These 5 ingredient chia seed crackers are so crispy and crunchy! They are easy to make and naturally gluten-free. Wonderful with dips, alongside a cheese board and equally delicious all on their own.
I adore a crispy snack, and this chia seed cracker recipe ticks all the boxes. It
- is ready in 20 minutes
- contains easy to source, wholesome ingredients
- stays crunchy for weeks
- has only 1.3g net carbs per portion of 5 crackers!
Loaded with fiber and healthy fats, my chia crackers are good for your gut AND will satisfy all your savoury snack cravings.
Enjoy them with dips, load them up with any toppings of your choice or eat them as a side to your soups or salads. They are a proper all-rounder!
Chia seeds are the small seeds from the Salvia Hispanica plant, which is native in South and Central America. There are black and white chia seeds. Apart from the color, there is no difference between the two.
Yes. The seeds are low in carbs and high in fiber, which makes them filling and satisfying. They are also incredibly nutritious. Read more about the health benefits of chia seeds here.
Chia is a versatile ingredient. It has the ability to absorb liquid and form a gel. This means it lends stability to gluten-free bread. You can also use it to thicken sauces and jams. And it is a popular egg replacer, as an alternative to ground flax seeds.
Here are some recipes using chia on Sugar Free Londoner:
- Easy No-Cook Sugar Free Raspberry Jam
- Creamy Keto Chia Pudding
- Coffee Chia Breakfast Pudding
- Everyday Low Carb Bread Recipe
- Keto Turkey Gravy Recipe
I eat chia regularly and always keep a jar of home-ground chia seeds in my larder.
I love that this recipe requires just 5 ingredients:
- Chia seeds - I used ground white chia seeds
- Almond flour - ground almonds work fine here
- Sesame seeds - for more flavor and crunch
- Sea salt (option to add pepper, too!)
This section contains step by step instructions and photos that show how to make this recipe. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step 1: Stir all ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a spatula or fork. Wait to let the chia soak up the liquid to form a dough.
Step 2: Roll the mixture out thinly between two pieces of parchment paper. To get a rectangular shape, fold over the edges to form a rectangle. Then, place the parchment sheet back on top and re-roll.
Step 3: Remove the top sheet of parchment paper. Pre-cut the dough into squares with a knife or pizza cutter and place on a large baking tray.
Step 4: Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool and firm up, then break into crackers.
Nut free: Swap out the almond flour for a blend of sesame seed and sunflower seed flour. You could also add ground flax for even more fibre.
Change up the seeds: Top the crackers with a sprinkle of seeds of your choice. Think poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds or black sesame seeds.
Add herbs or spices: Za'atar, rosemary, thyme, oregano, paprika, cumin, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, onion powder... all great for extra flavor!
Make it cheesy: Grate parmesan cheese over the crackers before baking.
Make it "Japanesy" (I couldn't resist the rhyme): Mix 2 tablespoons chopped nori seaweed into the dough.
1. Enjoy them with a dip such as guacamole or keto hummus.
2. Add them to a mezze sharing platter or cheese board.
3. Make a mini sandwich: Fill with ham and cheese, smoked salmon and cream cheese or peanut butter and raspberry jam!
4. Spread with butter and eat as a side to soups and salads.
Crackers stay crispy for weeks if stored in an airtight container.
My guess is yours won't last that long though because they are quite irresistible.
These crackers stay crispy in an airtight container for weeks.
If you store them in the fridge and they do become limp, simply reheat them in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Once they cool, they will be crisp again.
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Crispy Chia Seed Crackersfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- ½ cup almond flour 50g
- ¼ cup chia seeds 30g, ground
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Good pinch of flaked sea salt
- 3 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 175C / 350F (electric) or 155C / 310F (fan assisted).
- Stir together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then add the water. Stir with a spatula or fork until a dough forms.
- Roll the dough out thinly between two sheets of parchment paper. Fold over the edges to form a rectangle. Place the parchment sheet back on top and re-roll.
- Remove the top sheet of parchment. Pre-cut into 30 squares (I used a pizza cutter) and lift the parchment paper with the cracker dough onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until slightly golden. Oven time will depend on how thick or think the dough is rolled out.
- Allow to cool and firm up before breaking into crackers.
I have been making mixed seed crackers for ages, but its quite a performance. These chia seed crackers recipe is a real winner! A low oven temperature for ONLY 15 minutes is a great boon in our South African electricity loadshedding/blackout crisis. Very simple to assemble, no waiting. I had quite a struggle to roll out the dough to a large rectangle to get 24 crackers. But the dough is strong, holds together well and can be rolled very thin. Even after baking the crackers are very thin and crisp and dont break easily. This will be my go to cracker recipe. Planning to add a touch of poppy seed next. Thank you Karin!
These were great, I had them tonight as part of a cheese board and I would not have known they were keto crackers! I added in some garlic salt and it worked really well. Thank you!
Wow, fantastic! Made many keto crackers, but none were crispy until I found yours. Love them. I added salt on top & dried onions. Added a little onion powder to the batter also. Thank you for a delicious recipe!
Yummy! PS I used everything seasoning (didn't have sesame seeds) and I'd use a little less given it's salty nature. Scooped up with guac and that's my late lunch!
Hi, I’ve just started on keto and your recipes look fantastic! I picked up some Almond Flour from Amazon and have found it quite coarse; I notice you recommend a particular brand which is no longer available. Can I ask what brand / variety you are using these days as it would be good to find something with a nicer consistency!
These were yummy
Hi Can is sub the chia seeds for flax seeds
Hi Karen, I have a recipe for keto flaxseed crackers on my website!
So I made these again using 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast plus 1 tablespoon everything but the bagel seasoning in place of the sesame seed. These are my new favorite crackers!
Great tip as I am out of sesame seeds, now I have to do this!
Loved these, made them with black chia seeds and black sesame seeds, yummy. Will try some different additions as suggested.