Healthy crisps

These homemade crisps are a nice change from the store-bought kind. Made with three different types of seeds, spelt flour and rolled oats, they’re good for you and are high in fibre. You can read about the health benefits of seeds here.

To make these crisps you don’t need a dehydrator, just a basic oven, a rolling pin and a baking sheet. They taste great alone or you can enjoy them with dips, soups or as hors d’oeuvres topped up with your favourite savoury foods.


Healthy crisps

Oven: 350°F/ 175°C

1 large baking sheet and parchment paper.


  • ¼ cup flax powder ( I use a small coffee grinder to grind the flax seeds)
  • ¼ cup spelt flour
  • 4 tablespoons (tbsp) chia seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsps flax seeds
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsps vegetable or grape seed oil
  • ½ teaspoon (tsp) rosemary, dry or fresh
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste


Mix together in a bowl the flax powder, spelt flour, chia seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

Add the cup of warm water and mix with a fork. Let this sit to thicken for 10 minutes.

Add the rolled oats, vegetable oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix with a fork until well combined

Form a ball with the mixture and put it on a parchment paper. Roll it out thin with a rolling pin. The edges will be irregular but that is fine.

Transfer the mixture with the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Take out and flip the mixture on the other side and remove parchment paper. Slice with a knife to make individual crisps.

Put back in oven and bake for 10 minutes more.

When done and the edges are golden, turn off the oven heat and keep the crisps in the oven with the door shut for another 20 minutes to dehydrate.

Take out and cool. Store in a covered container.

Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

3 thoughts on “Healthy crisps

    1. Thanks Megala! Much appreciated. They are really nice but it took me enough patience to nail down this recipe. Originally, I started off by making fig crisps (my neighbour has an amazing fig tree!). But they weren’t crisp enough – at least not to my liking. I will have to try that idea again another time. 🙂

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