Sweet Chia Cracker (raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free)
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These crackers are amazing! I have really been playing around with chia seeds since they are packed with wonderful nutrients! I have a small right up on chia seeds but to gather more information on them, Google is your friend. Click
1 cup chia seeds
3 cups date water, (see below) could use any fruit juice
1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1 cup dried raisin melody
1/2 – 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds,
soaked 1/2 cup chocolate chips
ground flax seeds Preparation:
Soak chia seeds in water or fruit juice for 1 hour in a medium-sized bowl. Be prepared for chia to really swell up!
Date water – I made a jar of
date paste, I hate throwing anything out and I had all of this beautiful sweet water, created by the dates. So I used this to soak my chia seeds in. You will also need to soak the pumpkin seeds according the link provided above. Once they are done soaking, drain and discard the soak water… be sure to give them a good rinse.
Add the cinnamon, salt, raisins, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips. Stir well.
Add in ground flax seeds, mix well, and set aside for about 10 minutes. This will cause the mixture to thicken up some more.
Spread mixture on the non-stick Teflex sheet that comes with your dehydrator.
Using an off-set spatula, spread mixture to about 1/4″ thick. Square up the edges.
Dehydrate for 1 hour at 145 degrees (F), then decrease to 115 degrees (F) and continue to dehydrate for about 10 hours. This cracker will remain chewy.
Half way through the drying process (when dry enough), flip the crackers over onto the mesh sheet and peel off the non stick sheet. This will speed up the drying process.
Cut into desired shapes and sizes.
Store in an airtight container and in the fridge.
Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F). Click (
here) to learn the reason behind this. When working with fresh ingredients it is important to taste test as you build a recipe. Learn why (
here). Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (
here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click ( here) to learn what I use.