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Flaxseed Crackers

Flaxseed Crackers

Flaxseeds are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids.  These beneficial acids act as a natural anti-inflammatory in the body.  Flaxseeds also provide the body with a gentle lubricating fiber for moving the bowels regularly. Because of the gelatinous nature of flaxseed, they create a fantastic binding quality which makes them a perfect base ingredient for crackers.  

Soak your flax seeds overnight or approximately 8 hours. The soak water can be used to blend the flaxseeds or it can be set aside to make lotion, shampoo or hair styling gel.  The soaking begins the sprouting process of the flaxseeds which increases the availability of the minerals, vitamins and enzymes for our body’s assimilation.  In a pinch, it is also possible to soak the seeds a minimum of an hour or two soaked in warm to hot water.  If they are soaked longer than overnight place in fridge until they are used.

Measure two cups of flax, put in blender and add filtered water to the 4 cup mark. It is approximately a ratio of 1 : 2 (flax to water).  Blend until it gets creamy or the motor starts to sound louder like it is starting to get stressed.  Stop the machine before it gets any louder. The flax mixture will be mostly ground with some partial to whole seeds left. 

Empty contents of blender into pot and repeat until all the flaxseeds are used up. From here, add your spices and, if desired, another seed or nut ground in the food processor.  Once thoroughly mixed, we dry them on dehydrator trays.  Spoon the final mixture onto dehydrator Teflon sheets with 9 circle crackers per tray. Make each cracker 1/4 inch thick and small enough so that they avoid running into one another. Place in the dehydrator at 115 degrees for overnight or about eight hours.  Once they are partially dried, you can flip them, take out the Teflon sheets and place the crackers straight on the screens and they will dry in much less time. Feel free to create new kinds of crackers with the ingredients you have on hand.

Spicy Flaxseed Crackers

  • 2 cups soaked flaxseeds
  • 4 cups of water
  • Thumb-size hunk of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 T red chili powder or 1 jalapeño
  • 1/2 t celtic sea salt

Add all ingredients into the blender with water enough to blend without stress (approximately 4 cups). Blend thoroughly. Pour into bowl. Pour onto dehydration sheets. Dry for approximately 8-12 hours. If using solely the sunshine, takes 2 days.