Making these crackers is a bit time consuming so don't start making them at 9pm like I did, but they are DELICIOUS and totally worth the wee time commitment.
So far I have found that raw-food "cooking" can take a bit longer because there is often soaking or dehydrating involved. or both. However, if you prep it really isn't a hassles and there are so many benefits to NOT cooking the nutrients out of your food.
A little tip I have found useful in cooking in general, but especially in recipes that involve more steps is to read through the WHOLE recipe and all the steps before you begin. It seems obvious, but I have often realized I was supposed to soak something for 9 hours right before I was set to prepare! Oy!
Now, let's get to this delicious recipe!
Things you will need:
food processor or coffee grinder
Standar cookie sheet with edges
* recipes inspired by addicted to veggies
1 C flax seeds
1 C water
10 pre-soaked dates
4 C raw sunflower or pumpkin seeds
2-4 green onion chopped finely (depending how onion-y you want your crackers)
1 TB onion powder
1.5 TSP Himalayan pink salt
*black pepper to taste
Step 1: The first thing you want to get done is any soaking of things. So, place your flax seeds on a cup of water and let soak for 1 hours. At this time you also want to put your dates in some water and soak them as well (just enough to cover them). You can make date paste in bulk and freeze it, but I don't bother with all that.
Once your dates are soaked rinse them and throw them in a food processor with 1 or 2 TBS of water. Once your flax seeds are soaked they will be gooey and dense. mis your date paste and you flax goo together and set aside.
Step 2: Put your seeds in the food processor and pulse until they are roughly ground but not so much that you've made a powder. I used 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds and 1 cup raw sunflower seeds because that is what I had on hand.
Step 3: Mix everything up! In a large bowl mix your seeds mixture, chopped green onion, onion powder, black pepper and salt and fold it all in. Once all your ingredients are all nicely incorporated mix in you flax-date goo and mix it all up really well!
Put your cracker mixture in your make-shift-oven-dehydrator for about 2.5 hours., then flip them and return to you make-shift-oven-dehydrator for another 30 minutes to an hour and done!
These crackers are YUMMY and definitely go well with hummus, so I am chuffed!
Let me know what you all think and...
Enjoy your twigs!