Everyone should eat flax seeds every day as they contain high quality protein, loaded with fiber and nutrients. They help lower our cholesterol levels and our blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar and curb hunger. The easiest way to add them to our diet is to make flaxseed crackers and have a few for breakfast. They are very easy to make and they keep well.
Tip: It’s better if you use whole flaxseeds and grind them before baking to preserve some of their natural oils but you can buy ready flaxseed mill, too.
1 cup whole (or 2 cups ground) flaxseeds
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water
1 tablespoon of spices of your choice
24 Calories per cracker
1Grind flaxseeds and chia seeds together. If you are using ground flaxseeds simply combine the two. Add salt and spices.
2Add water to the mill and mix well.
3Place a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray, transfer the mix on top and cover it with another sheet of baking paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten and roll the “dough”. Roll it until it’s thin enough for a cracker. Use a knife to trim it and to precut the crackers. It’ll make it easier to break them off when they are ready.
4Bake in the middle of the oven at 356°F (180°C) for 30 minutes. Keep an eye on your crackers so they don’t burn. Once ready, allow them to cool a bit, break the crackers off and let cool completely before storing. Store in a dry and cool place for up to 2 weeks.