Seeds Only Crackers stacked on one another

Remember when I told you I went to Trader Joe’s and found this coffee and mentioned I picked up a few other things to make raw crackers with?

Trader Joe's Bali Blue Moon Coffee

This is what I purchased: Flax & Sunflower Seeds  (I had the Chia Seedson hand)

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds and Sunflower Seeds on countertop

I wanted to create a raw vegan cracker recipe that was:
1. Nut Free.  Nuts can sometimes be too heavy and I wanted to omit them.
2. Grain Free.  No oats, rice, millet, flours, etc.
3. Seeds Only (Mary’s Crackers are Seed-Based)

4. Of course my recipe has to be vegan, gluten, and soy free.
5. Recipe Has to taste fantastic in order make me put these down and grab my cracker recipe instead!  And It does!

Three boxes of Mary's Crackers
Hand holding two Mary's Crackers

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Seeds Only Crackers – Vegan and Gluten Free
1/3 C Chia Seeds
1/3 C Flax Seeds
1/3 C Sunflower Seeds
1/4 C Agave (or Honey, Maple Syrup, or combo)
1/4 Tsp Allspice (or use cinnamon only or pumpkin pie spice)
1+ Tsp Vanilla Extract
2-4 Tbsp Water if needed
If you want these really sweet, add a pinch of stevia, to taste.  For those without an insane sweet tooth, you likely won’t need to.

If for some reason you don’t want these as sweet and want them more “neutral”, reduce the 1/4 cup of sweetener with an increased portion of water.

For savory crackers, omit the Allspice, reduce the sweetener/use water and add garlic, salt, onion powder, curry, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne, etc. instead.

You can make these totally raw by exclusively dehydrating and omitting the oven, and using only truly raw/never roasted seeds.  Or you can bake in a 300F oven for about 30 minutes per side, but watch it closely!  Use common sense and don’t burn them.  Burnt seeds stink!  Or use a lower oven temp/longer duration than 300F, i.e. 200F.

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Directions
Combine first 3 ingredients and Blend.  Don’t pulverize, a quick pulse or 10 secs in the Vita.  You are not making mush.  Leave some texture.

Chia, Flax and Sunflower Seeds in blenderChia, Flax and Sunflower Seeds blended up
 Note the texture after blending

Add Sweetner (agave/maple/honey), Allspice, Vanilla

Ground Allspice and Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract containers
Sweetener, Allspice and Vanilla added to ground seeds
Side view of ingredients in blender

Blend Again if it’s too thick, add 2-4 Tbsp Water.  Use your judgment.  Not thick like cookie dough batter but not as thin as pancake batter.

Overhead of blended ingredients

Spread onto Tefflex-Lined Dehydrator Screens or Onto a Cookie Sheet if you’re using the oven

Blended ingredients for Seeds Only Crackers on dehydrator tray
Visual reference using my hand to gauge recipe quantity
Close up of mixture on tray
Spread about 1/8th of an inch thick.
I would say half the thickness of your pinky.  Scientific this is not.

I dehydrated at max temp which was 155F for about 6-7 hours.

Seeds Only Crackers after coming out of dehydrator on tray
Close up of Seeds Only Crackers mixture

It was still very pliable and not at all crisp, like crackers should be.

Side of dehydrated crackers flipped upClose up of cracker mixture
Reminded me of a seedy crepe at this point
 

I flippedit over….

Seeds Only Cracker mixture flipped over on trayUp close of Seeds Only Cracker mixture

….and said Screw It.  It’s time for the oven.  300F on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes.

Seeds Only Cracker sheet in oven at 300 degrees FClose up of Seeds Only Cracker sheet in oven on tray
Dehydrators are for those that are patient.  After 7 hours, I had none.

This was more like it.  Crispness in 30 minutes!

Finished Seeds Only Crackers on baking tray

Immediately after oven removal, the cracker mass was still pliable, like a hot pizza would be.  Score it immediately because it will firm up fast.

Pizza cutter cutting Seeds Only Crackers
Cut up Seeds Only Crackers on cutting board
 A knife or pizza roller will work

Put in a container and enjoy!  Based on how dry I made these, they will keep for weeks in a container.   They won’t last that long ’round your house with grabby fingers though.  This batch is already gone!

Seeds Only Crackers stacked in clear container
Close up of Seeds Only Crackers

Thickness is just a teeny, tiny bit thicker than a Mary’s Cracker…

Hand holding one cracker
Hand holding cracker to show the crispiness
..And made with non-pulverized seeds, no nuts, no grains.

Just sweet, crispy, perfection!  They are sweet but not overly so.  Almost like a Mary’s Cracker meets a Graham Cracker meets a Ginger Snap.  And they are very crunchy.  Like a Gingersnap.

The recipe is a keeper!

Cracker being held over clear container
Close up of Seeds Only Cracker
Close up of Seeds Only Crackers
When are you making these?

I think I can possibly stop buying these (which are seed-based crackers)…

Three boxes of Mary's Crackers
Hand holding two Mary's Crackers

…Because now I can make my own!

Close up of hand holding one Seeds Only Crackers
Close up of Seeds Only Crackers

Maybe try my Raw Vegan Kale Chips and yes, you can make these in the oven, too.

Hand holding one Raw Vegan Kale Chip
Close up of Raw Vegan Kale Chips

Do you have  a favorite cracker or chip?

 

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