Garlic Parmesan Flaxseed Crackers

Whole flaxseeds with ground flax seeds
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Total Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Servings: 3 (4 crackers each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

240 calories
18g fat
12g carbs
10g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 (4 crackers each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 1g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 10g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 333mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

These garlic Parmesan flaxseed crackers are a great high fiber, crunchy, nutritious, and tasty snack. With just 5 ingredients, 6 simple steps, and only 15 minutes or so in the oven, you will have these crispy crackers ready in no time. They are delicious with dips, spreads, or just on their own. Try serving with hummus, tzatziki, or eggplant caponata. Your guests at your next party will never know you've supplied them with a boost of nutrition.

Flaxseeds boast a plethora of health benefits - high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Because the texture in this application is similar to a grain based flour, they are a perfect alternative for a low carb ketogenic diet or for someone who is gluten free or wheat free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup​ ​​flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 400 F. Cover a sheet pan with a silicone mat or greased parchment paper (spray with olive oil or avocado cooking spray).

  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and spoon batter onto prepared sheet pan.

  3. Cover the mixture with a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Even out the mixture to about 1/8 inch. (You can use a rolling pin or similar shaped bottle. The important thing is not to let it be too thin around the edges or that part will overcook before the center firms up.)

  4. Remove the paper and go around the edges with your finger and push the thin part inward to even it up.

  5. Bake until the center is no longer soft, about 15 to 18 minutes. If it starts to get more than a little brown around the edges, remove from oven. If you want to cut into squares or rectangles, cut into 12 even pieces before it cools completely. Otherwise, let cool completely—it will continue to crisp up—and then break into random sized pieces.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Change the flavors by using different dried herbs and spices. Dried oregano, crushed fennel seed, red pepper flakes, cumin, and coriander, etc can all be incorporated in place of garlic powder for a different flavor profile.
  • Modify the cheese for different flavor. Any grated hard cheese can work!
  • Make it vegan by removing the cheese but amp up the herbs and spices or brush with an herb oil to boost the flavor.

Tips

  • To make cutting even easier, score or slice the batter before putting the sheet pan in the oven.
  • If the edges start to brown but middle is mostly cooked but slightly underdone, you can still remove it from the oven since the center will likely finish cooking while the pan is still hot and the crackers are left to cool.

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