Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quick Delicious Gluten-Free Flax Parmesan Crackers

These crispy, made in the microwave flax crackers were a revelation when I first discovered the basic version over at from Jamie over at the blog Your Lighter Side called "Better than Crispbread Flax Cracker". They are really are wonderful, and a real find when I was trying to add some flax seeds to my meals. I can't leave anything alone, though, and because they are so quick, I can crank them out fresh while I'm making my lunch for work in the morning. Delicious eaten with hummus, gussied-up cottage cheese, or just eaten plain.

You'll need a sheet of parchment paper, which you can reuse for a few remakes of this recipe. Here's my doctored-up version.

Crispy, Crunchy Garlic Parmesan Flax Crisps

Adapted from Jamie at the blog "Your Lighter Side"

2T ground Flax Meal
1T finely grated parmesan, or other hard grating cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder or a garlic and herb  salt-free seasoning
2T water
Coarse salt
Coarse Black Pepper (optional)

In a small bowl, mix the cheese, the flax meal and the garlic. Mix in the water and let stand for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens. On a small piece of parchment paper, about 6' x 9", spread the flax mixture thinly and evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon until it's about 4" x 6" and under 1/8" thick. Kind of a rough oval or rectangle, just be sure it's not too thin at the edges or it'll burn. Smooth any holes closed. Sprinkle a bit of the coarse salt over the top, and the black pepper if using.

Place the parchment on your microwave turntable a cook on High for 2.5 to 3 minutes. My microwave takes 3 minutes. Remove and let cool for a minute or so, it gets crispier as it cools. If it is still not quite crispy, pop it back in for 15 second intervals until cooked through. Break into pieces and enjoy. Serves 1.


  1. I'm vegan so I made a vegan version of these and they came out great!
    Looking forward to making them again :-)

  2. Glad you liked them! I've made them without any dairy products in them, too. So easy! I've used a bit of ground cumin and extra black pepper as the seasoning and they were great with hummus.