Crunchy Seed Crackers
Crunchy Gluten Free Seed Crackers
Crunchy crackers are fun to have around. You can dip them or just grab them as a quick snack. The problem is that it’s almost impossible to find one that doesn’t have refined grains or bad oils. The few gluten-free varieties on the market made from healthy seeds are, unfortunately, prone to rancidity. There’s nothing worse than turning those wonderful healthy fats in seeds to their “evil twin sister” inflammatory fats. It’s not their fault; I’m sure the manufacturers started with healthy, fresh seeds. It’s simply a problem all nuts and seeds have. Time and air is not their friend; rancidity occurs.
I find the healthier I become and the better the status of my digestive tract, and that of my family, the more aware we are of the effects of bad oils. It’s for that reason I have created recipes such as Sweet Potato Fries and this one.
Flax is the “super” seed with wonderful anti-cancer lignans, anti-inflammatory, heart protective omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber providing blood pressure lowering abilities. It is for that reason we recommend 1 tablespoon of ground flax each day. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, too, contain antioxidants and phytonutrients worth including them in your regular diet.
You’ll note there is no added oil in this recipe, just fresh, organic seeds, carrot, onion and healthy date syrup and coconut aminos to balance out the flavors.
We enjoy them with cashew cheese (Vegan Cashew Cheese recipe), guacamole, hummus and salsa. Basically anything you eat with a cracker or chip, you can enjoy with these uber healthy crackers!
I think you’ll have fun with this recipe. You could spice them up with a little cayenne, give them an italian twist with some oregano – basically make them your own! Just please let me know what you come up with so that I can share it with everyone.
Dr Vikki Petersen, DC, CCN, CFMP
Founder of Root Cause Medical Clinic
Author of “The Gluten Effect”