Golden Crackers

 Source: Golden Crackers, SaskFlax and

Source: Golden Crackers, SaskFlax and

These homemade golden crackers are easier to make then you think and better than store bought.


  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) oat bran 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ground golden flax 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole golden flaxseed 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 1% buttermilk 
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, oat bran, ground flaxseed, flaxseed, baking soda and salt. Drizzle with canola oil; mix well. Then work with hands as for pie dough to a crumbly texture.
  3. In another bowl whisk together buttermilk and egg. Add to dry mixture. Mix to form a ball of dough.* Knead about 20 times.
  4. On a lightly floured countertop, roll dough to 12 x 18 inch (30  x 45 cm) rectangle. Cut into 2 x 2 inch (5 x 5 cm) squares for a total of 54. Place squares on large baking sheet that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Prick tops a few times with a fork. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. After cooling, store in an airtight container.

Variation: Add 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary and 1 tsp (5 mL). black pepper. Substitute olive oil for canola oil. Brown flaxseed may be substituted for golden flaxseed. If you don’t have buttermilk combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) 1% milk plus 1 tsp (5 mL) vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand 5 minutes.

*Cooks Note: Dough should be soft but not stick to your fingers. If dough is too wet, work in flour 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time. If dough is too dry, add buttermilk 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time. Crackers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.


Nutritional Analysis


YIELD: 54 - 2 x 2 inch (5 x 5 cm) squares.

SERVING SIZE: 2 squares. Each serving contains 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 53
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 45 mg
Potassium 39 mg