Homemade Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers | Grain-Free and Gluten-Free

Grain Free, Gluten Free Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers Sylvie Shirazi
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I want you to make your own crackers. It’s easy, I promise.

Why crackers?  Well, it all started a few weeks ago when I was craving a snack. You see, I have a habit of grazing, which includes on occasion a forkful of leftovers straight from the fridge, or a quick snack contentedly consumed while standing over the sink.  I like to think of them as little happy mouthfuls on the spur of the moment that make life more pleasant. That day I wanted a something crunchy; a cracker, and when you’re craving a cracker nothing else will do.

The crunch and crumble of a good cracker is a joyful thing whether paired with a slice of cheese, dipped in a bowl of warm soup or enjoyed on its own.  The thought of them was so thoroughly engrossing it propelled me into a determined quest to create just the right ones to satisfy my craving. Grain Free, Gluten Free Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers Paleo Recipe

I was aiming for a cracker with a little heft, nice and hearty with a toasty nutty flavor.  I wanted a rustic cracker, simple and straightforward, grain-free and gluten-free as well and, of course, it had to be easy to make.After much testing and tweaking, I came up with these Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers

They are pleasantly nutty, crisp and utterly habit forming.  Delivering a robust share of flavor for such a small package, they are just the thing for nibbling on. The crackers get their satisfying toasty nutty flavor from a combination of ground almonds, flax and hemp seeds.  The almonds and flax are finely ground but the shelled hemp seeds are left whole. Rolled out thinly they are slowly baked in a low oven until dried and crisp.

Grain Free, Gluten Free Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers Recipe

In addition to being easy to make, they are a natural accompaniment to a cheese plate or bowl of dip at a party.  Set them out before dinner so your guests can graze. 

Much more than a mere receptacle for cheese, however, these wholesome bites are easily savored on their own. This is a recipe you’ll want in your repertoire. Now go on and make your own, I’ve already eaten all of mine.

Grain Free, Gluten Free Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers Gourmande in the Kitchen

Serves makes about two dozen

Homemade Flax and Hemp Seed Crackers Recipe (Grain-Free and Gluten-Free)

These crackers get their satisfying toasty nutty flavor from a combination of ground almonds, flax and hemp seeds.

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

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  • ½ cup/ 60g almond meal
  • ½ cup/52g ground flax meal
  • 2 Tablespoons/30g shelled hemp seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon/ 8g coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt (plus more to sprinkle on top)
  • 2 Tablespoons/28g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg white


  1. Preheat oven to 300° degrees F/ 150° C.
  2. Mix almond meal, flax meal, shelled hemp seed, coconut flour and fine sea salt in a large bowl. Pour melted butter and large white egg over the dry ingredients and mix well to combine with a fork until dough comes together in a ball (you may need to use your hands).
  3. Roll the crackers out very thinly between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut into small squares and sprinkle with a pinch of additional sea salt.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until completely dry and crisp.
  5. Cool on cooling rack and store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Paleo NOTE: Roll them thinly and evenly (about one-eighth inch). The crackers are baked at a low temperature so that the crackers dry out without getting brown too early.


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  1. says

    These look awesome and about 2 years ago, I made a recipe very similar to this, and posted them…I even cut them in squares. It was one of the first things I made with my dehydrator after not using it for ages…I made the crackers. And since then, haven’t used it much..whoops!

    The food styling and food photography is just GORGEOUS in this post, along w/ the recipe!

  2. says

    I’m going over to Whole Foods today Sylvie, so I’ll make a list of your ingredients and hope I find them. My Michigan family is coming to visit next week and I’d love to surprise them with these.

  3. says

    Sylvie!!! I am eating my first Flax seed crackers as I write this comment 🙂 Just baked mine today and was thinking to post it as my next post..mine is minus almond meal and coconut though. Would love to try this recipe the next time.

  4. says

    I have been making my own crackers for a long time. Every time I come across a new recipe I have to try it. Can’t wait to try yours out. Thanks for sharing the great recipe and gorgeous photos.

  5. says

    I made homemade crackers for the first time a few weeks ago because I was having a similar craving. Ever since, I think I’ve made about 10 different batches, each time a bit differently. These will have to be my next batch, they look great!

  6. says

    i’ve never made crackers before, so I’m going to give it a shot based on this post, Sylvie. i love flax seed, so this is a great way to have it and a great excuse to eat more cheese!

  7. says

    I want to make my own crakers too! They look amazing and the recipe is definitely intriguing with almond and coconut flour, thank you for that 🙂

  8. says

    These look fantastic. I love making my own crackers but I’m often scared off by the thought that it’s too hard or too much work, which they usually aren’t. Love the almond meal and ground flax in yours! It’s been too long since I made crackers!

