Flaxseed Crackers with Turmeric

Updated: Oct 4



The inspiration for this flaxseed recipe came from my favorite Trader Joe’s snack. Crispbread crackers! I love the Norwegian crispbread crackers, especially with beetroot hummus. Such a delicious and healthy vegan snack.



After reading How Not to Die from Dr. Michael Greger, I’m making more additions to my diet. One of them is turmeric! I often make golden oatmeal, and every morning now, I’m making golden almond milk with just a ¼ tsp of turmeric (the daily recommended amount). It’s unique, a bit earthy and the antioxidant benefits of this spice are abundant! Find out more in the nutrition section below.



What’s another way to increase your turmeric consumption? With turmeric flaxseed crackers! I wanted to replicate my favorite flaxseed crackers with a touch of turmeric and plenty of spices like oregano and thyme. I love how healthy they are and how simple they are to make. They bake for 20 minutes in the oven for 30 crackers that you can enjoy all week long!



These flaxseed crackers, also known as flackers, are packed with nutrients and flavor! I’m currently enjoying these turmeric crackers with lemon dill hummus, but they work perfectly with any spread on your vegan charcuterie board!



Details:


Yield: 30 crackers

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min


Ingredients:


1 cup ground flaxseed

½ cup sunflower seeds

2 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp oregano

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp salt

1 cup of water


Directions:


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  • Roughly chop the sunflower seeds.

  • In a bowl, add the flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, turmeric, and salt. Mix well.

  • To the dry ingredients, add the water and combine. Let it sit for 5 to 10 min.

  • Cover a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and spread the dough. Roll or press until you get a thin layer, and cut it into small squares.

  • Put it in the oven and bake for 20 - 25 min. And that’s it! Enjoy them with some hummus or guacamole!


Notes:


  • Store in airtight containers in the fridge for 2 weeks

  • Use ¼ tsp of paprika and ¼ tsp of chili powder for a spicy version.


Approximate cost:


$2.75. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.



Nutrition:


*Flax seeds are a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Plant-based ALA fatty acids are proven to have heart health benefits and are linked to a lower risk of stroke. They also contain a group of nutrients called lignans, which have powerful antioxidant and estrogen properties.

Flaxseeds may help in preventing breast and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer. With so much fiber packed in each tiny seed, adding flax seeds to your diet promotes regular bowel movements and can improve your digestive health.


*Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that suppress molecules that play roles in inflammation. Chronic inflammation contributes to many common Western diseases.

Curcumin neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes. It's also been found to boost levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.



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