5-SEED CRUNCHY CRACKERS
You know those times when you get the munchies for something salty and you end up eating a whole bag of chips (and feeling guilty?
Well, this can be a thing of the past as you can now make your own, super nutritious and guilt-free 5-seed crackers that will satisfy those salty cravings in no time.
They are gluten, egg, dairy, nut and soy free and great as they are, or you can serve them with guacamole, hummus, or just some mozzarella, basil and veggies on the side. They also contain no additives, sugar or trans fats that are often found in store-bought chips.
A perfect snack also for children's birthday parties, school lunches, picnics or when you are on the go.
Preparation time: 5-10 min to prepare the mix, 1 h for baking
- 1 cup of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of flax seed
- 1/4 cup of pine nuts
- 1 3/4 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt (you can also reduce this to 1/2 teaspoon if you prefer a less salty flavour)
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of basil
How to make it:
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until they are well combined. Leave the mix standing for another 10-15 minutes, so that the chia and the flax seed soak up all the water.
Lace the baking tray with baking paper and spread the mix evenly. Keep the layer about 0.5 cm thick, to prevent crackers from breaking too quickly once they are baked.
Bake in the oven at 170 C for about 1 h, until the crackers are golden brown. Cut to pieces of preferred size and let it cool down before serving.
Once the crackers have cooled down, store them in an air-tight container to preserve freshness and their crunchiness.