BBQ Crackers the Raw Food Way

by Susan on April 7, 2010

People often ask, “What is the one raw food item that you wouldn’t want to be without?”. For me, it is flat bread and crackers. I always make sure that there is a batch in the cupboard. I never wait for the first batch to be gone before starting a new one. Coming up with new raw food cracker recipes is always a fun challenge. And boy, can these satisfy a craving.

I love this raw food recipe is because of its versatility. Throw on a few veggies or sprouts and you have a healthy snack. They are also great with spreads and make beautiful appetizers.  This recipe for BBQ crackers is one of my favorites. They have a great consistency. Not super hard like a lot of the crackers. They have a nice mouth feel.

The crackers are pictured with avocado and tomato, one of my favorite toppings.

BBQ Crackers

  • 1 C Almonds (soaked, dried, ground fine in the food processor)
  • 1 C Raw Oat Flour*
  • 1 C flax
  • 2 C Water
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 2 T BBQ Spice Mix

Place flax seed in the 2 c water and soak until soft. This will take at least an hour. Combine soaked flax seeds with other ingredients, spread about 1/4 ” thick on a non-stick dehydrator sheet. Score into squares. Dehydrated for 145 for 45 minutes (don’t worry, the food never goes above 116 and it helps reduce dehydration time) and then reduce to 115 and dehydrate until dry.

Makes 1.5 trays.

Chef’s note: Make sure your BBQ spice mix only contains herbs and spices. Many put additives and sugar in them.

*For information on raw oat flour click here: Raw Oats

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie R April 7, 2010 at 12:37 pm

These look amazing… what brand of BBQ spice do you use?



Susan April 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

I used a BBQ spice mix from Penzy’s.


meatlessmama April 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Those look wonderful. Do they need to be stored in the fridge?


jenny (green food diaries) April 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

your blog, more than anything, makes me want to own a dehydrator… these sound delicious


Goody April 7, 2010 at 11:52 pm

you always make it so easy…i feel like such a slacker.. ;-0)


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather April 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

Sounds simple and delicious, thanks for the recipe!


sarah April 8, 2010 at 10:28 am

They look great… I love BBQ flavor, so I will be trying these for sure!


Catherine April 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

I can’t find BBQ seasoning where I am at in Alaska. Can you give a quick run down of what seasonings I could put together to make my own?


Michal April 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

These sound so yummy!


Heathy April 9, 2010 at 8:28 am

Ooh, love this idea… where can i find bbq spice mix that is raw? Thanks Susan!


Susan April 9, 2010 at 8:53 am

The mix I use is a combination of spices and herbs. Herbs and spices tent to not be raw but they don’t affect the nutritional quality of the crackers. Actually you can get nutritional benefits from them. And they add flavor.


Antony April 10, 2010 at 4:55 am

Great crackers!


hihorosie April 10, 2010 at 11:28 am

Those look and sound awesome! Your presentation makes them all the more mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing. Now, I need to get dehydrating! 😉


Selene @Veganlicious May 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm

yum yum! can’t wait to try!


Christine August 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Hi! Can you give a list of spices found in your BBQ spice mix? I cannot find BBQ spice where I am located. i would like to mix up my own to try these crackers. Thanks!


Zemira May 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Yes, me too! I’d like to know what’s in that BBQ spice mix and even the brand name. (I may cave in and order it on line.)

Also, You say “dehydrate until dry.” For those of us who are spanking new to dehydrating, what kind of time frame would this be?

Many thanks!


Andrew finnestad December 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

I’m curious like zemira approximately how long to dehydrate? Also, it says above that the crackers are not as hard as a normal cracker, can they be compared to something else for finished hardness ? I’ve dehydrated mine for 12 hours and they still seem soft. Thanks.


Amber January 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hello Susan,

I featured your wonderful cracker recipe on my January recipe round-up. The theme this month is homemade crackers. Thank you for your snackable inspiration. :-)

Be Well,


Lois January 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Umm… do you drain the flax seed or do you need the water in the processor?


Susan January 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

There won’t be any water left. The flax seeds will absorb it all. :-)


Kamila January 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

Hi, I live in Poland and raw food concept here is just starting to be known. Most people think that being raw vegan means eating just salads and winter time in Poland it seems insane to do so. But! One could not be more wrong! With all these breads, spreads and sauces you can make out of plants, raw life is just so awesome! Thank you for your recipes, they really saved me from eating traditional bread:-)So, I say the same you said in your post – I could not imagine my raw diet without a flat bread assort handy:-)And they are so fun to make!Blessings!


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