Gluten Free Flax Poppy Crackers

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 14, 2009

I could not wait to write this post! I can’t believe it, but I have successfully made a homemade version of flax crackers! :) They knocked my socks off they tasted so good. And the best part is, they were EASY as pie! No, much much easier than pie.

Here’s the Store-Bought Version:


And my homemade (and much cheaper) version!!!

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Oh my gosh they were FABULOUS! I couldn’t stop eating them!!!

The best part is they are gluten free and vegan!

I knew as soon as I tasted these, that I will be selling these in my Glo Bakery. They are just too good.

While I can’t reveal the exact recipe that I created, I can give you some major hints so you can try to make them yourself if you’d like!

I made these by simply looking at the ingredient list on the back of the Amy’s Organic Crackers box.



  • 1 cup Brown rice
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. Flax Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds (Sesame)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Water
  • Secret spices + herbs !!!


Blend together cooked rice and quinoa until a thick sticky paste. Mix in seeds and other spices and seasonings. Spread on a flat, greased, pan. Cook for about 20-30 mins at 350F or until crispy.


My recipe made this circle plus another smaller one (not shown):

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My batch made 3 servings of about 8 crackers at 165 kcals per serving. They. were. freaking. awesome.

I only wish I had made a bigger batch!!! They will be gone today I’m sure.


With some of my homemade raw Almond butter spread on it:

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I think I sorta ruined my lunch! lol. They were just sooo yummy. :)


Yoga Mats:


I am thinking of buying a yoga mat because I don’t have one and my feet slip slid all over this mat that I currently have!


I read that this mat was highly recommended on Bites + Bowls. This yoga mat is by Hugger Mugger.


Has anyone tried this mat?

Does anyone have any Yoga mat recommendations?

I must say, I do love the bright colours of these mats!

I did 15 mins. of the Crunch Fat Burning Yoga this morning! I also did some abs on my stability ball. It felt great!

As part of my recovery, I am trying to strengthen my core. My Sports doctor said that a strong core prevents injuries.

You will be seeing LOTS more core work and yoga in my future!

Hubby and I are off for a hike soon! Weeeeeee….sun!


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Kelsey March 14, 2009 at 12:44 pm

The crackers you made look better than the store bought ones..!


Bec March 14, 2009 at 12:50 pm

OMG, I totally want to make these sometimes!


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm

haha you know what I DID like them better!


Matt Hanson March 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Good writing. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed my Google News Reader..

Matt Hanson


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm

The cracker looks great!!

I’d go for a Manduka mat. I am OBSESSED with mine!


Krista March 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Your crackers look fabulous! I love how you have been featuring homemade, cost effective versions of foods that many of us enjoy! I will be trying out the homemade almond butter this coming week. Thanks for “looking out” for us!! :)


Leading Lady Lis March 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I use hugger mugger mats and I recommend them- very little slippage.

Those crackers look great! I’m putting the ingredients on my grocery list for this week!


Anneliese March 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Those crackers look AMAZING!
If you want a method for cutting up the crackers (to make them look pretty), here’s a video by Julie Hasson that shows a good method using a pastry wheel (she shows it at 5:10).
I hope you enjoy your crackers!


Anneliese March 14, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Oops! Forgot the video link:


Leah March 14, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Oh those look GREAT!!

Enjoy your hike!


TorontoGirloutWest March 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

I bought my mat at Luluemon. It’s actually their pilates mat instead of the yoga one.

I prefer the pilates one because it has a little more cushioning which can be especially needed (at least for me) in certain poses.

To be honest I don’t remember how much it cost me. But I know that when I was shopping I checked out stores like Chapters and the Lulu one was negligibly more expensive but much better quality.

Oh and the pilates mat has these little bumps all over it that help with the traction! :)


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Those look awesome!!!


Haleigh March 14, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Those crackers look exactly like the ones that you can get from the store, amazing! Definitely glo bakery worthy :)


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 14, 2009 at 2:38 pm

You’ve inspired me to try making crackers sometime! Awesome!


Anna March 14, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hugger Mugger is a good line, and Jade mats are pretty good too


Wiggs (The Beholder) March 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm

OMG those crackers look amazing!

So today I posted my super-hard swimmer’s ab workout – you should try it out. It’s super effective and takes less than 15 minutes (unless you want it to be harder!)

I didn’t realize how many cool ab exercises I knew until I wrote them all down – and after I put up the post, I realized that I knew a ton more! (Here’s the link:

p.s. You look so gorge on your yoga mat. :)


Yasmin March 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm

After reading your blog, today I went and purchases thd DVD Beginner’s Yoga for Dummies. I’m finally going to try it out:) Thanks!


VeggieGirl March 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm



RunToFinish March 14, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I just love your creativity!


Melissa March 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm

the crackers look great! Def. will be buying the ingredients at the farmers market tomorrow! :)


Meaghen March 14, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Yay!! I’m so glad the crackers turned out! I’m also from Canada and $3.99 is a lot to pay! They look exactly the same as the Mary’s. Great job Angela!


Jess March 14, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Hey! My name is jess and I cannot believe that I haven’t found your blog before now. It looks so good! I cannot wait to read your future posts. Those crackers look delicious. I love my yoga mat. I definitely suggest getting one!
<3 jess :)


katecooks March 14, 2009 at 8:41 pm

wow, amazing job on the crackers!! you should be impressed with yourself. have a great day today!!! i’ve been enjoying some of your healthy ideas. i, on the otherhand, have been eating cupcakes all day :) LOL at least they taste deeeelicious


Jenni March 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

thanks for the cracker hints! those look great.

i have a yoga mat that i found on sale by nike, and i like it okay, but it can be slippery at times. i would probably suggest getting some other brand.


Susanah March 16, 2009 at 4:59 am

Hi. sorry for the delayed response. Just stumbled upon ur blog and lovin it!! U look great in ur new wedding pics :)
I use MANDUKA..its the best i’ve yoga teacher (practice for 20 yrs) swears by it. and so do i..I;ve tried numerous brands and they don’t come near to manduka. Mine is the black one..Its heavy but 100% slip proof!


Shelby March 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I’ve never tried making my own crackers before but now I really want to, your recipe sounds AMAZING!

I don’t even own a yoga mat so my feet slip everywhere!


Kelsey March 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I’ve been using my mat for almost a week now + LOVE LOVE LOVE it.. When it came it had a little oily feel to it, but with a warm water + a tiny bit of soap the problem was solved.. It is super sticky + a great mat for not a lot of $..


Sarah June 12, 2009 at 9:51 pm

These look great! When you say ‘blend cooked brown rice and quinoa’ are you mixing it in a food processor, or just stirring together?


cleaneating mama October 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I also make a version of these, but add some garbanzo bean flour for an extra protein boost and nutty flavor (add extra water to compensate for the dry ingredients). Also, fresh lemon juice adds really brings out the flavor of the herbs and spices. happy experimenting!


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