A Recipe for Healthy Flax Seed Crackers in the Dehydrator

Raw flax crackers are healthy crackers made with five simple ingredients for a crunchy low carb snack. They are 100% gluten-free and vegan.

Raw flax seed crackers in a stack and tied up with twine and a spoon of flax seeds.

My friend brought by some flax seed crackers for me to try and I was instantly smitten. Her’s was a straight flax seed cracker, but it got me thinking about the wonderful potential for this amazing potato chip alternative. Based on the seasonings you add, you can tailor them to any topping you have on hand (hummus, goat cheese, salsa, dip) or eat them just as they are.

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Pantry Paratus and Excalibur, I became a proud owner of a 5 Tray Excalibur with a Clear Door & Timer. You guys! It’s amazing! How I ever survived with my car dashboard and oven before this I’ll never know. With this baby sitting on the counter I was on a mission to come up with an amazing flax seed cracker recipe.

The Basics of Flax Seed Crackers

Flax seed is an odd thing that raw foodies love. When you add water to flax seed it creates a gelatinous goo. I know, it may not sound appealing, but think of it as an egg substitute. That’s what it resembles. Egg whites. It binds all the goodies together, which in this case are the seeds and the spices.

Because of the natural binding materials, flax seed crackers are super simple to make. Just mix, let it sit, spread, score, and dehydrate. 

“There are so many things you can do with your flax seed crackers. You can make different types of crackers from the same ingredients – either mill the seeds first for a smoother cracker, or keep them whole for a chunkier cracker. You can add different spices or fruits to 1/2 the batch to make them sweet or savory depending on your preference.”  

– From Excalibur’s Preserve it Naturally
A stack of freshly made flax seed crackers.

Preserve it Naturally has some wonderful recipes for all sorts of crackers as well as anything else you might think of dehydrating. Pantry Paratus has a great article worth reading called Flax Seeds: Uses, Benefits, and Risks (yes, risks!).

Flax Seed Crackers from Start to Finish

For these crackers, we are using 1 clove of chopped garlic, and 3 teaspoons each of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic salt, and sea salt. This blend is similar to an Everything bagel (which was my inspiration).

A wooden spoon filled with flax seeds.

Mix together 3/4 cup flax seed (I like golden just because of the lighter color, but my boyfriend prefers brown), 1/2 cup chia seeds,  1 cup of water, and your seasonings. Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 minutes, until the mix starts to go clumpy, but not too thick.

Spread your mixture on parchment paper or a ParaFlexx™ sheet as thin as you can without creating holes. If you like uniform crackers, you can score them before putting them into the dehydrator. I personally just break them apart when they are done drying.

Dehydrate at 105ºF for 8 hours or until dry. I like to flip mine at around 5 hours and if I find the center isn’t drying quickly enough, I snap off the edges allowing the center to dry faster.

A stack of raw flax seed crackers on burlap with a spoon of flax seeds.

Homemade Toppings for Your Flax Seed Crackers

Because you’re working with a customizable cracker, you can top them with just about anything. Having said that, these are a few of my favorite flax seed cracker toppings.

Beetroot Dip from Taste

Whipped Ricotta Dip with Lemon & Fresh Herbs by Burrata Bubbles

Basic Guacamole from AllRecipes

Edamame Hummus from Well Plated by Erin

Hot Spinach Dip from Dinner at the Zoo

Greek Guacamole from Ree Drummond

Raw flax seed crackers stacked up and tie with twine.
4 from 7 votes

Simple Raw Flax Seed Crackers

A simple and easy formula to make raw flax seed crackers in the dehydrator, with flax seeds (aka linseeds) and mixed seeds.
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Prep Time:20 minutes
Dehydrating Time:8 hours
Total Time:8 hours 20 minutes

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Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together flax seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and water.
    1 c. Water, 3/4 c. Flax Seeds, 1/2 c. Chia Seeds, 3 tsp. Poppy Seeds, 3 tsp. Sesame Seeds
  • Mix in your seasonings. Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 minutes.
    1 clove Garlic, 3 tsp. Onion Flakes, 3 tsp. Garlic Salt, 3 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Spread your mixture on parchment paper or a ParaFlexx™ sheet as thin as you can without creating holes.
  • If you like uniform crackers, you can score them before putting them into the dehydrator. I personally just break them apart when they are done drying.
  • Dehydrate at 105ºF for 8 hours or until dry. I like to flip mine at around 5 hours and if I find the center isn’t drying quickly enough, I snap off the edges allowing the center to dry faster.

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 1284mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Low Calorie, Vegan
Keyword: Dehydrator
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 193kcal

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so tasty and easy to make! Making a big batch with my grandkids this weekend. If they are involved in the making, I find they are much more likely to try things they think they won’t like.

    Many thanks for your wonderful Blog!

    1. Jessica Knowles says:

      Yes! This is a great recipe to make with kids. They love to ooey-gooey batter 🙂

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  3. Hello,
    is it possible to use ground flax seeds instead of whole?? I am really trying to eat a clean /more raw food diet. Any information you could give me would be Very appreciated 🙂
    Thank you very much,
    Anne

  4. I have read in several places that flax seeds cannot be digested by humans because of the hard outer shell. If eaten whole, they just pass through the system without nutritional benefits. They must be ground into meal to be utilized by humans. If you just like them for the crunch, that’s fine, as long as you know that only the ones you crunch up into bits will be utilized.

  5. Hello, awesome idea and I can’t wait to make a batch for our Nigerian Dwarfs! Thank you!

    Question, I only have about a pound of flax seeds on hand right now, could I only use flax seed & add spices to start or it a must for the chia seeds also?

    Thanks again!

    1. Jessica Lane says:

      I caution you to only use flax seed and no chia seeds for goats. I haven’t found enough information about the safety of chia for them.