CREATIVE RAW CRACKERS

by diana on June 18, 2012

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

RAW FLAX CRACKERS can be super simple and fast to make as well as allowing you to be very creative.   They can even become a work of art!

I LOVE making crackers. I love being creative. Below I will give you a simple recipe for some veggie flavored crackers and show you some pictures of some of the crackers I made by adding different ingredients, by adding veggies and herbs right on top of crackers before dehydrating. There are so many things you can do -  let your imagination and creativity take over and PLAY!!!

I often top my crackers with veggies like cut grape tomatoes, baby spinach or various greens and herbs.

Here is a simple recipe for some VEGGIE CRACKERS:

  • ½ C whole flax soaked in about 3/4 C of water (soak for 1 or more hours)
  • ¼ C sunflower seeds
  • ¼ C Pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ C Sesame seeds
  • ½ C ground flax
  • 1 C Chopped bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped green onion or about 1 green onion
  • ½ C chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 – 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning (or add any other herbs or spices you want)
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • ½ C chopped tomato

Add veggies into food processor and process stopping to scrape the edges of the food processor. You want the veggies to be broken down into small pieces. Add the spices, lemon and lime juice and the herbs. Process until well mixed. Add seeds and pulse to mix.

Pour this mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the soaked whole flax and the ground flax. Stir to mix well.

Spread mixture onto dehydrator trays. I use about 2.5 C per large tray (14×14). Do not spread too thick because then crackers will be a little chewy. I like my crackers thinner and crunchier. You can try various thickness on each tray and see which on you like best.

Dehydrate at 105 for about 7-8 hours. Check and see if they peel off teflex sheets without sticking too much. If they do then flip and put on mesh trays and dehydrate another 2 hours or more until they are dry and crispy. The length of dehydrating time varies a lot. You will get to  know your dehydrator and how long they will take once you have made a few batches.

Below are a few pictures of some of the crackers I have made.

You can also mix various veggies into the crackers. I also like topping with various seeds. If the crackers have too much on top I do not actually flip them upside down when I take off teflex sheets. I just wait until they are quite dry and then lift them off the teflex sheets and put on to the mesh sheets and then back in the dehydrator until they are finished.

I made this look like a pizza by forming it into a round, cutting it into pizza shapes and then adding the tomato, bell pepper and basil leaf on top (gently press them into batter).

Above is a picture of crackers at one of my cracker classes. I also featured herbs and spices from Epicure. These were so easy to use to flavor crackers and dips. The spice and herb blends made  it very fast to create some delicious savory crackers!

I hope these pictures have inspired you to be creative and use your imagination when making your next batch of crackers. I do have a couple videos on making crackers if you wanted to check them out on my Youtube channel at: www.youtube.com/dianamarchand

LIVE HAPPY & HEALTHY!


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