Monday, February 2, 2015

Ah, NUTS!! Yummy Seed & Nut Crackers Recipe!

photo:  https://nuts.com/nuts/almonds/flour.html 
My family and friends will be quick to tell you - I'm a little nuts ;-) And, well, that's true. BUT I'm also nuts about nuts and seeds! There are so many varieties, textures, tastes - and they all pack a nutritional punch that you can, haha, go nuts over! ;-) See what I did there? Yeah, I made you as nuts as me! Ha! But seriously - seeds and nuts are chock full of antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and have the added benefit of helping you feel "full" - which is super beneficial when you're working to reach weight goals!

This recipe is my go-to for a healthy snack. It's quick and easy to whip up, you can customize it however you like (see the notes below), and... it's even competition diet friendly! So bake up a batch today and join me in the nuthouse! ;-) Also, if you're looking for more great nut options, check out Nuts.com! They've got a whole page just of Almond products! YUMMY!

Gluten Free RecipeNut and Seed Crackers

"This recipe is my go-to for a healthy snack. It's quick and easy to whip up, you can customize it however you like (see the notes below), and... it's even competition diet friendly! So bake up a batch today and go nuts!!"
Gluten Free Nut and Seed Crackers
Makes 12 crackers
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups seeds (My mix typically contains flaxseed, hemp seed, raw pepitas, raw sesame seeds)
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea-salt
  • *optional - seasonings of choice (see tips below)

 

Directions

  1. Mix together all seeds, flour, seasonings (if using) and sea-salt.
  2. Add water and mix well.
  3. Spread over baking sheet (greased). I wiggle the sheet to spread out the mixture evenly.
  4. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Cut into 12 pieces, then reduce heat and bake at 300 for 30-45 minutes. Check crackers often to be sure they're not burning.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Store in container or baggie.


Nutritional Information

Amount Per Cracker  Calories: 137 | Total Protein: 6 g | Total Carbohydrate: 4 g (net carbs: 1 g) | Total Fat: 11 g | Total Fiber: 3 g | Total Sodium: 12 mg

TIPS:
*Seasonings - Make 'em savory or sweet! Add onion powder, garlic and rosemary. Or try a little honey and cinnamon! Experiment!
*Spread them with cream cheese (or if you're dairy free, try Daiya brand spreads!). A refreshing dip is a container of Daiya (or cream cheese) Onion & Herb spread mixed with 2 shredded cucumbers (peeled), 1 Tbsp GF Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp garlic salt. YUM!


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