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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

vegan "cheddar" flax crackers

i'm working over time ensuring my kids that store bought crackers are "yucky."

it's literally my full time job.

when words won't work, i just have to come up with a new recipe. thank god for the magic combination of red peppers and garlic! these two mixed together create an epic cheddar flavor…giving me one more weapon  to win the gold fish battle. 

simple ingredients with bold flavors

if you're in the mood for a sweeter cracker, find my recipe for cinnamon zucchini flax crackers here, as well as the reasons we try to avoid store bought crackers.

chia and flax seeds gelled together

red pepper and garlic blended smooth to create the tang of cheddar

vegan "cheddar" flax crackers

4 c spring water
2 c whole flax seeds, soaked
1 1/2 c ground flax seeds
2 tbs chia seeds, soaked
1 1/2 red bell pepper
5 cloves garlic
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coconut oil
15 drops trace minerals (optional for added nutrients)

so cheddary! so crackery!

*place whole flax seeds, chia seeds and water in a big bowl. stir well and leave to soak for at least two hours. 
*when ready to prepare the rest of the recipe, blend red pepper, garlic and sea salt together until smooth, using just enough water to keep the blender moving.
*pour the pepper mixture into the gelled seeds and mix together. 
*slowly fold in the ground flax seeds, adding more if the mixture is too wet.
*grease a large baking sheet with the coconut oil (or prepare your dehydrator) and spread the "dough" in an even layer. turn the oven on the lowest setting and leave in the oven for 24 hours or until crackers are fully dry. half way through, i like to flip the dough upside down to help dry out quicker. 
*break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

**note: 24 hours is quite a long time to use up the oven! feel free to take these crackers out and do any other cooking you need to do, and then reset the oven and place them back in, without worry of messing them up!**



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