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Crunchy goodness from seeds

seedcollageWe are finding it very hard to find any decent bread without wheat in any of the shops. At our age, we’ve found it better to avoid it whenever possible. Of course, there is the healthy Finnish rye bread but sometimes you just get tired of it. This is why, I am always on the lookout for good recipes for bread, or something equivalent, with no standard white flour.

This crisp “bread”, made solely of seeds and so totally gluten-free , is really nice, and the easiest recipe to make. Here in Scandinavia, we just love the variety of crispy bread. Seeds are full of all the good things, such as good fats, loads of fibre, minerals and proteins. This “bread” goes well with different cheeses, but is also very moorish just to munch on its own. A healthy alternative to crisps, while watching films, for example. Definitely worth trying, and your tummy will thank you for it!



  • 1 dl sunflower seeds
  • 1 dl sesame seeds
  • 1/2 dl flax seeds
  • 1/2 pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 chia seeds
  • 2 dl boiling water
  • 1/2 dl olive (or other) oil
  • sprinkle of sea salt



  • mix the 5 types of seeds in a bowl
  • add the hot water and oil and mix
  • let it stand for 10 minutes
  • press the mixture into a very thin layer on a baking tray, between two greaseproof baking sheets (it will easily be the size of the whole baking tray)
  • sprinkle some sea salt on top
  • bake in 175 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes


Once baked, cut it into small pieces – but be aware, it’s really crumbly. I never manage to produce even pieces but who cares, it’s the taste that counts, right? It’s a nice combination of slight saltiness, and roasted flavours, with a pleasant, crunchy consistency. The only downside is that it can get quite addictive! For us at least, one portion never lasts very long. But for once, you don’t have to feel guilty of treating yourself.