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Monday, October 25, 2010


Flax Seed Crackers

Two weeks ago was my first attempt at making flax crackers using my dehydrator.  I love crackers, anything crunchy, like celery or even radishes.  Using the dehydrator allowed me to experience great results.  Grinding the flax seeds allows us to take advantage of more nutrients but for my first time I just soaked the flax seeds. I am in the process of gathering information on flax which I hope to post soon.  If you are wanting to learn more on flax, please click here to read on the amazing benefits of how adding flax can be of benefit to your food choices.  My dear friend Moira from Look Who's Cookin! has done a wonderful job researching and sharing her findings.  And be sure to visit us in the middle of the week as she'll be guest posting with Pebble Crossing!


2 cups flax seeds
2 stalks of  celery chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
juice from one lemon
3 garlic cloves chopped

  • I soaked the flax seeds in 4 cups of water for a little over one hour.  Once the flax seeds get wet, mucilage forms from the outer shell.  I wanted to take advantage of the mucilage to help the cracker stick together.
  • In the food processor, I added the celery, tomatoes and garlic and then I processed until everything was finally chopped .
  • I added the soaked flax seeds and ran the food processor to mix everything together.
  • Cayenne Pepper was the last ingredient I added, just enough to give flavor.

As you can see this is an easy recipe.  It was adapted from a recipe from Karen Knowler a raw food coach online.  If you have a smaller sized food processor, you may need to half the recipe when mixing the ingredients together as it will go over board and drip on the outside of the food processor as I experienced.

  • I prepared my dehydrator trays and spread enough of the cracker mixture (about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick) to spread onto the tray.  I learned that spreading the mixture slowly allowed me to spread it more evenly.  I was able to prepare four trays.  Since I owned only one Paraflexx sheet, I used parchment paper.  And that worked fine.  Actually the crackers on the parchment paper dried quicker than the Paraflexx sheet.  You can choose to score the crackers ahead of time.  I did not, I just broke them in pieces once they were dried.
  • When dehydrating the cracker trays, set the temperature around 115°F - 125°F.  Dehydrate overnight.  Once the sheets of crackers were dried on one side, I flipped them over to dry on the other side.  This took at over 12 hours to completion.
  • Et Voila!  Store the crackers in an airtight container. They tasted great topped with hummus and sprouts!
 Yields 4 to 5 trays The next crackers I’ll try will be with ground up flax seeds.
If you’ve tried making flax seed crackers in the oven, please leave a comment below.  Not everyone owns a dehydrator and would like to share this information with others.
Note added:  After doing some research I found out that this flax seed cracker recipe can be made in a normal oven at about 150 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius), with a wooden spoon between the door of the oven and the oven for circulation. I have a simple kitchen thermometer in the oven to monitor the temperature. This works great. (Information found at Raw Food Success Blog)



  1. Well since I am gluten intolerant I will certainly give these a try! Thanks

  2. I love flax seeds!! This recipe looks so good, I will be trying it very soon!

  3. Sam, I think I'm gluten intolerant also to some extent. We ate a lot of homemade whole wheat bread growing up, and I'm grateful for my mother trying to feed as well. butI think it was just too much for my system in the long run. I do much better with less gluten breads in my diet. Thank you for stopping by!

    Moira, you'll have to let me know how your crackers turn out!

  4. Hi Carmen,
    I love making flaxseed crackers!! They are such yummy treats! I haven't made some for awhile but you have inspired me to start making them again. I have never made them by grinding them I usually soak them and use them whole. We use flaxseed oil on a lot of food, the kids don't notice the taste :)
    Luv Donna

  5. Oh these sound yummy and I agree...I love flax seeds! I would like to give these a try some time!

  6. These sound like a great snack for my little girls who love crackers and hummus, crackers and cheese, crackers and peanut butter, crackers and ... well you get the point. Too bad, we got rid of our dehydrator a couple of years ago. I wonder how they would be baked in the oven on the lowest setting?

  7. I think I'll try these, they look really good.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh wow, I made these once a long time ago, and love the crunchiness, and then I forgot all about them. I'm going to have to give them another try because I remember loving them. Thanks for sharing a great recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  9. This looks wonderful! Thanks so much for the recipe. Being gluten free, I'm always looking for healthy options.

    Annie Kate


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