4-Ingredient Seed Crackers

Posted on: March 5, 2024. Updated on: March 23, 2024.

by Carolina Gelen

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How to make these 4-ingredient seed crackers

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To make the seed crackers, combine the flax seeds and boiling water in a bowl. The flax seeds will be the binder for our crackers, so whatever you do, make sure you don’t skip them, it’s what holds them together.

After the flax seed mixture turned from liquid to a gooey egg white-like consistency, it’s time to add the rest of the seeds. Here you can go with one kind of seed or mix up two or three kinds. In the image of the crackers attached to this recipe, you’ll notice a mixture of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts.

Zhuzh it up!

Use this recipe as a base for the crackers and zhuzh it up by adding your favorite flavors! Instead of kosher salt, try using a flavored salt, I’m thinking garlic salt, celery salt, and more. Don’t want to keep the crackers plain? Grind some spices like cumin, coriander or fennel and mix them in the seed cracker mixture right before you bake them.

Looking for other snacking recipes similar to these crackers? Try my beer battered olives or these flaky meat cigars.

4-Ingredient Seed Crackers

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Servings: 8
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup flax seeds
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups mixed raw seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, hemp hearts, etc.
  • 4 tablespoons oil, such as extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, etc., plus more for greasing


  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Heat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. To a medium bowl, add the flax seeds, boiling water, and a hefty pinch of salt. Stir and set aside for a minute or so, until the seed mixture goes from a liquid consistency to a gloopy, egg white-like consistency.
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups of mixed seeds to the mixture and stir to combine. Taste and season with a little bit more salt if needed.
  4. Lightly grease a half sheet pan with oil. Line with a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom.
  5. To the pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Using a pastry brush or your hands, every spread the oil on the surface.
  6. Dollop the seed cracker mixture on the pan and evenly spread using a spatula in a thin, even layer that covers the surface of the pan.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil on top of the seed cracker mixture. Sprinkle with salt on top.
  8. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, until the seeds start to look golden. Make sure to keep an eye on the oven and check on the seed crackers every now and then.
  9. Open the oven door to release some of the heat and reset the temperature to 350°F (175°C).  Rotate the sheet pan, close the oven door and continue baking for 12 to 15 minutes, until the seed crackers look golden brown.
  10. Transfer the crackers to a cooling rack or allow them to cool in the pan. Snap the seed cracker bark into smaller pieces and the seed crackers are ready!
  11. Store in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 weeks.
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I speak 5 languages, but my favorite way to communicate is through the universal language of food. I translate food to be more approachable and accessible for the everyday cook. I didn't grow up with a lot, so I’ve always loved thrifting and finding a good sale. That also shapes my approach to cooking: I try to make most of my recipes as affordable as possible, and that is what my SCRAPS newsletter is about. Every two weeks I will send an exclusive recipe to your inbox. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website.

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80 thoughts on "4-Ingredient Seed Crackers"

  1. Yvonne Zamora says:

    I love love to see your post, your recipes (and videos) are captivating with simple staples ingredients that most of us have at home! Can’t wait to have your book!

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      This made me so happy!!!!

  2. Mireille says:

    Can I substitute the flax seeds with another seeds for this crackers.
    Flaxseed does not agree with me.

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Chia seeds would make a decent substitute

  3. Parry Ball says:

    I am a gleaner, too

  4. Kathy says:

    Your 4-ingredient seed crackers look amazing, and tasty yet simple to make & bake!
    I just happen to have all those very healthy ingredients on hand and am very much looking forward to trying out your recipe. I am gathering up my ingredients tonight and will make&bake and eat the crackers tomorrow!
    I too thrift

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      I hope you love them!!!

  5. Teresa Pryor says:

    I love the recipes!

  6. Yvonne Rogers says:

    Carolina. I so enjoy your recipes , your palate, and presentation. Everything you present is so well done! I have been a personal chef for 25 years and I’m inspired.. you always have a fresh new take. Thanks and keep on going!

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      How kind of you, Yvonne! I am so grateful to have you here xx

  7. Jen Beddia says:

    Can you use ground flax?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  8. Helen says:

    Hi, I don’t currently have flax seeds, do you have any idea if chia seeds be a suitable replacement? Thanks

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Chia seeds would also do the job!

  9. Ann says:

    I can’t wait to make these. Can I substitute flax meal for the flax seed?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Absolutely, flax meal will definitely work 🙂

  10. Love the seed cracker recipe!

  11. Heidi says:

    These are currently in the oven 😁🤞. I also added some chiaseeds – hope it turns out great!

  12. Shari Ascher says:

    Wondering if I could add psyllium husk to I crease the fiber

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  13. MB says:

    Your videos rock! Your sense of humor never fails to make me laugh, and your recipes are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

  14. Christina Perucci says:

    These are so yummy! I added some of the TJs mushroom umami for a bit of, well, umami. My only mistake was leaving the cookie sheet on the counter to cool for too long and somehow it’s now half empty 😭

  15. Sue Obenauer says:

    Quick question. Would it be good to grind the flax seeds to get nutrients? I used to buy these crackers from the farmers market and it’s awesome to see how to make!! Thank you! 😊

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Totally ok to use ground 🙂

  16. Ivy Wreden says:

    Looks lijke a great recipe. I bought pumpkin seeds to try this yummy!

