View Full Version : Parmesan Flax Crackers ("Flax Crax")

Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums

Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Tue, Mar-01-11, 13:00
I made these because company was coming and I needed something to keep me away from the tortilla chips that I was serving with guacamole. Plan backfired: everyone else chose these instead of the tortilla chips too!

Parmesan Flax Crackers (“Flax Crax”)

A great high fiber, crunchy, nutritious, and tasty snack. Good with dips, spreads, or plain.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

1 cup flax seed meal (I use golden flax seed meal from Costco)
½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup water
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp flax seeds
Other interesting additions:
poppy seeds
Italian seasoning

Heat oven to 375 F

Mix dry ingredients together.

Mix oil and water, stir into dry ingredients to combine. When dough thickens up a bit, scoop out small spoonfuls and roll into balls about the size of a large olive.

Place dough balls on parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten balls with the bottom of a measuring cup (or something), with a small piece of parchment paper between it and the dough . You want the wafers to be very flat and thin. Prick the centers with the tines of a fork to keep them flat.

Bake until edges are lightly brown and the centers are firm and dry to the touch, about 15-18 minutes. (Baking time will depend on your oven and how thick you make the crackers.) Remove to a rack to cool.

Wed, Mar-02-11, 04:58
These look great! I'm definitely going to give these a try! Do you happen to know what the nutritional info is on them? Just curious.

Wed, Mar-02-11, 08:54
These look great! I'm definitely going to give these a try! Do you happen to know what the nutritional info is on them? Just curious.

I don't, off hand, but I do remember calculating that 4 crackers would have about 1 g of carbs.

Obviously, these are high fat and high calorie. Ask me if I care .. :D

Oh, when I do the recipe, I get about 3 dozen crax, each about the size of a ritz cracker. Make sure you press them thin thin thin.

Thu, Mar-03-11, 04:48
Thanks! I think I'm going to give these a try over the weekend! I'm in serious need of a crunchy treat!

Thu, Mar-03-11, 06:07
Here is the breakdown...

Nutrition Facts

24 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 58.0

Total Fat 4.3 g

Saturated Fat 1.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g

Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g

Cholesterol 2.5 mg

Sodium 116.9 mg

Potassium 42.7 mg

Total Carbohydrate 2.9 g

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g

Sugars 0.0 g

Protein 3.3 g

Wed, Jun-29-11, 06:14
Great recipe! I gave it a try and they were very popular! Love the name too - flax crax :-)

Sat, Oct-13-12, 20:58
It's probably the glutamate in the parmesan cheese that makes the cracker so rewarding to the brain.