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Chile-seasoned Veggie Flax Crackers

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This satisfying snack is similar to Dill-seasoned Veggie Flax Crackers, but with a Southwest flavor profile.

Ancho and mulato are both sweet-flavored peppers, but there is a hint of heat in the cracker. Lovely! Find them at your local Hispanic grocery or in the ethnic section of your supermarket. Feel free to try other dried peppers if you can’t find anchos and mulatos.

Like my plain Flax Crackers, they’re delicious and crispy, and sturdy enough to spread yummy things on. And of course, they’re wheat- and gluten-free.

You will need

  • Parchment paper
  • Dehydrator
  • Nutribullet, coffee grinder, blender or food processor
  • Helpful: a spatula with a flexible head, like silicon or something else rubbbery

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole golden flax seeds (regular flax seeds will work, too)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, or drained canned tomatoes
  • 1 dried chile ancho pepper
  • 1 dried chile mulato pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Grind 1 cup of the flax seeds to power using a coffee grinder (in batches), food processor, or Nutribullet-type blender.
  2. Remove the stems and most of the seeds from the dried peppers. Grind them into small flakes or a powder.
  3. Blend green onions, carrots and tomatoes.
  4. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let soak for 12 to 24 hours.
    • The flax will absorb the water and puff up to form a thick batter.
  5. Cut a piece of parchment paper for each tray.
    • Each piece should fit your dehydrator trays exactly, so it lays flat in the tray.
    • Tip: You can stack layers of paper and cut them all at once.
    • Tip: if you have silicon liners, you might not need to use parchment paper.
  6. Place a sheet of parchment paper in each tray.
  7. Spread the batter about 1/8″ deep evenly over the parchment paper.
  8. Dehydrate 24 hours at 105°.
    • You can optionally flip the cracker halfway through.
      • Carefully peel the cracker from the parchment.
      • Carefully flip and replace on the parchment.
  9. Peel the crackers from the parchment, and enjoy!
  10. Options
    • Break into pieces for storage.
    • Store in zip-top bag, or…
    • Store in sealed containers to protect them from getting crushed.

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