View Full Version : Can I make chia crackers like I make flax crackers?
04-23-2008, 02:05 AM
but without the flax?
I heard chia seeds are more neutral tasting, I would love to try them, how do I do this?
04-23-2008, 04:15 AM
I would like to know the answer to this also. If you have made chia crackers, please, please share the recipe! I DO NOT like flax crackers, but would love to make a crunchy cracker with chia!
04-23-2008, 05:10 AM
Here's a chia/sesame recipe I got from Gone Raw ~
one excalibur dehydrator tray
light,crisp, slightly sweet
* 1 cup chia seeds, unsoaked
* 1 cup unhulled raw sesame seeds, soaked 8 hours or overnight
* ½ cup light agave, or date syrup
* ¼ cup water, or maple syrup(not raw)
mix all ingredients together. allow mixture to stand for about half an hour,or more, to thicken. spread 1/8 inch thick on parchment paper on mesh sheet. score into desired size crackers.dehydrate at 115 degrees for 18-20 hours till crisp.
04-23-2008, 10:29 AM
please post how it turns out. 1c is a lot of chia and i'd love to know how they are before trying it myself.
04-23-2008, 02:09 PM
sweet! I just ordered my chia and sesame seeds... if it takes me forever by God I will make a successful sweet snack cracker!
04-23-2008, 02:31 PM
yes, have you tried making these? i am really interested as flax is not too appealing for me!
do post the results! i might try this with half a recipe. i will update if i do!
04-23-2008, 11:10 PM
let me know if you get to try this recipe before Friday, I won't get my seeds until then, I'm a little anxious about this recipe working out!
04-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Alrighty then....I made these, the pics are below.
I would divide the recipe to make 1 1/2 trays instead of 1...they are not really as thin as they could be. I used the recipe as stated and filled one tray. They are crisp but would be better thinner...they taste pretty good but somehow remind me of styrofoam. I would make sure to drink a LOT of water with these because chia seeds absorb 9 times their weight/volume of water and very little moisture is used in the making of these.
04-24-2008, 08:23 AM
What does Chia taste like??
04-24-2008, 08:27 AM
I don't have any idea how to answer that question...it doesn't taste like anything but itself.....you just have to try it for yourself and see what you think.
04-24-2008, 01:27 PM
i made these too. I really like them.
i added a bit of salt, sweet & salty..mmmmm
04-24-2008, 03:33 PM
Tropigal how thin did you spread these?
04-24-2008, 03:39 PM
Here's another recipe I found:
Basic Chia Seed Crackers
1 Part Chia soaked in 2 Parts water for an hour or so (like 1 C Chia soaked in 2 C water)
Flavor as you like, sweet or savory.
Spread thinly on teflex, start dehydrator at 140 for 1 hour then score crackers and turn temp down to 105 and dehydrate until crisp.
Garlic & sea salt
Cinnamon, vanilla and agave
Garlic, salt and basil
Spicy red pepper
04-24-2008, 06:09 PM
i spread them pretty thin, maybe 1/4"...???
i also added unsoaked raisins. I am liking them more every time i eat one!
04-24-2008, 06:11 PM
that's good to hear, so they were pretty easy to make huh?
and it looks like they stayed together pretty well without soaking!
04-27-2008, 10:08 AM
Ok, mine are ready this morning and these are GOOD! I just have a American harvester Snackmaster, and this recipe made 2 1/2 trays.
What I like best about them is that they don't need a yummy topping , they are quite good all on their own. Somewhat reminiscent of those sesame seed snaps I used to get for my kids.
Thanks for the recipe!
04-27-2008, 10:43 AM
I have been looking for something to do with my chia seeds! They get a little too slimmy for me to enjoy them in my smoothies everyday, it leaves a stick mess in the Vita-Mix. I think these crackers will be perfect. I have my sesame seeds soaking now.
Lady Green Jeans
04-27-2008, 12:52 PM
Do these crackers affect you the same way flax seed does?
04-27-2008, 02:14 PM
That's hard for me to say. now that I am drinking GS every morning, I have a BM almost every time I go! Sorry, TMI probably. So not sure.
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