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Recipe: Raw Dried Flax Crackers

I've been on a mostly-raw-food diet since Monday Mar 23. Trying to get healthy. It's hard to fulfill my goals and not even be able to walk half a block without stopping to catch my breath!

Since others have expressed an interest on how to eat "raw foods" with stored foods, I'll start posting recipes when I've perfected them. I'll be using a lot of dehydrated fruits/veggies, nuts and flax.

This picture shows the ingredients for these two types of flax crackers. The ground flax seeds container was about $10 at Sam's. For the bowl to the left, Chocolate Flax Crackers, I used the cocoa powder a couple of bucks at Kroger/King Soopers and on top of it is the packet of stevia. For the bowl to the right, Savory Flax Crackers, I used the onion and garlic powder, $.50 each at Wal-Mart.

Savory Flax Crackers
Ingredients:
3 scoops ground flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water

Directions:
In a small to medium mixing bowl, add the ground flax seeds and the onion/garlic powder. Mix well to combine. Add the water and stir. Leave it for 15 minutes, stir again. Leave it for 30 minutes and stir again. It will be very gooooey and gelatinous. That's ok - that's exactly what you need to happen. At this point you can add a tablespoon of flour (rice, wheat, etc.). Prepare your dehydrator with the teflex sheet. If you don't have one, take two pieces of plastic wrap and criss cross over the sheet. Cut a hole for your dehydrating mechanism/insert thingy (see picture). Spread the goo over the plastic or dollop into circles/crackers. Dehydrate until dry to the touch. Turn them over (carefully!) and dry until crisp. Could be 8 hours.

Sweet Chocolate Flax Crackers
Ingredients:
3 scoops ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon pure cocoa powder
1 packet stevia
1 cup water

Directions:
Follow the directions for the Savory Flax Crackers - combine the flax with the chocolate and stevia before adding water. The rest of the directions are the same. For more of a chocolate cookie, I add a bit more water and some ground almonds/almond flour. Dehydrate till crisp.

Enjoy!

Copyright (c) 2009 VP Lawrence-Williams

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of a chocolate flax cracker! Since I'm a choco-holic it's one I'll be sure to try. Thanks for the recipe and I hope the raw diet plan is improving your health soon. I need to get started...
Deb

Anonymous said...

Hi Hope you're continuing on your raw journey. I hope you do realize that the flax isn't raw (not heated past 110-118 degrees).

Vee and the Kid said...

Anony 1: Hope you got a chance to try them.

Anon 2: True that processed flax meal isn't raw but when I buy raw flax seeds and grind them byself, then it is raw. Thanks anyway.

Vikki