I hate having company over and them questioning my spread of appetizers. I do not keep “crackers” (Triscuits, Wheat Tins, ect.) in my house and I never will. Before this recipe, I would usually serve a cheese tray that lacked the carbs most people are accustom to. Now, I get to serve cheese and crackers to my guests without compromising my dietary beliefs; as strange as some may find them. I am no longer cracker-lackin’. My flax crackers are crunchy, delicious, and super high in fiber! Those are just the flax.
You can also roll this dough out a bit thicker and it makes a great pizza crust! Give me a pizza that.
What you will need:
1 cup ground or milled flax seeds. Tip: store your open flax seeds in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life! This stops them from going rancid.
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/4 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons water
Herbs, salt, and pepper. About 1/2 teaspoon each. I used basil, oregano, and rosemary. Garlic makes a great addition as well! Make whatever herb combination your heart desires.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees!
I used my Cuisinart food processor to mix this recipe just to make life a little bit easier. You could also use a stand mixer, electric hand mixer, or a wooden spoon and a bit of elbow grease! First, mix your wet ingredients (water and eggs) just to break up your yolks. Then add everything else and mix to combine! The mixture forms a very sticky dough.
Pull out your baking sheet and be sure to line it. I line mine with a silicone baking liner but parchment will work as well. Spread your dough with either your hands or a spatula until it is as thin as you can get it. If you are making a pizza crust, leave it about 1/4 inch thick. Toss your dough into the oven for 15-25 minutes. This varies depending on the thickness of your dough and your oven. Mine took 20 minutes to become golden brown and crispy. If you want extra crispy crackers, turn off your oven and let your crackers dry out for an our or so.
Pull out your crackers and either break them into rustic crackers or cut them into squares. Tip! I use a pizza cutter to make uniform crackers. Top them with your favorite cheese, dip, or spread and boom! It’s a party!
If you are making a pizza crust, bake your dough for 15 minutes or until it is just turning golden. Pull it out and top it however you please. Crank up your oven to 450 and bake for another 10-15 minutes until your cheese is bubbly. Take your pizza out of the oven and allow it to set for 10 minutes (if you can wait that long!).
What are your favorite low carb appetizers to serve to carb-loving guests?