oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours (thicker chips will take longer). Once they’ve cooled, break them up and enjoy!

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Healthy Dips to Serve with These Crackers

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Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Ultimate Seed Crackers (Flax Seed Crackers

4.97 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Flax seed crackers are a crunchy, flavorful, homemade cracker recipe that's naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo and vegan. Made from flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds, they're super easy to make and great for snacking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup water

Additional Flavorings

  • Herbs and spices, Add up to 2 tbsp of your favorites. I added 1/2 tsp ground garlic, 1/2 tsp ground onion, 1 tsp dried thyme and 1 tsp dried basil

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Add the pumpkin seeds to a food processor and pulse several times, until it resembles coarse sand.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the pumpkin seeds and all remaining ingredients. Stir together for a minute, until the seeds start to gel together.
  • Get two 11x17 baking sheets and set aside. Place half the mixture on a large piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll to your desired thickness. Repeat with the other half. 
  • Use a knife to score the mixture into evenly sized pieces.
  • Place the parchment sheets with the cracker mixture onto the baking sheets and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until fully dehydrated, rotating the pans half-way through. Allow crackers to cool completely, then break apart.

Lisa's Tips

  • Store the crackers for up to two weeks in a sealed container in the pantry.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 300mg, Potassium: 245mg, Fiber: 8g, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 147mg, Iron: 2.8mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flax seed crackers, seed crackers
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Recipe originally posted January 2016, but updated to include new photos and information. 

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135 comments on “Ultimate Seed Crackers (Flax Seed Crackers)”

  1. How many crackers per serving ?4 stars

  2. These crackers are the ultimate , hands down! even my 9 yo, who’s not easy to please said they are “yummy, addicting and healthy!” we all love them. Thank you Lisa for this and your other awsome recipes !5 stars

  3. Should the pumpkin seeds be roasted or raw? All I can find is roasted and salted.

  4. I made these without the sesame seeds and they’re bendable in the middle :( did for 4 hours – you think they are still edible if kept in the fridge? I made a big batch for a few weeks. I can’t eat sesame seeds so wondering if hemp would be a good substitute next time?

    • Hi Sara – without the sesame seeds there might have just been too much liquid. But yes, I’m sure they’re still edible. I think hemp would be a great sub!

  5. The seeded crackers are 190 calories for 1?

    • Hi Donna – there’s about 8 servings in this recipe, so it’s a bit more than just one cracker.

      • I’m confused about the nutrition information – in this comment I’m understanding it to be 190kcal for the entire recipe, but in another comment I’m understanding it to be 19kcal per cracker if you cut the recipe into 8 crackers. Which is it please? I’m not obsessed with calories, but I’d like to make these for my mom and I need to know the sodium content per cracker. I suppose I could lower the sodium content by cutting down on the salt. What would be a good addition if I cut the salt? Mrs. Dash or some other spices? Thanks! Loving your channel and blog!5 stars

      • Hi Dale – this recipe actually makes more than 8 crackers, depending on how you cut the crackers. But I’ve divided the nutritional information into 8 servings.

  6. These come out crispy and taste good. Thank you so much!5 stars

  7. SUPPER!
    I like this recipe a lot!5 stars

  8. yummy. DOne three times now5 stars

  9. Hello. These look great. How are these high in calorie,  fat and sodium if they are just seeds and the only really other ingredient is water?  

  10. Are the calorie 190 per cracker or the whole batch?

    • Hi Donna – There’s about 8 servings in this recipe, so this is per serving.

      • Hi, Lisa! It would be very useful if you could provide also the calories per 100 gr. Not only for this recipe, but for all of them. The servings can differ from person to person…
        Thank you! :)5 stars

  11. Looking at the picture you show of the crackers on the plate in the dish, is that one batch? And in those crackers would be 8 x 190 calories, therefore 1520 calories?

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