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Homemade Sesame-Flax Crackers

Updated on November 8, 2017
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Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share these.

Crackers Loaded With Crunch

The goodness of whole wheat and yogurt  in a  cracker that is both soft and crunchy.
The goodness of whole wheat and yogurt in a cracker that is both soft and crunchy. | Source

Crunchy Crackers Made With Sesame Seeds and Flax

Crackers are a tasty snack but what to do if you don't have any of the storebought variety on hand?

You can make your own crackers using everyday ingredients. There is no real mystery to crackers. They are a quick bread of sorts, leavened and rolled out thin and then baked in the oven

I love these homemade crackers. The butter adds richness and the sesame seeds add such a pleasing crunch.


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-11/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 6-8 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/3-1/2 cup cold water
  • flax seeds

Add Your Own Ingredients

The great thing about homemade crackers is that you can add your own ingredients and control amounts.

Adding the Crunchy Goodness of Seeds

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Adding seeds bumps up the nutrients.
Adding seeds bumps up the nutrients.
Adding seeds bumps up the nutrients. | Source

Before You Begin

Toast the sesame seeds in butter until lightly browned, then set aside and allow to cool, prior to adding them to flour mixture.


  1. Stir together first four ingredients (flours, salt, and baking powder).
  2. Add in yogurt.
  3. Add toasted sesame seeds.
  4. Mix in water, until dough forms a ball.
  5. Sprinkle in flax seeds to preference.
  6. Roll out dough on floured surface(roll out to preference for either thin or thicker crackers) and cut into rounds with cookie cutters or into squares with a pizza wheel.
  7. Place on a buttered pan and prick crackers with a fork.
  8. Bake at 325 until lightly browned, about 10-15 min.


Add in:

  • 4 tbsp. bran flakes
  • 4 tbsp. toasted sunflower seeds
  • Add more water if necessary

Tasty and Healthful

This is a healthful cracker as compared to crackers made with preservatives and artificial flavorings. When you make your own, you know exactly what goes into them.

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      easy vegetarian recipes 6 years ago

      Thanks for a great healthy recipe. I have not tried baking such cookies before.