Basic Flax Cracker

Pictured: A dilly of a cracker, gluten-free and OK for induction

Better Than Crisp Bread Flax Cracker

2 Tbsp flax seed meal
2 Tbsp water
spices to taste (optional)

In a bowl, mix flax seed meal with water and spices (I use a fork). Let rest 2-3 minutes.

On a piece of parchment, press and gently spread the mixture with a fork, until the shape desired (usually a 4″ X 8″ cracker, but can be round or other shapes as well). Microwave for 2.5 minutes or until cracker is solid.

Let cool.

Top with cream cheese, taco dip or anything you might be hankering for.

Makes one cracker.

Tips: I reuse parchment paper to make more crackers.

The crackers store beautifully when loosely bagged, so you can make some for the road.

Flax seed: (Bob’s Red Mill Whole Ground Flax Seed)
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp, Calories: 60, Fat: 4.5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 3g

Whole Ground Flax Seed Meal (Bobs Red Mill)
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp, Calories: 60, Fat: 4.5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 3g

Nutritional information: Technically, this is almost 0 carbs per cracker due to fiber, but you should count it as 1, just to remind yourself that with great food comes great responsibility.

Thanks to the very amazing megs for this recipe which has saved many a low-carber everywhere! Thank you, megs!

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Comments

  1. my recipe for a flax bread calls for 2 cups of flax flour. How many calories is that? I threw my bag away. oops

  2. cleochatra says:

    Hey, girl!

    Flax seed: (Bob's Red Mill Whole Ground Flax Seed)
    Serving Size: 2 Tbsp, Calories: 60, Fat: 4.5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 3g

    Whole Ground Flax Seed Meal (Bobs Red Mill)
    Serving Size: 2 Tbsp, Calories: 60, Fat: 4.5g, Carbs: 4g, Protein: 3g

    I hope this helps! :)

  3. Hi, love these crackers, but was wondering why they are 118 cal. when the bob mills serving size of 2 TBS of flax seed meal is only 60 cal. Probably clear as a bell, but idk, :)
    I want them to be 60 cal. so I can eat more, lol!

  4. hi, I love these crackers, was wondering why they are 118 cal. when the bob mills has 2TBS at 60 cal.? I guess I want them to be 60 so I can eat more!

  5. cleochatra says:

    Hey there! The calorie count for 2Tbsp is right on. It's 60 calories if you use Bob's Red Mill. I am guessing I was using a higher fat flax when I wrote the recipe?

  6. Valarie says:

    Ok…when you say 'spices' what did you have in mind please?…..did I miss the list somewhere?…duh

  7. BostonGirl says:

    just wanted to say thanks for the recipe idea – I was craving a cracker badly! I used flax meal, ground parmesan, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Yum! :)

  8. Marjorie says:

    Hello Lovely,
    I would love to make these, but I am microwave-less. (I just don't like the taste of microwaved food.)
    Any suggestions for baking? I have a toaster oven & a regular one. I think that I will start with a 350 oven for about 5 min & go from there.
    Thanks so much,
    Marjie

  9. Kathy Barrett says:

    Wow, a cracker from a microwave! I just saw this webite while lookin for a grainless cracker, just tried the recipe, made the cracker, ate it with goat cheese on top, very easy and tasty! Thanks

  10. Hi,
    You are a culinary genius I love your recipes.

  11. These are great, easy to make, and satisfy my "I've got to have something crunchy!" cravings. Thank you!

  12. Jamie aka Carbarella says:

    I am so glad! I'm so thankful megs came up with them. I know they still top my list for schmearables!

  13. This is going to be one of those questions where you worry about the asker but… are some flax meals less… flax-y… than others? I tried one brand and used it for one minute muffins and a disaster of a pizza crust… wasn't a fan. Are all flax meals about the same or should I get out there- plenty of flax in the sea!- and try others?

  14. Um.. would it be alright to add chocolate powder and stevia to it? Or is that really weird? What would you add to it if you wanted something sweet? Thanks!

