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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!

6. Enjoy!