Seedy Oat Crackers (Vegan + Gluten-Free); this guiltless crackers are packed with nutrient dense ingredients, for a healthy and satisfying snack that no one will resist! Make ahead of the Holiday craziness of keep ’em coming all year long.
The Holidays are fast approaching and I can feel my body tense up with the thought of what-to-serve! Sound familiar ? No matter how many times we have done it, or whether we have an easy crowd to please, it can be an overwhelming task to fulfill. However with a little planning (or making ahead if you will) and a dash of Holiday cheer, we can conquer yet another Holiday festivity. In light of this, I made these incredibly delicious seeds crackers, which will be a perfect addition to your Holiday menu and I know everyone will love it!
When I first saw this recipe on Bon Appétit Magazine, my eyes popped out of it’s socket 🙂 I jumped from the couch and marched straight to my kitchen to make these yummy bites. I mean, we only consume nuts and seeds by the pounds and those overpriced boxes of healthy crackers I buy, are getting on my nerves. This is the perfect
Nutcracker Nut-and-Cracker solution to feed my domesticated squirrels or at least it gives me break from making these Nuts and Seeds Energy Bite all the time.
Don’t you make the same mistakes…
It had to be around 9pm when I started making these seeds crackers. Fired by a jolt of excitement, I was determined to make these a new pantry staple at my house. However, my first batch turned out less than appealing and I quickly learned to keep a close eye on them because when they start to turn brown… they brown real fast. Aside from practically burned, my first batch was also a bit too salty, slightly chewy and had an overall unappealing after taste, from the coconut flakes I figured. Luckily the Alpha squirrel at my house won’t let past anything that contains nuts or seeds in it, so not a total loss…
The next morning, enlightened by the thought of adding this one key ingredient that would pull it all together and give me the right texture and “crack” sound you hear when you bite into a perfect crunchy cracker, off I went to try it again. (WARNING; the next sentence contain an excessive amount of exclamation point. Bypass this sentence if you suffer from EEPD – excessive exclamation point disorder. And yes I just made that up)
>>Holy moly! These are THE BEST CRACKERS EVER!!! as in –in the history of all crackers!! Never, ever will I buy those fancy seeds crackers again!!!! They are so yummy and perfect!!<<
These seedy oat crackers are perfectly crunchy, nutrient dense snack that are healthy and filling. Make ahead of the Holiday craziness or keep them coming all year long. These crackers store well for up to 2 weeks, but my guess is, by then they will be long gone.
Let’s analyze these yummies again;
- Gluten-free and Vegan
- Seeds = good source of fiber, protein and healthy fats
- Easy and fun to make
- Perfect for the Holidays
- Store well for 2 weeks
- A perfect snack for between meals
- And yes, totally crowd impressing
Seedy Oat Crackers (Bon Appétit inspired)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup flex seeds
- 1/3 cup brown rice flour
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp Agave
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 4 tbsp canola oil
- 3/4 cup water room temperature
- Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees.
- Mix all the dry ingredients to combine.
- Stir the oil, agave and water in a small bowl and pour over the oat mixture. Toss until soaked then let it sit for 10 minutes to allow mixture to absorb the moisture and thicken.
- Form into a ball. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, press another sheet of parchment on top, and roll out to 1/8'' thick (the shape doesn't matter).
- Remove top layer of parchment paper. Bake cracker until golden brown around the edges (about 15 minutes). Remove from oven and carefully turn over cracker. Remove parchment paper and bake cracker until firm and the other side is golden brown around the edges (an additional 15 minutes).
- Let cool on baking sheet, then break into pieces.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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