Easily Customize-able “quick” Raw Flax Crackers
Flax crackers is a food all most EVERY raw foodist knows how to make/ has had at some point in their life. While I wouldn’t eat these all the time, they are a great snack. Use two crackers and make a sandwich, raw food pizza, or crumble onto a salad for raw food croutons. All you need to make flax crackers is flax seeds and water, however I have given my recipe for “everything crackers”, similar flavored to an everything bagel, they are a great snack. Feel free to add anything you life as flavoring and remember, these are basic “quick” style crackers. I show you guys the longer version later.
1/4 cup Ground flax seeds
1/2 cup Whole flax seeds
1/4 – 1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce (Bragg’s, nama shoyu)
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk powder***
In a bowl mix together your flax seeds and any desired spices and mix to coat seeds with spices. You can use all ground flax seeds, which I usually do; however I was out of ground (and it was too late to grind them), or you can do the combination I used. Add in your soy sauce if using and start with 1/4 cup of warm water. Mix well, you want it to be a thick paste and not too liquidy, however; If its too dry add extra water. Once you get the texture right, let it sit for 5-10 minutes to “set-up”. Most people skip this step but I find you’ll get more uniform crackers if you let it set before spreading on the sheets. ***If after 10 minutes you find your texture isn’t thick enough or it doesn’t stay together well enough, add 1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk, this is optional but it definitely does help thicken it up.
Set your dehydrator to 105 degree farenheight. Spread your mixture over the tef-flex sheet to about 1/8th – 1/4th inch (drying time varies depending on size, just do the thickeness you like in non-raw crackers). Try to make it uniform so it dries evenly. Dehydrate for 4-6 hours and flip, you do not need the tef-flex after you flip it. Dehydrate another 4-6 hours or until crispy. I usually go longer than needed because we get busy, thankfully crackers aren’t harmed by going longer, so don’t worry if you don’t get it right!
Makes 1 larger sized cracker, break into 4 pieces and you’re all done!
Prep time: 10-15 minutes Dehydrate time: 8-15 hours Serves: 4 pieces
allergies: flax seed
raw vegan friendly