{Recipe;Vegan MoFo} Tomato and Basil Sunflower Flax Crackers

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Last Monday, I featured a simple and delicious gluten-free rosemary cracker recipe.

Today, I present a simple raw cracker recipe. A dehydrated cracker consisting of fresh tomatoes, dried basil, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds (linseeds).

I said simple. Not quick. πŸ™‚

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These crackers are free of added oil, gluten and refined sugar. They team well with hommus, pesto or nut cheese, and are delicious plain. They are loaded with omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Mat is the master of raw cracker preparation in this household.

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Sunflower and flax cracker topped with tomato, cucumber and nut cheese.

Ingredients

1 cup of golden or brown flaxseeds (or a combination), soaked in 1 cup of water for 90 minutes

1/4 cup of chia seeds, soaked in 1/2 cup of water for 90 minutes

3 cups raw sunflower seeds

2 tomatoes,Β stalks removed, and cut in half

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp dried basil

blackΒ pepper

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You also need:

A dehydrator

3 dehydrator trays

3 teflex sheets

A food procesor

Method

1. Add the sunflower seeds to the food processor. Pulse several times to break up some of the seeds.

2. Add the remaining ingredients (including the soak water for the seeds) to the food processor, and process for 1 minute.

3. Divide the mixture into thirds. Spread it thinly across 3 trays covered with teflex sheets, using a spatula. Wet the spatula periodically to assist the process. Once the mixture is spread across the teflex sheets, use a sharp knife to ‘score’ the mixture (that is, cut the mixture into your preferred cracker size). Put the trays into the dehydrator.

4. Dehydrate the mixture on 46 C/115 F. After about 2 or 3 hours of dehydration, remove the mixture from the teflex sheets* (this speeds up the process, allowing the air to circulate around the mixture more freely). Return the trays to the dehydrator for another 5 – 6 hours. Check on the crackers periodically during this time. They are ready when you are happy with their crispness.

5. Store crackers in an airtight container.

* To remove the mixture from the teflex sheets, follow these steps: Remove a tray from the dehydrator. Place another, clean dehydrator tray on top of the tray, directly on top of the mixtute. Then, flip the trays over, so that the clean tray is now on the bottom. Remove the top tray, to reveal the teflex sheet. Β Peel the teflex sheet off the mixture. It should peel away easily. Slide the tray into the dehydrator, and repeat the process with the remaining trays.

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The Tiny Vegans’ Verdicts

I am happy to report that all of the tiny vegans are enthusiastic about raw crackers. πŸ™‚

Ally

Sharing with Healthy Vegan Fridays.

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

14 Responses to {Recipe;Vegan MoFo} Tomato and Basil Sunflower Flax Crackers

  1. Poppy says:

    I have added you as a member of my WordPress family with the WordPress Family Award! http://bunnykitchen.com/2013/09/09/wordpress-family-and-sunshine-awards/ πŸ˜€

    • Ally says:

      Oh Poppy, thank you kindly. That is very thoughtful of you. It is very touching to be regarded as a part of your WordPress family. πŸ™‚
      (I tried to comment on your post, but I’m not sure if it worked.)

      • Poppy says:

        It doesn’t appear to have worked Ally, but thank you for trying!
        It is a pleasure to regard you as part of my WP family! πŸ˜€

  2. kitwocky says:

    Thank you so much for including pics of the dehydrating process. That is the one area of raw food preparation that I find daunting. I haven’t tackled it yet because I just wasn’t sure how/what it should look like, etc. Your demonstration is quite helpful. Thanks!

    • Ally says:

      Hi! I am so glad to hear that you found the photos useful. I probably should have made them larger, so they are clearer. Do you have a dehydrator?

  3. narf77 says:

    I must admit, I rarely use my dehydrator for raw crackers. I made flax crackers back in the day but didn’t like them much. Mine weren’t a big success and all flax crackers leave something to be desired so I should really give the cracker manufacture process another go. Might just try these. Cheers for the reminder and the share πŸ™‚

    • Ally says:

      Hi! I am always happy to eat plain flax crackers, but I much prefer the taste of the sunflower and flax crackers. You might find that to be a more appetising combination too. I love that you can make a huge batch, and they last for ages in an air tight container.

      I hope you are well. I really need to catch up on your blog. I haven’t had a chance to read about your trip away with your friend. I loved the title of that one. πŸ™‚ This MoFo is keeping me busy but inward focused. πŸ™‚

      • narf77 says:

        It would be! I have been reading a few mofo posts regularly (yours included) and it looks like it would challenge you guys a LOT to come up with something within the parameters of your selected food type every day for a whole month. I would be twitching after a week ;). You are giving us some amazing things and I have saved every one of them to try because they all look delicious :).

  4. Darn! Still don’t have a dehydrator. Celeste πŸ™‚

    • Ally says:

      It probably gets a bit tiresome reading dehydrator recipes if you don’t have a dehydrator πŸ™‚ I know that most people don’t have one, so I only post the occasional dehydrator recipe.

      Raw crackers are my favourite recipe to prepare in the dehydrator.

      I hope you enjoyed your holiday.

  5. susykat says:

    Are these the same as the ones you brought down to Sydney recently? Cos they were great! πŸ˜€

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