These vegan chia seed crackers are light, crispy, tasty and satisfying! They’re my new favourite healthy high-protein snack and they have only 4 ingredients! One of which is water. You’ll be blown away by how easy and simple they are to make and customize. Plus, they’re naturally gluten-free. I’m obsessed!

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Chia Seed Cracker Variations

dry ingredients
These vegan crackers are easy to customize. You can add things like:

  • toasted oats (uncooked oats seem to add a musty flavour)
  • nutritional yeast
  • spices and herbs

Try to keep the ratio of dry ingredients and liquids in mind, though different dry ingredients will absorb more or less liquid. You can double the amount of dry ingredients without increasing the amount of chia seeds. Adding extra grains like toasted oats tends to lighten the texture of the crackers.

substitutions
You can substitute chia seeds directly for flax seeds, though the flavour will be a bit nuttier. You can also substitute sunflower seeds for other seeds or nuts. I have had a viewer regret choosing pine nuts as a substitute though. Sunflower seeds are quite low in fat compared to others so keep this in mind when choosing substitutes.

liquid ingredients
You can also change the liquid from water to something else to add more flavour. For example:

  • pickle juice
  • tomato sauce or paste
  • diluted balsamic vinegar

If you end up adding too much liquid, even things out by adding some more ground chia/flax/oats. Just also remember to slightly increase the salt too. Play around with this and have fun!

Just make sure your cracker ‘dough’ looks a lot like the texture shown in the video. I’m sorry I didn’t get a photo for you yet. The recipe comes together so quickly that when I make it, I don’t even think about taking pictures. I’ll update this post when I do though.

Printable recipe for Vegan Chia Seed Crackers

 

4 Ingredient Vegan Chia Seed Crackers
Serves 2
These 4-ingredient vegan chia seed crackers are super easy and quick to make, high in protein and a great source of omega-3's, and healthy and delicious! The texture is light and crispy; perfect to snack on by themselves or with some vegan deli slices, vegan cheese, or with dips. Besides that, you can customize these crackers to make your own favourite flavour combinations. See the notes below for details.

This recipe uses US measurements. For metric conversion, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml.

One batch makes 2 servings; about 1 cup of crackers. Feel free to multiple this recipe to create larger batches.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoon water
  2. 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  3. 2 tablespoons hulled sunflower seeds
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. big pinch black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Blitz the dry ingredients (chia seeds, sunflower seeds, salt and pepper) in a food processor or blender for 5-10 seconds or until the sunflowers are roughly pulverized. Transfer to a bowl and add water. Mix until a paste forms.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a piece of parchment paper. Fold the parchment over the mixture and roll flat with a rolling pin. Carefully peel away the top of the parchment; the mixture should be quite flat and smooth. Tear away the excess parchment (and save it for something else). Use a pizza cutter or knife to score cracker shapes.
  4. Place the parchment on a baking sheet and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the crackers are crispy. Do not over-bake! They can burn easily. Let cool for a few minutes before breaking up the big sheet of chia seed cracker into pieces.
  5. To store, let the crackers cool completely to room temperature and check that they are totally crisp before storing in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for a week or two.
Notes
  1. I do recommend using parchment paper. I have tried this recipe on a silicone mat and while it does work, some of the crackers in the middle do not crisp completely while the crackers around the edge are done. Get around this by removing the crisp crackers and allowing the remainder to bake a while longer.
Variations
  1. These vegan crackers are easy to customize. You can add things like
  2. toasted oats (uncooked oats seem to add a musty flavour)
  3. nutritional yeast
  4. spices and herbs
  5. Try to keep the ratio of dry ingredients and liquids in mind, though different dry ingredients will absorb more or less liquid. You can double the amount of dry ingredients without increasing the amount of chia seeds. Adding extra grains like toasted oats tends to lighten the texture of the crackers.
  6. You can substitute chia seeds directly for flax seeds, though the flavour will be a bit nuttier. You can also substitute sunflower seeds for other seeds or nuts. I have had a viewer regret choosing pine nuts as a substitute though. Sunflower seeds are quite low in fat compared to others so keep this in mind when choosing substitutes.
  7. You can also change the liquid from water to something else to add more flavour. For example
  8. pickle juice
  9. tomato sauce or paste
  10. diluted balsamic vinegar
  11. If you end up adding too much liquid, even things out by adding some more ground chia/flax/oats. Just also remember to slightly increase the salt too. Play around with this and have fun!
  12. Just make sure your cracker 'dough' looks a lot like the texture shown in the video.
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  • Catherine
    Reply

    Per video this goes in 300°F oven.
    Cheers

    • Mary
      Reply

      Yes! Thank you for pointing that out! I’ve fixed that now 🙂

  • Vanessa
    Reply

    Did you use raw or roasted sunflower seeds? I used raw, but I am not sure if it matters (maybe the roasted ones would give it a deeper flavor). I mixed Old Bay Spice Mix into the dry mix. Wow! These are SO tasty. I could easily eat the entire batch in 1 sitting!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, and all the other stuff you post! Keep up the great work!

    • Mary
      Reply

      I used raw but I’m sure roasted would work too. Like you said, probably a deeper flavour too. I’m so happy your enjoyed these! And personalized too 🙂 Thanks for the kind words. The encouragement means so much! <3

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