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Buckwheat Beet & Flaxseed Crackers

These crispy, gluten free, crackers are a wonderful treat, either with a dip or even with a hot cup of sweet, milky tea.

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Welcome to the second installment of the Beetified Blogger Series! I kicked this series off in February with a “beetified” (short for beetroot fortified) version of David @ Spiced’s Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnuts. If you are new here and are wondering what this whole “beetified” shebang is, well, just for fun – every month or two, I pick a recipe of a fellow blogger’s, and replicate it using …beets – pretty simple, huh?

And, today, I am sharing a beetified version of Asha @ Food Fashion Party’s Buckwheat/Flaxseed Spicy Crackers on here. When I first started blogging and my blog was being read by my daughter and sister only, Asha was one of the first to come along and offer encouragement and support along the way through her kind comments and emails. I have never met Asha, but over the last (almost) two years, I’ve gotten to know her and admire her and so value her part in my life. Of course, I have had to wear a bib every time I visited her space because…well…I’ll just let you decide when you visit her blog and feast your eyes on her Orange Saffron Madeleines, or, her Shortbread Cookies Stuffed With Nuts and Coconut!

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In my version of Asha’s Buckwheat/Flaxseed Spicy Crackers, I chose to leave the “spicy” out and omitted the green chilies; I also left the agave out as I took these to share with my mom, and as my mom is diabetic, she cannot have any added sugar. I added in a tad bit of beets, and, replaced the regular salt with Himalayan salt and I must say these were a hit with my daughter and mom, who decided to breakout her stash of Horseradish Hummus to go with these crackers! Just so good!

Do y’all happen to have a recipe y’all would like to offer up to be beetified? 

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Buckwheat Beet & Flaxseed Crackers

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Author: Shashi
These crispy, gluten free, vegan crackers are a delight to eat - y'all gotta whip up a batch to enjoy plain or with a dip


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons beet puree I roasted my beets and blended them into a puree
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Add all the ingredients -except water and beets- into a bowl and mix well
  • Then add the water and beets and mix (I used my hands) into a stiff dough. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough out pretty thinly onto a parchment lined board and using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut into any shape you desire.
  • Place shapes/crackers onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 22-25 minutes
  • (Asha's note: If you want crispier crackers, turn off the oven and leave the cracker in the oven for another hour.)
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And…so…I also happen to have some other news to share…

Over this past weekend…this happened…

The story behind the ring is long – actually 12 years long! So I am going to give y’all the CliffsNotes version. The chap who gave me this ring (let’s call him JWB) came into my daughter’s and my life about 12 years ago. He accepted me and my daughter into his life and heart, and we were married for 6 of those 12 years. But, I let immaturity and the world get in our way, and, things took a turn for the worst and we parted ways. But, he kept in touch with my parents inspite of the divorce. And, inspite of the divorce, every birthday my daughter and I had, there was always a present from him on our doorstep. Last February, when I was standing outside my dad’s hospital room, trying to digest the news that the doc had delivered that he had 6 months to a year to live, JWB showed up and helped me move my dad to a nursing home – and, well…when we realized that the hurt and anger had dissipated, we decided to give us another go…and…this happened!

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  1. […] I love beetroot. And, even did a series where I would add beetroot to every recipe I fancied. From beet crackers, to beet donuts, to beet tortillas, to beet pizza, to beet bars, to beet cookies, there’s a […]

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  3. Almost Getting It Together says:

    CONGRATS SHASHI!!! So happy for you! He is one lucky fellow!! xoxo

  4. Kim says:

    WooHoo!!! I’m behind but huge congratulations, Shashi!!! I’m so excited for you and hope that you, your daughter and JWB are all very happy!!!

  5. mayihavethatrecipe says:

    Congratulations! Happy for you! Love how you Beatified these crackers, can wait to try them. I really enjoy making home made crackers.

  6. Kumar's Kitchen says:

    We are so happy for you Shashi….wishing you both a lovely,happy relationship full of joy!!! 🙂
    We feel sorry for your father and can know exactly what hard times you have been through (we have had similar experiences with our parents years before)….
    these beet crackers are definitely for keeps…we are always thrilled looking at all these yummy,healthy creations in your adorable blog….they are a real inspiration…it is summer now and we are in for all kinds of crackers and dips…this is going to be a favorite,thanks so much & Have A Lovely Day! 🙂

  7. Aren’t these interesting. Wonderful ingredients and so healthy. I’m saving this recipe to try.

  8. Kelly says:

    Aaaw congratulations, Shashi! I am so so happy for you and loved reading the story of you both coming back together! *big big hugs*
    These crackers are gorgeous! Love that you beetified them!

  9. The crackers look gorgeous, just the right thing to celebrate the happy turn your life has taken. This is wonderful, congratulations, and wishing you many many years of bliss.

