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Saturday, July 7, 2012

"The Best Raw Flax Seeds Crackers Recipe"

 I started about 2 years ago learning about raw foods. These became my favorite snack crackers. I made with my favorite seeds and spices.
Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese, but this little seed is just getting started. There are three additional nutrient groups which flax seed has in abundance, and each has many benefits.
Flax Seed is Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are a key force against inflammation in our bodies.
Flax Seed is High in Fiber: You’d be hard-pressed to find a food higher in fiber -- both soluble and insoluble -- than flax. This fiber is probably mainly responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effects of flax. Fiber in the diet also helps stabilize blood sugar, and, of course, promotes proper functioning of the intestines. 
Flax Seed is High in Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones.

For this recipe you will need  a Dehydrator  and Non-Stick Dehydrator Sheets.

Ingredients for main recipe:
2 cups golden flaxseeds
2 cups sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup walnuts
Sea salt to taste
Dash of ground coriader
Dash of ground cumin
1/2 cup liquid aminos or soy sauce
1 large sweet onion
3 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Fresh Basil leafs
Water enough to cover seeds

Recipe #2 :
 1 cup flax seeds
 1or 2  red bell peppers
 ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
Juice of ½ lemon (optional)
1 clove of fresh garlic +/or ½ large onion, chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
Sea salt to taste
1/4 cup liquid aminos or soy sauce
1 or  ½ tsp paprika
2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Fresh Basil leafs
Dash of ground coriader
Dash of ground cumin
Water enough to cover seeds

Another recipe with  carrots in the crackers.

There are 2 types of flax seeds brown and golden. I like the taste of golden flax seeds better.








Water has to be about ½ inch above the flax seeds.
Cut nuts into small pieces.
Soak all nuts for a few hours. Then pour the water out before mixing it with all the ingredients.
Cut onion into small pieces.
Cut basil and cilantro into small pieces. Or use a food possessor. 


After about 1 hr flax seeds will be sticky.
Put all the ingredients in the bowl.

Add flax seeds and mix well

It will look like this.










Spread about 2 cups of the mixture to a ParraFlex sheet on a dehydrator tray  thinly with a spatula until  the mixture stands only a few millimetres tall.







Cut the size of crackers you’d like with a spatula before dehydrating.

Dehydrate around 115°F - 125°F for 3-4 hrs flip over once top side is dry.
Take off the non stick sheet.








Put back into the dehydrator for another 5-7 hrs or until crunchy enough.
Raw flaxseed crackers are an excellent snack on their own, or served with a  salsa, guacamole, hummus or cream cheese.


















6 comments:

  1. Great idea, Lea.
    But what can be an alternative to the dehydrator, if you don't have one?

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    1. I don't know, there is small dehydrators that cost less. Oven temps is 170F the lowest.
      Maybe try baking it, but use non stick sheets.
      Whether you eat them raw, toasted, baked, ground or any other way, flax seeds provide a host of powerful nutritional benefits.
      Sprinkle raw, ground flax seeds on cereal or granola, bake them into cookies and bars, or eat them as a salad topping. A tablespoon of ground seeds has approximately 35 calories, 1.25 g protein, 3 g fat, 2 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, no sugar, no sodium and no cholesterol. Its relatively high fiber content and low calorie count make raw, ground flaxseed a smart choice for weight loss plans, since fiber is one nutrient that can help you feel satisfied and stay full for a long time.

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/409949-do-you-eat-flax-seeds-raw/#ixzz203OHISlr

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    2. I've been making these for a while now. I dehydrate them in my convect oven at 110 degrees. Works great. It was fun to see that I make mine the same way. I poked around not really having a recipe, though.

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  2. Wow, thank you. i tried it and hubby and I love them. New Christmas present idea!!!! Definitely will make over and over again. So simple and good.

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    1. You are welcome dear :) I am glad you love it :)

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  3. Thank you so very much! We love this cracker recipe. I have a batch dehydrating right now, this batch has coconut and curry! Can't wait to try them. Thanks again!

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