Flax Crackers

These crackers are delicious and crispy, and sturdy enough to spread yummy things on. I find it’s a nice neutral carrier for cheeses, dips, etc. Golden flax seeds have a smooth, light flavor that’s ideal for this use, but you can use regular flax seeds, too.

Grinding half the seeds, then soaking is the secret to what makes these crackers so sturdy. Otherwise, they’re super brittle.

You can make lots of variations of these delicious, gluten-free, wheat-free flax crackers. In fact, I arrived at this simple recipe by stripping down one that was originally much more complicated.

I use a dehydrator to make these crackers. Many people have asked me whether these no-bake crackers can be made inside an oven, perhaps set to a low temperature and with the door cracked open. As far as I know, no one has managed it successfully. Consider getting a dehydrator if you don’t have one — they’re inexpensive and useful!

You will need

  • Parchment paper
  • Dehydrator
  • NutriBullet, coffee grinder, blender or food processor
  • Helpful: a spatula with a flexible head, like silicon or something else rubbery


  • 2 cups whole golden flax seeds (regular flax seeds will work, too)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. Grind 1 cup of the flax seeds to power using a coffee grinder (in batches), food processor, or NutriBullet-type blender.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let soak for 12 to 24 hours.
    • The flax will absorb the water and puff up to form a thick batter.
  3. Cut a piece of parchment paper for each tray.
    • Each piece should fit your dehydrator trays exactly, so it lays flat in the tray.
    • Tip: You can stack layers of paper and cut them all at once.
    • Tip: if you have silicon liners, you might not need to use parchment paper.
  4. Place a sheet of parchment paper in each tray.
  5. Spread the batter about 1/8″ deep evenly over the parchment paper.
  6. Dehydrate 24 hours at 105° F.
    • You can optionally flip the cracker halfway through.
      • Carefully peel the cracker from the parchment.
      • Carefully flip and replace on the parchment.
  7. Peel the crackers from the parchment, and enjoy!
  8. Options
    • Break into pieces for storage.
    • Store in zip-top bag, or…
    • Store in sealed containers to protect them from getting crushed.

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