LCHF Chia crackers

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Pernille

LCHF Chia Crackers


In my view, one of the challenges of LCHF is the lack of crunchiness. Sure, you can eat crunchy nuts and vegetables but I am really referring to the eternal search for crunchiness in bread, pizza crust, wraps and similar food items. I admit it, I AM A BREAD LOVER! I can quite easily do without sweets, cake, potatoes and pastas but I truly and intensely love bread. A fresh-baked warm baguette, a bagel from the small bagel place around the corner, Panera’s Country Miche, a soft roll for Thanksgiving…….the list goes on and on. However, if there is one thing I feel absolutely confident is making me bloated and fat it is that same bread:-( I have therefore accepted that I need to experiment with alternatives. And one alternative that I make on a regular basis (honestly, I almost always have this handy) is my chia crackers. They are easy to make, they taste great, they can be used as-is, eaten with butter and they are delicious with cheese, meats etc. An added benefit is that they do not require a multitude of ingredients and they are totally egg, nut, and dairy free.


LCHF Chia crackers

20 large crackers


6.5 fl oz chia seeds

6.5 fl oz sunflower seeds

3.25 fl oz flax seeds

4 T psyllium husks

2 cups broth (vegetable or chicken)


Mix all ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes, until the liquid has been absorbed.

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Spread the mixture evenly in a thin layer on two cookie sheets with parchment paper. The best way to do this (I think) is to use a wet soft spatula. Mine is from KitchenAid and it is perfect for the task. Use a pizza wheel to pre-cut the squares into your desired cracker size.

Bake in oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes at 300. Let cool on rack to preserve crispness. Store in a dry place. Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Crystal W
    Crystal WReply
    February 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I have 2 questions:

    1. What in the world are psyllium husks, where might I find them, and are they absolutely necessary in the recipe? (sorry, that was more like 3 questions in one lol)

    2. What would the net carb count be per cracker?

    I could totally see these as a great addition to a chicken or tuna salad, or even to eat with a green salad (let’s be honest, sometimes I really miss crutons!)

    Thanks 🙂

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