I have been making these crackers for over 20 years and this is the first time I'm sharing my recipe. These raw flaxseed crackers are so simple and easy to whip up. They are nutritious; full of omega 3s and 6s EFAs, fiber and protein. They are oil-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Having guests over later tonight and forget to buy crackers for your hummus or your cheese plate? These take 5 minutes to prep, 5 minutes to sit, and 2 hours drying time in the air fryer. That's it. So if you have a few hours to spare...they can "dehydrate" while you're prepping everything else or cleaning your house!
I love raw flaxseed crackers not only because they are nutritious, gluten-free and oil-free but because they are so SOOO crunchy and neutral. You can eat them with any dip.
Another added bonus is that they won't "burn" and you can let them go for 4 hours and they still won't be ruined. Air drying food is a really fun technique I encourage you to do more of. Try fruit. Or kale chips.
This is all you need to make this recipe. Clean, healthy ingredients.
- Raw flaxseed
- Raw sunflower seeds
- Onion powder
- Dried parlsey
- Sea salt
See recipe card for quantities.
Flaxseed Fun Fact
Flaxseed is high in omega 3 oils. Flaxseed is an alternative to marine products. It is one of the richest sources of the plant-based ω-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Based on the results of clinical trials, epidemiological investigations and experimental studies, ingestion of ALA has been suggested to have a positive impact on CVD (cardiovascular disease).
All you do is mix up the ingredients in a bowl, add water. Let is sit (it will thicken as it sits), spread on parchment paper, dehydrate...and voila!
Just like that, you have crunchy, delicious crackers. To watch me make these, check out my Instagram reel.
You can dip them in anything really, but you can also enjoy them by themselves. The onion powder, parsley and sea salt add tons of flavor.
I love them dipped in my no-oil hummus recipe, and if you want to stick with the raw vegan theme, I have a great sprouted hummus as well, or my creamy yogurt herb dipping sauce is a fun option too. Possibilities are endless.
Hint: The cool thing about this recipe is watching it go from a watery mixture to a thick paste type of consistency. Then it dries and you have a crunchy cracker. The whole process if pretty cool to think about.
- Flax only - don't have sunflower seeds? You can make these with only flaxseed
- Herbs - you don't need to use any herbs or spices, they are optional
- Salt - some people are sensitive to salt, for various reasons, you can leave it out
Raw Flaxseed Cracker Variations
There are so many variations. This recipe is actually a great starting point but feel free to do what you please.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes or jalapeno to this
- Sweet - add guacamole, crispy onions or
You will need a dehydrator for this recipe. Or, you can do what I did, and use your air fryer on "dehydrate mode". Dehydrating is awesome because nothing burns...it just DRIES your food at a low temp.
Once these crackers are completely dry and crispy, you can keep them in a baggie or air-tight container in the cupboard. They don't need to be refrigerated. Be sure they are completely dehydrated first though or they will soften and not taste right.
Flaxseed Crackers - oil free and grain free
- 1 Dehydrator
- Parchment paper
- ½ cup raw flaxseed
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Mix everything into a bowl. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. This will create a gooey paste-like consistency.
- Spread the mixture evenly on parchment paper (if you using the air fryer, you will have to layer) parchment paper and this might take longer to dehydrate.
- Dehydrate for 2-3 hours in a dehydrator or in an airy fryer on dehydrate mode. Do not accidentally AIR FRY or roast them.