Swedish Seed Crackers Fröknäcke: gluten-free

Swedish Seed Crackers Fröknäcke: gluten-free

Make your own easy Swedish-style gluten-free seed crackers for Christmas. Swedish seed crackers are known as Fröknäcke (froo-necky), a crunchy crispy bread made with seeds. This is an easy one-bowl recipe using a combination of seeds, boiling water, oil and a little salt.

This Swedish seed cracker recipe is easy to make and perfect to have with cream cheese, dips, cheese or cold meats or wrap up and give as a gift.

In Swedish these crackers are called juligt-fröknäcke which translates to Merry Miss.

Inspired and translated from this recipe

Fröknäcke – enkelt recept
Recept på fröknäcke – ett knaprigt , gott och nyttiga bröd. Passar fint till färskoströra.

Takes = 5 minutes prep. and 15 minutes resting time
Bakes = 40 minutes
Makes = 12-15 large pieces


  • Sunflower seeds – 100g (3/4 cup)
  • Pumpkin seeds – 50g (1/4 cup + 2 tbs)
  • Flax or linseeds –   50g (5 and 1/2 tbs)
  • Sesame seeds – 40g (4 and 1/2 tbs)
  • Chia seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Boiling water – 200ml (just under 1 cup)
  • Fine salt – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (depending on taste)
  • Rapeseed oil or olive oil – 1.5 tablespoon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, 170° fan. Chop the pumpkin and sunflower seeds slightly. Then mix all ingredients except salt and stir. Let stand and swell for 10-15 min.
  2. Place 1/2 of the dough on a sheet of baking paper. Place a piece of baking paper on top and press out the batter evenly with your hands or use a rolling pin, don't roll too thinly. Slide onto a large baking tray then slowly peel off the top layer of baking paper.
  3. Bake the seed dough in the middle of the oven for 35-40 minutes (keep an eye on it) until it is dry and golden brown. Let cool and carefully break into pieces. Store in a sealed container this will last for about 2 weeks. Or gift wrap for a Christmas gift.