Seven seed crackers consist of a delicate balance of sesame, flax, chia, hemp, poppy, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, enchanting the palate and captivating the senses from the very first crunch. In my constant quest for crispiness, this beloved medley of seeds satisfies my cravings like no other.
Seven Seed Crackers:
- 1/4 cup whole flax seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Oven: preheated to 350 degrees F
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the flax seeds, chia seeds, and water in a medium bowl and let sit untouched for 5 minutes, until thick and gelatinous.
Add the sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, sesame and poppy seeds and salt and stir until well incorporated. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly across the surface, as thinly as possible. Using a knife, score the cracker mixture into equal parts, making two vertical cuts (which will divide it into three crackers) and two horizontal cuts (which will divide it into nine crackers). This helps keep the cracker cooked equally throughout, rather than being undercooked in the middle.
Bake for 30 minutes, then flip each individual scored cracker and bake for another 30 minutes to achieve uniform toasting. At this point, you may want to further score the crackers, breaking each cracker in half (now yielding 18 crackers).
Remove from the oven, then break each scored cracker again if necessary (now yielding 32 crackers). Return the smaller crackers to the oven for another 10 minutes for extra toasting.
Once completely cooked, let the crackers sit to dry out until cooled completely, then store in an airtight container.
- If you can’t eat one of the listed seeds, simply swap in another seed you can consume (being mindful of the portion sizes).
- These crackers can be enjoyed with a selection of my soup recipes, including my spiced chicken pumpkin soup, carrot bell pepper soup, and bone broth cioppino.
- Seed crackers also pair well with a smear of my kale basil pistachio pesto, and bell pepper cashew sauce, both of which feature nutritional yeast (a gluten-free, dairy-free cheese alternative packed with B vitamins).
- Seeds are an excellent source of dietary fats, essential for cognitive function, insulation, immune response and hormone health. For example, pumpkin and sesame seeds offer an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, while chia and flax seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats known as “omega 3 essential fatty acids”.
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