- Ready in: 20 hours
- Complexity: easy
- 2 cups Golden Flax seeds
- 4 Cups filtered Water
- 1 tsp Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Rock Salt
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/2-1 tsp onion powder
- Soak the flax seeds in the water together with the salt, thyme and onion powder, stirring it occasionally.
- Soak for about 6 hours or overnight if easier
- The flax seeds swell up and forms a gloopy kind of dough. This is what binds it all together. When you soak the flax seeds all the amazing omega 3 oils come out of the seed making it available for us to take up.
- To make more of the omega 3 available and also to make the texture of the cracker finer and more delicate I blend this mix in my blender. You can blend it as much or as little as you want. The more you blend it the finer and more delicate the cracker. You might have to do it in stages depending on the quality of your blender or food processor.
- This is how the dough looks like when blended
- When blended divide the flax dough into 4 equal parts and put on silicon dehydrator sheet. This makes thin delicate and very delicious crackers.
- This is when you need to take your time. Spread the dough into a really thin layer on the dehydrator sheet. The thinner the finer texture and the more tastier the cracker is. Although this is a matter of taste and you might prefer a thicker cracker. In my experience the thinner the cracker is the better it tastes. When you have smeared out all the flax seeds you will have 4 of these dehydrator sheets to put in your dehydrator.
- Leave in the dehydrator for about 3 hours. Then flip them over and dehydrate for another 8 or so hours. When you flip them over after 3 hours they are perfect to be cut into your preferred cracker size. Use scissors for this.
- If you haven't got a dehydrator you can use your normal oven. Set it on the lowest heat (normally 50 degrees) and keep opening the door regularly to let the moisture out. Or even put something between the door to keep it slightly open the whole time. For example a wooden stirer. It will take less time in the oven. I have only done it once and I cant remember the exact time. Maybe half the time. My suggestion is not to leave it if you do it in the oven.
- When I make these crackers for people they always ask me for the recipe. Well here it is folks. Good luck and feel free to comment if you would like to says something or wonder over anything.
This is a very simple flax cracker recipe. You can be as creative as you want with flavours and textures. You can add spices, herbs, other seeds, ground nuts, blended vegetables, sundried tomatoes, sea weeds, etc.