Whole Flax Seed-Sun Dried Tomato Crackers

gflaxMany people ask me about soy as a source of isoflavones.  I’ve written about the negative health impacts of soy here, so I won’t go over that info again.  Suffice it to say that raw soy is not what you need to be eating if you 1. have a thyroid, 2. want to be able to absorb proteins and vitamins through your gut, 3. are trying to stay away from GMO’s.  Instead, I recommend flax seeds as a great alternative.  They are packed with isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens.  They are a good source of omega-3 healthy fatty acids that support your brain and other vital tissues.  They are high fiber, helping keep you regular… so important to eliminating any sources of xenoestrogens you encounter.  They are also full of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which helps support bone health.

Flax seed crackers are ridiculously easy to make, especially if you have a dehydrator.  Even if you don’t a low oven set to 200 degrees will do the trick.  This recipe uses whole flax seeds, but you can use flax seeds in different colors, or even combine part flax seed meal for variations in texture.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. flaxseeds
  • 2 c. water (you can also use bone broth for added nutrition and flavor)
  • 1/4 c. sun-dried tomato (soaked in water for about 1/2 hour)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 T. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. Himalyan pink sea salt

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together by hand in a large bowl.
  2. Let mixture sit for at least 10  minutes so the flax seeds can gel.
  3. Divide the mixture between two silicone dehydrator sheets and spread to the edge of the sheet.  If using the oven, spread on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread to about 1/8″- 1/4″ thickness.
  4. Score lightly with a butter knife  to form squares.
  5. Dehydrate at 115 degrees  for 8-10 hours, until they reach the desired crispness. Set oven to lowest possible temperature (usually 200 degrees) and bake until crispy.
  6. Break along score lines and store at room temperature in an air-tight container.

Makes approximately 3 dozen crackers.

Enjoy with hummus, cheese spreads, guacamole or with soups.

 

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