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Best Ever Crackers

These are my favourite crackers of all time to make. They come together quickly, they offer a lot of health-supporting nutrients (such as fiber, protein, and omega 3s, especially if you use hemp seeds), and most importantly, they taste amazing. I’ve adapted this recipe from Oh She Glows’ Endurance Crackers.

These crackers stay together with the magical power of chia seeds! They are the only seed in the recipe that you cannot substitute.



Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds

  • 1 1/2 cups total of your favourite seeds - I love hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and hulled sunflower seeds and typically do 1/2 cup of each*

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1 cup water

  • optional: 1 clove of garlic, minced or grated (for savory crackers) OR 1 tbsp liquid honey (for slightly sweeter crackers)

*you could also use sesame seeds or whole flax seeds here - as long as you end up with a total of 1 and 1/2 cups of seeds, you're good.


Preheat oven to 275F degrees. Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.



Spread the mixture about 1/4 inch thick. Having two separate parts is not required, however it makes it easier to flip.


Mix everything together and let sit for a few minutes, until water is absorbed by chia seeds. Spread out thinly into 2 separate pieces. (I aim for around a 1/4" thickness). Sprinkle top side with a bit of salt. Bake for 30-35 minutes, carefully flip the crackers, and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.


I do find that the edges brown quickly, so watch carefully once you've flipped them. Depending on your oven, and also how thick you spread the mixture, you may need to adjust timing, or decrease the heat slightly.


Once cooled, break into pieces - should yield about 20-30 crackers. Store at room temperature in a sealed container. Mine usually last about a week (if I don’t eat them sooner!)


Let me know how they turn out when you give them a try!

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