Store-bought crackers and snacks aren’t always ideal when it comes to staying healthy. They frequently contain fillers and preservatives.
This multi-seed crackers recipe is made with pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed (linseed), sesame seeds, buckwheat and hemp seeds, and kale. These seed crackers are naturally gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, paleo, vegan and low-carb crackers! The resulting crackers are nutty-tasting, really delicious and quite moreish. You actually don’t feel the kale taste.
They are the perfect addition to mezze, dips, nibbles, platters, and more, or as a simple, nutritious snack to eat on their own.
I always end up slightly tweaking this recipe each time, depending on the seeds I have at home.
I prefer to bake these seed crackers at low temperatures. Seeds have a lot of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. When polyunsaturated fats are subjected to heat, as in roasting, they are more likely to be destroyed or oxidised. This might cause damaging free radicals to develop, which can damage your cells.
These crackers will store in an airtight container for up to three weeks at room temperature or preferably in the fridge to avoid going rancid, given that polyunsaturated fats are more delicate.
These crunchy crackers can be flavoured with a variety of herbs and spices: Italian herbs, garlic and onion powder, ‘everything bagel seasoning,’ basil, thyme, oregano, paprika, za’atar, etc. I’d recommend 1-2 teaspoons of each. For even more flavour, add some chopped nori/seaweed/furikake seasoning.
What’s Good About This Recipe?
- These crunchy multi-seed crackers are highly nutritious. Seeds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, fibre, vitamins (such as folate, vitamin B’s, vitamin E), and minerals (such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, plant iron and zinc). The protein, fat, and fibre content of seeds increases satiety and helps to balance blood sugar response contributing to fewer cravings and energy dips.
- Kale: What’s not to love about kale? This cruciferous vegetable is related to the cabbage family. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables, being high in fibre, antioxidants, calcium, vitamins C and K, iron, and a variety of other minerals that can help avoid a variety of health issues.