A few days ago, I posted a few tips on how to make sprouted seeds. Now, however, my fridge is packed with a ton of sprouts, and I need to take care of them before they go bad. One of my favourite things to do with sprouts is to turn them into crackers. They are easy, simple, really crispy and delicious!
Here is what you need:
- 1 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 3 cups sprouted seeds of your choice (I used buckwheat)
- 3-4 cups water
- Spices and herbs of your choice: I used rosemary, chili flakes, thyme and black pepper. Indian spices are also great.
- salt to taste
Here is what you do:
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. You are looking for a thick, pancake-bather-like mix. You might need to adjust the amount of water you add. Let the mix sit for 15 minutes and check the consistency. Add water if you feel it’s too thick.
- If you are using a dehydrator, spread a silicone mat on your grids. Spread your mix in a 5mm thick layer. If you are using your oven, do the same thing, but use a cookie sheet lined with either a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Set you dehydrator to 145F or 65C, and let it run overnight. In the morning, flip the giant cracker over. Let sit in the dehydrator for another 2-4 hours, or until completely dried. If you are using your oven, set it to the lowest setting and leave the door slightly open. Be careful, and let your crackers dry overnight. In the morning, flip over and let sit until completely dried through.
- Once the giant cracker is dried, you will easily break it up in smaller pieces. Keep in an airtight container. If you want even crackers, you can run a butter knife through the giant cracker after 6 hours. This way, when you are breaking it up, you will have dents that will make your crackers even.
These are really versatile and can replace any store-bought crackers. The sprouted seeds give a nice crunch and flavour, while also providing some nutrients. And if you are looking for a dehydrator, I bought an Excalibur a few years ago, and it’s perfect! If you are in Canada, you can check out Upaya Naturals: that’s where I got mine, and the shipping was super quick. Let me know if you try it out!