You probably missed crackers when first going keto, but this flax crackers recipe will fix that for you. Dips are a great source of healthy fats, but it kinda sucks if you don’t have anything to dip into right?
Flax Crackers Recipe
Flax crackers are easy to make, but they do take a long time to cook, so its best to make these the day before to ensure you’ve got them extra crispy, and ultra dry.
The reason why these keto crackers hold together is due to the fact that flax seeds create a gelatinous substance when soaked in water, which when put together and baked to dry out, creates a fantastic crunch without any gluten, wheat or crazy carbs.
Are Flax Seeds and Linseeds The Same?
Here in Australia, we call flax seeds linseeds. They are exactly the same thing and are often sold as linseeds in the supermarkets.
Baking Tips For Flax Seed Crackers
To get a perfect cracker every time, you need to make sure that the mixture is thin enough on the baking tray. Soaking the seeds in water is great, but if the mixture is not thin enough, then it doesn’t properly dehydrate, and can still be wet hours later in the oven.
Spreading out the flaxseed crackers thin using your fingers tends to be a good way to make sure that the mixture is not too thick, as you can actually feel if there are more seeds in certain sections etc.
You can also do these crackers in a dehydrator, which I haven’t tried, but using the oven and a low temperature and cooking for a long time is exactly what a dehydrator is best at, so if you have one, by all means, use it!
Flaxseeds can also be ground and used as a binding agent in Keto Bread, or you could easily substitute flax seeds for chia seeds, and it would be very similar.
What are substitutions for flax seeds?
When making seed crackers like this for the keto diet, you may not have so many flax seeds lying around, so I thought I’d give you some suitable substitutions, and additional seeds you could add to fill out the mixture a little.
- You can easily sub flax seeds for chia seeds (sub ratio 1:1)
- You could add sesame seeds into the mixture to replace some, but not all of the flax seeds
- Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic nutrient source, so adding a few of those in ensures a great mix of minerals.
Flaxseed Crackers (Linseed Crackers)
- 150 g Linseeds (flaxseeds)
- 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Place the linseeds into a bowl, with the smoked paprika and salt, fill with water until the seeds a covered. Rest overnight in the fridge
- On a large baking tray, thinly spread out the linseed mixture, ensuring that the seeds are no more than 1 or 2 seeds in depth. (thinner the better)
- Cook at 90 C for 4 hours, or 180 C for 40 minutes. (longer and slower give you a better result, but not everyone has time for that)
- Remove from the oven once all moisture has been cooked out, and slice into cracker sized bites.