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Flax Seed Crackers with Zaatar Spices (Vegan, Keto)

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Flax seed crackers and almond crackers met in this recipe and gave the best gluten-free, lectin-free, keto, and vegan crackers I’ve ever had. These crunchy flax seed crackers with almond flour and zaatar spices are super easy to make and tasty. They are keto-friendly and an excellent snack for any diet. You will never want to try another recipe.

My first cooking fail when I started the Plant Paradox program was almond crackers. I remember they came out soft, thick, and had a weird taste I didn’t like. Later I discovered flax crackers, which were a revelation, and they didn’t need eggs. It was just a mix of flax meal and water, easy to make, but I wasn’t a big fan of the taste.  

Flax seed crackers with almond flour

So I decided to experiment with mixing almond flour and flax seeds and adding some flavors, and that’s how these keto crackers were born. I was amazed at how easy it was to make them. It’s easy to roll the dough out with a rolling pin and portion. And they come out crispy, how they should be.

The flax seed crackers on a baking sheet look delicious

The zaatar addition is just the cherry on top. You can add any fresh or dry herbs and spices you’d like. Onion powder and garlic powder will work if you want something more savory. I love the addition of caraway seeds and Nigella sativa seeds. But there is something about the zaatar combo that can’t be replaced.

Ingredients for the crackers

  • 1 cup finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground flaxseed meal (you can use golden or brown flax seeds)
  • 8 tablespoons water (add one at a time)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Spices, about 1/2 – 1 teaspoon each: dry rosemary, thyme, oregano, cumin, sumac, pepper, pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds (you can also use only black or only white)

How to make almond and flax seed crackers

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Mix the almond flour with the flax seed meal, add olive oil and all the spices, salt, and sesame seeds.
  • Start adding water spoon by spoon and mix. It will get moist and will stick together. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, press a little with your hands to get a rectangle shape, cover with another sheet of parchment paper, and roll the dough out gently with a pin trying to make as much of a rectangular shape as possible, until the dough had the thickness of a cracker (about 1/8 inch or 4mm)
  • Gently remove the top paper and slide the bottom paper with the dough on top of a baking sheet. Portion with a pizza cutter or knife in squares or rectangles and poke holes with a fork (this will make them look like crackers but will also help them cook more evenly)
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, turn the heat off and leave them in the oven for another 5 minutes. Like any cracker, it needs to be watched carefully, so don’t rely on the timer. After 12 minutes, keep an eye on them, and if you see they start getting crispy or burning, turn the heat off. If the crackers on the edges get cooked faster (because the dough on the edges tends to be thinner than the center), take them out first, separate the rest of the crackers, and put them back in the oven.

What herbs are in Zaatar

For those who don’t know already, zaatar (also spelled za’atar) is a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern mix of spices made with rosemary, oregano, thyme, cumin, sesame seeds, sumac, salt, and pepper and is usually mixed with extra virgin olive oil for a delicious dip or added as a bread topping.

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More lectin-free and gluten-free crackers

If you want to try my other lectin-free cracker recipes, you can find them here: 

And find another one of my favorite lectin-free cracker recipes, the Sweet Potato Crackers, in my book, The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook, page 52.

The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook

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Flax Seed Crackers with Zaatar Spices (Vegan, Keto)

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By Claudia Curici Serves: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Flax seed crackers and almond crackers met in this recipe and gave the best gluten-free, lectin-free, keto, and vegan crackers I've ever had. These keto flax seed crackers with almond flour and zaatar spices are easy to make and so tasty, you will never want to make another recipe again.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground flaxseed meal
  • 8 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Spices, about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon each: dry rosemary, thyme, oregano, cumin, sumac, pepper, pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds (you can also use only black or only white)

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350F.

2

Mix the almond flour with flaxseed, add olive oil and all the spices, salt, and sesame seeds.

3

Start adding water spoon by spoon and mix. It will get moist and will stick together. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

4

Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, press a little with your hands to get a rectangle shape, cover with another sheet of parchment paper, and roll out gently with a pin trying to make as much of a rectangular shape as possible, until the dough had the thickness of a cracker (about 1/8 inch or 4mm)

5

Gently remove the top paper and slide the bottom paper with the dough on top of a sheet pan. Portion with a pizza cutter or knife in squares or rectangles and poke holes with a fork (this will make them look like crackers but will also help them cook better)

6

Bake for about 20 minutes, turn the heat off and leave them in the oven for another 5 minutes. Like any cracker, it needs to be watched carefully, so don't rely on the timer. After 12 minutes keep an eye on them and if you see they start getting crispy or burning turn the heat off.Preheat the oven to 350F.

7

Mix the almond flour with flaxseed meal, add olive oil and all the spices, salt, and sesame seeds.

8

Start adding water spoon by spoon and mix. It will get moist and will stick together. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

9

Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, press a little with your hands to get a rectangle shape, cover with another sheet of parchment paper, and roll the dough out gently with a pin trying to make as much of a rectangular shape as possible, until the dough had the thickness of a cracker (about 1/8 inch or 4mm)

10

Gently remove the top paper and slide the bottom paper with the dough on top of a baking sheet. Portion with a pizza cutter or knife in squares or rectangles and poke holes with a fork (this will make them look like crackers but will also help them cook more evenly)

11

Bake for about 20 minutes, turn the heat off and leave them in the oven for another 5 minutes. Like any cracker, it needs to be watched carefully, so don't rely on the timer. After 12 minutes, keep an eye on them, and if you see they start getting crispy or burning, turn the heat off. If the crackers on the edges get cooked faster (because the dough on the edges tends to be thinner than the center), take them out first, separate the rest of the crackers, and put them back in the oven.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    April 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    These look great. At what point do I add in the oil? Didn’t see that in the directions. Maybe I missed it.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      April 7, 2018 at 9:15 am

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for pointing that out, I just included it in the step 2. I was thinking of it as spices so I missed it. Sorry for the late reply, I’m in a remote area of West Texas and it’s hard to make the internet work for the website. Let me know if you make them <3.

  • Reply
    Darcy Nagle-O'Brien
    September 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    These sound yummy. Am I correct in understanding that you bake them on the parchment paper (and cookie sheet).
    Many thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Claudia
      September 24, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Correct! xx

  • Reply
    April
    January 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Delicious! I might up the spices a bit next time, but still delicious. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Claudia
      January 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much April, I have a Za’atar Oil recipe coming on the website today. So good 😀 xx

  • Reply
    Cathy Owens
    January 18, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    This sounds a lot like my cracker recipe except I use 2/3 c ground flax seed, 2 Tbsp almond flour and 1/3 c sesame seeds plus 1/3 c mix of EVOO and coconut oil. All the spices make it really good.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      January 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you Cathy, glad you liked it.

  • Reply
    Najla
    March 3, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    These are very yummy.
    I just added 3 tbsp of zatar mix instead of the spices and sesame. with the same amount on the rest. These are addictive.
    Thank you for the recipe.

    • Reply
      Claudia
      March 4, 2021 at 12:59 am

      Hi Najla, so happy you loved them. A zaatar mix is always a good thing to have on hand 🙂

  • Reply
    Pam
    March 19, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Do you store these in refrigerator?

    • Reply
      Claudia
      March 20, 2022 at 7:25 am

      Hi Pam, if only for a day or two, and if not too hot in the house, I don’t. But if it’s hot (during summer), I prefer to store them in the refrigerator, in a glass container with a tight lid.

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