Raw Crackers recipe
Crackers are an incredible way to maintain a raw food diet as they can become like treats and are just yummy to nibble on when having a salad.These ingredients are approximate. You can add more or less to suit personal taste.
4 large tomatoes
2 cups ground flax seeds or flax seed meal
3 cup activated buckwheat (activate by letting soak overnight in glass jar with filtered water)
1 cup ground sunflower seeds
2 cup of ground walnut
½ red capsicum
2 clove garlic crushed
1 tablespoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon sage
½ juice lemon
2 broccoli ends
Coconut oil ideal (is using tray in oven)
1-2 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan Salt - to suit your taste
Other spices to suit eg pepper, chilli powder
Put flax seed meal in large bowl or blend flax-seeds in good blender (800 watts plus)
Blend sunflower seeds in similar blender and put in bowl. Blend walnuts as well. It is better to blend these before wetting blender
Take mix out and put in large mixing bowl.
Blend tomato and add lemon juice.
Drain buckwheat and put in blender.
Add oregano, broccoli, garlic, capsicum and blend,
Cut carrot into small pieces and put into mixture and blend.
Mix all together well in 1-2 large bowls. You can use your hands to knead or wooden spatula.Add your favourite extra spices to suit.
If using flat tray
Heat metal tray a little and smear coconut oil over surface
If mix is a little dry, you can add some filtered or mineral water. Try to keep it as dough like texture if you can however it it becomes a little wet it just needs more time to dehydrate
Use hands to pat down and flatten mixture or metal spatula, (have a bowl of filtered water handy to use to keep hands and spatula moist)
Heat oven to 45 degrees Celsius. Put trays in oven.
Flip over after 5-6 hrs and cut into squares as it will be harder when dehydrated. Then 5-6 more hrs after (longer if you like crunchier) remove. Try to make it very dry so may need to use over longer.The more they are dehydrated, the longer they can last and only need to be refrigerated if not fully dehydrated.
If using dehydrator
Note: if you have a dehydrator, then this is great to use. Just leave it for around 45 degree for 5 hrs, turn over and then another 5 hours, longer if you like crunchier. Note - If using non stick teflex sheets be careful to use wooden spoon and plastic spatula for flattening so as not to scratch sheets.
Enjoy - as mentioned, they are great to take a nibble on, use with dips or when having a salad. Also superb to use as you would use normal crackers. A favourite of ours is to smear on avocado with a slice of tomato, some Celtic sea salt and pepper with some alfalfa sprouts on top. Also great to have with 2 bananas as a simple meal. Yum.