Flax Crackers

Author: Canadian Living

The dough for these homemade crackers is as easy to roll as cookie dough and is quick to cut into squares. Flaxseeds and ground flaxseed are available in the health food section of most grocery stores and at bulk food stores.

  • Portion size 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter cubed
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg white beaten

Method

Grease 2 rimless baking sheets; set aside.

In bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, ground flaxseeds, flaxseeds and salt ; with pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles rolled oats or coarse crumbs. Add water and toss to combine.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface; press together to form stiff dough. Divide in half; knead each until smooth, about 2 minutes. Form each into square; cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each square into 12-inch (30 cm) square. Cut into 6 equal strips; cut crosswise into 6 equal rows. Transfer to prepared pans. Prick each in 4 places with fork; brush lightly with egg white.

Bake crackers in top and bottom thirds of 400°F (200°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until golden, about 12 minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cracker: about

  • Sodium 39 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 27.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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