By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
For maximum nutritional benefit these are best dehydrated if you have a dehydrator, but they are just as tasty baked in the oven until crisp. Use shelled hemp seeds which have a softer texture. I like to add flaked nori flakes to the mixture which is an easy way to boost iodine content. Delicious served with dips or nut butters.
(makes 16 crackers)
150g whole flaxseed
60g shelled hemp seeds
60g ground almonds
2 tomatoes, chopped
½ tsp sea salt or garlic salt
4 sundried tomatoes
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp nori flakes or sea vegetable flakes (optional)
Preheat the oven to 170C, gas mark 3. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Place all the ingredients in a food processor with around 2 tbsp water and process until the mixture starts to come together. Scrape down the sides to make sure all the seeds are blended.
Spread the mixture onto the baking tray and using a spatula or damp hands spread the mixture to form a rectangle about 1cm thick.
With the back of a blunt knife mark the rectangle into even crackers.
Bake for 30 minutes until the mixture begins to turn golden. Remove from the oven and gently flip the whole sheet over back onto the tray.
Return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes until crisp.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. These will keep for around 1-2 weeks.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.