Here's an easy-to-make keto flaxseed crackers recipe with garlic parmesan flavor! These simple low-carb crackers are a great homemade snack.
It's always a good idea to go through the pantry ever so often and determine what items have been sitting on the shelf for a while. Most recently, for me, it was flaxseed.
Several months ago, I had stocked up on the ingredient because there were a lot of low-carb recipes in my pile that called for flax. Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to try many of the recipes I've been saving.
I've been wanting to try Laura Dolson's Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Cracker recipe. I was reminded when I saw a cheddar asiago cheese cracker recipe!
Although those low-carb crackers looked so much better than Laura's, I didn't have any Vermont cheese powder.
I may have to put in an order for that cheese powder very soon. Those cheddar asiago crackers looked so good and are high on my list of things to try.
But, I was looking to use up some flax meal. So in the meantime, I just used plain old parmesan cheese to make some simple and delicious keto flaxseed crackers.
Why you'll love it
These low-carb crackers hit the spot whenever you have a craving for something crunchy and salty! Plus, they are shelf-stable, so you can bring a small bag of them with you when you leave the house.
Keto crackers are an excellent way to eat more healthy fats and protein. There are so many different ways to make them, but these flaxseed crackers are my favorite.
Ground flaxseed is so good for you! Not only does it make these keto crackers gluten-free, but they are full of fiber that's good for your gut and healthy fats to keep you in ketosis.
When you are on a low-carb diet, these keto flaxseed crackers are the perfect thing to munch on. They are gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
This is one of the easiest cracker recipes you will ever make. There are just four ingredients - and they are all pantry staples.
This is the most important ingredient because it's the basis of the entire recipe. You can use brown flax seeds- just make sure it is ground up into a meal.
Shredded parmesan cheese adds an earthy and almost sweet flavor to these delicious keto flaxseed crackers.
I only added some garlic powder and salt. If you use garlic salt, you don't have to add more salt.
Herbs like rosemary can be added to change up the taste. Most seasonings don't increase carb count significantly. But, it's a good idea to look up the carb count of any ingredient you decide to use.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use a rolling pin. Make the dough thin or leave it thick for heartier keto flaxseed crackers.
- Roll batter between silicone mats. This is a very sticky batter that can be troublesome to roll out. If you have issues, place a non-stick mat on top of the batter and roll it out that way.
- Add more flax meal. If the batter is still too sticky, try adding a little bit more flax meal.
It's so easy to make this tasty snack - just mix the ingredients and bake the crackers! Here are a few more details of how I made them.
Combine the ingredients
The process for making keto flaxseed crackers is simple. You combine flaxseed meal, water, salt, and optional seasonings in a large bowl. For the proper consistency, the water amount can be adjusted as needed.
Roll out the dough
Then, the dough is rolled out flat on either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
I did have trouble getting the dough to roll out even, and the crackers in the middle were noticeably thicker than those on the edges.
If you like thin and crisp crackers, you'll want to try and roll the dough out as thin and evenly as possible. You can use a toothpick to poke in the center to determine thickness.
Once it's rolled out to your liking, place the parchment paper or silicone mat with your dough onto a baking sheet.
Slice the crackers
Next, use a pizza cutter wheel to slice the rolled-out dough before putting it in the oven. I should have made guide marks to get the crackers more uniform in size.
These are things that I will work to correct the next time I make crackers!
Bake keto flaxseed crackers
Finally, bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes until the center is firm.
Tip: If the edges start to get more than just a little bit brown, take them out to cool, so the crackers don't burn.
️ Serving suggestions
I've bought boxed low-carb crackers in the past, and they aren't any better than this simple recipe. I don't recall the price, but I'm sure it is cheaper to make them at home.
I've always liked having crunchy snacks, and the added fiber in these keto flaxseed crackers definitely makes them a healthy choice.
These crackers go well served with cheese slices! Or, you can dip them in a warm crab dip for a special appetizer. You can also snack on them with a handful of keto popcorn.
Serve them at a party with hot and cheesy spinach dip. These crackers are perfect for parties because they are fantastic, even for people with sensitive stomachs!
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about how to make it.
Try them with any of these keto-friendly seeds: sesame seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.
Add some onion powder or everything bagel seasoning. You can never go wrong with fresh herbs and, if you want them to taste spicy, just add some cayenne pepper and paprika.
Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature - like in your pantry. They will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks.
A generous serving of these flax crackers has only one gram of net carbs. That's because the flaxseed meal is nearly all fiber.
The parmesan cheese and garlic powder do add small amounts of carbs, but it's not much. You could even leave these flavors out and just season the crackers with salt.
