Flax Seed Cracker Bread

Flax Seed Cracker Bread

This cracker bread recipe makes a thin, low-fat crisp cracker-like bread that you break into pieces to eat.

20 min. prep time
5 1/2 dozen pieces
656 Ratings


1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup buttermilk*
3 tablespoons flax seed or sesame seed


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine whole wheat flour, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Mix in butter with fork just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until flour is moistened. Stir in flax seed.

Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 5 times until smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half with floured rolling pin or pat each half with floured fingers into 13x11-inch rectangle on greased baking sheets. Prick all over with fork.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Break into pieces.

*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 10 minutes.

Recipe Tip

- Varying shades of brown are typical of cracker bread. Try to roll or press dough out very evenly for even browning.

- Flax seeds, when used as whole seeds, add texture to foods. Ground seeds give the most nutritional benefit and are a primary source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Flax seed is available in the health food section of the supermarket.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 piece)

Calories: 20

Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: <5mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12784©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Great texture and flavor and SO inexpensive. Why would I ever buy boxed crackers again?!
Very easy and delicious. They are a little delicate, or crumbly. Next time I might cut the sugar, or salt the tops lightly. Or not...they are really good just as the recipe states
Yum! Love these crackers and think they taste great with hummus. They are easy to prepare, taste great and are SO inexpensive to make! I don't know why I would ever bother buying crackers again, when I can just customize this recipe to my liking.
Amanda is paid by Land O'Lakes to write for the Recipe Buzz® Blog.
Tasty crakers! I ground the flax seeds instead of putting whole ones in the dough.
Prior to baking, I pressed on top: sesame, pumpkin, sunflower & flax seeds as I like a seedy cracker.
I also recommend not dividing the dough and pressing it all into a 16x11 greased cookie sheet.
I scored the crakers as soon as they came out of the oven.
I substituted splenda for the sugar and cut them into squares before baking. Everyone at my church loved them. Thanks LandOLakes for another GREAT recipe.
These turned out very yummy! They have a little bit of a sweet taste to them. I took them out of the oven when the edges started to brown, because it was hard to tell when they were "golden brown" considering they were made with whole wheat flour....all in all, these were good! (And healthy!) And I just realized, they taste a LITTLE like Kashi TLC crackers!

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