|Crispy Seed Crackers|
One of the very first things I learned to make when I found out that I had to go gluten free was flax crackers. I was literally making them all the time for the first month or so. That was before I realized that the store shelves were jam packed with lots of crackers, and breads to satisfy that sector of my meal plan.
Sadly once that realization hit, I began making them less frequently out of sheer laziness I guess. But when I do throw a batch in the oven, I try to make them a little more upscale looking with the addition of other seeds. Today I’m using pumpkin, sunflower and sesame. I also like to cut them in long thin triangles since I think the shape makes more of a statement then small squares which look too similar to the store bought stuff.
I made this batch for a "meet the in-laws" party I threw. I was a little nervous about meeting the parents of my son’s fiancee but I knew my cheeseboard would be perfect. It turned out to be a very nice evening.
And yes, these low carb, artisan baked, crispy seed crackers did indeed upstage the store bought stuff I added to the mix. I’ll be making another batch of these real soon.
Crispy Seed Crackers
Prep time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 40-45 minutes
- ¾ cup flax meal
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds (chopped)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds (chopped)
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1-2 teaspoon adobo seasoning (or other seasoned salt)
- sea salt (light sprinkle on top)
- Preheat oven to 325ºF (or 163ºC) and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- Combine all the ingredients and stir to combine then set aside for 5-10 minutes so the flax can absorb the liquid and thicken.
- Spread the dough over the baking sheet (and I formed 4 distinct sections separated by ½ inch space for more crispy-edged pieces in the finished crackers)
- Sprinkle them lightly with sea salt then bake for 4o-45 minutes then cut into desired sizes, flip them over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy then serve.
- Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.