Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seedy Crackers

I have been on the hunt for a healthy cracker for some time. The rice crackers from TJs contain soy. (And since it is not organic soy, it is probably genetically modified.) Annie's Crackers are made from organic rice, but the rice is not properly prepared. I found an organic sprouted seed cracker at Jimbo's that I like, only too expensive and the crackers are very thick. My thoughts on crackers....They are just transportation to my mouth of some delicious fat, such as grass-fed butter or raw cheese! After several attempts, I found and adjusted a very simple recipe I like from Angela at Oh She Glows.

What you need:

1/2 cup chia seeds
3/4 to 1 cup filtered water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup sprouted sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 small onion, grated on a zester
3-4 garlic cloves, grated on a zester

What you do:

Place the chia seeds, 3/4 cup water and salt in medium glass bowl
Cover and let soak overnight or for at least 8 hours
Preheat oven to 350ยบ
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl of soaked chia seeds.  Mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add water to get a moist, but not too wet, consistency
Spread mixture out on parchment lined baking sheet, spreading with spatula to a consistent 1/4 inch
Bake for 30 minutes
Flip over to another parment lined baking sheet
Using large knife, cut into bite size pieces
Bake for another 20 minutes and check for doneness (Should be slightly browned)
Cook longer if needed
Separate and enjoy!

These crackers are delicious right out of the oven, topped with grass-fed butter!