Chapter: Dehydrating Nuts, Seeds, Fruit and Vegetables: Recipes
Section: Nuts and Seeds
Recipe: Basic Raw Cracker
Basic Raw Cracker
2 cups ground flax seeds
2/3 cup whole flax seeds
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons red pepper (chopped very small)
2 tablespoons parsley (chopped very small)
1 teaspoon Italian spices (or your favourite savoury spice)
2 and 2/3 cups of water
1 and 1/3 cups of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds (or regular white sesame seeds will do fine)
Mix everything together in a mixing bowl.
Spread batter on parchment paper or a teflex sheet. FYI: Do not use regular
waxed paper. The crackers will stick to the paper and be difficult to
remove. Buy parchment paper or teflex sheets (which can be purchased from
dehydrator sellers). This recipe should make two dehydrator sheets worth of
crackers. Spread the batter out evenly. Using the back of a spoon works
Start dehydrating the crackers. I generally dehydrate everything at 120
degrees for the first hour, then I reduce the temperature to 105 degrees
for the remainder of the cooking time.
Score the crackers. Once the crackers are starting to harden up (four hours
later?), use a knife to score the crackers along wherever you want the
crackers to separate. This will make them easier to break later on.
Remove paper or teflex. Once the crackers are holding their shape together
very well (8 hours in the dehydrator?), break them apart along the score
lines. Remove the parchment or teflex sheets and place the crackers
directly on the dehydrator tray.
Finish dehydrating. Some people like their crackers a bit moist. I like
them to be very dry. If you plan on keeping them for a few weeks or more in
storage, then you must ensure that there is no moisture left.
A good way to make sure that they are really dry and dehydrated is to pinch
them hard. If all of the moisture is gone, you should not be able to feel
any movement. If you pinch a cracker and it gives a little, it needs to be
I dehydrate my crackers for a long time. Perhaps even 20 hours or so! That
might be overkill, but it's what I do.
Eat and enjoy! I love avocado, sprouts, and tomato on raw crackers. Mmm!
From: The Rawtarian