Second post today. The last one just kind of emerged from somewhere… Love it when that happens.
So, what I was originally supposed to write about earlier was about my attempt at making a healthy cracker at home. I wrote a post recently about energy bars where I mentioned that I would be posting new recipes, experiments and so on. Well, here’s the second in a long series of these types of convenient food recipes I hope to share with you.
This particular recipe was indeed an experiment. I’d never done this before and assumed that I would encounter some problems, and guess what!? I did. Thankfully for you and I, they were minor.
Here’s how it all went down:
My plan was simple, similar to that of the energy bars(except for the cooking part) – essentially make a paste of your ingredients with a food processor and spread it over a baking sheet. Cook at a low temperature, until dry and hopefully cracker shaped!
Here’s my list of ingredients:
-handful of almonds
-handful of sunflower seeds
-half handful of pumpkin seeds
-One large shredded carrot
-dried grated unsweetened coconut
-2 tbls of coconut oil
-tbls dried yerba mate
-3 tbls lemon juice
I mixed them together in the food processor, applied some oil to a baking pan, spread the mixture out, and placed it in a 300° oven for just over 30 min.
Here are the results:
They came out looking nicely. Healthy to say the least, which some might be enthused about and others not so much….
They tasted quite good, although, the lemon juice acidity at the beginning might not be for everyone. I think I’ll add less next time. Or I might try something else entirely. The texture was good, crunchy and dense, but the big problem was that they don’t hold together. They break into smaller pieces, making for a savory granola looking mix as opposed to crackers.
I’m still rather pleased about having them. I’ve left them out in a tupper on the counter. I don’t think they need refrigeration and they won’t be around for that long anyways.
If anyone has any ideas on how I could bind the paste so that I could get real crackers, please share.
Thanks for dropping by,