Flax Seed Crackers Recipe


These low carb, gluten-free crackers crunch as good as they taste

Flax Seed Crackers Recipe

I’m a sucker for crackers. I eat them plain, with cheese, meat, hummus—you name it I’ve slathered it. This flaxseed cracker recipe is a notably healthier alternative to the buttery Ritz and nutritionally vacant water cracker variety. Plus, these little sturdy beasts can handle any heavy dip you spread on them. If you’re looking for a low-carb treat, I think you’ve found a contender.

These flaxseed crackers are so, so good. Something about the way the oven roasts them brings out the nutty notes, which complement your favorite spreads, from salmon dips to cheese. The crackers are pretty dense, though, so if you’d like a lighter but still crunchy alternative, my almond flour crackers taste delicious!

Are Flax Seed Crackers Healthy?

These low-carb crackers are loaded with all the good stuff, like omega-3 fatty acids, high dietary fiber, and antioxidants. With a nutritious trio like that, it’s no wonder that flaxseed aids digestion, lowers cholesterol, and can even tame inflammation. Traditional crackers don’t even come close. 

Moreover, these crackers are gluten free, ketogenic, and vegan, so pretty much anyone can enjoy them. For more nutritional value or just to add a little flavor variety, try sprinkling in some sesame or chia seeds. Sesame seeds especially bring out the toastiness of these already delicious crackers.

The Marvels of Flaxmeal

If you’re new to my webpage, I want you to know that I love, love, love gluten. And love eggs. And I love milk, even though my stomach doesn’t agree with it. Even still, I try to make healthy alternatives to my favorite staples like crackers. Honestly, most gluten-free crackers are gross. Big box brands can never get the texture right, and I think it’s because they’re trying to make it taste like a regular wheat cracker. Not so with my flaxseed crackers. I just want to make a cracker that tastes good. How do I accomplish this? Two words: flaxseed meal.

Flaxseed meal is not just nutritious—it’s a key binding ingredient in the recipe. Without eggs or gluten, this marvelous meal creates a dough that easily rolls out durable and crispy crackers. It’s amazing that such a simple ingredient can do so much and taste so good.


  • 1 cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp golden flaxseeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning optional
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 cup water
Flax Seed Crackers Recipe



Get your oven hot and ready at 400 degrees F.


Toss together flaxseed meal, seeds, and seasonings in a bowl. Pour in water to form your cracker dough.


Flatten the dough between parchment paper into a thin sheet, ready for baking.


Mark the dough into squares to make it easy to break into crackers later.


Cook until the edges are crispy and the crackers are just right.

Cool & Break 

Let the crackers cool, then snap them apart and enjoy. DEVOUR!


Flax Seed Crackers Recipe

FAQs & Tips

How to Make Ahead and Store?

Make the crackers like the recipe calls for, and then store them in an airtight container. They should last you at least a week, probably two. You could store them in the fridge if you want them to last longer, but the crackers will lose their crunchiness. Personally, I’d just eat them up instead!

Can I use brown flaxseed instead of golden flaxseed?

Yes, but it will change the flavor slightly. Brown flaxseed is a bit nuttier, but really, either will work.

My dough feels too dry. How do I fix it?

Add a little water, one tablespoon at a time. The dough should start feeling more pliable.

how do I ensure that my flaxseed crackers get nice and crispy?

You’ll want to roll out the dough so that it’s completely even; about a 1/8 inch should do it.

Flax Seed Crackers Recipe

Serving Suggestions

You must never eat crackers on their own. Okay, that’s not true. I shouldn’t tell you what to do with your crackers. However, I’d humbly suggest you try my simple homemade hummus recipe. This kale-based hummus is also great and comes loaded with greens. Another vegan fave is this spinach dip that uses dairy-free cream cheese. And to all those paleo and keto people out there—flaxseed crackers contrast nicely with sharp cheeses and smoked meats!

Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
Flax Seed Crackers Recipe


Flax Seed Crackers Recipe

These low carb, gluten-free crackers crunch as good as they taste
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 121kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 1 cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp golden flaxseeds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning optional
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder optional
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the flaxseed meal, whole flaxseeds, sea salt, and black pepper. Optionally, add Italian seasoning and garlic powder for extra flavor.
    Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
  • Add water to the bowl and stir until a dough forms. The mixture should be sticky and hold together.
    Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
  • Between two pieces of lightly oiled parchment paper, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle, about 12 x 9 inches and 1/8 inch thick.
    Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
  • Carefully remove the top parchment paper. Use a knife to score the dough into 1.5-inch squares, creating a grid pattern.
    Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the crackers are golden and crisp.
  • Let the crackers cool completely before breaking them apart at the scored lines.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

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