Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place walnuts and sunflower seeds in a food processor. Process until very finely ground into a nut meal.
  • 2. Add flax, salt and water. Process again.
  • 3. Move quickly because the batter will thicken quickly.
  • 4. Line two dehydrator trays with parchment paper.
  • 5. Split the batter between the two sheets. Spread batter out with the back of a spoon.
  • 6. Dehydrate on high for 2 hours. Reduce to 110° and dehydrate for another few hours. Once crackers have set and are holding their shape, score them with a knife into cracker shapes.
  • 7. Once they are very dry and totally holding together, flip them over and remove parchment paper.
  • 8. Keep dehydrating until they reach your desired consistency.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

These crunchy, versatile dehydrated crackers keep very well in the freezer. Just dehydrate and place in a ziploc bag for up to two weeks.

My simple flax crackers go well with either sweet toppings (honey, raw jam etc.) or savory toppings (raw walnut pate, raw pesto or sliced avocado and sprouts).

For a nice way to enjoy these simple crackers try drizzling with honey after they have been dehydrated and immediately before eating.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 84 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Dietary Fiber.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.

Amounts per 98 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 225 9 %
Protein 7 g 12 %
Fat 20 g 25 %
Carbohydrates 8 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 7 g 21 %
Sugars 0.79 g
Calcium 69 mg 7 %
Iron 1.8 mg 14 %
Sodium 154 mg 7 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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I just made these and put them in the dehydrater. I'm kind of new to dehydrating. Do I leave the door open or do I close it when dehydrating crackers and meatless balls?

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Hi! Have you used any psyllium husk yet instead of flax? I've been using that a lot lately. I'll make some more crackers with it and share the recipes that turn out well :)

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Simplest raw flax cracker recipe
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I made these a few weeks ago and they are nice but I don't think I made them thick enough (seems to be a common problem with my crackers.. It seems like I am spreading the stuff thickly on the teflex but then it dries to super thin. I also don't care for the flax seeds how they stick in the grooves of my teeth. The flavor was great tho and I shared them with my sister she also liked them. I would love to see more cracker & chip recipes (Other than kale chips)

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Hello! I am new to the raw foods and accidentally purchased flax seeds (not ground) and I see pretty much all recipes call for GROUND flax seed.

What are your recommendations and what can be done with whole flax seeds??

Thank you in advance!!

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Hi Mgoldie!

In short, you can grind them up yourself (turn them into flax "meal" -- basically, making flour out of them) but they are a bit finicky, and you can't quite do it yourself in a blender or a food processor, because the seeds are so small and it won't work very well. (A dedicated coffee grinder works perfectly for this, but you probably don't want to buy a new coffee grinder just for making meals!)

Depending on the recipe, though, you can often use the whole seeds instead of the meal (ground flax seeds). Like, this recipe will still work out okay using the whole seeds. When you process them in step 1, they'll get processed enough for the rest of the recipe to turn out okay.

Also, most of my cracker recipes that call for ground flax will work okay with whole flax seeds, as long as you process them a bit during the recipe creation.

BUT some of the other recipes (like, say, falafel) might not work as well using whole seeds.

Hope this helps!

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Yeah I don't have a coffee grinder, although it would come in handy for the chaga I harvest!

Glad to hear I can use the seeds as is. Would you use the same amount of seeds as you would ground?

Thank you!!

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Yes, same amount in this recipe should work great :)

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Just wondering - when you say 'dehydrate on high for 2 hours then reduce to 110 degrees for another few hours', what temperature do you mean by 'high'? Thanks so much :)

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Hi!

Great question - high is about 140F - low is about 105-110F.

Hope this helps!

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hello. I am new at using dehydrators I just received one as a present and wanted to know if in this recipe I could use the trays for making fruit roll ups instead of wax paper. the dehydrator is a Nesco brand and the trays are round

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Hi Maria,

I am not sure if I totally understand your question, but, basically, if you are making a fruit roll up, I normally recommend lining a flat-tray dehydrator with parchment paper (not wax paper, because wax will stick but parchment will peel off properly).

Now, I have never used a round, Nesco dehydrator myself, but I do know what you are talking about. I found this picture online, so maybe it is okay to just place the fruit roll up batter directly on the tray of your round dehydrator.

But I am not an expert on this since I don't normally use round dehydrators. Good luck!

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Hello, this looks great but I don't have a dehydrator, can I make them in the oven? and if so haw long and what temperature? Thank you!

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Hi Desiree. These must be made in a dehydrator!

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Monks1979's Review

Simplest raw flax cracker recipe
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I made these a few weeks ago and they are nice but I don't think I made them thick enough (seems to be a common problem with my crackers.. It seems like I am spreading the stuff thickly on the teflex but then it dries to super thin. I also don't care for the flax seeds how they stick in the grooves of my teeth. The flavor was great tho and I shared them with my sister she also liked them. I would love to see more cracker & chip recipes (Other than kale chips)

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Hi! Have you used any psyllium husk yet instead of flax? I've been using that a lot lately. I'll make some more crackers with it and share the recipes that turn out well :)

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I just made these and put them in the dehydrater. I'm kind of new to dehydrating. Do I leave the door open or do I close it when dehydrating crackers and meatless balls?

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Hi! Door closed :)

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