Who here loves a good batch of hummus? How about some fresh guacamole? Four cheese dip? See where I’m going with this? You guessed it—chips and dip! But this time, we’re using healthier chips and your choice of dip.
Flax crackers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to ‘chips’ but you won’t be disappointed with these. I can guarantee you’ll be using them for all sorts of combos in the near future. Flaxseeds have a pretty neutral flavor, so they’re perfect for pretty much anything. I’ve used these for everything—garlic dip, yogurt, oatmeal topping, cream cheese, guacamole, buffalo chicken dip, and many more.
Flaxseeds—One of Nature’s Superfoods
Flaxseed is one of the best whole foods on the planet and they add so much to these low carb crackers. They’re tasty and plenty of evidence suggests that they have many health benefits to them as well. Did you know that consumption of flaxseeds has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, a lower risk of stroke, lower incidence of diabetes and better weight management overall? (1) They also contain fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which add to the overall nutrient content of this recipe.
You’ll be adding parmesan cheese, garlic powder and onion powder to your flaxseeds as well. This is for flavor as well as texture. Spices have been shown to have many health benefits to your blood sugar, weight, and inflammation levels, which is why I like to add them in every chance I get. To bind the ingredients together, you’ll want to add an egg and a bit of water. Kneed the dough until it becomes fairly stiff. Finally, roll it out onto a sheet until it’s about 1/6 of an inch thick. Sprinkle some salt on top and cut into squares before baking in the oven for 13-20 minutes.
This is enough time for you to plan out what to eat your flax crackers with. If you need some ideas, here are a few to keep you busy:
Guacamole – Low carbs and crackers don’t usually mix, except of course if you’re using flax crackers and some good old guacamole. No need for excess carbs with this one. It’s perfect on its own with some nutritious vegetables to boot!
Buffalo Chicken Dip – Yup, you read that right and you know what, it tastes just as good as it sounds. It’s creamy, protein-packed and full of healthy fats. Yum!
Chicken Fajitas – Okay so this isn’t a dip, but flax crackers would go great with chicken fajitas in place of tortillas or rice. You can still soak the flax crackers in the juices of the chicken fajitas, don’t worry!
Hummus – Hummus can be a lower calorie alternative to creamy dips because it’s made of chickpeas. Chickpeas are still relatively low in carbs because they contain a lot of fiber, which will slow down digestion and keep you feeling full.
Make sure to keep an eye on them because once they’re golden brown, you’ll know they’re ready to eat!
More Low Carb Snack Recipes:
The Best Low Carb Almond Flour Pancakes
Magical Low Carb Coconut Flour Pancakes
Homemade Low Carb Tortilla Chips
The Best Low Carb Protein Bars Ever
Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip Friends and Family Will Love Too
Low Carb Chocolate Ice Cream for a Healthy High Protein Snack
Scrumptious Low Carb Flax Crackers – Make Once, Snack for Weeks
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
1 cup flaxseed meal
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp water (more or less, as necessary)
salt flakes (for sprinkling)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a bowl combine the flaxseed meal, grated Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder and pinch of salt.
- Add the eggs and water and knead with your hands until a fairly stiff dough forms.
- Roll out the dough between 2 parchment sheets until about 1/6” thick.
- Transfer the bottom sheet with the dough onto a baking pan.
- Sprinkle with salt flakes.
- Cut into squares.
- Bake for 13- 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.