  15. Your Lighter Side says:

    Hey! That's not weird at all. You could add, instead of water, a liquid Davincis syrup to get sweetness and flavor, and schmear the top with low carb chocolate glaze.

  16. Wow, thanks! That sounds great, though I may have to use a different brand syrup. Your recipe's are so fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  17. don't know if u ck posts this far back, however, first of all, I am so over thrilled with finding ur blog!! I am going to be making the cauliflower pizzas, taco shells, quesedillas, doritos, calzones, lasagna…basically all those zukes and cauli doughs!! We aren't really on a low carb diet, but I have young children and I want to give them as many veggies as possible, so ty ty ty ty for posting and sharing all these wonderful recipes!!

    Now my ?, is w/the Flax Cracker, I want to add some veggies, how would u add them or would it add too much moisture? Was thinking of shredded carrots, zukes, cauli. And maybe another version of adding some sun dried toms and rosemary and basil?

  18. Your Lighter Side says:

    Hey there! I definitely check new comments as they come in.

    If you wanted to add veggies, you might also need to add more of a binding agent. Flax is pretty good stuff, but adding acids like sun-dried tomatoes, might make things not hold together as well. You might want to try these instead: http://blog.yourlighterside.com/2010/09/you-cool-little-crackers.html

    This way you have a binding agent, too.

  19. This rocked my world! Thanks! added some generic garlic & spice seasoning and once they baked and I tasted I had a new Fav snack !!!! thanks soooo much!

  20. Hi Jamie, I just tried this and it stuck to my parchment. What did I do wrong? Aahhhgg!!!

  21. Question? Can I grind up Flax Seed to make my own meal?? :) Would I have to add anything to it?? Thanks gal!

    • Hi, Heather! You can definitely mill your own flax into meal if you have a mill (you need add nothing else to it). Those crackers are so easy, it’s hard to believe they’re just flax seed meal and water!

  22. Hi, thanks for this recipe. Back to what Valerie wrote:

    “Valarie says:
    May 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Ok…when you say ‘spices’ what did you have in mind please?…..did I miss the list somewhere?…duh”

    What spices? I didn’t see the list either? Thanks!

    • Hey there! I add no spices to the basic flax cracker (I’m lazy and I like mine plain). You could add your faves depending on your mood. Oregano, basil or chives, parsley or pepper, anything you’re in the mood for can be added in! Start with less to taste and add more as your taste buds allow.

  23. Radhika Sarohia says:

    I’m a vegan girl on a somewhat low-carb diet, I’m so glad to find this recipe!
    Made these crackers tonight and had them with avocado, can’t wait to make them again with some different flavors and seasonings
    Thanks for posting this :-D

    • Hi Radhika! I am so glad you like meg’s recipe for the flax crackers. It’s crazy how simple and delicious it is! It really is a fun, quick snack to make. I love hearing how you use them, too!

  24. These are great! Savory: I put in a little garlic powder, salt, and Italian seasoning. Put a little warmed (for easy spreading) cream cheese. Delicious! Next I tried sweet: I added a little xylitol and stevia, cinnamon, maple flavor and topped it with cream cheese and some finely chopped, toasted pecans. Folded it over and my husband said it reminded him of one of those oatmeal creme sandwich type cookies.

    • Oh my goodness, Joan. That sounds so delicious. I love your inventiveness. There’s something about that combination of ingredients that sounds so nice, especially during winter, when you could use a little bit of “savory” sweet. Brilliant!

  25. Victoria E. says:

    My mother preferred her crackers “puffy,” but I enjoyed them more when the flax goop was spread super-super thin. I used a garlic-herb-salt grinder from the grocery store and used eight “grinds” of seasoning for a 2 Tbsp recipe, and it came out just about right.

  26. here is a recipe I found that I thought would taste delicious on these
    http://www.thecountrycook.net/2013/12/jalapeno-popper-dip.html
    you would just need to sub out the panko bread crumbs with something like almond meal.

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