Crispy Seed Crackers
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Nutritionally these crackers are perfect, if you’re trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. And let’s not forget the taste! Not just I but my husband and son simply love them!
Are you bored with traditional store-bought crackers or do want to eat a little bit healthier, but still enjoy your savory snacks? These seed crackers are the solution for you! They are a healthy alternative to chips & crackers, goes perfectly with soups instead of breadsticks and are a great substitute for bread at breakfast. You can also serve them with some dips, hummus or guacamole.
Nutritionally these crackers are perfect, if you’re trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle. They offer you a bunch of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids and plant-based protein, while they are low in carbs and free of sugar. In addition to all this, they are extremely satisfying and great for your digestive system. All the fibers and healthy fats help you feel full longer by releasing energy more steadily during the day. And let’s not forget the taste! Not just I but my husband and son simply love them!
For one oven tray you’ll need:
0.6dl of chia seeds
0.6dl of sunflower seeds
0.6dl of pumpkin seeds
½ tsp sea salt
0.6dl of oats (gluten free if you prefer)
2 tbsp. flax seeds
2.4dl of water
0.6dl of wholegrain spelt flour (or what ever flour you prefer)
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
You can always flavor these crackers with some spices like paprika powder, chili or salt flakes, herbs, cumin, you name it!
1. Preheat oven to 150C.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well using a spoon. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes as this allows the chia seeds to absorb some of the moisture, making it a thick dough.
3. Spread the dough out on a piece of non-stick parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment paper on top of the first one and roll the dough as thin as possible using a rolling pin. Getting the right thickness can be a little tricky as the chia seeds can be quite gooey.
4. When the dough is rolled thin, remove the top piece of parchment paper carefully to avoid messing up the thin dough.
5. Cut the dough into small squares using a knife or pizza cutter (If cutting is too difficult, you can try to bake it for 5 minutes first and then cut a pattern of squares) and place the tray in preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
6. Let them cool for 5 minutes before breaking them up into small squares.
Enjoy before they all are gone 😛
The original recipe can be found here: