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Healthy Homemade Flax Crackers


This gluten-free, grain-free flax crackers recipe is one of the SIMPLEST things you’ll ever make.  Yes, it takes some time — but the actual preparation (aka your precious time) is very minimal!  Not to mention, making your own flax crackers is a big money-saver compared to buying them from the store.  

That being said, I totally understand that there are times when you just don’t feel like makin’ anything — am I right?  If you’re wanting the convenience of store-bought flax crackers (that are still super healthy & don’t have any harmful ingredients in them), there ARE a few choices you can find in certain stores or online.  Here’s one of my favorite brands!

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As far as these homemade flax crackers go, they are an amazing alternative to unhealthy crackers & chips.  They give you that satisfying crunch you’re looking for in a cracker, plus they’re filled with healthy fats — like omega 3’s — which are awesome for your brain, your heart, & healthy inflammation levels.  Yay! 🤗

These babies are the perfect companion to your favorite dips, spreads, & cracker toppings!  I especially love them with fresh guacamole, garlicky hummus, coconut oil, or my personal favorite — topped with a slice of Beyond Organic cheese, a ripe avocado slice, & a dash of Frank’s Red Hot, salt, & pepper.  Yummy!!


These flax crackers can also be modified to include any seasonings or spices you want.  Add lots of garlic powder if you’re a garlic-lover (like I am!), or try adding some oregano, basil, rosemary, & thyme for Italian-spiced crackers.  

My husband & I have even tried a sweet take on these flax crackers before — putting some cinnamon, raw cacao powder, & stevia in them to make a “dessert” cracker.  (We paired those with cream cheese frosting, which was absolutely divine!)


Click below to download your free recipe card, & let your culinary creativity run wild with these crackers! 🙃


  • 1 cup organic whole flax seeds
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Any other spices you’d like
  • Filtered water (enough to cover the flax seeds)
  • Parchment Paper

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  1. Put flax seeds into a bowl & cover them with filtered water.
  2. Stir the flax seeds & water, & let them sit until they soak up the water (forming a gelatinous texture).  **Ideally, let them soak for several hours or overnight, because this will sprout the flax seeds, making them more digestible & removing the naturally-occurring anti-nutrient compounds.  BUT, if you’re pressed for time, you could just soak them for a little while until all water is soaked up.**
  3. Add sea salt to taste, as well as any other spices you’d like, & mix it into the flax/water mixture.
  4. Put a piece of parchment paper over a dehydrator sheet (or over a baking sheet if using an oven).
  5. Spread the flax mixture across the parchment paper, about 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Ideally, dehydrate the flax crackers overnight (or until crispy), at 120 degrees or less.*

*A Note About Dehydrators: Homemade flax crackers are ideally made in a dehydrator — which allows you to keep the temperature super low (keeping the flax crackers raw & maintaining all the nutrients).  Using a dehydrator also frees up your oven & saves energy (rather than having your oven on & in use for hours & hours at a time).

If you don’t have a dehydrator yet, I’d highly recommend getting one!  Not only can you make flax crackers, but also veggie chips (like kale, zucchini, & apple chips), sprouted nuts & seeds, homemade jerky, & more — all while maintaining the highest amount of nutrients in the food. ☺️

Click here to check out some options on Amazon, or you can click here to look into one of my favorite top-notch dehydrators (the one I use at home — pictured below).

However, if you don’t have a dehydrator & aren’t ready to invest in one yet, you can still make these homemade flax crackers in your oven on the lowest heat setting possible.  

It may be a good idea to leave the oven door cracked to bring the temperature down even more, since ovens won’t get as low as a dehydrator.  This means the crackers won’t be completely raw (unlike in a dehydrator) & they may lose some of the nutrients due to cooking them, but they’ll still be a healthy option for you!


For more delicious, gluten-free snack ideas, check out 12 Easy, Yummy, & Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss & Wellness!

Looking for more healthy eating tips?  Find out How To Healthify Your Favorite Foods & Recipes (& Still Make Them Taste Delicious)!

And before you go, I’d love to know:

What are YOUR favorite cracker flavors, spices, & toppings??  Lemme hear ‘em below!

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Author: Dr. Christi Shuppe

Dr. Christi is a wellness doctor & online educator who specializes in nutrition, fitness, weight loss, & creating peace, joy, & a healthy mindset.  Through her online courses, programs, workshops, & blog, she leads & inspires people to achieve the HEALTH of their dreams, so that they can live the LIFE of their dreams.

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