Headed on a long drive or camping trip this summer? If so be sure to make up a batch of these crackers to take along with you, we’re sure you will be thankful you did! This recipe combines the perfect levels of savory and sweet, and each cracker has a delightful crunch from soaked and dehydrated flax seeds and raw pumpkin seeds. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and zinc, you’ll be nourished AND satisfied even if you’re out in the middle of nowhere.
1 c Flax seed
1 c Water
1 heaping Tbsp Date Paste
4 cups Pumpkin Seeds
4 cups chopped Pumpkin seeds
1/2 c chopped Green Onion (or onion of choice)
2 Tbsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1.5 tsp Salt
1) In a bowl combine together your flax seeds and water. Let soak for 1 hour until it become thick and gelatinous. No, really, this is what we want!
2) Mix date paste into your gelatinous soaked Flaxseeds. Set this mixture aside for later.
3) In your food processor (or using one of the methods noted before the recipe) proceed to pulse/grind your pumpkin seeds. The goal is to roughly chop them up, but not grind them into a powder.
4) In a large mixing bowl combine your crushed pumpkin seeds with your chopped green onion, onion powder, black pepper and salt. Mix well. Create a well in your ingredients and proceed to add the Flax/Water/Date mixture that you'd set aside.
5) Mix everything together. At this point you will have a crumbly wet Cracker mixture, this is great!
Final Step: Assembling and Drying
1) Use a fork or small spatula to gently press, shape and flatten out your cracker mixture to roughly 1/4'' thickness on a sheet of parchment paper or teflon sheet.
Helpful Hint: I recommend having a small cup of water at your station and lightly dampening your fork or spatula as you flatten out/shape your crackers. This helps immensely, as the cracker batter tends to be sticky. Don't worry, the additional water from the fork/spatula won't alter the crackers texture.
2) Score your crackers into desired dimensions before you move on to drying them
Use one of the two Drying Methods:
1) Set your oven at its very lowest heat and leave your oven door cracked open
2) Place your crackers with parchment paper onto a baking sheet and place into the oven
3) Leave the crackers to dry for roughly 2.5 to 3 hours
4) Flip crackers over and dry for another 30 minutes to 1 hour
1) Follow the same directions noted above, same time applies. Dry at 118 Degrees F.