For Now, Multiseed Crackers

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In what seems to be a blink of an eye, most of the leaves in the backyard have now fallen to the ground…

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It is a sad day.

I dream of happier, carefree days, in mid-September…

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For now, we rake.

For hours and days on end, we rake until the blisters are so bad and our backs ache so much, we feel like we need to hibernate all winter until we realize that soon we will be shovelling snow, which is much worse.

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It’s ok though, I am an Endurance Athlete, remember? ;)

For now, Sketchie gets his Halloween haunt on.

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Because soon he will hibernate for the Winter…

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When we finally come inside we shall enjoy Multiseed crackers, only because they are the perfect vehicle for hummus…

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…and hummus is my comfort food.

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Easy Multiseed Crackers

I call these the ‘plain janes’ of seed crackers; they are so simple and you can dress them up any way you want them, playing around with different herbs and spices. I think they are the perfect vehicle for hummus or other flavourful dips like guacamole and they are strangely addicting, even if the flax seeds stick to my teeth!

Adapted from here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flax seeds, soaked in 1 cup water for 1 hour
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp pepita seeds
  • Sea salt, lots and lots of sea salt, to taste (1 tsp?)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Herbs of your liking (I used 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning)

 

Directions: Mix 1 cup of flax in a bowl with about 1 cup of water. Stir well and let it sit for about 1 hour. In that time, the flax will ‘gel’ up and will have absorbed most of the water. It will be thick. Preheat oven to about 150F or use a dehydrator. Stir in the rest of the seeds and your desired herbs and spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet or dehydrator sheet. Sprinkle with lots of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake in the oven for about 50-70 minutes on each side (estimate only) until the desired crispness is achieved. I used a dehydrator and I dehydrated them for about 90 minutes on each side at 115F.

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I was so amazed at how easy these were to make!

You simply soak some flax seeds until they gel up, then add the rest of the seeds, herbs, and seasonings, and then bake, flipping once, until firm.

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They are oddly addicting and so satisfying with their nutty and salty flavour and chewy texture. Two thumbs up!

For now, work calls me. Have a great day!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 27, 2010

I think the “crunch” of these would be super satisfying. The look delish.

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Alina @ Duty Free Foodie October 27, 2010

Oh my gosh, you are a genius! I was looking for a wheat-free hummus dipping vehicle and those look amazing!

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Lily's Health Pad October 27, 2010

Wow, those look so easy! And they’re crazy nutritious! I love the sweet pic of Mr. Sketchie. I don’t think he gets enough blog time these days. :-)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

he told me this AM he wasn’t pleased with his exposure as of late.

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Katy @ A Healthy Shot of Life October 27, 2010

Those crackers look awesome, I can’t wait to try them! I’m sick of Mary’s crackers (& the price)… these will be a good replacement! And I can’t wait for the snow ;-)

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Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 27, 2010

I love crispy crunchy crackers like this — they look really good!

Sketchie is too freaking cute :)

We had a bit of snow in MN this morning — it melted already, but I guess northern MN got a few inches! I was hoping we’d make it through October without snow…

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Heather (Heather's Dish) October 27, 2010

these sound perfect! and oh if only hummus were my comfort food too… :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

yes they are strangely addicting. I was not expecting that at all!

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Amanda October 27, 2010

They sound interesting. I would like to make crackers but I think my mind is gearing up for a more “traditional” cracker. I am missing the leaves in NY as well. It was 70* yesterday, but felt weird without leaves on the trees. This weather is messing with me :)

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Leanne @ Simplicitlee October 27, 2010

Those crackers look delicious & easy to make!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 27, 2010

wow, i would have never thought those would stick together in cracker form!! i love seedy crackers – so much more interesting than plain ones. could do with some right now in fact… ;)

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Allison @ Food for Healing October 27, 2010

that snowy picture looks like what Sask got yesterday!

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Charlie October 27, 2010

Those look delicious! :D

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Steph@stephsbitebybite October 27, 2010

These look fabulous!!

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Nichole October 27, 2010

Hummus is always my comfort food too

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kathleen October 27, 2010

thanks for the recipe. i just got a dehydrator. i must try it as my dehydrator’s mesh screens arrive.

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow October 27, 2010

You’ve just brought Mary’s Crack-ers into my home but homemade! Saving me money but encouraging my ever present obsession. :)

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 27, 2010

The leaves still aren’t gone down here, though they always tend to fall in a matter of days as well. Those crackers look delicious though!!

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Lauren M. October 27, 2010

Brr so cold! I woke up so excited to make a pumpkin spice latte this morning only to find my pumpkin had gotten moldy. No fear, though, I broke out the molasses and made a gingerbread latte instead. Deeeelish!

In other news…I’M GOING TO PARIS TODAY! I want to yell it to everyone I see.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

have a great trip!!!

