Chia Seeds are the superfood highlight in the September/October issue of HLMS. In their honor, I am going to share some recipes from my kitchen. Enjoy the nutty, crisp taste of these crackers as a healthy snack. You can eat them plain or with a delicious dip.

Chia Seed Crackers

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup flour, preferably whole grain
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. garlic
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Dough will be thin.
  3. Let mixture sit 30 minutes, allowing the chia seeds to absorb moisture. Dough will become much thicker.
  4. Spread the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment paper on top of the dough. Using a rolling-pin, roll out dough thinly.
  5. Carefully remove the top layer of parchment paper.
  6. Cut dough into small squares but do not separate the squares.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until crisp and golden brown.

Per serving: 136.4 calories