Monday, September 16, 2013

Dehydrated Flax Seed Crackers


raw flax crackers

At their most basic, these economical, gluten-free crackers are simply flax seeds soaked in an equal volume of liquid, and then dehydrated until crisp. They can be sweet or savory, spicy, salted, or (my favorite) soaked in raw sauerkraut brine.

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For sweet crackers, try using fruit juice as the soaking liquid. Add some cinnamon if you want. For savory crackers, try your favorite herb combination, plus a generous pinch of sea salt. If you happen to have some sauerkraut brine, throw it in!

make flax seed crackers

Soaking only takes about an hour, but longer is OK, up to about 4 hours. Stir the flax seeds into the liquid and they quickly start to gel. Let it soak until the mixture turns into a thick dough.

dehydrate flax crackers

Spoon the dough onto parchment paper or dehydrator sheets, and spread each cracker with the back of the spoon until they reach a uniform thickness. Dehydrate at 110 degrees for four to six hours, then flip and dehydrate another two hours or so, until both sides are bone dry. Actual dehydration time varies based on temperature, humidity, and the thickness of your crackers, but overdrying won't hurt. 

dehydrate flax crackers
Made during a dry summer, this batch dehydrated all the way through after just 6 hours, without needing to be flipped.
You want them nice and crisp- moisture left in the crackers will cause them to store poorly. Kept in a sealed container in the fridge, they can last for a month or more.

Savory flax crackers are great with hummus or guacamole. Sweet flax crackers go well with peanut butter or cream cheese.

raw flax crackers

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September 17, 2013 at 6:45 AM

I cannot wait to try this. My dehydrator is full of tomatoes peels so I have to wait until tonight. :( Thanks for the recipe!

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September 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

I love that you dehydrate your tomato peels! What do you use them for once they're crisp?

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September 17, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Yesterday I noticed a similar recipe to this in the book that came with my dehydrator, and I commented to my husband that I am going to try it next week...

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September 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Used to make these ALL THE TIME, sweet and savory! BUT... I would then just eat too much and get super bloated - LOL! WHOOPS

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September 19, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Awesome, I've been missing crackers. I've got a bag of flax seed I need to try this with.

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September 19, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Thanks so much for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays! We are enjoying flax crackers this week too! I must post about them soon. They're so easy to make and so versatile. What a great idea to add cinnamon! I've always done savory.

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September 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Awesome Crackers! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

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September 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I'm still experimenting with my dehydrator so this is a welcome addition to the repertoire, thank you.

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September 23, 2013 at 7:46 PM

These look great! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-24.html

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September 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM

I've made a similar cracker in the oven, but I LOVE your idea of soaking the flax seeds in different brine/juices. I'll definitely have to experiment now. Thank you so much for sharing this on WNWNW, I’ve pinned it : )

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September 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Those really look good! Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Party!

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November 11, 2013 at 3:03 AM

What a great healthy cracker! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!

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February 23, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Is it true that if you dehydrate flax seeds, the oils in them break down and become toxic?

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March 24, 2015 at 11:06 AM

You can make tomato powder with the peels. Then use the powder to make paste or sauce.

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September 1, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Never underestimate good flax seed! Great recipe!
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