Snacks and sundries

Chia seed crackers

Sari Huhtala

If you can turn on an oven, you can make these nutritious power-house crackers. All you need are four wholesome ingredients, and a few extra minutes on your hands. They store well, so make a batch or two as a grab-and-go snack, or create an easy breakfast on the run by smothering them with nut butter, or serve them up with homemade hummus for a crowd.

Easy chia seed crackers

  • ½ cup raw sesame seeds
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ¾ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional: if serving crackers with hummus, etc. you can add seasonings like garlic or onion powder to the mixture.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all the seeds and salt in a bowl. Add the water and stir well. Let it sit for a couple of minutes till the chia seeds gel and absorb the water. Pour the gelled mixture onto the parchment paper – half on one side of the cookie sheet and the other half of the mixture on the other side (creating two smaller cracker sheets on the pan will make it easier to flip during baking). Use a wet spoon to spread the cracker mixture over the pan. Aim to spread to about 1/8 of an inch thickness.

Bake for about 40 minutes, then carefully flip the cracker sheets over and bake on the other side for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Remove from oven and cool. Then break into pieces. Store in a sealed container once fully cooled.

Sari Huhtala is the creator, publisher and editor of Alive and Fit Magazine. She has over 25 years experience in journalism and over 15 years experience as a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She is an organic farmer, wild-crafter and grandmother, who has spent over 20 years navigating a holistic, healthy path for her family. She offers holistic cooking classes from her farm in Spanish, ON. Email friends@thelaughingforest.ca for more information.

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