Crisp bread is a Nordic tradition and part of the landscape as illustrated by this picture from one of the baltic islands Gotland.Crisp bread is a staple in the Nordic diet. Health boosting energy from grains, seeds, oil, salt and water. Gluten free and a perfect base for your breakfast cheese, post-gym peanut butter, lunch herring or salmon dinner. A healthy eating secret that has kept Nordic people lean and active for centuries.  This recipe was given to me by a friend on a piece of paper with the words: blend, bake, break and bite! So elegant, yet simple to make, that I just had to share it. It really keeps you satisfied for hours, and is full with slow burning low-calorie goodness. Welcome to Nordic Crisp Bread addiction!

Crisp bread: Traditional yet Trendy

Crisp bread lines the super market shelves in the Nordic countries, as seen in this photo.Crisp bread has been baked in Sweden since 500 AD, and has recently become more popular with new brands, and flavours added to the traditional basic recipe. Supermarket shelves in Italy may be filled with pasta, but in Sweden crisp bread takes precedent. 

If you want to make your own try this recipe. So easy to make, and such a treat to serve at an elegant dinner or energy boosting breakfast, or post gym for lunch. Basically – as we say in Scandinavia: anytime is a good time for crisp bread.

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Nordic Crisp Bread
Serves 10
Blend, Bake, Break and Bite. Those were the words on a small piece of paper. And, Yes! It is just as easy as that. Nordic Crisp bread made to perfection, slow cooked and full of gluten free healthy goodness that keeps you full, satisfied and active. Enjoy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
278 calories
24 g
0 g
18 g
8 g
2 g
80 g
241 g
0 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278
Calories from Fat 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 241mg
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 200 g Maize Flour (polenta flour)
  2. 50 g Pumpkin seeds
  3. 100 g Sunflower seeds
  4. 50 g Flaxseeds
  5. 100 g Sesame seeds
  6. 50 ml Rap-seed oil
  7. 1 tsp Salt
  8. 250 ml boiling Water
  9. Set oven to 150 degrees (Celsius) and prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  10. Baking time: 55 minutes.
  1. Blend: Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and blend them by stirring by hand. Spread out the porridge like mixture thinly on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, making sure to get an even thin layer from corner to corner.
  2. Bake: Place the baking tray in the preheated oven (150 degrees Celsius) and leave for ca 55 minutes until golden and crispy.
  3. Break: Let cool down on the baking tray for at least 1/2 hour — then break into big shards and serve.
  4. Bite: Eat with any of your favourite toppings, or serve as elegant pre dinner snack.
  1. This makes a big batch, and is best stored in a dry place. It lasts for a very long time - but if you are like me, it will be gone way before that 🙂
  2. Crisp bread is an excellent accompaniment to any topping. I like it with salmon, herring, cheese, peanut butter, jam, or just on its own as a little snack. Enjoy!
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