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Spicy Flax Crackers (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

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Flax crackers are a staple in our household.  I always try to keep a large jar on the counter for my sweetheart.  I bet I hear that lid come off a good 10-15 times a day.  No complaints for me.  I love the fact that he enjoys them and they are full of good nutrients for him.


  • 2 cups flax seeds, soaked in 2 cups water
  • 2 cups carrots, rough chopped
  • 2 cups red pepper
  • 1 cup white onion, rough chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 fresh cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz sun-dried tomatoes


  1. Soak flax seeds for approx. 4 hours or over night.  Be sure to use a large enough bowl to allow room for the seeds to expand.  The flax will create a gel, do not wash or attempt to wash this off.  This the normal process.
  2. While you seeds are soaking, take your food process and rough chop the; carrots, peppers, onion, cilantro, garlic cloves, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice and seasonings.  You will can either leave this slightly chunky or blend until nice and smooth.  It depends on how you like your crackers.
  3. Spread 2 cups worth of mixture on the non-stick Teflex sheets that come with your dehydrator.  Spread the mixture with an off-set spatula or rubber spatula till it is about 1/4″ thick.  Square of the edges.
  4. Dehydrate at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees for approx. 4 hours, if dry enough flip the crackers over onto the mesh screen and peel the Teflex sheet off, lightly salt the crackers and score into the size and shape desired.
  5. Continue to dehydrator for another 4 hours or until crispy.
  6. Break into cracker size pieces and store in a glass airtight container.  These will keep for up to a month, providing you have taken all the moisture of our them.  If you like you crackers a tad chewier, you will need to eat them a bit faster so bacteria doesn’t grow in them.

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F).  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients it is important to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.

8 thoughts on “Spicy Flax Crackers (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)

  1. Melissa says:

    Hi :) Do process the flax seeds or leave them whole and just add them to the blended veggies? By the way! I love your sight! My son and I have tried a few of your recipes in the last couple of days. Thank you!!!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Melissa… You leave the flax seeds whole. After the soak you add the seeds and their “gel” (you can never separate the two at this point hehe) to the veggie and proceed with the instructions. :) I am so happy that you are enjoying some of the recipes. have a blessed evening, amie sue

  2. ben says:

    Apologies in advance, this is a quantity question: how many sheets does this make?

    • amie-sue says:


      No apologies needed :) On an Excalibur tray, it will make 1-2 trays depending on how thin or thick you want them. This is one of my earlier recipes where I failed to keep tract of how much it yielded. At least I am getting better with that. Have a great evening, amie sue

  3. Lola says:

    Hi Amie Sue,

    In how much water should 2 cups of flaxseed soak?

    Thanks in advance,


    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Lola…. in 2 cups of water. I added that to recipe. Thank you for pointing that out to me. Have a great great evening. amie sue

  4. Lou says:

    Hey Amie Sue,
    I just made my very first flax crackers, using this recipe. Thank you so much, they really are so delicious!
    Wondering if you spray a light coat of olive oil on the telfex sheets, or any sort of prep to make it easier to get the cracker mix off the sheet when its time to flip them onto the mesh screens?
    I have Sedona dehydrator and wondering if you have any advice on timing, whether it’s around the same lengths of times as Excaliburs, or abit longer?
    Keep on being amazing!

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Lou,

      I don’t spray my reflex sheets for these cracker. I tried the Sedona machine a few months ago and I found that almost everything stuck to their plastic sheets, so in your case, I would advice it. Timing should be about the same. Glad that you enjoyed the crackers! Now you will be well on your way to many new creations. :) amie sue

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