- 2 Cups of Flaxseeds (or Linseeds)
- 1 Cup of Sunflower seeds
- 1 Cup of whole Sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 Cups of filtered or mineral water
- 1 Tsp Garlic powder
- 1 Tsp Sea salt
- 2 Tsp dried parsley
- Preheat oven at 180c (fan), 200c (normal)
- Grease a baking sheet and line with greaseproof paper
- Using a high powered blender (I use a Nutri -Bullet) blitz the flaxseeds and sunflower seeds into a powder.
- Mix the powder in a bowl with the sesame seeds, garlic powder, salt and dried parsley
- Add the water and mix until a stiff doughy mixture is formed
- Spread the mixture out thinly on the baking tray. I use my fingers and then smooth the mixture out with a knife. If you have a small rolling pin then this might be useful too.
- Place on the middle shelf and cook for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden brown. It may be after this time that the crackers aren’t quite crisp enough. If this is the case, put the tray back in the oven and allow for the crackers to dehydrate a little more in the heat.
- Outline the squares with a knife whilst the mixture cools down, ready to cut once cold enough.
- Enjoy with homemade houmus or guacamole.
I can’t tell you just how incredibly nutritious these savoury, superfood crackers are! Apart from being vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free, these crispy crackers are anti-inflammatory and packed full of soluble and insoluble fibre, healthy fats, minerals and antioxidants.
Flaxseeds support healthy hair & skin, digestive health, weight loss and hormone balancing. They are one of the richest sources of the essential fatty acid, Omega 3 needed for good hormone balancing and contain the powerful antioxidant, Lignan which supports good digestive health. They are also one of the richest sources of mucilage which is a gel-forming fibre that protects the gastro-intestinal lining and helps support good digestion and improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
I have added whole sesame seeds to this mix for their high calcium content. Did you know that just a quarter of a cup of whole sesame seeds provides more calcium than a whole cup of milk? They taste great too.
As well as flaxseeds, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of magnesium too which is a much needed mineral used for many different functions in the body. They are powerhouses of Vitamin E, the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant which protects our cell membranes from free radicals and damage, and provides your skin with a healthy glow – just to name a couple.
These crackers taste delicious eaten as a snack with houmus and capers. Try them and let me know what you think!