sunflower and chia seed crackers


Today my inner hippy comes out to you all…deep down I am crunchy. I have dreams of moving away from the suburbs, buying a few acres and living off the land. In this dream I am surrounded by my babies, making jam, canning tomatoes, sheering sheep and birthing lambs…okay…well that might be a bit of an exaggeration but I do try to live as “crunchy” as possible!

Speaking of crunchy…in an attempt to eliminate as many processed foods in our home as possible, I tried my hand at baking up some grain free snacks. I always assumed making crackers would be way too much work to bother with and I might as well just buy the organic ones at the market but you know what… it was a total breeze! The dough came together super quick and they turned out crispy and delicious!

Another DIY item to check off my “hippie” list! Maybe I WILL think about getting those sheep!

1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup flax seeds

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

2 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 tsp salt plus a pinch or two more for topping

Preheat oven to 300*

Using a food processor, pulse the sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and flax seeds until they are finely crushed. You are aiming for a grainy flour consistency.

Pour in a mixing bowl and combine the rest of the ingredients until the dough comes together.

Lay the dough down on a piece of parchment paper and then lay another piece of parchment over the top of the dough. Use a rolling pin,  roll the dough out between the paper until the dough is about 1/8 of an inch thick. Try to get the dough as even as possible.

Remove the top layer of parchment and slip your baking sheet under the lower sheet of paper.

Using a sharp knife, or pastry cutter, score the dough into desired cracker segments. Top with a couple pinches of salt and bake for 45 minutes.

Let cool completely and then break about along the cut lines. Store in an airtight container.

Adapted from rosemary parmesan chia seed crackers

Yes Meuw…you can have a nibble when I’m finished!