Seed Crackers or Fröknäcke in Swedish

 I don’t know why – but to my ear everything sounds better in Swedish. Even though English is definitely my stronger language – the sound of spoken Swedish is one of the best things I know – especially if it is coming from a Skåning (someone from the south). I even prefer to read in Swedish as there is something so poetic in the way Swedish authors put their words to paper and the rhythm that they create that I don’t seem find in the English language. What I hate however is writing in Swedish…an absolute nightmare! Which is why you will never see a post in Swedish, or the fact that I only write emails and texts in English to my Swedish friends (something they find quite amusing)!

So getting back to my post – I originally made these bad boys to go with my new low carb high fat (LCHF) lifestyle that I have embarked on the last 3.5 weeks. I was going to post it in my other blog LCHF…What?! – but thought that these are soo good and so simple to make that everyone will enjoy them.

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I originally got the recipe from a Swedish blog called Vardags Liv Med LCHF (everyday life with LCHF), which has given me so much inspiration for different LCHF friendly meals – and I can honestly say these crackers have become a life saver! I use them instead of bread and put lots of lovely toppings on like ham and cheese, pate etc etc. but I can also see how you can doctor them up by adding some herbs and salt to make it slightly more exciting.

Seed Crackers (can anyone give me a better translation?!)

  • 200 g sunflower seeds
  • 60 g flax seed
  • 100 g sesame seed
  • 2 tblsp psyllium husks
  • 5 dl watter (500 ml)
  • salt

Blend all the above ingredients in a bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes (the seeds and psyllium husks will absorb all the water giving it a thick texture).

Pre heat your oven to 170ºC

On 2 baking trays with baking sheets, spread the mixture as thinly as you can, use a spatula or back of a spoon to help even it out. You don’t want there to be any holes.

Place your baking trays in the oven for 60 – 70 minutes, or however long it needs for the mixture to get hard and crispy. Keep an eye out for burning.

Break the bread up into desire size. I like mine to be slightly smaller than a piece of toast!

There you go – lovely crispy crackers you can have with just about anything :)

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Just to give some perspective on how they look flat!
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Not a great photo – but this was my breakfast the other day. One with cheese and marmite, and the other with pate and mustard. Yes…you did read that right…cheese and marmite is amazing – mmm must be the English in me :)

27 thoughts on “Seed Crackers or Fröknäcke in Swedish

  1. My husband eats low-carb, and I’m always trying to find new recipes that will give him the crunch that he misses from crackers, breads, chips, etc. These look and sound delicious – will have to try!

    1. YES! That was exactly what I missed in the beginning, the ‘crunch’ factor of food. These definitely have it and you can use them instead of bread (like I do) or break them up smaller and you can use them for dip…although not sure how well they will hold up with the dipping as they are pretty fragile! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Absolutely love these crackers, make them constantly and love changing the spices and seeds so they’re always different. Definitely better cooked on silicone baking sheets – I had a disaster the first attempt with parchment paper! Thank you so much for sharing this excellent recipe!

  3. Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I’ve truly loved browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing in your feed and I am hoping you write again very soon!

    1. Hi Teressa,

      Thank you so much for your nice comment – and I am so glad that you enjoy the blog :) I am travelling at the moment, which is why it has been quite on the blog, but hopefully I will get a moment to post some fun things I have been eating here in the US :)

  4. Made my first batch of these last night, and they came out pretty well if I do say so myself! I substituted Chia Seeds for half the Sesame Seeds, and that’s worked just fine. In spreading the mixture in a pan I left it a little thick in the centre and thinner on the outside, so I’ll know better for next time (and will use 2 pans the same size so it’s easier to distribute the mixture between them). I’ve also started noting down some variants to try, like adding oregano, parmesan and some other herbs – for future batches! I cut them after they’d cooled a little using a pizza cutter and that worked a treat.

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