Birdseed Crackers

We have a favourite recipe at Franklin Hospice - 5 seed crackers. Here is the recipe:

Five Seed Crackers

(or as I call it – Bird Seed Crackers😊)


1 Cup Sunflower seeds

¾ Cup pumpkin seeds

½ Cup chia seeds

½ Cup flaxseed (linseed)

1 tsp salt

1 ½ Cups water

1 Tbsp dried herbs of your choice

1 tsp chilli flakes or ground chilli


  • Preheat oven to 170C or 340F fanbake
  • Mix all ingredients together and leave for 10 – 15 minutes for the seeds to soak up the water.
  • Give everything a good stir, then split mixture over two greased baking trays and spread thinly. The ideal thickness is about 3-4mm.  Too think and the crackers will be very fragile, too thick and they’ll be more like a seed cookie than a cracker.
  • Bake for one hour. (switching the trays around halfway through) or until golden brown and crisp.  If they don’t feel crisp after an hour, return to the oven for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then break into irregular shards. Store in an airtight container.

Happy Baking and eating.