Super Seed Crunch: Easy Homemade Crackers

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Craving a satisfying and healthy snack? Look no further than these homemade seed crackers! Packed with protein and fiber from various seeds, these crackers are a delicious alternative to store-bought options that can be loaded with unhealthy fats and artificial ingredients. They’re surprisingly easy to make and endlessly customizable with your favorite seed combinations.

Ingredients:

Seed Crackers
Seed Crackers

1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)

  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water

  • Optional Add-Ins:

    1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor)

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary or thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (for a slight kick)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and salt.

    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil and water.

    4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until everything is evenly coated. Feel free to add any of your chosen optional add-ins at this stage.

    5. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet, pressing down firmly with a spatula to create a compact layer.

    6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the crackers feel firm to the touch.

    7. Let the crackers cool completely on the baking sheet before breaking them into bite-sized pieces.

    Tips:

    For a crispier cracker, bake for an additional 5 minutes.

  • Store leftover crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Experiment with different seed combinations to find your favorite flavor profile.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving, about 10 crackers):

    Calories: 150

  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 150mg

  • Conclusion

    These homemade seed crackers are a nutritious and delicious way to curb your hunger cravings. They’re perfect for snacking on their own or pairing with your favorite dips and cheeses. With minimal ingredients and a simple preparation process, you can easily whip up a batch of these satisfying crackers at home whenever you need a healthy and satisfying pick-me-up.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use different types of seeds? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with various seeds you enjoy, such as sesame seeds, hemp seeds, or poppy seeds.

    2. What can I substitute for the olive oil? You can use avocado oil or melted coconut oil as an alternative.

    3. Do I have to grind the flaxseeds? While grinding the flaxseeds can help them bind better with the other ingredients, it’s not essential. You can use whole flaxseed meal for a slightly nuttier texture.

    4. Can I make these crackers gluten-free? Yes, simply use certified gluten-free rolled oats and ensure all other ingredients you use are gluten-free as well.

    5. How long will these crackers stay fresh? When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these crackers will stay fresh for up to a week.