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Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

Flaxseed Twisty Sticks - An easy and savory cracker recipe made with flaxseed. These are deliciously addictive - and good for you too!

These Flaxseed Twisty Sticks are an easy-to-make, delicious and savory snack – and they are also great served alongside a bowl of soup or a salad!

When my husband Jack decided to make this flaxseed twisty sticks recipe – it was just one of those days at home where he was feeling extra creative in the kitchen and wanted to try making something new!   After two attempts – Jack came up with this recipe we’re sharing with you today.  These are really delicious and Jack and I both found ourselves going back for more just to snack on these crackers!

So in preparation for sharing this recipe today, I started reading up a little on flaxseed – and was fascinated to learn that is sometimes called one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet!

Flaxseed Twisty Sticks - An easy and savory cracker recipe made with flaxseed. These are deliciously addictive - and good for you too!

Flaxseed is full of Omega-3 essential fatty acids – the good fats that have been shown to be heart-healthy.  It contains lignans – an antioxidant – more than any other plant foods.  And – flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, an important component in any healthy diet.  With all of these nutrients – flaxseed is gaining a reputation as a food that may reduce risks of certain cancers, as well as cardiovascular disease and lung disease when eaten as part of a healthy diet!

So what better way to get all of those healthy nutrients into your body – than by making our delicious flaxseed twisty sticks?  They only take about ten minutes to prepare – then twenty minutes to bake, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and healthy snack or side dish!  Enjoy!

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Flaxseed Twisty Sticks

Flaxseed Twisty Sticks - A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 36 twists

Ingredients

  • ½ cup flaxseed
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground coarse back pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flaxseed, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano. In a separate container mix milk and oil. Add the wet to the dry and mix by hand until a dough is formed.
  3. Roll out between two sheets of wax paper to 9×18 inches. Cut into 36 pieces by cutting into two 9×9 inch sheets and cutting 18 strips out of each sheet. They should be between 1/16 and 1/8 inch thick.
  4. Twist each one and place on an ungreased sheet pan(s) and bake 10 minutes. Remove and turn each one over and bake for another ten minutes.
  5. Let cool on pans.
  6. May be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days (but they are so delicious, they won’t last that long!)

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  1. These look yummy! I want to try these as soon as we get another cooler day. Pinning!

  2. I’m wondering if you tried to make these with Almond flour or flax seed meal? I think I will try these and replace the oil with coconut oil, and the milk replace it with almond milk

    • Hi Carol – No, I’m sorry, we haven’t tried making these with other flours. Please let us know how your recipe comes out with the substitutions!

  3. Just finding this now. Looks great! Were these delicate? Do they stay whole or break easily?

    • Hi Ruthy – They are similar in texture to a cracker – they should stay whole for the most part until you try to snap it in half. Hope that helps!

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