favorite things friday: flaxseed crackers

Meet my new favorite low carb cracker – the flaxseed cracker. When I say crunchy, I mean crunchy. This one stands up well in dips, with brie, or just for snacking. Or, if you’re like C and prefer them to be a little softer, you can do that, too. Fortunately, when you’re making them yourself, you can easily make both!

I’ve tried several of the recipes out on the internets, but one that I made up myself is by far my favorite:

Flaxseed & Cheese Crackers

Ingredients:
1 cup flaxseed meal
1 cup water
1 cup grated cheese (whatever kind you like)
salt & pepper, to taste
garlic powder & onion powder, as desired

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 250*

2. Mix together the flaxseed and water. Let sit for about 20 minutes – it will form a congealed mix.

3. Add spices and cheese to flaxseed and mix together until combined.

4. Place parchment paper down on the counter and dump your cracker mix on top. Spread with a spatula, or place another layer of parchment paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll it flat.

  • Crunchy crackers – You want to get this as THIN as possible before you start seeing the parchment paper showing through the mix. 1/8” or less is best.
  • Softer crackers (mini-bread) – Aim for a thicker cracker. 1/8” to 1/4” works.

5. Take off the top piece of parchment paper. Place bottom piece of parchment paper with the cracker mix on the baking sheet and place in oven.

6. The bake time varies depending on how crunchy you want your cracker to be. Thin mixtures will be crunchy in about 45 minutes*; thicker mixtures will still be soft at this point. When the edges start to get brown, turn off the oven and allow to cool in the oven (they will continue to crisp up).

*My baking time varies significantly every time I make these, probably because I don’t roll them out the same thickness each time. Sometimes I turn the oven back on after cooking and cooling, if they’re not crunchy enough for me. I’ll watch the times more closely the next time I make these and give an update.

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