Flax Seed Cracker Bread
5 1/2 dozen
20 min
1 hr 05 min


1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon 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


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

- 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.


1Fat (mg)
<5Cholesterol (mg)
40Sodium (mg)
3Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  February 20, 2017

Made recipe as directed, I baked half just the way the way it called for, the other half I spread melted garlic butter and baked. Both are wonderful crackers, will be making again if this batch agrees with my blood sugar levels. Thank you for this recipe.

— says Connie
  January 23, 2012

Great texture and flavor and SO inexpensive. Why would I ever buy boxed crackers again?!

— says Amanda
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