When it comes to snacking, who doesn’t love a good dip with crackers! However, I’ve always struggled to find healthy crackers that don't contain any nasty ingredients. That is why I love this recipe so much because you know exactly what you are getting in them, plus they are so simple to make!
These delicious crackers make a great snack on their own or can be paired with your favourite dip. When I am craving a crispy, crunchy snack or a quick and easy lunch, I pair these with avocado and sprouts. Not only are seeds high in dietary fiber, protein and good fats, but they also support healthy estrogen and progesterone levels!
Pumpkin Seeds: a rich source of iron, magnesium, zinc, and lots of antioxidants. These seeds are great for heart and bone health, as well as being anti-cancerous. The magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Sunflower Seeds: These seeds contain magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, folate as well as essential fats and Vitamins A, B and E. They help with blood sugar levels, cholesterol, heart health, and even act as an anti-inflammatory.
Sesame Seeds: a good source of fiber and protein. Fibre helps to move excess hormones like estrogen out of the body. These little seeds are full of antioxidants and healthy fats, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Flaxseeds: Another excellent source of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Containing lignans, flaxseeds are known for their antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. As well as helping aid cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.
- 1/2 cup of chia seeds
- 1 cup of flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 cups of water
- Grated parmesan (optional)
- Sea salt
- Preheat oven to 170 Degrees Celsius.
- Mix all ingredients together and leave for 10-15 minutes for the seeds to soak up the water.
- Give everything a good stir, then split the mixture over 2-3 lined baking trays and spread thinly. The ideal thickness is about 3-4mm. Too thin and the crackers will be very fragile, too thick and they'll be more like a seed cookie than a cracker.
- Sprinkle with salt (and grated parmesan if you choose) and then bake for one hour (switching the trays around halfway through), or until golden brown and crisp. If they don't feel crisp after an hour, return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then break into irregular shards. Store in an airtight container.
- Enjoy with your favourite toppings!