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.
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!
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.
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.
|Made during a dry summer, this batch dehydrated all the way through after just 6 hours, without needing to be flipped.|
Savory flax crackers are great with hummus or guacamole. Sweet flax crackers go well with peanut butter or cream cheese.
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Dehydrated Flax Seed Crackers
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