Raw Crackers

These crackers are not only grain/gluten-free, they are raw, as they are “cooked” in the dehydrator.   They are incredibly easy to make and very tasty.  Perfect for packed lunches, as part of a cheese-board (assuming you eat dairy) or for a quick snack.  They are also great with dips.

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you could probably dry them out in an oven set at it’s lowest setting, but that might “cook” them a little, and you would have to watch them carefully to ensure that they don’t burn.

Because these crackers are made from seeds, they are an AIP stage 2 reintroduction.  When reintroducing foods on the AIP, I recommend this guide.

Raw Seed Crackers

makes 1-2 dozen depending on how big you make them

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  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt

Soak all the seeds in the water for half an hour until thick.

Now tip into a food processor and process until it forms a thick paste.  It looks very unpromising at this point as the resulting mixture is thick and gloopy, and is an unattractive grey colour.

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Tip the mixture out onto a paraflexx sheet (if you don’t have one, you could use a silpat or even a sheet of baking parchment.

Spread it out as thinly as possible.  The thinner you spread it out, the thinner your crackers will be once they are dried.  The most important thing is that you keep it a fairly even thickness.  It doesn’t matter if the edges are a little ragged, the edge pieces will still taste good!

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Sprinkle the crackers evenly with 1-2 tsp sea salt.

Dry the crackers out in a dehydrator set at 57°C/135°F for a couple of hours until the top is starting to dry out.  Score the crackers into the desired size and shapes.  The smaller you make the crackers, the more you will get.

Return the sheet to the dehydrator and continue drying until the top is totally dry.

Place another tray on top of your crackers and flip them over.  Now you can peel off the Paraflexx sheet and dry the other side.  Return the crackers to the dehydrator and continue drying until the crackers are totally dry and crisp.

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Break into individual crackers along the score marks and store in an airtight container.

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