Clare’s Crackers

Tasty crisp-breads make a nutritious snack or part of an elegant array of canapés that are suitable for Fodmap, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw and Vegan diets.



It may seem odd to think of baking your own crisp-breads, which are so readily available in any supermarket or health store. However, you will be delighted by the simplicity of these healthy savoury biscuits which are full of flavour and texture but which will nevertheless assist with any resolve to eat a healthy diet. The recipe is suitable for many diets, making it a good alternative to the regular options of fruit, yoghurts and muffins. Furthermore, you can use this recipe as a basis for a range of variations of texture (using ground nuts and/or seeds) and flavour (eg rosemary or sage; smoked paprika, cumin or cayenne).

Only a couple of minutes is required to prepare this snack.

Diets for which Clare’s Crackers are suitable:

Diabetic, Dairy Free, Fodmap, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian and Vegan.

Ingredients

Preparation: 10 mins | Cook: 60 mins | Serves: 30+

50 gm (1/2 cup) chai seeds*
80 gm (1/2 cup) sunflower seeds
80 gm (1/2 cup) sesame seeds
40 gm (1/2 cup) ground almonds (Fodmap diet see notes)**
1 tsp dried thyme***
1 tsp salt
250 ml (1 cup) water

Method

PREHEAT the oven to 160 C/325 F/Gas 3.
LINE a baking tray with parchment paper.
COMBINE the seeds, ground almonds, thyme and salt in a bowl.
ADD the water and mix until the liquid is absorbed and a lump of mixture is formed (approximately 5 minutes).
SPOON the mixture onto the parchment, flattening it to a slab the thickness of a cracker. (Use the back of a spoon, keeping the edges of the slab even if you are wanting regular-sized biscuits.)
BAKE for 25 minutes.
REMOVE from the oven and cut the slab into biscuits.
TURN the biscuits over and bake for 20 minutes.
CHECK that they are firm and dry – they may require another 5-10 minutes.
COOL and store in a airtight container. (They will remain fresh for a couple of weeks.)

Serve

– With Soft Cheese, mashed avocado, dip
– Accompanying a salad.
– Delicious and satisfying alone as a snack

Notes

* Replace with ground linseed.
** For Fodmap diet the quantity of almonds per serve is very small and is generally considered acceptable.
*** Replace with your choice of dried herb (rosemary or sage) or spice (smoked paprika, cumin or cayenne).

Other Savoury Snack recipes:

Spiced Nuts
Shiro Wat – Humus
Beetroot Blinis

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