Homemade and Healthy Chia Crackers

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.

Dry Ingredients
  • 1 ¾ Cup almond flour
  • 3 T nutritional yeast (We use Bob’s Red Mill Large Flake Nutritional Food Yeast)
Wet Ingredients
  • 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)

Step 1:
Combine dry ingredients (except Thyme flakes).

Step 2:
Combine wet ingredients (including the chia gel).

Step 3:
Add thyme flakes (as many as you prefer).

Step 4:
Roll dough between parchment paper.

Step 5:
Cut with cracker mold or pizza cutter. (We use fluted square cookie cutters purchased on Amazon.com)

Step 6:
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!