Have you ever noticed how some people, and that includes me, eat crunchy food truly out loud? Crunch, crunch and every crunch is like a scream saying: “hey, I am here, look at me,” or “don’t get close or I am going to snap back at you.”
If more than often you crave for crunchy, salty, spicy or sweet snacks at the end of a hectic day, very likely you are just looking to release tension, some kind of madness or frustration or just to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. However, munching too much on fatty, salty or sweet comfort food every time you feel like to release tension might not be a very healthy habit. The good news is that there are many healthy homemade crunchy snacks you can munch on to let go of madness or simply to reward yourself.
These super crispy and tasty flax seeds crackers will help you get back to your center after a stressful day and experience that emotional comfort that you might be looking for, but without adding extra pounds or suffering stomach cramps, and still with that zest of a healthy crunch.
Classic Crispy Flaxseed Crackers
What you need:
- ½ cup flaxseeds
- ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ pumpkin seeds
- ¾ cup water
- Himalayan salt and red chili flakes to taste – to make it sweet add a smashed ripen banana, cinnamon and cardamon powder and skip the lemon juice
- Juice of a half a lemon
How to make it:
Mix flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds with water. Let sit for about 2 hours. Preheat a dehydrator to 104-113 degrees (40-45C). Drain the seeds and place in a bowl and add the salt, lemon juice, and chili flakes. Mix together and spread a thin layer on one of the trays with parchment paper. Divide the spread with a knife into smaller squares or triangles. Let them bake in the dehydrator for about 5 hours. Bring the heat up to 125/134 degrees and keep baking them for another 2 hrs or until they become really crispy and crunchy. Remove from the dehydrator and start crunching yum out loud!