Nut and Seed Crackers

by Collette White | 18 February, 2019

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all well. A few months ago one of my daughters asked me to buy her a packet of ‘nut / seed crackers’ – they were $11 for 12 super thin crackers, I was horrified! Especially when I have four children which means four hungry mouths to feed. Crackers at this price just aren’t in my grocery budget! So I decided to get experimenting to make my own. These took 4 attempts to get right but they were well worth it. They are super popular by all the kids and Miss 8 loved them so much that she asked me to make nut free ones for school! I hope you enjoy them as much as us. Let me know!

Ingredients

1 cup pepitas

1 cup sunflower seeds

½ cup flaxseeds

½ cup cashews – roughly chopped

½ cup almond meal

¼ chia seeds

450ml water

1 tspn dried thyme leaves

1 tspn rosemary leaves

extra good pinch salt

Method

Place all the ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 160c and line two trays with baking paper.

Once the 15 minutes is up, place half of the mixture onto each tray and spread evenly and thin (4mm-5mm) – take your time with this step as it’s worth it to have evenly cooked crackers.

Place both trays in the oven and cook for 60 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before breaking them up into desired size crackers.

Store in an airtight container in the pantry.

Notes

*If you need to put them on a top and bottom shelf in your oven, swap the trays over after 30 minutes so they cook evenly

* Don’t leave them to cool for much longer that 10 minutes as if left out, they will soften. One day I left them out for 2 hours and had to re-bake them slightly as they were soft – they will stay beautiful and crunchy in an airtight container

* To make these NUT FREE I use: 1 ¼ cup pepitas, 1 ¼ cup sunflower seeds, 3/4 cup flaxseeds and 1/2 cup chia seeds. Everything else is the same.

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,