Inherently grain-free, nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, flax seed crackers are a crispy, tasty homemade cracker recipe. They are really simple to prepare and are fantastic for snacking. They are made with flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
Seed crackers may be flavored with a wide variety of herbs and spices and are ideal for dipping into any of my hummus or dip recipes.
Ultimate Seed Crackers – Boosted Flax Seed Crackers
When it comes to snacking, it's important to choose options that are both delicious and nutritious. Unfortunately, many store-bought crackers and munchies are loaded with fillers and preservatives that can do more harm than good for our bodies. Luckily, there's an easy solution; homemade seed crackers. These tasty snacks are made with a variety of seeds and herbs that not only enhance their flavor but also increase their nutritional value.
By making them yourself, you can control the ingredients and ensure that you are getting the best possible snack. This recipe is a take on the classic flax seed crackers, but with a twist.
What are the Ingredients in these Seed Crackers?
By incorporating a range of different seeds and herbs, you will get a delicious and unique flavor that's sure to satisfy your taste buds. And the best part? They are incredibly simple to make, so you can whip up a batch in no time at all. They contain only a small number of entire foods, such as:
- A few pumpkin seeds
- Flax seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds
- Water and salt
After that, you can add any other flavorings, such as dry herbs and spices. I included thyme, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder in the batch you can see. But go ahead and be imaginative. A smokey zaatar or paprika spice, in my opinion, would be fantastic!
How to Make Seed Crackers
To make these delicious homemade seed crackers, I always start by blitzing the pumpkin seeds in my trusty small food processor until they reach a coarse, sand-like texture. From there, I mix the ground pumpkin seeds with ground flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, salt, and water in a bowl until everything is well combined. As I stir the mixture, I notice it start to thicken, which is all thanks to the magical chia seeds.
To make the crackers, I spread half the mixture on a piece of parchment paper, cover it with another sheet of parchment paper, and roll it out to the thickness I desire. Sometimes I like to make them thicker for scooping up dips, while other times I go for a thinner, more delicate chip that cooks faster. Once I have the mixture spread out to my liking, I score the chips to make them easy to break apart after baking.
Then, I pop them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 ½ to 3 hours, depending on the thickness of the chips. When they are done, I let them cool before breaking them up into bite-sized pieces. I love making these seed crackers because they are so easy to customize based on my preferences. Sometimes I will add different spices or herbs to the mixture to switch up the flavor.
Plus, they are a much healthier alternative to store-bought crackers, which often contain unhealthy additives and preservatives. With these homemade seed crackers, I can indulge in a tasty snack without any guilt!
Can I store homemade seed crackers?
Absolutely! Once they have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They also freeze well, so you can make a big batch and save some for later.
Can I use different types of seeds in the recipe?
Definitely! The recipe is easily adaptable to use whatever types of seeds you have on hand or prefer. Just keep in mind that different types of seeds may have different textures and flavors, so the end result may vary slightly.
A quick and tasty way to munch on something healthy and filling is to make your own seed crackers. You may alter the flavor to your preference by using a variety of seeds and herbs, and by creating them yourself, you can make sure that only the best components are used. They are great for dipping, snacking on their own, or even as a crunchy salad garnish. They also make a far better snack option than store-bought crackers because they are considerably healthier.
ULTIMATE SEED CRACKERS (FLAX SEED CRACKERS
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 cup ground flax seeds
- ⅓ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup water
- Herbs and spices, Add up to 2 tablespoon of your favorites. I added ½ teaspoon ground garlic, ½ teaspoon ground onion, 1 teaspoon dried thyme and 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 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 ½ to 3 hours or until fully dehydrated, rotating the pans half-way through. Allow crackers to cool completely, then break apart.
- Store the crackers for up to two weeks in a sealed container in the pantry.