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Healthy DIY snacking: Spring seed crackers

healthy on-the-go treat

From SheKnows Canada
Spring's arrival means the birds are on their way back. And although you might not want to eat like a bird all the time, it doesn't hurt to incorporate a little of their healthy diet into your own with these tasty and nutritious seed crackers.
spring seed crackers
Crackers make a convenient and tasty go-to snack when you're having a busy day.
But many of the store-bought varieties are made of white flour and unnatural additives or flavourings, which aren't the most nutritious way to fuel up. But when you reach for these flavourful homemade seed crackers, you can feel good about your choice.

Find out more about the health benefits of seeds >>

Spring seed crackers

Serving size 30–40

Recipe inspired by Whole Foods Market

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place the rolled oats, 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds, 1/4 of cup pumpkin seeds and 1/4 cup of flaxseeds in a food processor or grinder, and blend until they form a fine powder. Pour into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the almond milk, olive oil, rosemary, salt, baking powder, garlic and onion powder, and stir until combined.
  4. Pour in the sesame seeds as well as the remaining sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds. Combine thoroughly.
  5. Lay a sheet of parchment paper over a large cutting board.
  6. Shape the dough into a ball, and place it on the parchment paper.
  7. Using a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough to roughly half a centimetre.
  8. Use a sharp knife to delicately cut lines 1-1/2 inches apart down the dough horizontally and vertically to divide it into crackers.
  9. Carefully transfer the parchment paper to a large baking sheet.
  10. Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes. Edges should be slightly browned and the insides of the crackers should no longer seem too doughy.
  11. Remove from heat, and let the crackers cool completely before transferring them to a resealable container for storage.

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