Flaxseed Crackers

Easy and delicious. Great paired with hummus or almond butter.

Flaxseed Crackers


Quantity Ingredients
1/4 cup / 50 ml whole flaxseed
1/4 cup / 50 ml ground flaxseed
1-1/2 cups / 375 ml all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp / 2 ml baking powder
1/2 tsp / 2 ml salt
4 tsp / 30 ml margarine or butter, softened
1/2 cup / 125 ml skim milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees F (325 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl or stand-up mixer, add flaxseed, ground flax, flour, baking powder, salt and margarine or butter. With the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  3. Stir in milk and mix until mixture forms a soft dough (You can also mix the dough by hand.) Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 10 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into quarters. Turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out very thin to a rectangle 1/16 of an inch (2 mm). Cut into 2-1/2 inch (6 cm) squares. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. 
  5. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  6. Bake 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.


Onion: add 1 tbsp powdered onion soup mix, Cheese: add 1 cup grated cheddar or other hard cheese, Italian: add 1 tbsp dried oregano and 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition Information Per Cracker: 56 calories, 1.9 g total fat, 0.2 g saturated fat, 0.1 mg cholesterol, 0.9 g fibre, 59 mg sodium.  

Source: Flax Council of Canada