Danish Knækbrød

Anya Jensen6th June 2017
One thing us Scandinavians adore to eat is ‘Knækbrød’ also known as cracker-bread or crispbread.

 We use it as an afternoon snack for the kids (and ourselves) with garlic cheese, honey, or jam; we serve it with our cheeseboards, or even with a tapas plate. I have made my own for a while now, and it disappears overnight if I forget to put them away in the pantry. My Knækbrød is so simple to make and so tasty, – so here is my recipe for you to enjoy:



1 dl oats

1 dl sunflower seeds

1 dl pumpkin seeds

1 dl linseeds/flaxseeds

3 dl flour

2 dl oil (I use rapeseed or olive oil)

1 1/4 dl water

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

a good pinch of salt.


Preheat oven to 200° Celsius

Mix it all together – give it a good old stir, and take a portion onto baking paper.

Put another sheet on top, and flatten with your hands and a rolling pin.

Form into a square, and keep at it so it becomes rather thin (so it turns nice and crispy) 

When it has the right size, cut into diamonds or squares with pizza cutters, ensuring you make them similar in size.

Grind a bit of extra salt on top with your salt grinder, as it makes it much tastier.

Put in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Leave to cool. ENJOY.

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The Knækbrød also makes for a fab small gift for a friend, or the hostess at the next dinner party you attend, together with my homemade jam* – more to come on that later.

Comments (5)

  • Claudia

    14th September 2017 at 21:42

    What is dl then? The equivalent of a cup? Looks so delicious. Would love to make it.

    1. Anya J

      15th September 2017 at 09:36

      Yes you can just add a cup of everything instead of DL – then the batch is a bit bigger but that’s ok right 😉

  • Coral

    9th June 2017 at 06:33

    Could you convert measurements to metric please. The crispbread looks so lovely! Thank you

    1. ANYA J

      9th June 2017 at 21:27

      Hi Coral,

      If you have a medium sized cup you can use that instead – as it is really almost the same 🙂 As long as your dough is firm (but oily) it will be delicious. And the crisp bread is a favourite of ours.

      Have a lovely day,


      1. Coral Smith

        10th June 2017 at 10:10

        Thank you very much Anya

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