Recipe

Seed crackers

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  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 6
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These delicious healthy gluten-free crackers have an excellent shelf life. Ours are formed into large sheets to break up as you choose, however if preferred you could also score them on the oven tray into smaller pieces before baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 1 cup (200g) long-grain brown rice
  • 1 cup (200g) tri-colour quinoa
  • ¼ cup (40g) sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup (50g) linseeds
  • ¼ cup (35g) chia seeds
  • ¼ cup (35g) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 1 sea salt flakes

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven 180°C/350°F.
  • 2
    Place rice and 2½ cups (625ml) water in a small saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. Remove from heat; stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, spread out over an oven tray; cool.
  • 3
    Place quinoa and 2 cups (500ml) water in same pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. Remove from heat; stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, spread out over an oven tray; cool.
  • 4
    Process the rice with half the quinoa to a coarse paste; transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining quinoa, seeds, the herbs, onion powder, pepper and table salt. Using your hands, combine well. Divide into six portions.
  • 5
    Line three oven trays with baking paper. Remove one of the pieces of baking paper. Flatten a portion of dough over paper, cover with plastic wrap then roll out with a rolling pin to 1mm thick, or as thin as possible. (Don't worry if there are holes, these will give the crackers texture and character.) Discard plastic; carefully lift the paper back onto the tray. Repeat with remaining portions of dough until you have three trays. Sprinkle with salt flakes.
  • 6
    Bake crackers for 20 minutes. Cover crackers with a sheet of baking paper and a second tray. Holding the hot tray with oven gloves, flip the crackers over onto the second tray; carefully remove lining paper. Repeat with remaining trays. Cook crackers for a further 20 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool on trays.

Notes

If the cracker mixture spreads past the paper when you're rolling it, just cut those edges off. If you don't have enough oven trays, you can cook the crackers in two batches. Seeds such as quinoa, linseed, chia and sunflower seeds are packed with fibre, healthy fats and minerals, and in the case of quinoa and chia, are particularly potent sources of nutrients and protein.Crackers will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 month.Not suitable to freeze.

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