Wendy made these homemade Chia Crackers with the initital recipe from Kateshealthycupboard.com
Finding a healthy, nutritious cracker is a challenge! These crackers have a cheesy flavor. They will not taste like crackers off the store shelf but they are a great alternative to crackers filled with preservatives.
Give your taste buds time to adapt to new flavors. Adding herbs to your food will help you make that transition. It takes a while to adjust when you start going preservative free. It is worth it!!
Couple these crackers with a healthy soup, like Roasted Red Pepper, or Multibean Minestrone. These crackers are also great with Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup (coming soon!).
TIP: This recipe incorporates Chia Seeds. These seeds are packed with super nutrients and they help control hunger. They are a super egg “replacement” in many baked recipes. Just mix 1T Chia seed with 3 T water and set for 5 minutes. The mix will “gel”. Then incorporate the gel into your recipe.
TIP: This recipe incorporates Nutritional Yeast. This is deactivated yeast that is a complete protein containing the good omega-3 fats. It also contains B-complex vitamins and is sometimes fortified with B12. It has a strong cheesy flavor. You can spread it on popped corn for a tasty butter substitute.
- 1 ¾ Cup almond flour
- 3 T nutritional yeast (We use Bob’s Red Mill Large Flake Nutritional Food Yeast)
- 1 Chia Egg (We use Oh so pure! Certified Organic Chia Seed) (NOTE: Mix IT Chia seed and 3 T water. Set for 5 minutes. You will have a “gel.”)
- 1T melted coconut oil
- 2 T lemon juice
- Thyme flakes (optional)
Combine dry ingredients (except Thyme flakes).
Combine wet ingredients (including the chia gel).
Add thyme flakes (as many as you prefer).
Roll dough between parchment paper.
Cut with cracker mold or pizza cutter. (We use fluted square cookie cutters purchased on Amazon.com)
Slide onto cookie sheet on bottom parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, till golden.
Store in an airtight container.
Watch for a delicious Graham Cracker Recipe! Coming Soon!