Happy New Year!
I’ve been doing a lot of hosting this holiday season, and these crackers have been a real hit. Since I keep getting asked for the recipe, I decided to share them on here, too!
These all-natural crackers from @eatingbyelaine are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free and oil-free. They contain protein, fiber and many superfood ingredients......and they still taste good! Imagine that!? 😋
**What makes them so super?**
Chia seeds are rich in fiber, essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) and antioxidants that help prevent cell damage.
Hemp seeds are a substantial source of complete protein. They are also a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation, lower the risk of heart disease and support brain health.
Pumpkin seeds contain 7 grams of protein per serving and are high in iron (25% of your daily recommended value in just one serving).
Sesame seeds contain protein, calcium, iron, omega-3 and omega-6, magnesium and B-vitamins.
½ cup chia seeds
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
½ cup raw white sesame seeds
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional for a touch of sweetness)
1 cup water
Preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the seeds and seasonings together. Add the maple syrup and water and stir until well combined. Let sit for 1 minute and then stir again.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet with a spatula until it’s less than ¼ inch thick.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, slice into crackers using a pizza wheel.
Flip the crackers over and bake for another 25-30 minutes until golden and crispy.
Allow to cool completely on the pan. Store in a container in the fridge.
Along with serving them to guest with cheese, I also like to use them as a bread substitution with my avocado toast, or next to a yummy bowl of chili or bone broth (check out next week’s post on bone broth 🍲).
They make a great snack on their own, and with a variety of toppings. & they make your house smell AMAZING while they’re cooking!