Yes, if you want to use whole flax seeds, use a food processor to grind them up first.
If you do an online search on the nutritional makeup of flax seeds, you might not consider them low carb. This is because a cup has almost 50 grams of carbs. However, most of the carbs are fiber, so the net carb count is very low.
In fact, one cup is a lot of flax. The recommended serving size is only one tablespoon. Therefore, a typical serving only has around 3 grams of carbs. And nearly all of those carbs are fiber!
So the carbs in flaxseed are relatively low, and the net carbs in one serving are pretty close to zero once you subtract the fiber. That's why these nutritious seeds are commonly used in keto foods.
Plus, they have added benefits of omega-3 fatty acids as well as being a good source of thiamin, magnesium, manganese, and copper!
If you enjoyed keto flaxseed crackers are looking for more low-carb snacks, here are some more healthy recipes that will help you feel full between meals. They are some of my favorites!
- Bang Bang Cauliflower has a bold flavor that tastes just like the popular recipe from the restaurant.
- Keto Onion Rings only have 4 grams net carbs and taste like the classic bar food.
- Keto Zucchini Fritters are so fun to dip and share! They are crispy and perfectly sized for snacking at parties.
- Almond Flour Low Carb Crackers are another delicious and easy way to make these crispy snacks.
- Keto Air Fryer Fried Pickles are crunchy on the outside, hot and juicy on the inside, and only 2 net carbs each!
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Keto Flax Seed Crackers with Garlic Parmesan
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese grated, 33 grams
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup water
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Roll out on a silicone mat or greased parchment paper to ⅛ inch thickness.
- Score with a sharp knife (careful not to cut silicone mat if using).
- Bake until the center is no longer soft, about 15-18 minutes. If it starts to get more than a little brown around the edges, remove from oven to prevent burning. Cool completely.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 67 [calories] => 176 [carbohydrates] => 8.6 [protein] => 7.9 [fat] => 10.6 [saturated_fat] => 2.4 [cholesterol] => 6 [sodium] => 233 [potassium] => 232 [fiber] => 7.6 [vitamin_a] => 50 [calcium] => 80 [iron] => 8.1 [serving_unit] => g )
Notes on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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First published January 13, 2011. Updated on March 22, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.
Hi Lisa, and thank you for the wonderful recipes on your site!
I'm going to try these as written, but was wondering if you think I could make these crackers with chia seeds instead of flax seeds. I just love the crunchy, nutty flavor of chia seeds!
Thanks for your thoughts!
Chia usually works in place of psyllium and flax, but I haven't tried it in this recipe.
Hi Lisa, I made these this morning but I'm confused. I ended up with 28 squares. I then imported your recipe using Myfitnesspal and matched the ingredients to my brands. Each cracker was coming up as 4.6 net carbs. That doesn't seem right?? Your recipe is 4 servings but how many crackers did you end up with?
It's been a long time since making them, but I have had issues with MyFitnessPal in the past. You need to be very careful of the ingredients chosen as they are user inputted. I believe this recipe was calculated directly from the ingredients used and the nutrition information on each ingredient was used. Some brands may differ slightly from others. However, this recipe is on my list of ones to redo so I'll recalculate when I the post gets updated.
Thanks Lisa, you were spot on with MFP....the garlic powder that automatically uploaded was 145.5g of carbs just for the 1/2tsp.....way off lol!!!! Problem solved. My hubby liked the flavor but I found it too intense. Is there anyway of cutting the flavor down???
Sounds like you'd be better subbing some of the flax with almond flour.
Thank you Lisa, will give that a try!!!! Merry Christmas
Just discovered your recipe, made it and love it!
I added black sesame seeds, a little black pepper and 1 T of tomato paste to the recipe and they came out so good! I also had a little trouble getting the dough to roll out evenly, so I just placed one silpat on the bottom and one on top of the dough, and that eliminated all sticking :).
They're crispy and delicious, great for snacking!
Great idea to rollout using two silicone mats. And, nice flavor additions. Ive got to make these crackers again soon.
Maybe I'm missing something... how did you roll these out (step 3)? I ended up with a sticky mixture that didn't want to lay evenly...
It does help to put a piece of wax or parchment paper over before rolling out on the non-stick mat. If it's really sticky, you may need a little more flax meal.
sheila @ Elements
Sounds good! I'd like to try it sometime. I do have a question though. Did the crackers stay fresh and crisp after a day or two?
The last time I made crackers they lost their crispness by the next morning. I'm just curious about this recipe. Thanks! 🙂
These crackers stayed crisp for a few days in a covered glass dish until I ate them all.