I discovered this recipe while on a quest to entertain for friends who are gluten-free, sugar-free & dairy-free. I was delighted to see my non-special needs guests gobbling down these crackers too, not knowing they were supposed to be anything other than tasty.
Flaxseeds have been called the new wonder food as well as one of the most powerful plant foods on earth. Why all the fuss over this ancient seed?
- Fiber – One tablespoon of flax equals around 8 grams of fiber. This helps keep things moving along so to speak.
- Omega-3 fatty acids – These essential acids are only obtainable by eating the right foods, as the human body isn’t able to produce them. They play a vital role in the anti-inflammatory system of our body.
- Lignans – these help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
- Possibly reduces hot flashes in menopausal women – I love a seed that can do this! It is also thought to regularize the menstrual cycle. Who wouldn’t like to have something tasty to help your “PMSing” or “power-surging” friends and family?
But the real reason I love these flax crackers? They are crunchy, satisfying and addictive.
I use Bob’s Red Mill flaxseeds and chia seeds.
Just mix the seeds with 1 cup water and let it set for 20 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the seeds and mix well.
Spread the mixture evenly on a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake at 200F for an hour and a half. Flip it over and bake for another hour and a half. Turn the heat off and let it cool inside the oven.
Once cooled, break it into free-form pieces.
My favorite accompaniment is Cashew Nut Cheese. CLICK HERE for the recipe.
- 1 cup flax seeds
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (I use Real Salt)
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Dash of cayenne pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 200F.
- Line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, soak flax and chia seeds in water for 20 minutes.
- Add the rest of the seasonings to the seeds and mix well.
- Spread the mixture evenly on a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake at 200F for an hour and a half. Flip it over and bake for another hour and a half.
- Turn the heat off and let it cool inside the oven.
- Once cooled, break it into free-form pieces.
Total time: 3 hours 20 mins
Fun facts about flax
- The Flax plant has served not only as a food source, but also for source of linen, the creation of sails for ships, bowstrings, and body armor.
- One of the meanings for the flaxseed flower is “I feel your kindness”.
Hmm, that might explain why is it is used for PMS.
…and then, she paused for thought.