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2-Ingredient Flax Crackers

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Summary

Friends, making your own crackers at home couldn’t be any easier, not to mention better for you! Take a look at the cracker ingredient list the next time you’re at the grocery store. Then take a look at this ingredient list — only two ingredients! Simple to make, simple ingredients and simple for your body to use all of the nutrition that’s packed in flax.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup flax meal
 4 tbsp sesame seeds (black or white)
 ½ tsp salt (optional)*
 ½ cup water

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2

In a medium-size bowl, add the flax meal, sesame seeds, and salt, if using. Mix well.

3

Stir in the water and mix well.

4

With clean hands, form the dough into a ball. The more you knead the dough the drier and harder it will get. If the ball sticks to your hands sprinkle extra flaxseed to slightly dry the ball and make it easy to roll.

5

Place the dough ball onto two pieces of parchment paper, and use a rolling pin to roll about 1/16” thick. Make sure the thickness is consistent so they cook evenly.

6

With a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into squares. Roll any extra along the sides into another dough ball to make more squares.

7

Leave the crackers on the bottom piece of parchment paper and slide the paper onto a baking sheet. Prick each cracker with a fork once.

8

Bake for 20 minutes. Check the crackers after the first 15 minutes of baking to prevent over baking since each oven varies. You’ll know they’re ready when the border and center are crispy and golden brown. If they’re still soft in the center, continue to bake in 5-minute increments.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Use cumin, fennel, pumpkin, sunflower, or chia seed in place of sesame seeds.

Use fresh herbs such as chopped rosemary, oregano, or thyme in place of sesame seeds.

If you want even more omega-3’s and happen to have black seeds on hand, they are delicious in place of sesame seeds in the flax crackers, and also a source of plant-based omega-3’s.

How to enjoy the crackers
Add a spread such as the Kale Walnut Basil Pesto or Super Yummy Strawberry Chia Spread.

Enjoy with your favorite plant-based cheese.

Top with hummus and a dollop of kimchi.

Scoop into your favorite dip.

Make a cracker “sandwich” by adding a spread, veggies, and a slice of tempeh bacon.

Use it as a “scooper” for Smashed Avocado Chickpea Salad.

Add more seasoning
*Consider adding ¼ teaspoon of any of the following to the dry mixture, depending on the flavors you prefer: garlic, onion, chili powder, or smoked paprika. If you’re not using any salt, extra flavor through spices is recommended.

Ingredients

 1 cup flax meal
 4 tbsp sesame seeds (black or white)
 ½ tsp salt (optional)*
 ½ cup water

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2

In a medium-size bowl, add the flax meal, sesame seeds, and salt, if using. Mix well.

3

Stir in the water and mix well.

4

With clean hands, form the dough into a ball. The more you knead the dough the drier and harder it will get. If the ball sticks to your hands sprinkle extra flaxseed to slightly dry the ball and make it easy to roll.

5

Place the dough ball onto two pieces of parchment paper, and use a rolling pin to roll about 1/16” thick. Make sure the thickness is consistent so they cook evenly.

6

With a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into squares. Roll any extra along the sides into another dough ball to make more squares.

7

Leave the crackers on the bottom piece of parchment paper and slide the paper onto a baking sheet. Prick each cracker with a fork once.

8

Bake for 20 minutes. Check the crackers after the first 15 minutes of baking to prevent over baking since each oven varies. You’ll know they’re ready when the border and center are crispy and golden brown. If they’re still soft in the center, continue to bake in 5-minute increments.

2-Ingredient Flax Crackers