Alkaline Recipe #189: Chia Seed Energy Crackers

Alkaline Chia Seed Energy Crackers

These easy-to-make crackers are my new best friend. It’s simply a combination of chia seeds and other seeds (think pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds etc) with water and a little spice for flavouring (cayenne pepper, cumin, chilli or even some crushed garlic) mixed and baked on low heat.

It makes a delicious, filling, nutrient-dense snack that keeps you going for ages. Very moreish too!

The recipe is flexible, but if you use the following this will make about 12 decent sized crackers/shards:

Alkaline Snack Recipe: The Energy Cracker!

Makes 12 crackers


1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 clove of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
1 & 1/4 cups of water


Get the oven on at 300ºF. Then simply mix it all together and wait ten minutes for the chia seeds to soak up all of the water. Then using a spatula spread it on a sheet of baking paper on a baking tray. Now, using the spatula divide it into 12 sections and then put it into the preheated oven for half an hour – take it out, flip it and bake for 25 more minutes. It’s done once it’s golden and crackable.

You can eat on its own or with avocado, dips like hummus or even as a regular cracker and whatever you’d normally have on a regular cracker

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  1. Lisa Reply

    I made these and they are delicious and easy. I used a dash of organic garlic powder and no other spice and they’re addictive- amazing you can make a cracker with only seeds and water

    • ross Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa!

  2. Karen Reply

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have been making it for years. My quick version is that I grind up about 1/3 c. of the seeds to a powder and mix it in with the seeds, then add less water–about 1/3 c. again–just until everything sticks together. I spread it out on the parchment paper, using the back of a metal spoon to get it nice and thin. Then I bake it for about 20 min. at 350, flip, and maybe 10 more min. at most, being careful that the edges don’t get to brown. I usually just add onion powder, rosemary and thyme. I break it into cracker sized pieces when cool and they stay in an air tight container for days. Wonderful alternative to store bought crackers!

  3. Monique Reply

    Hi Ross.. these crackers are delicious and so healthy …how long will they last on the counter and also do they freeze very well…After a breast cancer bout and being poisoned (chimo) and burn with (radiation) about 13 years ago I discover Robert Young alkaline diet and have been feeling great ever since except a bout of being overworked and stress for the last 2 years and eating on the go I am now face with another cancer but this time I decided to fight my own way with alternative medicine and get back on track with alkaline diet ….I like your approach of easing into the diet for thank you for being such a good teacher Monique

  4. Corinna Reply

    Can you also make this recipe with raisins?

  5. No Reply

    Why not make seeds around the same size. Wouldn’t it bake better?

  6. Sylvia Reply

    Have you ever made pizza crackers ?

  7. Barbara Mara Reply

    Hi Ross thank you for the recipe energy crackers looking forward to making them😊

  8. Sheryl Abrams Reply

    Thank you for these recipes. This is the first time I have a question for you about water:

    Do you suggest drinking only alkaline water? A friend’s doctor said to only drink one glass a day
    in the afternoon so it got me thinking to ask. I also drink bottled mineral water in glass bottles.
    Would love your opinions about water. Lastly, do you have a preferred water filter system to use
    at home?

    Grateful for all you share,

  9. Marlene Reply

    Sure would like a print button to be able to print your info. Thank you.

    • ross Reply

      It’s coming soon!

  10. Karen G Machen Reply

    What holds all the seeds together? Do I grind them in a processor first?

    • ross Reply

      The chia once swollen up with water, acts like a glue.

  11. Harmony Ray Reply

    i like it.
    Very simple and full of flavor.

  12. joan pollack Reply

    I look forward to trying these. Would it be possbile for you to put a print button with your recipes

  13. Beatrice Kruger Reply

    Dear Ross,

    Thanks for the new cracker recipe – it sounds great!

    I still bake bread with your wonderful alkaline bread recipe of approx. a year ago – it’s just delicious and the best of all breads!

    Hope you are well especially at this time – so particular and difficult at times but also a great opportunity for doing, reading or thinking of things that we (certainly I) never have time for…. Cooking is one of these things – I love to cook because I love to eat …

    So, looking forward to trying out many other delicious recipes of yours I send lot’s of love from Rome!

  14. Shirley Reply

    Ha, Ha, Hi there. I LOVE your joke !
    I am so anxious to make this “cracker.”
    Thanks! for the recipe !
    I absolutely LOVE your recipes.
    Keep it up !

  15. Kim Regnitz Reply

    could these be done in dehydrator to retain the nutrients of the seeds?

    • ross Reply

      You definitely can

  16. Genevieve Forde Reply

    Thanks Ross. I will definitely make this one. I like reading your recipes anyway, even if I can’t always make them – educating myself about healthy food!
    Much appreciated!
    Genevieve Forde
    Aotearoa NZ

  17. Louisa Bencosme Reply

    Hi, besides the chia seeds, doesn’t the other seeds needs to be soak? Thx

    • ross Reply

      Nope 🙂

  18. Patricia Harris Reply

    I have really been into making crackers for a carry along snack. Some were blan, some were just plain awful. These are my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Emily Collett Reply

    Hi Ross

    Would this recipe work ok if I wanted to do the crackers in my dehydrator .

    • ross Reply

      Most definitely 🙂

  20. tracybowering Reply

    Hi ross firstly happy new year
    Thankyou so much for the freebys they came just in time for me

    • ross Reply

      My pleasure 🙂

  21. Em Reply

    Hi Ross,
    Great site ~ thank you so much for sharing all this with us!!!

    I am trying to do as much alkaline protein versus acid protein and wondered
    . . . when you write 100 grams of lets say tofu or pumpkin seeds ( btw great to read
    they have sooo much protein)!, so how much is 100 grams ~ is it 3.5 oz.? or 4 oz.?

    Thank you for answering my question and you might want to add the amount to your wonderful
    sharings so theres no question about how much is in 100 grams , as most USA folks don’t deal in grams yet anyway!
    Thank you,

  22. Sayre Reply

    Aren’t nutrients destroyed by heating at such a high temperature? I would use a dehydrator at 115 degrees .
    Looking forward to trying this recipe .

    • ross Reply

      Hi Sayre

      Everything undergoes some form of degradation once removed from it’s natural environment, but convenience and the ability / desire to actually ‘do it’ is also important to me as a coach – and so given only about 0.05% of the population have a dehydrator, I want to make sure the other 99.95% of the population have access to make this amazingly quick and easy recipe.

      Not having snacks that are healthy (or at least not UNhealthy) available is a huge thing, it’s where most people stumble. So I’m happy for this to be more available.

      Absolutely agree that a dehydrator is best, and the ultimate way to do it – but with the method above it’s still a great snack.


  23. Margot Reply

    Could I make these in my dehydrator?

  24. Barbara Reply

    These are great with Cumin and Coriander instead of cayenne for a change!

  25. Aubrey Reply

    How long will these keep and do you store them in the fridge or pantry?