Seed crackers

Nut-free option blurb

I am one of those unfortunate people that is allergic to not only peanuts but also tree nuts. When it comes to food options, not having nuts on the menu can be challenging at times and frustrated at others. There are so many foods I would love to try or eat regularly but won’t get the chance thanks to nuts. Not eating nuts doesn’t have to be the end of the world; there are always replacements and alternatives that mean you can have a nut-free option. This recipe is my attempt to create a nut-free version of a usually nut packed recipe.

Crackers are back on the menu

Crackers and cheese, oh how I had missed thee. For a long time, crackers were off the menu, the wheat flour and sugar didn’t agree with my system so I wanted to find something that would be a suitable replacement that didn’t taste like cardboard.

Perfect cracker 

A little trial and error, I managed to come up with these nut-free crackers that are family-friendly and guilt-free. There are no fillers or gums in these crackers, the water and chia seeds bind everything together without ending up with soggy crackers. The recipe below creates plain and unflavoured crackers; they are an excellent starting point to add in any flavour you want. 

Seed crackers
Seed crackers

Range of flavours

1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tbsp. garlic powder and 1 tbsp. rosemary

1 tbsp. paprika, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. chilli flakes 

1 tbsp. caraway seeds and 1 tbsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. garlic powder and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

Seed crackers recipe

Seed crackers ingredients
Seed crackers ingredients

Ingredients

  • 100g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 75g chia seeds
  • 250ml water
Seed cracker mix ready to spread out
Seed cracker mix ready to spread out
Seed cracker mix ready for the oven
Seed cracker mix ready for the oven
Seed crackers
Seed crackers

Seed crackers

  • Servings: 30
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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These nut-free crackers are family-friendly and guilt-free. The recipe below creates plain and unflavoured crackers; they are an excellent starting point to add in any flavour you want.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 100g sunflower seeds
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 75g chia seeds
  • 250ml water

Directions

  1. In a bowl mix chia seeds, water, and let them sit for 10 minutes, the chia seeds will soak up the water and become sticky.
  2. In a food processor blend half of the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds until they are ground to a powder consistency.
  3. Transfer the ground seeds to a bowl.
  4. Add the remaining seeds to the bowl along with any seasoning and mix well.
  5. Add the chia seed mix to the bowl and make sure it is well combined.
  6. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C/ 330 degrees F
  7. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone liner and spread the seed mix over the tray.
  8. The mix should be thin but without holes.
  9. Use a knife to score marks in the mix to make it easy to break into crackers later.
  10. Bake for 1 hour at 170 degrees C/ 330 degrees F
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Nutrition

Per Serving: 50 calories; 4 g fat; 2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein

Try this with

  • Cheese
  • Dips

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Food processor or spice mill
  • Spatula 
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper or silicone liner 

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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