I first started to make seeded crackers as I was looking for something with a crunch to replace bread as I was eating a low carb keto diet.
I found they offered the perfect crunch and could be eaten as a snack on their own, or with dips or cheese. And what a success they’ve been !
They are full of protein to fill you up, as opposed to the empty calories of high carbohydrate bread that keeps you waning more. The seeded crackers are exactly that, full of seeds, so are a great choice for kids or anyone with allergies. They are nutrient dense, high in fibre and antioxidant, and rich in omega 3 and 6 essential fatty oils .
And best of all – they’re super easy and quick to make. Here’s what you’ll need.
1/3 cup flax seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup water
¼ tsp salt
seasoning – optional – ½ tsp garlic powder, onion powder, herbs de provence, dried rosemary, oregano
1T grated parmesan, seaweed flakes
In a medium sized bowl add the 5 seeds. Stir in one cup of water. You will have a rather water mixture at this point. Let to sit for approx 15 min. The mixture will absorb the water and it will now be possible to spread the mixture onto your baking tray.
I like to use either a teflon baking mat or oven proof paper. Ideally use an off-set palette knife, or a spatula to spread the mixture into an evenly flat on your baking tray. For evenly shaped crackers you can score the tops of the crackers with the side of your spatular. Once cooked they will break off in your pre-shaped forms.
Bake for approx 15-10 minutes. I like to use a relatively low oven temp of 160’C. After 10-12 minutes turn the crackers over. If the middle is not cooked enough you may have problems turning it over. If so put back in the oven for a few minutes until the centre is fairly set. Bake the second side for a further 5 -8 minutes, until lightly golden and all the moisture has been absorbed.
Enjoy with cheese, dips, nut butters or on their own as a tasty snack.
Other flavors – experiment and try different flavors of your choosing. What not make half the batch plain and mix a flavor into the other half of the mixture.
** For a sweet version try adding ½ tsp of cinnamon, 1-2 Tbsp of agave syrup or maple syrup, 2 Tbsp currants
** Separate the batch into 2 and experiment with your favorite flavors. Pretty much anything goes.