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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Lauren Guerrieri November 1, 2010

I’ve got these cooking in the oven as I type this! Do you have any favorite hummus recipes that you recommend, Angela?

I have one on my recipes page that is good!

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Sondi October 31, 2010

I just took these out of the oven and they are unbelievably good. Mine were a bit crumbly – lots of flax seeds fell off. I’ve still got plenty of solid crackers left, though. Did that happen to you too?

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thefruitpersuit (Sabine) October 30, 2010

Hey Angela, I wanted to make these but I can’t decide if ground flax seeds would work, or if I need to make them with whole flax? thanks!

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Melissa @ I Never Imagined October 28, 2010

Oh nooo! Your tree picture nearly made me cry! I’m mourning the loss of the leaves in my neighbourhood, too. Most of them are still there, for now… But only just :( I’m glad you followed up with some cute (and funny) kitty pics hehe

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Gail October 28, 2010

I always smile when you post Sketchie’s picture because he’s so darn cute!

I love, love, love your Halloween picture of Sketchie, and your capture. It made me laugh and remember my kitties :0)

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Katherine October 28, 2010

Thanks for these Angela! I made these last night, and followed your recipe exactly. I seasoned mine with dried oregano, garlic powder and black pepper and they are awesome!!! They did take longer than 70 minutes to harden (I would actually say double that, in a 170 degree oven) but other than that, the recipe was spot on! I am so happy to have found an inexpensive, and wheat free cracker. Thanks!

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Katherine October 28, 2010

Oops! I just saw that you said 50-70 mins PER SIDE. In that case, the recipe is perfect as written :)

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Katherine October 28, 2010

Ok, I’m totally being a stalker right now, but I also wanted to add in that I cut mine with a pizza wheel before they were 100% hard, so they came out in perfect, cracker-shaped squares. Can you tell I’m instantly obsessed with these? OK, that is all.

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jamie @ jamelafamela October 28, 2010

hummus is a comfort food of mine as well- and those crackers look like Mary’s! Yum!

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Faith October 28, 2010

Wow, do these look amazing, Angela! I think it would be fun to make a sweet version, maybe with a little cinnamon! Delicious!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 28, 2010

Ahh don’t remind me that winter is coming! I’m so not ready for those months of cold. :P

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carol October 28, 2010

Hi fo yuou use golden or regular whole flax seeds? What can I substitute for the pepita seeds?

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Steph in Dubai October 28, 2010

I love sketchie!!! Please put more pics of him on the blog… he is so adorable!!

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Lana October 28, 2010

Wow! that is easy!! Looks delicious!!!

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Casey Thomas October 27, 2010

Delicious! I adore raw (dehydrated) seed crackers…so tasty and much lighter than grain and nut based crackers. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Rebecca October 27, 2010

Your crackers look great, I buy Marys Gone Crackers, but, since I live in Australia I pay around $8.95 for a box, which is abit of money for a box of crackers, I am going to have a go at making these, it will prove to be cheaper.
I guess I will not say then that it is a beautiful sunny day in Melbourne today as we head into Summer.

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Erin October 27, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I love the one with the glowing eyes with Sketchie :)

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Carla @ Will Run for Health October 27, 2010

Those crackers look like they would go amazing with a raspberry/chia seed pudding and some white wine. I could see that being a great spread before a holiday cocktail party. As always, your food makes me drool. :)

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ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska October 27, 2010

Your seed crackers look yummy AND satisfying! I love the idea!

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Sandra De Freitas October 27, 2010

Finally a cracker I can eat (I’ve got a ton of food intolerances). These crackers are in my oven now!!! Thank you for posting directions for those of us who don’t own a dehydrator!

You are the best! Some days I just want to eat your blog!

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LM October 27, 2010

This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. A cracker-less cracker!
Thank you!

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Jenny October 27, 2010

These look great for on the road snacks..yum! I love crunchy crackers.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 27, 2010

I make seeds only crackers, too! I find that in raw vegan cooking/uncooking that nuts like cashews and almonds are overused and I wanted to do a cracker that was seeds only, so I did about 6 mos or so ago…and have been loving it!

I also made mine more sweet, i.e. used agave/maple with cinnamon and sugar but it can be adapted to be savory.

I am way more a sweets girl than a salt girl :)

Love your recipe!

:)

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Wei-Wei October 27, 2010

These look amazing! Aren’t they crumbly at all? How well do they hold up against dipping and scooping up HUMMUS (note major food group capitalisation)?

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Heidi - Apples Under My Bed October 27, 2010

Oh yum! These look great. Do you think they’d work with dukkah as the spice? Or would that be overkill… :)
Heidi xo

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

im not sure Ive never heard of dukkah

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Felicia October 27, 2010

i am def making these! so simple ! and so glad dehydrator isn’t needed :)

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chelsey October 27, 2010

Those look amazing! What would you suggest using if one does not have a dehydrator (jumps up and down raising hand)?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

OVEN :)

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 27, 2010

hehe I got that far – I meant same temp & cook time?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

OVEN :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

oops that was weird it posted twice without me finishing!

i also wanted to say its in the directions :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

The directions say 150F and 50-70 mins per side for the oven :)

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Balanced Healthy Life October 27, 2010

I’m def. printing and adding this recipe to my collection. I love how easy it looks! I want to make them for a girls get-together this weekend! Hummus is my comfort food too!

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Balanced Healthy Life October 27, 2010

I’m def. printing and adding this recipe to my collection. I love how easy it looks! I want to make them for a girls get-together this weekend! Hummus is my comfort food too!

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Shanna, Like Banana October 27, 2010

I’m in love with Sketchie.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

he has a pretty big crush on you!

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Stacey October 27, 2010

These look so delicious. I can’t wait to try them. Any idea how much it makes?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

I would say roughly 30 pieces?

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Halie Colbourne October 27, 2010

These look delicious!!! I can’t wait to give this and your other Fall recipes a try! Ps what kind of camera do you have?? Your pictures are so crystal clear!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

Thank you!

Canon 30D

Lens: Canon macro 1.4 50 mm

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stacey-healthylife October 27, 2010

I love anything that aids in eating some hummus.

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Tiffany October 27, 2010

Haha! I love that pic of Sketchie! Those crackers look great too, good job!

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 27, 2010

Awwwe Sketchie :)

The crackers look awesome! I was expecting a mostly dough/some seeds cracker but dang!! When you said “multiseed”, you really meant it! :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

haha yea its seed and nothing but!

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kaila October 27, 2010

wow these are totally like homemade marys crackers!!!!! must try!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 27, 2010

A really different way to eat seeds…such a great idea!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 27, 2010

oooh these sound wonderful!!! What a great way to use seeds!

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Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition October 27, 2010

Sigh. I miss nature! Living in NYC is amazing but I didn’t even get to see the leaves change colors this year :(

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Candice @ ChiaSeedMe October 27, 2010

Haha! I have to admit, Sketchie looks pretty creepy.

I totally agree about hummus being a comfort food. I just bought like 4 cans of chick peas this morning so I can make a big batch. I definitely want to make these crackers. Probably so much cheaper than buying healthy crackers too.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 27, 2010

he is a total creeper, especially near halloween!

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