We have successfully completed the school holidays with a bit of travel, a whole lot of adventure and fun, and I finally had an hour to make some seed crackers. Being a mum of a very active 20mos can be interesting! I have a long list of TO-Do’s that are forever pending cause the kids are a lot more important. But finally, 6 mos later I made us some seed crackers.
As the name suggests, the crackers have seeds, FIVE seeds to be exact. These crackers are gluten free, vegan and dairy free … so a pretty healthy cracker. These will be great with some cheese, smashed avocado or some freshly made (or store bought if you can’t be bothered) hummus.
When I placed the 5 containers of seeds on the kitchen counter, my family was wondering what I was making. I announced, we are making crackers! … to which my 6 year old responded; but there is no flour! The 5 seeds used are: flax seeds, sesame seeds (I used black but you use white or a combo of both), sunflower seeds (my daughter thought I was buying them to plant in the garden!), pumpkin seeds and finally chia seeds. It’s the chia seeds that pretty much holds the cracker together when you add water (the only liquid ingredient) and the chia seeds gets all jelly like and holds the cracker together.
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds (black/white or a 1/4 cup of both)
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup flaxseed (linseed)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Italian herbs
- 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
Preheat the oven to 170c
In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together. I mentioned chilli flakes as optional just cause my kids ended up eating them and I wasn’t sure if they would be keen on the chilli punch.
After mixing it all together, I let it sit for 10 mins for the chia seeds to plump up.
In a LARGE baking tray spread the mixture out to 3-4mm thickness. You don’t want it to too thick or thin.
Bake in the oven for an hour until its crisp/firm and a bit golden brown. If its not crispy leave it for another 5-10mins.
Once done, let it cool down before breaking it into pieces. If you like your crackers to be in a proper ‘cracker’ shape, mid-way during the cooking process pull the tray out of the oven and slice out the shapes and return it back to the oven.
These crackers are great for kids lunch boxes, morning or afternoon tea snack.