Finding a low carb, gluten free and vegan snack is a tall task. With only 0.5 net carbs these flaxseed crackers will satisfy that space in your tummy where carb filled snacks used to reside. Flaxseed can be purchased ground or in whole seed and added to your normal daily dietary delights. Try it in your smoothie or in any baked goods for wholesome goodness.
We all know how easy it is to down a bag of potato chips, a box of crackers, or a tub of cheese puffs. Then afterwards, we wonder, why on earth did I do that? Never fear, these delicious and easy to make 5 ingredient flaxseed crackers will not only delight your taste buds, but will satisfy that need for a crunchy cracker texture you might be missing. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and by adding all of the flavorful seasonings to the recipe, you will have a snack for dipping, munching or crunching! We all know that the crunch is what we miss so much when depriving ourselves of carb loaded crackers! So jump in, and enjoy this guilt free, low carb, simple to make recipe of garlic and herb flaxseed crackers. Your tummy and your tastebuds will thank you!
Flaxseed Crackers Ingredients
- Flaxseeds – Adds omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. Use whole seeds, not ground.
- Egg Whites – Using egg whites instead of water provides a better nutritional profile with added protein. Egg whites also help produce a crispier texture.
- Garlic – This vegetable belonging to the onion family is a powerhouse of flavor and loaded with health benefits. Use powdered garlic or garlic paste.
- Italian Seasoning – A must have for any herbed cracker. This is a mix of finely ground oregano, basil, thyme, and parsley.
How to Make Flaxseed Crackers
Add whole flaxseed, egg whites, garlic, and seasoning to a large bowl. Stir well until ingredients are well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak overnight.
When you are ready to make your crackers, pour mixture into baking pan and flatten to a thin single layer.
Bake at 300° for 15 minutes, turn pan 180° and let cook for another 15 minutes until the edges begin to brown slightly and the center is firm to the touch.
Finally, remove from oven and let cool completely and break into small pieces.
Flaxseed Crackers FAQs
Why does my flaxseed crackers smell burnt?
The natural flavor of flaxseed is often described as a subtle nutty, toasted flavor. If overcooked, it could produce an overly burnt taste. When flaxseeds are expired, they may taste bitter and very burnt. Be sure to check the expiration date on your seeds and also store them in the fridge to keep them more fresh.
Can I add flavors to this flaxseed cracker recipe?
Yes! Although flaxseeds have a naturally nutty taste, they soak up flavors very well. The skies are the limits with herbs, seasonings, and flavor extracts. Whatever spices you have on hand will work great. Try a sweet version of these low carb flaxseed crackers by adding a tablespoon of monk fruit or stevia, vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon for a cozy holiday version. Use finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes or olives for a Greek twist.
What do flaxseed crackers taste like?
Flaxseeds are nutty and have a slightly toasted flavor when raw. These flavors are enhanced when baked at low temperatures. Flaxseeds are fairly neutral and can soak up any flavors that you add to it.Print
Simple Homemade Garlic & Herb Flaxseed Crackers
Snacking on your ketogenic diet will never be the same after this recipe. These flaxseed crackers are easy to make, have simple ingredients, and are perfect for dipping. Satisfy that desire for a crunchy snack with only 5 simple ingredients!
- Total Time: 60 minutes (baking time)
- Yield: 15 servings 1x
- 1 cup whole flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup water or egg whites
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add whole flaxseed, egg whites, garlic, and seasoning to a large bowl. Stir well until ingredients are well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak for 2-3 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to make your crackers, preheat the oven to 300° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Pour mixture onto baking pan and flatten to a thin, single ⅛” thick layer using a spatula. You can also add another piece of parchment paper over the mixture and use a rolling pin to flatten.
- Bake for 15 minutes and rotate the pan 180°, then bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until edges are slightly browned and the center is firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Break into small pieces and enjoy with your favorite dips and spreads.
- Serving Size: 2” cracker
- Calories: 59
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Fiber: 2.5g
- Protein: 3g
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