Banting: Seed Crackers

By Gabby

This is adapted from the "Real Meal Revolution" recipe found on their website. I made them once because I was intrigued. I made them again, because they are so good. While they are a fragile "cracker", they are packed with a punch of good fats and loads of fiber.

Banting: Seed Crackers
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons Chia Seeds (or psylium husks)

  • 2 cups water (warm, but not hot)

  • 4 oz raw pumpkin seeds (shelled)

  • 3 oz raw sunflower seeds (shelled)

  • 3.5 oz white sesame seeds

  • 2.5 oz dark flax seeds

  • .4 oz black sesame seeds

  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds (or cumin)

  • 1 teaspoon smoked salt (if you use salted seeds, reduce this to taste)

Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F

  2. Prepare several cookie sheets with parchment paper (I typically use 3 sheets and have to reload one)

  3. In a medium bowl, pour your warm water and the chia seeds. Give it a good stir until all the seeds are wet. Let them sit for about 10 minutes until they get a slimy gel texture to the water. (this is your binder, so gooey is good)

  4. In a large bowl, mix together all the remaining ingredients. Add the chia seed slime to the mix and stir until well combined.

  5. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture at a time and place in on your parchment paper. With your fingers or the back of your spoon spread your seeds out into about a 3" wide "cracker". Try to prevent any gaps in the spread, but make sure it's nice and thin.

  6. Place in your heated oven and bake for about 1 hour or until they begin to crisp and pull up at the edges.

  7. Remove the warm crackers from the paper with a broad spatula and let cool on a wire rack.

  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  9. All the bits that fall off, because there will be casualties, just scoop up and put in a jar. These are great salad toppings. Just keep to about a 1 T serving to keep the nutritional values on target.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
25
Each Cracker (about 1T uncooked)
Total Fat
0.66g
Net Carbs
0.17g
Protein
0.31g
Calories
27

snacks appetizer low carb gluten free dairy free