Almond & Flax Crackers

Gluten Free Almond & Flax Crackers

Since I make almond milk regularly (about twice a week), I was a bit bummed at all the pulp I was throwing away especially as I hate food waste.  I had a quick search online for almond pulp crackers but the ones I came across required a dehydrator and as I don’t own one, I thought I’d develop my own recipe – I know I could have used my oven instead of a dehydrator but I wasn’t up for leaving my oven on for a ridiculous amount of time, plus my oven is needed a lot!

I thought this recipe would be relatively easy.  A few ingredients mixed together, baked in the oven until crisp and voila…oh how wrong was I?!

First up, I couldn’t get the crunch factor – something that it vital in crackers I believe.  Then the crackers on the perimeter would brown too quickly whilst the ones in the centre of the baking sheet were still soft.  After playing around with different temperatures I finally achieved a cracking cracker ( a terrible joke I know!).

Then, for some bizarre reason, after I’d achieved great results with the recipe, on the final run through before I posted this recipe I decided to completely change it!  I have no idea what possessed me, I’ve never done like that before with a recipe (and won’t be doing it again).  Needless to say, the changes did not work at all so I reverted back to the original recipe I developed, tested it a few more times and we have a winner.

Gluten Free Almond & Flax Crackers

Ingredients

-1 cup almond pulp

-2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds

-2 1/2 Tbsp. avocado oil

-1 1/2 Tbsp. dried herbs (I use Braggs 24 herbs)

-salt to taste

-1 to 2 Tbsp. water

How To Make

Pre-heat oven to 160C/320F

Mix all ingredients, except the water,  together in a bowl and mix well.

Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir well, the mixture should start resembling a dough – this is when it’s time to get your hands in!  If needed, add more water until a dough forms but you don’t ant the mixture to be too wet.

Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking parchment and roll until approximately 3-4 millimetres thick.

Remove the top layer of baking parchment and place the dough (still on the baking parchment) on to a baking sheet.

With a sharp knife, lightly score cracker shapes (any shape you like – rectangle, squares – this just make it easier to break up the crackers once cooked) and lightly pierce with a fork.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until starting to brown then flip over.  Cook for a further 20-25 minutes until the crackers are crisp and golden brown.  Everyone’s oven is different so your crackers may take less or more time; I suggest after flipping, to keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

Once cooked, remove from oven and place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

These crackers store well in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Enjoy

xx


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