Easy flax crackers

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Serves: 25 crackers
Flax-pumpkin seed crackers, vegan

I already had recipe for flax crackers on the website, but this one is a lot easier and also cheaper to make. These crackers are a bit less sturdy than the other ones, but as you can see they still stand up to a spread and other toppings.

I have written out a simple savory version below, but you can add herbs and spices to make any flavor you fancy. You can even make it sweet by reducing the salt and adding some concentrated liquid sweetener and cinnamon or other spices and flavors. You can also replace any of the seeds with another variety such as hemp seed, poppy seed or some kind of chopped or ground nuts. These would make a lovely holiday gift if you wrap them in a nice box.


  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water


Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300 F. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let them sit for about five minutes so the flax can form a gel. Cover one large or two smaller baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread out the seed batter over the parchment paper in a thin layer. Use a knife or pizza cutter to divide the batter into crackers.

Bake the crackers for 25 minutes until they are firm. Take care that the edges do not burn. Turn off the oven, but leave the crackers in with the door closed for another hour or more so they can dry out completely. Store the crackers in an airtight container. They will keep for at least two weeks.


Alynda op 17-2-2017 - 16:19

I made these this morning as I wanted something low carb to spread margerine on. It was a bit of a hassle but they turned out quite nicely and crispy! Im having the worst sugar cravings today, so not only did I spread them with a thick layer margerine, I also made some keto proof ehmmm amandelspijs? almond mash ? haha, from almond meal, some melted margerin, almond extract and stevia. And then I ate 6 crackers like that(throughout the day). BTW I split the 'batter' in two and made the second batch savoury by adding some more salt and ground Italian herbs. Should be good too! For another day with other cravings. ;-) Im thinking a cheese kind of cracker, using miso and nutritionl yeast, would be tasty too!

Martine op 17-2-2017 - 22:06

Sounds yummie! I think amandelspijs is called almond paste in English. :) Nutritional yeast is a really tasty addition to the crackers.

Susan op 24-2-2017 - 17:43

Hello, you need to correct the temperature for us Americans. I think it should be 300 degrees F.

Martine op 24-2-2017 - 20:03

Hi Susan, you are right! Thanks for letting me know, I'll correct it right away.

Susan Spurlin op 25-2-2017 - 3:52

Martine, I made these today and they are wonderful. Since starting a low carb diet I was missing crackers. These hit the spot. Thanks for providing the recipe and all the great information on your website.

Martine op 25-2-2017 - 8:08

That's great, glad you like 'em!

Jacob op 13-4-2017 - 11:27

I made these this morning but unfortunately they were far to salty for me. I might give it another go with no salt but untill then I'm sure the birds will enjoy them.

Ana op 23-9-2017 - 13:55

The flax seeds are grounded or whole?

Martine op 24-9-2017 - 13:52

Hi Ana, the flax seeds are whole, but you could use part ground seeds to make a sturdier cracker.

Heidi op 3-2-2018 - 12:20

Hi Martine, I do not have cups and I usually work with weight like grams. Could you tell us how much grams you use of each? That would be great. Thanks

Martine op 5-2-2018 - 10:35

Hi Heidi, unfortunately I do not have time at the moment to convert my recipes to grams. However, you can look up conversion tables with google and figure it out that way. Sorry I can't be of more help right now.

Sara op 7-2-2018 - 12:39

Hi, thanks for all the great recipes! I want to make these crackers today, do you have the nutritional info for them? Thank you so much!

Martine op 8-2-2018 - 16:10

Hi Sara, I do not have the nutritional value for this recipe, but you can easily calculate it yourself with cronometer or a similar website.

Meg op 25-5-2018 - 18:28

His many carbs per serving? And what is serving size?!

Jane op 24-11-2018 - 18:54

So easy to make! I added some spices to make the crackers a bit more flavorful and a little ground flaxseed to make sure the crackers held together (perhaps an overabundance of caution, but I had never made crackers before and wanted to be sure they did not fall apart). Will be making again often!

Martine op 26-11-2018 - 13:37

Thank you Jane! Glad it worked so well for you.

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