These crackers are so easy to make and taste so good, you’ll want to keep making them until your ingredients are all used up (true story).
Parents will often bemoan having to buy crackers as a less nutritious snack for their tweens and teens. But I don’t agree with that view. Crackers are a great vehicle for holding other foods like those high in protein or fat. I’m talking about cheese, nut butters, avocado, tuna salad, hummus, and more. These foods provide necessary nutrients that are rarely eaten on their own- they need a tasty base! And most crackers are fortified to include vitamins and minerals, some have fibre, and they all have necessary carbohydrates to energize kids and fuel their brains.
These crackers actually, are quite different as they’re made of seeds rather than grains, so they’re a source of protein and fat rather than carbohydrates. They’re still super tasty with the above mentioned toppings though! And when all foods are allowed to be eaten, having a variety of foods means you’re getting all the necessary nutrition to fully nourish yourself.
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup flax seeds
- 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
In a medium bowl, mix together the chia seeds and the water. Let sit for about 20 minutes, until the water is absorbed and the seeds have expanded. It should be a thick-ish pudding texture
Preheat the oven to 350oF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Add all the ingredients into the chia mixture and stir well
Evenly spread the seed mixture onto the prepared baking tray, as thin as possible. (The thicker it is, the longer it will take to bake)
Bake for 1 hour. You can flip it towards the end of baking time
Cool, and break into pieces. Store in paper bag or open container so crackers don't get soggy.