  9. says

    I am so with you, Sylvie. Nothing replaces a cracker and I would imagine that there is no replacement for these crackers. Just added hemp to my market list….so going to try these!

  10. says

    Love these healthy homemade crackers – I haven’t tried making any in a while, but now that you’ve provided a healthy gluten-free recipe, it’s time to try again.

  11. says

    I make my own crackers all the time, and you are right, it is so easy, and delicious too! So much better than anything from the store.

    Absolutely stunning photos Sylvie, as always, you really do have a gift.

  12. says

    I don’t often eat crackers but I’ve suddenly got a real craving for a crisp cracker with some creamy cheese! I love the different ingredients that go into these – so wholesome and healthy and delicious.

  13. says

    I am intrigued by the coconut flour! But isn’t it funny that I have been wanting to try my hand at making crackers, so this post is well timed and inspiring! And as always, stunning photos. And how French – crackers, Camembert and olives 🙂

  14. says

    sigh {dreamy eyes}…the crackers look delicious but it’s your photography that really has me drooling. So gorgeous! I may try my hand at those crackers, too; I’m certain they’ll be better than anything you could buy.

  15. says

    Sylvie, I can soooo picture you carefully biting into these crackers with a thin sliver of cheese and a glass of bubbly on the other hand! In a little black dress! Wonderful.

  16. says

    Your crackers look so alternative, tasty & apart too! 🙂 I never heard of using eggwhite & butter in creating crackers! Your end result says it all: EAT ME RIGHT NOW! I am so going to make them!

    Yummy crackers & so versatile to sue too!

    • says

      Hi Nikki, there isn’t really a substitute for the coconut flour here, it is there to provide a little body. If you can’t find it just leave it out, the crackers will be a little bit more crumbly but still delicious. Hope that helps!

  17. suezen says

    Hi Sylvie,

    I was hoping to find a recipe for the flax and hemp crackers featured in your website picture. they look incredibly delicious. can you email me with the recipe, in the body of the email, without making it an attachment that I have to download?

    Most Sincerely,
    Suezen Kindler, LMT

  18. Kevin Baker says

    Hi, Sylvie.

    I want to try this recipe but I’m on a grain-free diet for medical reasons. How can I be guaranteed that hemp is not a grain? I am searching the internet and am getting mixed signals. Some web sites call it a grain, some call it an herb, some call it other things. How can we know for sure that it’s not a grain?

    • says

      Hi Kevin,

      As far as I understand the hemp that we eat is the hulled seed of the plant but like you I have seen it referred to as a grain as well in a few places so I’m afraid that I can’t give you a definitive answer on that but I treat it as a seed. In any case you can omit them from the recipe and replace it with sunflower seeds or another seed or your choice.

      Hope that helps!

  19. Shelly says

    Love these!! I add herbs de provence to the mix and sprinkle a little on top with sea salt. After reading the Wheat Belly book by Dr. William Davis I’m wheat/grain/sugar free and low carb and always looking for recipes for this new way of life. Enjoying these right now with goat cheese and some wine! Thanks!

  20. Nancy says

    These are soooo good. Thank you for this recipe. Incidentally, I opened the bag of coconut flour and I wanted to dive in. It smells delicious. Now I’m on the search for more recipes with coconut flour. Thanks again!

  21. Brenda says

    Misread and unused whole egg but still success … Love them! Want to try mixing in some flavours like thyme etc….

  22. Kristen says

    I made these today and they are delicious! Do you happen to know the nutritional info (serving size, calories, etc)? Thanks!

  23. Pat says

    Any suggestions on replacing the almond meal with something non nut? My husband has a nut allergy but I would love to try these. They look awesome.

    • says

      Hi Pat, my only suggestion would be to try making your own seed based flour if he’s not allergic by grinding sunflower seeds in the food processor until very finely ground. Keep in mind though that will alter the consistency of the crackers since commercial almond flours are very finely ground and much drier than what you can make at home so they will probably be more crumbly.

  24. Gloria says

    I absolutely love these crackers. I make them once a week and they are just perfect with salads or when you just want a crunchy snack.

  25. gabby says

    Just recently adopted a healthier lifestyle and trying to ween my parents off their regualr naughty snacks…been looking for an easy recipe and thank goodness for Pinterst!! Just made your recipe and impatiently waiting by the oven for them to bake while a heavenly aroma is consuming the house aaarrgghhh!!! 🙂


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