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!
How to Make Chia Seed Crackers Video Tutorial
For how to make these vegan chia seed crackers, watch at 5:54. I partnered with Thrive Market for this video.
Why make your own Chia Seed Crackers
You want delicious crispy crackers and feel great about the nutrious ingredients like “superfood” chia seeds while making life easier for yourself! These chia seed crackers are:
- light and crispy
- super customizable to your own taste
- easy to make in your oven
How to Make Chia Seed Crackers
You’ll make these crackers in the oven so preheat it to 300°F. Meanwhile, you’ll blitz the dry ingredients (2 tablespoon chia seeds, 2 tablespoons hulled sunflower seeds, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a big pinch black pepper) in a food processor or pulse in your blender until the seeds are roughly pulverized. Then transfer this rough meal to a bowl and add water to form a paste.
Spread this chia paste on a large piece of parchment paper, place another piece of parchment on top and roll to make a thin, even layer. Afterwards, carefully peel away the top layer of parchment. Score the chia seed layer so you’ll be able to break apart the individual crackers easily after baking. Add some toppings if you like.
Finally, bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the crackers are crispy. At the same time, take care not to over bake. Since the crackers are so thin, they can burn easily.
When you’ve removed the crackers from the oven, they’ll also be quite hot (of course) so let them cool before breaking them into individual crackers and storing them in an air-tight container. They’ll stay fresh for at least a week and up to two weeks.
Chia Seed Cracker Ingredient Variations
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.
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.
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
- 3 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons hulled sunflower seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- big pinch black pepper
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- 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. Make sure your cracker 'dough' looks a lot like the texture shown in the video.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Serving Size:1/2 cup of crackers
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 748mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 5gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
Nutritional Information automatically calculated by a plugin and may not be correct.