Try making these delicious, healthy crackers. They are made from chia seeds which are a powerhouse of nutrients. I flavoured mine with fresh herbs from the garden and sea salt but I am sure you could add any number of flavours. Try different seasonings in the form of herbs and spices or maybe some parmesan or pesto.
I made mine in a basic dehydrator, drying them for a day and a half at medium temperature (I don’t have a fancy Excalibur or the like that has exact temperature control). I imagine you could also dry these in an oven set at a low temperature.
The chia seeds are first mixed with water and left to soak for at least 20 minutes. After that you can add your flavours. Below you can see my chia mix spread out, ready to be dried.
Once done, the large sheet can be broken into crackers or chips and used with dip.
Do make sure you consume liquid with these chips as chia seeds, once dry will soak up moisture. If you eat too many without drinking then the moisture in your digestive system will be used to rehydrate the seeds. See below for detailed instructions on how to make these crackers.
Find out what my son Ethan thought of these chips when he tried them
These chia crackers are fantastic with dips. Flavour them any way you like. The chia seeds don't have a taste on their own so will rely on the addition of herbs, spices, salt and other seasonings. Be sure to consume water with the crackers as chia seeds soak up a lot of water.
- Mix chia seeds with the water and leave to sit for at least 20 minutes. Stir once during this time.
- Add the herbs and salt and mix well.
- Pour onto non-stick sheets in your dehydrator. Don't make the layer too thin - about 2mm thick.
- Dry on medium heat for 24-48hrs depending on the thickness of your mix and the exact temperature.
- Crackers are ready when the mix has gone hard and crispy.
- Break into pieces and serve with dip.