Flaxseed Crackers

 Source: Flaxseed Crackers, SaskFlax

Source: Flaxseed Crackers, SaskFlax

This is a very basic cracker recipe with several variations.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) whole flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour   
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) skim milk

Instructions

  1. In a bowl of a stand-up mixer, add flax seed, ground flax, flour, baking powder, salt and margarine or butter.  With the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  2. Stir in milk and mix until mixture forms a soft dough.  (You can also mix the dough by hand). Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into quarters.  Turn out onto a lightly floured board.  Roll out very thin to a rectangle 1/16 inch (2 mm) thick.  Cut into 2 1/2 inch (6 cm) squares. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  4. Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
  5. Bake 20 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove from sheet and cool on a rack.

Variations:

Onion:  1 Tbsp (15 mL) powdered onion soup mix.

Cheese:  1 cup (250 mL) grated cheddar cheese.

Italian:  1 Tbsp (15 mL) oregano and 1 cup (250 mL) grated mozzarella cheese.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 24 crackers.

SERVING SIZE: 1 - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch (6 x 6 cm). Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 56
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 59 mg
Potassium 66 mg