Zero Waste (Delicious) Seed Crackers
This year I am trying to reduce the amount of waste I create even further. One of the "luxuries" I was allowing myself was to buy crackers in the grocery store. But this holiday, I stumbled upon this awesome recipe from the Elephantastic Vegan. With some adaptations, I turned it into a family favourite! Delicious with cheese, homemade guacamole, hummus, you name it! Give it a try and let me know what you think.
What you need:
1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbsp chopped pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp whole flax seeds
1 1/2 tsp baking powder (honestly, I forgot this each time I made them!)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup water (maybe more depending on consistency)
What you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Add all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Then add wet ingredients and knead with your hands until the dough is smooth. You may need to add some more water at this stage.
3. Lightly flour a surface and roll out the dough until it is as thin as you can make it.
4. Use a pizza cutter to cut the crackers into the desired shape and lightly brush with olive oil.
5. Put them on a non-stick surface and bake in the oven for ~12 mins. Depending on how thin the crackers have been rolled out, they could take a little less or more times so watch them carefully the first time you make them!