Flax crackers are my absolute favorite snack now. When I’m at home just hanging out I love to snack. I’m a huge snacker. I just don’t want to put on the pounds or end up feeling bloated because I ate a bunch of salt. Flax seeds contain rich, healthy fatty acids (omega-3, omega-9, omega 6) that are needed for the human body to function. They provide soluble fiber and are rich in lignans, which are hormone like substances known to balance hormone levels in the body. The seeds can be bought in bulk and kept in the fridge or freezer. I just grind a portion at a time before I add to smoothies or oatmeal. The recipe is so easy. You will need a dehydrator. I have an Excalibur 4 tray. It’s a great starter dehydrator. I’ve made many crackers, breads, nuts,and other gourmet raw foods. I think it’s essential for a raw foods kitchen.
21/2 cups water
2 tablespoons tamari
Soak flaxseeds in water for 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed
Add tamari and mix well
Divide mixture between 2 dehydrator trays lined with nonstick sheets
spread evenly with offset spatula
Dry at 145 for 1 hour
Use a spatula to score into desired pieces and dry at 110 for 6 hours
Flip onto a mesh dehydrator tray and dry an additional 2 hours or until dry and crispy
The crackers will keep for 1 month in an airtight container
Try adding seasonings such as onion powder, garlic powder, Italian herbs, curry or chili powder. I love to spread with macadamia nut cheez ,walnut pesto or hummus. Recipes to come!