Super Simple Flax Crackers (Paleo, Vegan)
(Originally posted on 26 April 2015 at www.cornfreehippie.wordpress.com)
Today I've got a simple snack recipe that is versatile; it can be crackers or as cereal (a.k.a. paleo granola).
A few months back, I had to take a trip into a small city that neighbors the town where I was an adolescent. Because I had not anticipated the length if my errand, I had packed a REALLY light snack bag for myself and my corn allergic Mini-Foodie. And anyone who knows this Corn-Free Hippie and my first Mini-Foodie, knows that we are not so fun when hunger strikes. So what does a mama do? Go to the nearest health food store.
I do not like to spread negative energy and so I will keep my comments about this small city's health food store brief: it is neither Paleo nor corn-free friendly and the supplement section is WAY bigger than the "food" section. Despite this situation, I DID discover an overpriced new favorite snack: Flackers.
What are these? They are a cracker made of flax seeds. They are simple, nutritious, and delicious. Because I am not a fan of spending $6+ dollars on a small box of crackers, I decided that I would find a way to recreate them.
I am sharing a basic version, so feel free to accessorize with different dried fruit(s) and spices.
1 cup golden flax seeds
1/4 cup dried currants
1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
Enough water to cover seeds & fruit
Place all ingredients in a glass measuring cup or bowl. Allow to rest as the oven heats & you prep the baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 225ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking sheet.
When oven is heated & seeds have gelled, pour them onto baking sheet. Spread making the crackers as thin as possible without leaving gaps. Bake until crispy & no longer wet. Times will vary depending upon oven, but between 1.5 - 2 hours is to be expected. Flip the cracker(s) after 1 hour.
When ready, break into smaller pieces. Enjoy as a snack or as paleo granola.