By: Elizabeth Smith
I love these crackers. I have seen and made several versions of these and they are all delicious. Here is my favorite version. The first time you make them there is a bit of a learning curve but once you get it down they are a breeze. They are crazy healthy and super delicious.
1 cup Flax Seeds
3 tbsp Chia Seeds
4 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
1/2 tsp Turmeric
Pinch Black Pepper
1 tsp Maple Syrup (optional)
1 cup Water
Parchment Paper (2-3 large pieces)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add water and stir well. Let rest for 5 minutes to allow the chia seeds and flax to hydrate. Stir again and let rest another 5 minutes or until there is no water pooling in the bottom of the bowl.
Line a sheet pan with parchment. Spread the seed mixture onto the parchment. You can do this with a spatula or use an additional sheet of parchment on top using your hand to press evenly. (If you do this, slowly remove the parchment from the top before putting it in the oven.)
Place on middle shelf in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Rotate pan and return to oven for 10 more minutes. At this point the crackers should be about the flexibility of a corn tortilla. Using a large spatula or a sheet of parchment flip the cracker sheet and return to oven for 10 minutes.
After ten minutes rotate the sheet pan and return to oven for another 10 minutes. Continue to check the crackers ever 5-7 minutes until they are crunchy and lightly brown.
Remove from oven and let cool on sheet pan. Break crackers into whatever size piece you would like and store in an airtight container for up to 10 days. If the crackers get stale you can just toast them in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes to crisp them up.
Once you know how to make these crackers you can really play with the seasoning. Try everything bagel seasoning, or basil and oregano, you can even add chili flakes and lemon zest and enjoy them with guacamole.
If you have any questions about modifications or other healthy recipes please let me know.