An easy to make keto flax seed crackers recipe with garlic parmesan flavor. These simple low carb crackers are a great homemade snack.
It’s a good idea to go through the pantry and determine what items have been sitting on the shelf for a while. I had stocked up on flax seed several months ago 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. And, I was looking to use up some flax meal.
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 in the meantime, I just used plain old parmesan cheese to make some low carb crackers.
Carbs in flaxseed
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 is 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!
How to make homemade flaxseed crackers
This was the first time I ever made homemade low carb crackers so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a lot easier than I had anticipated.
The process for making flax seed 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. 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.
I used a pizza cutter wheel to slice the rolled out dough before putting it in the oven, but 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.
How many carbs in crackers?
A generous serving of these flax crackers has only one gram 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. But, you could leave these flavors out and just season the crackers with 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.
Why make your own flax crackers?
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 flax crackers definitely makes it a healthy choice.
I would like to make some crackers out of almond flour as it would provide a more neutral taste. Maybe even make up a low carb version of Cheese-It crackers which my kids love. One day, I hope my whole family will convert to low carb eating as I’m trying to slowly covert them.
These crackers go well served with cheese slices. Or, you can dip them in a warm crab dip for a special appetizer.
Garlic Parmesan Keto Flax Seed Crackers Recipe
Enjoy this easy low carb snack! And be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.
Keto Flax Seed Crackers with Garlic Parmesan
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated, 33 grams
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Roll out on a silicone mat or greased parchment paper to 1/8 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.
- Net Carbs 1g
- % Carbs: 3.1%
- % Protein: 24.1%
- % Fat: 72.8%
Note 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.