Mixed Seed Crackers – Gluten and Dairy Free

Mixed Seed Crackers
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These Mixed Seed Crackers really exceeded my expectations. I suppose, truth be told, my expectations were fairly low. I’ve wanted to try them for some time but I was a little hesitant, feeling that something that looked like bird food may not be really enjoyable. Well, I was wrong and I’m now convinced the birds are onto something!

The crackers are super nutritious, a breeze to prepare, gluten free and vegan. There’s nothing but seeds and water in these amazing crackers, and this caused me to wonder what held them together. To make these, you simply mix the seeds together in a bowl with salt and water and stand for about 30 minutes. The chia and flax seeds get to work, absorbing the water, and forming a gel-like substance, which binds the mixture together. The mixture is spread thinly onto a baking tray and baked until wonderfully crisp. After the cracker mixture has cooled on the tray, snap it into irregularly shaped crackers. I like the organic appearance, so obviously home-made and totally satisfying.

If you wish, you can customise the flavour by adding dried herbs or spices. Consider using:

  • Dried oregano
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lemon pepper blend
  • Dried onions and black pepper

The resulting crackers are definitely moreish, perfect for nibbling on without a sense of guilt, unlike most store bought crackers which are frequently very high in salt and unhealthy fats.

These Mixed Seed Crackers are great as a snack all by themselves or served with your favourite dip or cheese. I particularly like them with hummus, our Cannellini Bean Dip or mashed avocado.

With Christmas not too far away I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to the foods I will serve when entertaining family and friends. These crackers will definitely play a part as, apart from being delicious, they are ideal for many people who have special dietary requirements. Please let me know in the comment section below if you try them.


Xx Alex and Faye

P.S. For more great dip ideas, have a look at our Tasty Dips for Entertaining!

5 from 31 votes

Mixed Seed Crackers

You will love the ease and simplicity of this recipe, and the fact that the crackers are totally delicious whilst also being a healthy food choice.

Course Antipasto, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Australian
Keyword crackers, delicious, easy, gluten free, healthy, seed, simple, snack, vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 159 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds I use a combination of white and black
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds I use a combination of white and black
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp cooking salt I use a coarse sea salt


  1. Combine the seeds and pepitas in a bowl.

  2. Add warm water and salt, and set aside, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.

  3. Preheat your oven to 160 Degrees C (140 Degrees C if fan-forced.)

  4. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  5. Spoon the mixture onto the prepared tray.

    Spread the mixture to about 5mm thick*.

  6. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until golden and crisp.

  7. Cool on the tray, and then break into approximately 20 pieces. 

Recipe Notes

*I find the easiest way to spread the mixture is with an offset spatula but you could also try a drinking glass to spread the mixture.

*The healthy oils in seeds can cause them to go rancid over time so check that they are fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Mixed Seed Crackers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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164 Comments on “Mixed Seed Crackers – Gluten and Dairy Free”

  1. these look absolutely amazing!! love the colors and textures! cannot wait to try this recipe out 🙂

  2. OoooEeee I have got to try this. I can nibble seeds all day long and making some easy crackers sounds just perfect.

  3. 5 stars
    I love eating nuts and seeds a lot and this one looks really good and tasty, I will try to make this for myself and for my family.

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds so good to try this unique recipe and looks so delicious! I would love to make this Mixed Seed Crackers. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks so good! I’ve been on a gluten free diet for 12 years and I love finding new, interesting recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Chia and Flax seed?!?! These sound like an amazing superpowered cracker. Thank you for sharing. I make my own granola bars, but haven’t tried crackers yet.

  7. 5 stars
    Perfect healthy on-the-go snack 😀 I love that you used chia seeds and flax seeds 🙂

  8. With all the different seeds you used this would have an interesting taste and texture. Look forward to making this for my family to try out.

