I love flax and chia seeds. They are amazing! Not only do they both contain omega-3 fatty acids (good for the joints), flax seeds are rich in fiber and chia seeds also absorb seven times their volume in liquid. This property makes chia seeds work as a perfect binder in baking. I thought to take advantage of this gel-like property of chia seeds and make some crackers in the oven. Normally I wouldn’t have time to do this sort of thing but you see, Korea is celebrating Thanksgiving this week and everyone has 5 days off. Fantastic! With all this time of my hands, I decided to try things in the kitchen that I would usually have no time to attempt. Crackers were one of those things. I’ve seen cracker recipes on many blogs and they always call for a dehydrator. I do not have a dehydrator (nomadic lifestyle and all) and was scared to make these in the oven. Why? Who knows. Today I decided to take my fear by the horns and tackle the art of cracker-making.
1 c flax seeds
1/2 c sesame seeds
1/2 c chia seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 sprig of rosemary
1 tsp black pepper
1 c water
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
1. Mix everything except for the water in a bowl.
2. Put the mixture in a food processor and turn it on.
3. While the processor is running, start adding the water until a slightly dry but doughy mixture forms.
4. Spread the mixture on the parchment paper. Make sure the mixture is spread thin and evenly. Score the mixture into the size crackers you want. Scoring will help the crackers snap once they’re baked.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned. Watch the process closely so the crackers don’t burn.
I used to be afraid of making crackers and just stuck to vegetables as a dip option. Well friends, the fear has been conquered and I am able to make delicious healthy crackers for the hummus. They are crackly, crunchy, yet soft enough so teeth don’t get broken. The taste is mild enough but not bland and they do go perfectly with hummus. Break them up into your soup, too! These crackers are grain-free and gluten-free making them very easy on the stomach, so don’t be afraid to indulge a little bit. Enjoy!
Keep enjoying autumn everyone!