Savoury Flax Crackers


High in fiber, nutritious, crunchy and totally dip-worthy, these savory flax crackers are great on their own or paired with hummus (Classic, ZucchiniZesty Walnut, or Sundried Tomato) or guacamole! The three colours of the seeds add to the appeal, and combination of spices makes these treats deliciously flavourful and impossible to pass up. You will never want to buy boxed crackers again!


  • 1 cup unhulled sesame seeds (to soak – can also use 1/2 white seeds and 1/2 black sesame seeds)
  • 3 cups brown flax seeds (grind 2 of the 3 cups)
  • 1 cup sunflower (or golden flax seeds) not ground
  • 2 tbsps cumin (whole, not ground)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 lemon (include peel if lemon is organic)
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 big handfuls of greens (kale/spinach)
  • 1 packed cup parsley
  • 1 cup purple carrots (optional)


  1. Soak sesame seeds while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Place flax seeds, cumin, curry and salt in a large bowl (glass, ceramic or metal) and stir.
  3. Blend the remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and carrots, then stir into the mixture in the bowl. Drain and rinse the soaked sesame seeds, then stir into the dough. Stir in the grated carrots (optional). Allow to sit for at least fifteen minutes so the flax seeds make the mixture gelatinous. 
  4. Stir dough and spread 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick on parchment, plastic or teflex dehydrator sheets. Using a spatula, score the dough into the size crackers you want. Dehydrate at 105 degrees.

Extra Prep Time: Dehydrate eight to ten hours.
Quantity: 4 sheets (12″ x 12″)

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website,, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More

  • Nick Schroeder

    Is it possible to get nutritional information for your recipes?

  • We’re working on an update to the book and will aim to include this! We may also be able to build this into our site — thanks for your tip!

    If our program relied more heavily on counting calories or grams of fat, we’d have this … but in fact, we take a much different approach. 😉