  17. Norene Magin says:

    Can’t wait to try this! I’m a thrifty person myself, and also love simple recipes.. so thank you for sharing ❤️ Your humor is appreciated too!! 😄

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      That makes me so happy!!!

  18. Carol Butdick says:

    Love your ideas…thrifting, cooking with healthy things we probably have.

  19. Heidi Pearce says:

    Hi! What would the nutritional content be per serving for these?

  20. Karen says:

    Looks easy enough and would be a great change from store bought crackers.

  21. Martha S Bennett says:

    I love your presence on the virtual inter webs of culinary greatness. Eagerly await your book!

  22. Martha says:

    I love your presence in the virtual inter webs of culinary greatness. Eagerly await your book!

  23. Chaya Cohen says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! it looks easy and nutritious, thank you!

  24. D says:

    Would milled flax seed work the same way? Or would that mess this up?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      It would totally work!

  25. Rachel Carr Janney says:

    I made mine with flaxseed meal and added the mixed seeds in. It came out perfect. Delicious.

  26. Karen Ewart says:

    After you open the door, release the steam and reset the temp I assume you close the oven door again?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  27. Bea Reyes says:

    Can’t wait to try this 4 ingredient Seed Crackers! Thank you for sharing!

  28. Elisabeth Gruber says:

    Die cracker sehen so lecker aus, ich probiere sie heute gleich aus.

  29. My crackers are in the oven now. I can excited to try and share with my sisters!

  30. Juliette says:

    Hello Carolina, thank you so very much for posting that seed cracker recipe. I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time and yours looks the easiest. I appreciate the fact to that you try to make the best of what you have sometimes we get to free with purchasing and we need to use that what we already have. I appreciate that about you too. Today was my first day finding you, so I am browsing through your page you have a great day and continue to be the wonderful person that you are.🥰

  31. Juliette says:

    Cannot wait to make days. I have to go get some seeds have been looking for this recipe for a long time thank you so much..

  32. Alex says:

    I loved these!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  33. Beth says:

    Looks amazing! I’m sure it’s me, but I don’t see a “Print” button. Do I have to take screen shots and print those?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Working on getting a print button!!!

  34. Judy Busman Singer says:

    Can’t wait to try these!

  35. Pam Schlote says:

    Can I use walnuts or almonds

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  36. Pat says:

    This is a great recipe. I have an Almond Cow nut milk machine, and just throw in the left over nut-mash to make a 5 ingredient cracker. Everything else is the same except takes a little longer to bake. Also when I rotate the pan I score cracker lines with a knife, so they break into squares and are ready for hummus in my lunchbox.

  37. Nadine says:

    Would quinoa work for this recipe? I wanted to remake this exactly like yours but I can’t find hemp hearts anywhere.

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Costco usually has them! Quinoa won’t work unfortunately. You could also use sesame seeds as well!

  38. Kara says:

    Could you add some dried fruit?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Absolutely!!! Mix it in the seed cracker mixture alongside all the seeds, that should be delish

  39. Bek Day says:

    Thanks for your amazing recipes!

  40. Lucia says:

    Made these the other day and idk why anyone would buy store bought crackers again after trying this recipe. Super easy/ quick. And I added some green goddess seasoning they were bomb!

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      YUM, love the green goddess seasoning addition 🙂

  41. Alexa Toomey says:

    These are sooo good! I saw your video and I couldn’t stop thinking of these until I made them. Reminds me of growing up & roasting our pumpkin seeds from our jack o lanterns on Halloween. Am 100% going to make again. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      That makes me so happy!!!

  42. Cate says:

    Thank you

  43. Mariana Castorena says:

    Me encantó tu receta.
    En México tenemos amaranto y a tu receta le agregué este grano que también es muy nutritivo.
    Saludos y éxito.

  44. Letta says:

    Love the recipe & your personality!!! I can’t wait to make this!!!

  45. Rae Saint says:

    Can’t wait to try it thank you!😊

  46. Marzena says:

    It is sitting in my oven and I cannot wait 🙂

  47. Jennie Anne says:

    These crackers look so good and I want to make them but I don’t eat or use any kind of oil …..so is there something else I could use to make these oil free?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      as long as you use parchment paper on the baking sheet, they should be good to go if you omit the oil in the recipe

  48. Tarina Rallan says:

    Hey do I need to crush the flaxseed to release the gloopiness (can this be a word!) or will it work whole?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      It will work whole

  49. You had me at “thrifting” then at “affordable”. Love your recipes.

  50. J says:

    Yum!! just tried it n worked perfect. Was wondering if you knew how I could turn this into granola? (like less of a cracker, with more clusters)

    1. Carolina Gelen says:

      Adding some raw sugar to the mix would be lovely! Bake it as the directions instruct, but then break it into smaller clusters rather than big cracker-chunks

  51. Natalia says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!!! It’s so easy to make, it takes so little time and at the same time it’s so nice, tasty, delicious!!!!

  52. Sheila Ross says:

    Can I use ground flax instead of the seed?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  53. Joy says:

    You had me at that crunch! 😃

  54. Vinita Jain says:

    Loved this recipe . Making now . Will share pic once it turns out the best !

  55. Stephanie says:

    I’ve read that flaxseeds don’t offer any nutritional value unless you ground it first. Can I still use this recipe if I lightly ground the flaxseeds first?

    1. Carolina Gelen says:


  56. Marion Thistle says:

    Hi Carolina,
    I’m a Diabetic and I’m looking for protein related snacks. I’m look forward to try these crackers.