Savory flax crackers

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Serves: 1 oven rack full of crackers
Flax crackers, low carb vegan

These crackers are one of my favorite low carb snacks. They are super crispy and have a great savory flavor. They're gluten free, paleo friendly and bursting with fiber, minerals and healthy fats, including omega 3.

You make these with storebought ground flax and almond flour, but you can also grind your own in a food processor or high speed blender. They are very versatile. As long as you keep the flax base the same, you can vary the nuts and flavorings as much as you like. I have even made 'cookie' versions of these with graham cracker or ginger snap spices and concentrated liquid sweetener instead of the savory ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100 g) ground flax
  • 1 cup (120 g) almond flour or other nut/seed flour
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup (15 g) nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or 1/2 tablespoon Marmite in a tablespoon water for soy free version)
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) water

Instructions

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix with a fork until all the dry material has been absorbed. Let the dough rest for a minute or two to firm up.

Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300 F. Cut two pieces of parchment paper to the size of your oven rack or baking sheet.

Turn out the dough onto one of the parchment paper sheets and flatten it a bit with your hand or the back of a large spoon. Cover it with the second sheet op parchment paper. Use a rolling pin or glass bottle to roll out the dough between the two paper sheets. When you're done you should have a large rectangular piece of dough of about 2 to 3 mm thick.

Make sure you roll it out evenly so the edges are not too thin. Remove the top sheet of paper and divide the dough into crackers with a knife or pizza cutter. Use a fork to prick some holes into each of the crackers. Transfer the paper with the crackers onto your oven rack or baking sheet.

Bake the crackers for about 20 minutes until they are firm. Watch that they do not brown, because that ruins the taste. When they are done, turn off the oven and leave the crackers in their for hour or so with the door closed, so they dry out and crisp up a little more.

Once they are completely cooled, store in an airtight container. This way they will keep at least two weeks, if you don't eat them long before then.

Nutritional value

The whole recipe has about 1620 kcal, 122 g fat (13 g saturated), 26 g net carbohydrate, 63 g fiber and 82 g protein.

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