  9. I love seeds so I might really enjoy these crackers! I have to give this recipe a try! thank you 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    I have yet to try Chia seeds! This looks like a great recipe for snacking. I could enjoy it with fruit while watching my tv shows.

    1. Hi Chastity! It makes a great snack 🙂 The Chia seeds work as a great binding agent! They are an excellent substitute for eggs in baking also. Lots of uses 🙂

  11. This recipe looks really delicious. I can say that I am not good in cooking but I will try to make this at home as the procedure of making it looks so easy to follow.

  12. Wow these look really good and nutritious! I’ve made many things but never crackers! I wonder it I could pull these off haha

  13. These look soo good! I’m always looking for more vegan snacks and I’m definitely going to try these

  14. 5 stars
    I have been always looking for this kind of mixed seed crackers in the market. Its perfect for my snack time, I never think of I can make it on my own. Great recipe.

  15. 5 stars
    Not typically a fan of seeds. But this recipe for these cracker definitely look interesting. This will fit anyone with a vegan or other restrictive diet perfectly

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  17. Looks like a great gluten free snacks. Glad there are so many more varieties of snacks out there that are gluten free.

  18. I’ve never made anything like this, but it looks delicious! I would love to try this sometime.

  19. 5 stars
    Wow! that looks like a delicious platter. Such a good gluten snack. I will absolutely try this.

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  23. 5 stars
    I took a recipe out of your playbook (get it? Haha!) and dug back into your archives a bit. These crackers look awesome! I used to make crackers quite a bit here at home, but then we had Robbie. I haven’t made crackers in ages! (Unless you count those beet chips.) I should make crackers again…I always enjoyed that process!

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  26. 5 stars
    I am addicted to healthy snacks, mixed seed crackers seem amazing and they look DELICIOUS!!! I am definitely baking some over the weekend. Thank you.

  27. I don’t know…. lol. I suppose they could be really good if I doctored them up with garlic salt and other tasty spices. I’ll take your word for it. 🙂 I’m sure these are much more satisfying when curbing hunger than the regular bagged chips. It might be worth a shot.

    1. Brittany, I always think that people should customise recipes to their own taste. Adding herbs and spices is a great idea. And yes, with the seeds they will be more efficient at curbing hunger than fried potato chips. Let me know if you try them. 🙂

  28. Healthy and delicious at the same time, yum! I think this is a perfect midnight snack as well. I really love this.

  29. I love interesting recipes, they look great. I had no idea all these ingredients together could be turned to a crackers. Thank you for the sharing!

  30. 5 stars
    Oh crackers! These must be super healthy since I have been reading on the benefits of chia and flax seeds (haven’t started with the recipes yet) Would the crackers go with some honey? I fell like it can be so yummy!

  31. 5 stars
    Wow that looks yumm and healthy… I definitely wanna try this recipe, I am sure my little one would love it too ?❤️

  32. These look like they don’t taste good so I’m so happy to hear that they taste delicious. I may have to try them.

  33. 5 stars
    These crackers sound delicious to much on. I actually have a mix of seeds in my cupboard, so I might attempt baking this.

  34. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am going to make them for office time snacks. Sounds yummy and nutritious.

  35. I wouldn’t have thought of putting together seed to make a cracker like this. It does look pretty delicious though and healthy as well, which is always a good thing.

  36. 5 stars
    Honestly I can’t imagine how it taste like. But I loved that it is super healthy and that it’s in crackers form. ?

    1. Yes Nina, the crackers are healthy. They go so well with dips and cheese or are tasty eaten on their own. Please let me know if you try them. 🙂

  37. 5 stars
    I munch crackers just alone and I think I should try them with a dip. Anyway, since I love really spicy snacks, I would have the lemon pepper flavour and make sure to have as much pepper.

  38. oh my..this is very unique recipe. i love sunflower seeds.. can i add more sunflower seeds? i don’t have pepitas.. i’ll this tonight. I’ll check what’s available on my kitchen…I’ll surprise my friends with these recipes..more unique recipes please..

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