You guys seem to be enjoying my Best Homemade Hummus recipe like 🥰😍 and so I thought, whilst summer continues in full force, I will give you something to snack along with the Hummus: My Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers.
Have you ever made your own crackers? I admit, it is very convenient to go into a store and buy some BUT I can also tell you that they do not hold up against making your own. These Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers honestly only take about 10 minutes to bring together and put into the oven and bake. I tried them and they were an instant hit in my house. My husband loves all things for snacking and could not get enough of them (and asked me about three times when my shoot was over so that he could start devouring 🤣).
The beauty of these crackers is that you can decide on the sizing. You definitely need to pre-carve them as else you will end up with one giant cracker that will likely be difficult to break. As you can see from my carving and pictures, I am the “give me all the dips I can get on the cracker” girl – and so smaller ones mean more dipping and hence more dip (next to Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers) in my happy tummy 😋. But of course, if you are more then 50-50 person or like more cracker than dip – feel free to enhance the size of these!
Why are these Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers good for you?
Chickpeas are not only delicious but also highly nutritious! They are part of the legume family, originally from the Middle East, and have a slightly nutty flavor. They contain a lot of plant-based fiber and protein, as well as Folate, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, and Manganese. Chickpeas are great for helping you control your blood sugar levels. They are low on the glycemic index, which means they allow your blood sugar levels to rise gradually. The fiber in the chickpeas slows down the absorption of carbs into the bloodstream, which further adds to the gradual rise of blood sugar levels. The Folate in chickpeas helps your body to form new cells and is especially important during periods of rapid growth (such as when being pregnant). Copper supports the body in keeping blood vessels, nerves, the immune system, and bones healthy.
These little seeds have been well known for their healthy properties for a long time. Flax seeds contain, amongst others, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. This Omega-3 fatty acid found in flax seeds is called “ALA” (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is mainly plant-based and one of the two essential Omega-3 fatty acids that your body needs. There have been some interesting studies conducted in order to support the health claims of ALA. Eating more ALA may lower your risk of heart attack, as well as decrease your risk of heart disease. In animal studies, ALA has also shown to reduce inflammation in the arteries, as well as reduce tumor growth. Flax seeds also contain a plant compound called “Lignan”. Lignans have both antioxidant and estrogen properties and may play a key role in lowering your risk of cancer.
I love, love, love Rosemary, which you may also know from my Hot Summer Day Lemonade. It has some amazing health benefits that truly make this herb not only super flavorful in these Easy Peasy Flax Cracker, but also super good for you 😉. Rosemary contains Iron, Calcium, and Vitamin B6. In traditional medicine, it has long been used as an ailment for things like muscle pain, memory improvement, boosting the immune system, and promoting hair growth. Most of these benefits are likely stemming from the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in Rosemary. What’s more, the aroma from rosemary can improve your concentration, performance, speed, and accuracy. Oh also – it is really easy to grow and even “survives” my brown handed touch. So you can keep it all year round to enjoy the benefits!
How can I adjust this recipe to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and of course gluten-free. It does contain chickpea flour, which makes it unsuitable for the paleo lifestyle. If you need a nut-free version you could likely swap the almonds for sunflower seeds.
I hope you enjoy this easy peasy recipe that whips itself up in no time, has flavor, crunch, and is just overall “snackable”. Please let me know how you like the recipe and what your preferred dip to cracker ratio is 😉. I look forward to reading your comments below and over on Instagram! By the way – next week I will bring you the recipe for the awesome dip you see in some of the photos 😉.ENJOY!
Easy Peasy Flax Seed CrackersCourse: SnacksCuisine: Gluten-free treatsDifficulty: Super Easy
These Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers are a delicious dream come true. Make them in minutes and dip into whatever you fancy for a crunchy snack.
- Dry ingredients
1 cup (150 gr.) almonds
½ cup (93 gr.) flax seeds + more for garnish
1 cup chickpea flour
2 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp salt
- Wet ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup water
- Start by pre-heating the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) on top and bottom heat
- In a small blender, grind the almonds and flax into a flour. Transfer to a bowl and add the chickpea flour, rosemary, and salt. Mix well. Add the wet ingredients and mix until you have a uniform bowl (I used my hands as it is the quickest). The dough should still be slightly wet and light brown in color. If your dough is too dry – add a tiny bit of water and mix in until you have the described consistency
- Lay one piece of parchment paper onto the kitchen counter. Transfer the dough onto parchment paper. Lay the second piece of parchment paper on top and with a rolling pin roll out the dough so that it is even and covering most of the parchment paper. Transfer to a baking tray and carve crackers with a knife (else you will have one giant cracker and it will be difficult to break them apart). Sprinkle with more flax seeds and salt and gently press on top of the crackers
- Put into the oven and bake for ca. 22 minutes. The crackers will form golden and you will see little bubbles on top of them. This is water evaporating – do not worry. Take out and let cool. Stores in an airtight container for at least 4 days. ENJOY!!!