Ancient Grain Crackers

Source:   |  Category: Appetizer, Whole Flaxseed, Ground Flaxseed

Quinoa, spelt, millet and flaxseed - these crackers have it all!


  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed        
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa flour   
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) millet flour
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole flaxseed   
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder   
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda   
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt   
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) 1% milk
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
1 cup whole-wheat flour1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour1/2 cup ground flaxseed        1/2 cup quinoa flour   1/4 cup spelt flour1/4 cup millet flour2 Tbsp whole flaxseed   1 tsp baking powder   1/2 tsp baking soda   1/2 tsp salt   1/4 cup canola oil3/4 cup 1% milk2 Tbsp brown sugar2 Tbsp liquid honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, ground flaxseed, quinoa flour, spelt flour, millet flour, whole flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix well. Drizzle oil over flour mixture.  Stir well then rub between fingers until mixture resembles pea sized crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, brown sugar and honey. Add to flour mixture and stir until dough forms a ball.
  4. Divide dough into two equal balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one to 3 mm (1/8 inch) thickness. Cut into 5 cm (2 inch) square or cut with a cookie cutter. Prick cracker tops with a fork and place on baking sheets. Repeat with other ball of dough.
  5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.  Remove crackers from baking sheet and cool on a rack.
  6. Store in baking tin on counter for one to two weeks or for longer storage, freeze.

Yield:  5 dozen crackers.

Serving Size:  2 crackers.

Nutritional Analysis

Total Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates12 g
Fiber2 g
Protein2 g
Sodium74 mg
Potassium85 mg

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