I've been making flaxseed crackers for years now, and whilst I love them and they're pretty versatile, I sometimes fancy something a little less, well, less flaxseedy.
So I embarked on a mission to make some decent raw, dehydrated crackers to go with my fantabulous raw vegan cheese.
They had to have certain characteristics:
- Be crunchy.
- Be tasty, but not TOO tasty. (Don't want them to cover the taste of my fabulous raw vegan cheese!)
- Not be cardboardy.
- Not be too expensive.
Easier said than done.
I followed a few online recipes but they didn't wow me, probably because I almost never followed instructions as written...I never do. I think I'm missing that gene.
I also came up with a few recipes of my own which were pretty awful. Then the other day I started thinking about my lovely sister Jen, and the great big bag of coconut flour I gave her (that I had received as a gift but couldn't carry it back on the plane with me). She had being telling me that she was looking for ways to use this lovely gift. A lightbulb came on and I thought, crackers!
The first ones I made were alright, in fact they actually grew on me (mind over matter), but they weren't exactly worthy of posting. However, since they were so easy and so quick to make, I made them again until I tasted something I really liked.
I threw some apple purée into the mixture, rolled out the dough, stuck it in the dehydrator and went to bed.
This morning I tasted them.
Result? A light, crunchy, slightly sweet, coconut cracker. :) They probably won't win any awards in the cracker world, but for me, they're a winner. :)
The next success was the sesame seed crackers. You know those sesame crackers that are made with syrup and sesame seeds? (Probably high fructose corn syrup or something horrendous) I wanted to make a healthy version and not so sweet.
Result? Well let's just say that I'm going to need to make a bigger batch next time as they're SOOOOO delicious!
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I'm Nicki Perkins, creator of lovingly plant-based and my passion is helping people adopt a healthful and delicious plant-based lifestyle.