Sunflower seed crackers (Swedish crisp bread)

These Swedish seed crackers (knacke brod) are light and crispy, full of nutritious seeds, super easy to make and taste delicious!
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Swedish crisp bread is a is a flat, thin and light weight savory cracker called “knackebrod”

Crispbread or knackebrod is a staple food in Scandinavia and eaten alongside most meals. Swedes see it as a type of bread and serve it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and as a snack in between meals. There are many different variations of crisp bread. Plain rye cracker is the most traditional one but different variants of seeds, herbs and spices are now very common as well.

Growing up in Sweden I have eaten and baked many different flavors of knackebrod. This seed crispbread is my favorite kind and because the recipe is so simple to make, I make them regularly and often have them on hand for an easy healthy snack. They are crunchy and slightly salty with a nice mix of flavors from the seeds.

Crisp bread pieces piled up on a plate

This seeded crisp bread recipe is the easiest you ever make. Healthy, packed with seeds and so tasty. Perfect with a cheese board, topped with smoked fish or cold meats.

I also love eating them plain as a simple nutritious snack.

This knacke brod recipe is the ultimate seed crackers. Full of crunchy sunflower and flax seeds. Easy thin and crispy Swedish crispbreads great with any savory spread or topping. Try them with your favorite cheese and this green tomato chilli chutney for a simple but very satisfying snack.

Check out my fluffy focaccia recipe for another great bread recipe

How to make Sunflower seed crackers

Crisp bread dough in a stainless steel bowl

These crispbread crackers are easy to make.

  • Simply mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Add oil and water. Mix to a dough.
  • Spread out and roll thin on a baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven until crisp and golden.

This Swedish cracker bread has a lovely crunch and salty hint.

They keeps well in an air tight container.

Crisp bread squares in a compostable tray with a plastic lid covering half the product

Tips making crispy seed crackers

Crisp bread dough on an oven tray topped with parchment paper and a rolling pin on top.
  • use parchment paper both over and under the dough to roll it out evenly. This prevents the dough from sticking to your rolling pin
Uncooked crisp bread in an oven tray ready to go in the oven.
  • Score the dough before baking. No need to cut right through, Scoring keeps them flat but still able to cut or break to the same shape once cooked.

These sunflower seed crakers keep fresh for a long time in an airtight container.

Crisp bread are popular across Scandinavia and in other European countries.

Sweden have long traditions in crispbread consumption and I have memories eating them with most meals growing up.

I especially love these crunchy seed crackers served with my grandmas nettle soup and this roast garlic cream soup. A delicious, healthy and satisfying lunch

Freshly baked sunflower seeds crackers on a baking tray cut into squares

Try making these simply seed crackers at home. I’m sure you love them!

kåldolmar – Swedish stuffed cabbage rolls is another great Swedish recipe you may like

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5 from 2 votes

Sunflower seed crackers (Swedish crisp bread)

Crisp bread squares in a compostable tray with a plastic lid covering half the productThis recipe uses lots of seeds, which makes them tasty, very nutritious and they are really light and crisp in texture

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 1 hr Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 6 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

swedish sunflower seed crackers

swedish crackers recipe


  1. swedish cracker recipe
    • Oven 150 C
    • Mix all ingredients together.
    • Roll out the dough on a baking sheet with another baking sheet on top. It needs to be an even layer.
    • Put on an oven tray and mark squares with a knife. It doesn’t have to be cut all the way through.
    • Sprinkle with flaky salt. 
    • Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
    • Once cool brake pieces where the marks are.Uncooked crisp bread in an oven tray ready to go in the oven.
    Pieces of freshly cooked crisp bread on an oven tray
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  1. I stumbled across your recipe. I was looking for a nice recipe for these crackers for quite some times. I’ve had something similar in Sweden and I absolutely loved it. Really good!

  2. tianna says:

    love the idea of making my own crackers and I honestly thought they were more complicated.

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