  10. Congratulations Shashi, I’m so happy for you! You deserve everything and more because you’re such a beautiful person!
    I’m so happy for you right now, I might even start eating beets… 😉

  11. What a wonderful love story! Congratulations! Bettified crackers looks awesome, too 🙂

  12. hotlyspiced says:

    Shashi, that’s a fantastic story and the best news ever. Congratulations. I have a friends who married, had a son and then divorced. A few years went by and they started dating. Then they got engaged and the wedding invitations said, ‘Love is all the sweeter the second time around’. I wish the happy couple every happiness xx

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Charlie! Aww – that is a sweet story indeed! Wishing your friend and her hubs happiness this second time around too 🙂 xx

  13. Oh my goodness, BEST story ever!!! Congratulations….so happy that love led him back to you! :)-Ashley

  14. Congratulations on the ring! What a sweet story.
    And I am loving these beet crackers!

  15. hipfoodiemom says:

    Shashi, I am totally almost in tears too. . I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! what a lovely story of coming back together again. . ah, true love. . and you are the BEET queen!!! love love love the crackers!!!I recently heard that beet juice helps with your complexion (?) so just came home with a buttload. . honestly, I hate using beets and doing it myself b/c it’s so messy. . anyway. . getting on the beet train. . happy weekend to you!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Alice!
      Oooh – I did not know about beet’s complexion enhancing benefits – I know it’s a great pre workout aide though! Glad you are jumping on the beet train 🙂

  16. This made me cry, Shashi. I am THRILLED for you – congratulations, my friend. What a wonderful story of love and forgiveness. xoxo

  17. Shashi–that is GREAT news. Congrats!! I’m completely in awe and that story means so much to all of us reading it. 🙂 I’m so excited for you! On another note, I love this series–granted, I’m not a huge fan of beets, but I imagine I’d love them in cracker form since I’m a huge snacker.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Ala – actually, you don’t really taste the beets much in these crackers, besides, you will be distracted by their perfect crunch! 🙂

  18. ashley says:

    Oh my gosh – what a beautiful story!!!! I’m so happy for you!!

  19. Oh my god yay! I love happy stories! Congratulations Shashi! So happy for you 🙂 The crackers look fantastic!

  20. Congrats!! I love that story – you are just making my day! And these crackers – holy yum!

  21. Oh my dear Lord!!! I am tearing here, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. You deserve everything beautiful in life. You are a sweet heart and JWB seems like the most awesomest person ever. I can’t even …I’m so so happy sweet thing.

  22. Shashi! Omigosh I can’t EVEN. I’m so happy for you! How amazing for love to be given a second chance. I’m literally giddy right now, so thank you for starting my Friday off on such a positive note 😀

  23. Joanne says:

    Congratulations Shashi!!! That is SO exciting and I am SOOOO happy for you!!

  24. I am so over the moon for you Shashi. This is such good news about your personal life! 🙂

    What a lucky man!! He gets you and all those foods you cook. Again lucky lucky man!! 😀

    It would be a good idea for me to make a recipe like this because yesterday at work I snacked on an entire packet of organic sesame and emmental cheese flatbreads, lol

  25. What good news for you! Congratulations Shashi 🙂

  26. Farrah says:

    I need to find buckwheat flour somewhere! These are seriously the prettiest crackers ever!

    I’m so glad to hear that things are going well! Stories like yours give me hope! <3!

  27. Ashley says:

    OH MY GOSH congratulations!!! Oh I am so happy for you both (and your daughter!). What an amazing story! Yay!!

    And two – beetified – I love that word 🙂 And these crackers look fantastic!

  28. So happy for you, Shashi! Wishing you and JWB a long and happy relationship.
    These crackers look terrific. Asha always does a great job… and so are you!

  29. What!? Buckwheat and beets! My 2 favorite things! This recipe just made my night! XOXO

  30. Hehe I’m with you on the beetroot recipe today Shashi!! I love crackers and these look so nice and healthy 😀

  31. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    The beet queen is at it again! I think you just made the prettiest crackers ever, no big deal! I’m so happy for you and your family 🙂

  32. How creative is this! Beets give such a lovey color and nutritional profile to just about anything. So happy for you – second chances are always deserved 🙂

  33. Wow, you’ve got such an amazing idea on here! I adore buckwheat flour, and these crackers sound great to me!

  34. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Another great beet recipe from you, Shashi. I really have to find time to try some of your beet recipes.

  35. spicedblog says:

    Awww, Shashi. This post just made me incredibly happy. If I was a crying dude, then I would totally have a tear in my eye right now. I am SO incredibly happy that you and JWB have reconnected. I know you must be loving life right now, and I am so happy for you! 🙂

    Also, these crackers look awesome. The beet-ified color is pretty darn cool. I’ll have to hop over and check out Asha’s site. Check off another creative beetified recipe!

  36. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    Awww, I have goosebumps and a bit of a tear in my eye. How wonderful for you and no news could make me happier for the three of you.

    Pass the crackers over. 🙂

  37. cottercrunch says:

    this is like the best of both worlds. my worlds! haha. yes, love your beet recipes and love buckwheat! what a great nourishing pari!

  38. Mira says:

    What a coincidence, we both cooked with buckwheat today! And I’m so glad to see the ring and of course that everything is going well with you guys!