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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.
5 from 16 votes

Ultimate Seed Crackers (Flax Seed Crackers

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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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.

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

  • Add up to 2 tbsp of your favorite herbs and spices. 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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65 comments on “Ultimate Seed Crackers (Flax Seed Crackers)”

  1. Hi Lisa,
    I made the Crackers and only needed 1 1/2 hour in the oven. I think one of them got burned a little bit, but its ok. The crackers are delicious with hummus. Its a really nice snack. Thank you for this super receipe.

  2. These look wonderful. I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are low carb and can be modified to an ultra low sodium diet for my Dad. One question though. Are you using roasted or raw pepitas.
    Thanks
    Alli

  3. These are AMAZING! I made these today because it was a little cooler and I figured a two hundred degree Farenheit oven wouldn’t be too bad. It wasn’t. These are SO GOOD with hummus! Five stars! Thanks, Lisa!

    • Hi Vickie – I am so glad you loved these seed crackers! I created these so that they would be perfect for dipping into my hummus recipes :)

  4. I am in LOVE! These were so easy to make and will be something I make for guests – my husband said, “These are designer crackers!” Now on to make homemade hummus…… Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    • Hi Holly – So glad these came out great for you! Hummus with these crackers will NOT disappoint. Do keep me updated on which hummus you make :)

  5. IT’S ALL IN THE TITLE!   I have made various paleo crackers but this would have to be the ultimate in flavour and easiness of baking. The versatility of the mixture allows you to be creative from a savoury to sweet cracker. The fact that kids can take these crackers to school is a massive bonus. I have spread the word and link because this recipe is that good. I make these every 2 days as they fly out of the kitchen pantry. 

    Lastly if you are yet to bake don’t hesitate! 

    • Hi Vicki – I am so happy to hear that! This definitely is the perfect snack for kids :) And thank you so much for spreading the word!

  6. What is the serving size

  7. Great recipe! Thank you. But “blitzing” your food? What a hateful word. Could we have a more thoughtful and loving one?

    • Hi Pat – In the food world, blitzing is actually a term for chopping or blending foods together :)

  8. Before I try making them, I just wanted to be sure of the oven temperature. Once preheating u don’t mention turning the temp down. I’m imagining them burning for 3 or more hours at that temp? 

    So is it 200C for the whole time, please?

  9. Would this recipe work without the pumpkin seeds? My husband is on the keto diet and I wanted something with less carbs.

  10. OK I am addicted to these and they have become a staple in my pantry …. favourite flavours so far are 1) 1 heaping tsp cracked Black Pepper along with 2 cloves garlic minced … 2) 1 heaping tsp cracked Black Pepper 1 heaping teaspoon Anise Seed and 5 dried figs chopped … also I leave the pumpkin seeds whole ! Thanks so much for the inspiration Lisa … cheers !

  11. these turned out great … I added cracked Black Pepper and Anise Seed … looking forward to trying different varieties … also love how they are keeping their crunch as some crackers seem to soften up when stored … many thanks : )

    • That’s awesome, Claire! I’m so glad you loved the crackers. Black pepper and anise seed sound delicious, I’ll have to give that a try next time I make these! :)

  12. Thanks so much Lisa for this recipe. It is particularly special to me as most seed crackers have sunflower seeds in them and I am intolerant to them so this is great! Will be making boxes full!

  13. These are easy to make and very flavorful. They have become my go to crackers. Everything Lisa makes is really good. I have a few family and friends following her now because everyone has loved the recipes I have made. 

    • Mish, you are too kind! I appreciate all the kind comments and I’m pleased your loving the flax seed crackers!

  14. Delicious! The crackers held together well, and baked up well with a nice crisp. Even though I rolled my crackers quite thin, I still had to bake them for 4 hours to get them crispy. I topped mine with sea salt and rosemary. Yum!

  15. amazing!

  16. These crackers are delicious, thanks so much for this recipe. I already made them two times :)
    I like biting on whole seeds so I’ve used whole flax seeds instead of ground ones. Also reduced the quantity of water to 1 cup as the first time I couldn’t get them to fully dry. In terms of herbs, I loved adding ground pink peppercorns, ground cumin and thyme. I felt garlic powder (used in the first batch) made the crackers a bit bitter.
    Today I’m planning to experiment with the seeds mix (less sesame seeds and/or pumpkin seeds and adding in hemp seeds instead, or maybe ground sunflower seeds), and probably also other spices I love (ground coriander seeds, possibly a bit of cardamom too). Possibilities are endless :)

  17. I tried this recipe and loved it. So easy and tasty

  18. On the nutrition info is that on per serving or if you ate all the chips at one time? How many chips per ser servering equals 190 calories?
    Thank for the update and clarity as I need know as my friend would love this but is insulin dependent and counts carbs per serving and I count calories per serving.

  19. Hey I was so excited when I saw these seed crackers and couldn’t wait to try them. I added dry garlic n basil along with some salt for seasoning. But they came out having a bit of bitter aftertaste. Do you know why. 

  20. Hi, just wondering if you can use flax meal instead of the seeds? Thanks!

  21. How to you calculate the sodium content? It’s quite high seeing the only salt present is was was added to the recipe. I have to watch my sodium intake. Thanks for all your wonderful recipies. 

  22. I’m planning to make these but I’m shocked at the caloric value of 190 cals. Is this per cracker?

  23. The 190 calories is that for the whole batch it a certain amount of cracked crackers?

  24. I’m scooping the cauliflower hummus with the flaxseed crispbread. You know, I never have thought I would ever make my own crispbread, but look at me!! I knew anything from you would be wolfed down, so made double batch, good job! By the way, the cauliflower hummus is awesome! I hate cauliflower so thats saying something!

  25. Hi, just checking the coking times. 2.5 to 3 hours seems a long time in a 200 degree 
    oven? Can these be dehydrated also? 
    Thank you 

  26. Delicious!! Crunchy and stayed together beautifully, i added a little seaweed powder and tamari :))

    Rating: 5
  27. Hi! This recipe looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it! I live in Vietnam and things like this aren’t exactly common. And on that note, do you think the flax seeds could be substituted with more chia? I have’t been able to find flax here. Thanks!

  28. Hi Lisa, I made these yesterday, and they’re brilliant!! I ended up dehydrating them instead of baking but they still turned out lovely and crispy and the perfect conduit for leftover Christmas turkey pate. Thanks for the recipe

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  30. Hope you feel 100% better! And I hope you’re able to de-stress this weekend and be fully excited for your ebook launch – I’m definitely excited for it! :) And thank you for sharing this delicious seed cracker recipe.