Here is a healthy and flavorful recipe for Seed Crackers. This vegan and gluten-free recipe has no preservatives and is full of fiber and nutrition. Skip store-bought crackers and make your own!

Homemade seed crackers piled up on a white plate.

Crackers are such a fun snack. They offer the perfect crunch with just the right touch of salt and other flavors. The problem is when buying crackers at the store, they can contain unwanted ingredients and also can cost quite a bit.

This recipe is so simple to make and is very allergy-friendly considering it’s nut-free, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

Don’t like an ingredient or have it hand? Just use more of the other ingredients or swap the ingredients out for your choice.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Most of these ingredients can be purchased in bulk, which is a huge savings over buying ready-made crackers!
  • You will know exactly what you are eating. No preservatives or sneaky ingredients like “natural flavors.”
  • You can customize your crackers. Not a fan of garlic? Try some paprika. I bet you could even use cinnamon for a sweeter treat.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients to make seed crackers in small bowls on a white surface.

Chia seeds act like gelatin or eggs here to hold all the other delicious ingredients together.

Flaxseeds add healthy omega-3 fats and they also do some of the binding work.

Sunflower seeds have a nutty flavor to them.

Pepitas are the softest seed used here and will add a fun new flavor not everyone is used to.

Recipe Steps

Process collage of mixing and baking a batch of seed crackers.

Step One

Combine all the seeds and seasoning and mix well.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Add water and let rest for 20 minutes to gel together while you heat the oven and prepare a pan.

Step Three

Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. This will allow you to easily remove the entire sheet to a cooling rack.

Step Four

Score into desired cracker shapes before baking, making it easy to snap apart later. Bake, cool, and enjoy!

Seed crackers on parchment paper.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Feel free to adjust the types of seeds you use in this recipe. But, use at least ¼ cup of chia seeds to help the mixture stick together.
  • You can use either whole or ground flax seeds in this recipe, but I recommend using whole flax seeds to get more texture in the crackers.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use different seeds?

Definitely use what you have to create the full amount needed in the recipe. You want to have a variety and you also want to make sure and still use at least 1/4 cup of chia seeds. These are your vegan “glue” that holds everything together, much like an egg would in other recipes.

Is this recipe allergen-friendly?

There is no dairy, gluten, or nuts in this recipe. The only thing to keep in mind is any cross-contamination issues in the seeds if you have a nut allergy and are very sensitive.

A slab of seed crackers on parchment paper set on a wire cooling rack.

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Here are some more crackers and delicious things to serve with them!

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Homemade seed crackers on a white surface.

Healthy Seed Crackers Recipe


Description

Here is a healthy and flavorful recipe for Seed Crackers. This vegan and gluten-free recipe has no preservatives and is full of fiber and nutrition. Skip store-bought crackers and make your own!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, salt, garlic, and water. Stir to combine. Let the mixture sit for at least 20 minutes to thicken before moving onto the next step.
  2. Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the top of the parchment paper lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Stir the seed mixture and transfer it onto the baking sheet. Use a spatula to smooth the surface of the mixture so it is about ¼-inch in height. Then, use a knife to score cracker shapes into the mixture.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the tops of the crackers start to turn a golden brown.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  6. Lay the parchment paper with the crackers on a cooling rack for 20-30 minutes to let the crackers cool completely.
  7. Then, once the crackers are cool, remove them from the parchment paper and use your hands to break the crackers into pieces.
  8. Enjoy immediately, or place the crackers in an airtight container and store for up to 7 days.

Notes

  1. Feel free to adjust the types of seeds you use in this recipe. But, use at least ¼ cup of chia seeds to help the mixture stick together.
  2. You can use either whole or ground flax seeds in this recipe, but I recommend using whole flax seeds to get more texture in the crackers.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: seed crackers, gluten free crackers, vegan crackers

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