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 Easy Peasy Flax Seed Crackers 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!