Ingredients (approx 3 trays of crackers)

  • 4 cups wholemeal spelt (or wheat) fine flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 8 tablespoons oil
  • 3 carrots
  • a few pinches of salt


  1. Mix chia seeds and water in a bowl.
  2. Wash carrots and grate them finely (by hand or with a food processor).
  3. Add all other ingredients into the bowl: flour, oil, carrot and salt.
  4. Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon and then with hands. Dough should be quite thick and manageable.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (overnight is also ok).
  6. Remove from fridge and work with dough again. Add water or flour if needed.
  7. Roll dough 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Cut with cutters of your choice.
  8. Place about 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake in preheated oven 180 °C or 360 °F for 5-15 minutes (depending on size of shapes).
  10. Cool and store in cool and dry place.

Practical info

  • You may need to add flour to make the dough thicker or add water if the dough is too thick to roll out flat.
  • Baking time will depend on the size of your shapes.
  • Crackers will increase in size slightly during baking.
  • Crackers are quite long lasting so you can make a bigger quantity at once.
  • If you’re not sure whether you’ll like them or not, make just a few and adjust the ingredients quantities accordingly.


  • Other seeds may be used: you can replace chia with linseed.
  • You can add spices such as black pepper or caraway.
  • You can sprinkle crackers with seeds or spices before baking.


Non-modified crackers are suitable for children aged 1 year and older. They are egg-, diary- and sugar-free. The drawback is that they are made of wheat flour and baked. Therefore give only a few pieces to children, just for fun or for a change. It is a good alternative to give to your child in a company of people consuming conventional sweets or salty snacks.