Starting raw foods I felt I had to have something to crunch on like a cracker so I soon discovered Flax Crackers . These became my favorite snack crackers. I made flax crackers using my favorite seeds such as pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and many different spices.
The basic cracker is simple and great for dipping or topping with a raw cream cheese and adding your favorite toppings. Be creative and add your own seasonings and seeds of your liking.
Flax seed Benefits:
- High in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese
- Flax Seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies.
- Flax Seed is High in Fiber – both soluble and insoluble — than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and promotes proper functioning of the intestines.
- High in Phytochemical including many antioxidants. Great source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones.
Flax Seed Crackers
- 2 cups whole flax seeds (soak in 2 cups water for 4 hours this will form a gel)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos or Bragg liquid aminos
- ½ tsp cayenne (optional)
- 1 tsp dill
- 1 tsp southwest seasoning
- 1 Sweet red pepper
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined until completely ground.
2. Remove from processor and place on a Teflex sheet on top of a mesh dehydrator screen. Spread batter into a thin sheet about 1/8 inch thick (you will find your correct thickness after a few batches).
3. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 10-16 hours, depending on degree of crispness desired. Flip crackers and peel off Teflex sheet after 7-8 hours.
Note: When you place whole flax seeds in the food processor with the other ingredients, the flax seeds will stay whole.