These healthy crackers are a tasty homemade snack, and with 4 types of seeds, they’re full of nutritional benefits, too! No flour or nuts means this recipe is grain-free, paleo, and vegan. And there’s a VIDEO to show you how easy they are to make!
If you’re grocery store is like mine (at this current state of panic), then you will notice bare aisles. Especially in the snack/packaged food aisles. But you know what? There’s no need to fret because guys, you can make your own snacks with few ingredients. Ingredients that I GUARANTEE are stocked at your grocer. Today skipping the packaged foods and making our own seed crackers. we’re making homemade seed crackers. Super easy too! Bonus –> They are paleo/vegan friendly.
I started making this recipe way back in 2010, when my husband needed more nutrient dense foods to keep him fueled throughout the day.
The gluten free cracker recipe options (back then) were limited. In fact, I think rice cakes or sesame rice crackers were our only option. Don’t get me wrong, those little rice cakes are great to pile on the peanut butter (LOL), but they were nothing but air.
Today, I give you an easy grain free, paleo, vegan, and nut free SEED cracker. Easy to customize too!
MULTI-SEED HEALTHY CRACKERS (Vegan/Paleo) – VIDEO
All you need to do is mix, soak, season, bake, and slice. Okay I’ll give you more than that for the recipe. But you get my point. These are SUPER SEEDY and EASY!!
Ingredients in the healthy crackers
All of the ingredients are both gluten and nut-free. They’re also grain-free and filled with protein, fiber, and tons of nutrients.
- Flax Seeds (whole)
- Flax Seed Meal (also called ground flax seed)
- Chia Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Sesame Seeds (optional)
- Sea Salt
- Dried Herbs (your choice)
- Black Pepper
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Nutritional Yeast (BONUS flavor tip >> this yeast has a cheesy flavor)
How to make this gluten free cracker recipe
The process for making this recipe is SO simple. You’ll be shocked at how quickly it comes together!
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix the seeds and seasonings together in a large bowl, then pour the water over the entire mixture. Allow it to sit for ten minutes while the oven preheats. The chia and ground flax will form a gel.
- Spread the mixture evenly in your pan once it thickens. Use a spatula or the back of a large spoon to get it to around ¼” thickness or less.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut into squares using a sharp knife or pizza wheel.
- Flip the crackers over and bake them until they’re browned and crispy. This will depend on your oven, but it takes mine about 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the crackers from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
- Store them in an airtight container or Ziplock bag for 7-10 days.
All of the ingredients are gluten-free. And since they’re also grain-free, they’re Whole30 compliant as well as paleo-friendly. It’s a gluten free cracker recipe, but it is ALSO perfect for vegans and vegetarians. And they’re also low in carbs for those watching their carbohydrate intake.
Beyond that though, the ingredients are powerhouses of nutrition and health benefits:
Flax seeds offer tons of health benefits. They’re gluten-free, low in carbs, and full of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re great for your brain and your heart. They also have lots of energy to keep you going, and fiber and protein to keep you full.
Chia seeds are also full of protein and omega-3s, but also help in reducing blood sugar levels. Their gelling action also keeps you feeling fuller longer, reducing appetite.
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds both contain high levels of anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. They can help reduce blood pressure and other signs of heart disease.
So are they healthy? Yep! It seems so!
How do I eat them?
These healthy crackers can be enjoyed with a variety of dips and toppings. Here are a few suggestions:
- Hummus — Classic, roasted garlic, sriracha, or even chipotle hummus would be great with these! If you’re feeling adventurous you could try my creamy, wholesome Warm Mediterranean Spinach Artichoke Hummus Dip.
- Yogurt — Nice, thick, Greek yogurt is hearty enough to play well with these crackers. Try topping with fresh berries for a salty-sweet healthy treat.
- Nut or Seed Butters — Use them as glue to add extra protein, and sprinkle with dried fruit or even chocolate chips!
- Hot Dips — Try them out with hot dips like queso or my Roasted Jalapeno Crab Dip for a delicious variation to the traditional tortilla chip.
- Alone! The healthy crackers are perfectly snackable and filling on their own. Just grab and go for a snack that will keep you full and energized.
These healthy crackers will become your new favorite snack! With no flour or dairy products, this recipe makes a wholesome delicious snack that’s Paleo, grain free, and vegan!
- 1/3 cup Flax seeds whole, raw + 2 tbsp flax meal
- 1/2 cup Chia seeds whole
- 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds raw
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds raw
- Optional sesame seeds to garnish
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tsp dried herbs
- Additional seasonings of choice. such as black pepper, chili, onion powder or garlic powder
- 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast for cheese flavor (Optional)
- 1 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together plus seasonings. Mix together. Pour the water over the seed/seasoning mixture. Let sit 10 minutes to allow the flax meal and chia seeds to thicken, like a gel.
- Once the seeds have thickened, use a rubber spatula or spoon to spread the mixture in an even layer onto the pan. Around 1/4 inch thick or less.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and slice into squares with knife or pizza wheel.
- Flip the crackers over and put them back in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Oven times may vary based on your oven.
- Let cool then enjoy or store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for 7-10 days.
- Category: snack
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: amercian
- Serving Size: 1 small cracker or half a large cracker
Keywords: crackers, homemade, seed crackers, healthy snack, snack, paleo, grain free
What would you eat these homemade crackers with? That extra spot on the snackboard is waiting to be filled!
Cheers! And please let me know if you make these. I would love to see!
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