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Crunchy Flax & Pepita Crackers with Sundried Tomato Spread

These vegan crunchy flax & pepita crackers with sundried tomato spread make the perfect plant-powered snack. A combination of flax and chia seeds binds the cracker base together, pepitas add an extra crunch, and an array of dried spices creates a cracker that you won't be able to stop eating. These crackers are wonderful all on their own, but if you're looking for a flavor-forward snack, be sure to whip up the simple + slather-worthy sundried tomato spread to pair with them. 
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, plant-based, Vegan
Servings: 50 -75 crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw, whole flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • Optional, for the sundried tomato spread: 3/4 cup loosely-packed sundried tomatoes, 1/4 cup fresh basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • Add the flax seeds, chia seeds, and water to a bowl. Stir, refrigerate, and let them soak for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the seed mixture from the refrigerator, stir in pepitas, salt, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Pour the cracker mixture into the pan and, using a fork or spatula, spread the mixture evenly and thinly across the pan. This takes some work, so be patient and be sure to get it as thin as possible without any gaps or holes.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours, flip the giant cracker over and bake another hour. If your cracker wasn't spread thinly enough, you may need to bake an additional 15 minutes or more.
  • Break into pieces of desired size and store in a glass container to keep the crackers crisp. If you store the crackers in a plastic container or bag, they will soften with time.
  • If you opt to pair the crackers with the sundried tomato spread, simply toss the sundried tomatoes, basil, and olive oil into a food processor. Process for 3-4 minutes, scoop into a bowl, and spread over your crackers.