Crispy Seed Crackers
Ingredients & Recipe
(Makes 65 or 290G)
1/2 cup flaxseed (or flaxseed meal)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds (sub with more sesame seeds if needed)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup quick oats
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup filtered water
If you prefer to omit the oats, substitute with almond flour. (I use almond flour)
Preheat oven to 190C.
In a large bowl, combine all your seeds, oats, or almond flour and spices.
Pour 1 1/4 cup water over the mixture. Soak for 10 minutes to absorb the water and bind together..
Scoop the seed mixture onto one large baking tray, covered with baking paper. Spread the mixture as thinly and evenly as possible .
Bake for 50 minutes. After 25 minutes, turn the pan and cut the crackers with a knife or pizza cutter.
Remove from the oven when lightly browned, firm, and the crackers are dry to the touch.
Allow to cool completely on the pan before separating into individual crackers.
Store in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 weeks or longer in the fridge.
Seeds are rich in essential nutrients such as healthy fats, fibre, vitamins (like vitamin E), and minerals (such as magnesium and zinc). Incorporating a variety of seeds into crackers can enhance their nutritional content and provide health benefits.
Fibre Content: Seeds are a great source of dietary fibre, which is important for digestion and maintaining regular bowel movements. Fibre also helps promote a feeling of fullness, making seeded crackers a satisfying snack option.
Healthy Fats: Many seeds contain heart-healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids (found in flaxseeds) and monounsaturated fats (found in sesame seeds). These fats are associated with improved cardiovascular health and may help reduce inflammation in the body.
Antioxidants: Some seeds, like flaxseeds, are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
Protein Content: Many seeds, such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, contain a moderate amount of protein. Seeded crackers can be a convenient way to incorporate some protein into your diet, especially if you're looking for a plant-based protein source or a protein-rich snack option. You can also pair seeded crackers with protein-rich toppings or spreads to create a well-rounded snack. For example, you might add some hummus, nut butter, or cheese to increase the overall protein content of the snack.