Gingerbread latte sounds awesome!

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grocery goddess jen October 27, 2010

Wow, I am DEFINITELY going to try that! I’ve been experimenting with making crackers lately, and that looks easy enough.

Love the pic of Sketchie!

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monicanelsonfitness October 27, 2010

Wonderful Fall pics! Snow already!!!

You and your crackers! YUMMMMM… I have to try them. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

no that pic was from last winter! lol

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monicanelsonfitness October 27, 2010

Angela~ I know, right when I hit “commet” I realized what I said.. Doh! I only thought it could of been snow because you mentioned a storm the other day and the fact that some of my friends in other places are in snow-like conditions. Silly Me. :)

Hey, Raking is a great workout as you know, just keep thinking about the toning of the arms!

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Megan (Braise The Roof) October 27, 2010

Your crackers look great! When you flipped them did you break them into pieces to make it easier or could you flip the whole sheet?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

I just flipped the whole sheet :) Just wait til it firms up quite a bit but of course if it does break it’s not a big deal cuz you break them anyways!

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Roanne October 27, 2010

What?! They sound too easy! haha can’t wait to try them! oh and good question from Megan, did you break them so they’d be easier to flip?

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Camille October 27, 2010

Those crackers look so cool!
We still have leaves on our trees, but they are falling off pretty quickly!

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Maria @ Oh Healthy Day October 27, 2010

Every time I try to convince my Fiance to move to Canada or back east, I just show him your photos. I *think* it starting to work :)

I’m such a cracker-holic. I truly have an endless pit when it comes to them.

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Melanie @ I Dream of Tahini October 27, 2010

Yesterday all I could think about was how I could find a Clean Eating, vegan cracker recipe that I could use for hummus, and the like. I remembered that I saw your cracker recipe recently, but the flour and the earth balance still made me dream for a cleaner version that I could somehow convince myself that it was “HEALTHY”, lol. I eat the Mary’s got crackers a lot, but hey – they are still processed and I want to make my own.

Now I see this and I’m so excited because A. It fits the bill, and B. I have all the ingredients!!!!!!

I’m so making these tonight along with a batch of hummus. Thank you :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

you will LOVE these crackers. they are the definition of wholesome and satisfying! but they do need hummus. I think. heh

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Emily October 27, 2010

The seed crackers are fun! I love that hummus is your comfort food :) Are you a make your own hummus or buy your hummus person? What’s your favorite kind??

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

haha I *WANT* to be a make your own hummus kinda girl, but time is not on my side lately, so I buy Fontaine Sante brand. Absolutely incredible and the best hummus I have ever tried. You can get it at costco, or you could at one point anyways. I now buy it in bulk from a wholesaler.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010
JenATX October 27, 2010

so seedy! these would be perfect for dipping into my mom’s tuna salad (that is my comfort food, i guess it reminds me of being a kid)

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christyn @ All Ways Nutritious October 27, 2010

these look awesome!! i’m definitely going to get a dehydrator….all your recipes look so yummy and healthy!!

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Melissa October 27, 2010

I make a similar version of these crackers in my dehydrator, but I add sundried tomatoes to the mixture, which gives them a great flavor.

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Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher October 27, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhh!! What’s up with that cat’s eyes?!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

he’s a creeeeepy one. that is all.

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jenna October 27, 2010

yum, these really do look addicting! sketchie is the cutest he looks so soft.

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Hope October 27, 2010

Hehe Sketchie is so so cute! Love scary eyes sketchie!

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Em October 27, 2010

You’re a genius! I’m no vegan but I’ve tried a lot of your recipes and they’re all amazing and you make it so easy to do. These kinds of crackers are big where I grew up, I just never knew how to make them. Thank you so much for posting this! You’re AMAZING, seriously! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

thank you!

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Silvia October 27, 2010

Yum! This looks good — must try those crackers! Beautiful cat that you have!

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Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice October 27, 2010

OY shoveling snow! That is one thing I don’t miss about living in a house, instead of a NY apartment. My mom used to make me and my brother go out there in the freezing cold weather with 2 giant shovels. Not fun.

I love the uneven broken shapes of the crackers. The ingredients are amazing too.

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Meaghen October 27, 2010

I too was thinking Sketchie hasn’t been getting much exposure on the blog lately!

I think the crazy wind yeserday is what did the leaves in. On my walk to work this morning ever sidewalk was just covered in leaves! Fall is just too short!

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LizLivingVegan October 27, 2010

Wow these look really good! And pretty simple to make! I’ll have to get some sunflower seeds so I can try these :)

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Nadine October 27, 2010

I really like your blog! Never tried humus, but I really will.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] October 27, 2010

mmmm! i love s.i.m.p.l.e!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman October 27, 2010

These look so good! Any cracker loaded with sesame seeds is good in my book.

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