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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Rosemary Crackers

Hi guys!

I'm sorry to say that Summer has seemingly left us during this last week. It dropped something like 30 degrees overnight. Yikes! Let's just hope that we'll be getting at least a few more warm days before Fall really sets in.

With the arrival of the cooler weather, I've been spending a lot more time indoors, experimenting in the kitchen. Besides doing recipe development and testing for a new book (Yay!), I went on a major kale chip kick, filling the dehydrator twice with different variations of these yummies. Why haven't I gotten into these earlier; they're so utterly addictive!

I also managed to sneak in a couple of trays of Rosemary Crackers. I'm always on the look out for a good cracker to add to our list of staples, so when Velvet shared the recipe on Raw Freedom Community and mentioned that she couldn't stop eating them, it got my attention. These are probably the simplest flax crackers I've ever made and are soooo delicious! I'm having a hard time not popping one or two in my mouth every time I walk by the jar!

Rosemary Crackers
Posted by Velvet on Raw Freedom Community here

Rosemary crackers are very easy to make, and are the perfect snack or addition to salads. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, iron and seasoned with mineral rich salt, these crackers will ensure you get top nutrition while loving every bite.

Ingredients: (fills 1 dehydrator tray)
- 1 cup sprouted flax seed powder*
- 1/2 cup whole flax seeds
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbs dried rosemary
-  Salt to taste (about 1/4 tsp + more to sprinkle)

- Combine the flax powder, flax seeds, nutritional yeast, salt and rosemary in a large bowl.

- Mix about 1 cup of water by hand until well combined.

- Spread on a ParaFlexx dehydrator sheet to cover the entire sheet. Gently, score the batter into squares, or any shape you like.

- Dehydrate overnight, and flip onto a mesh screen. Dehydrate further until crispy.

* Or use regular ground flax seeds, which will give you the same result but are less nutritious.

Carmella's Note: I didn't have sprouted flax seeds powder so I used regular ground golden flax.


  1. Have you tried making these with fresh rosemary? I have a little plant that is doing quite well, and I'm glad because I have found that dried rosemary seems to deteriorate fairly rapidly relative to other dried herbs. It just looks like beigey-green colored sticks, and doesn't taste much better. Plus, I love the little blue flowers on my plant :).

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I actually have everything I need on hand.

  2. Btw, have you ever tried Ani Phyo's recipe for rosemary guacamole in her first book? I love guacamole made in the more traditional way, but I really wondered about this variation. I've discovered I really like it just as much, and enjoy it as a change of pace.

  3. Hi Mindy,

    I haven't tried this recipe with the fresh stuff but I bet it would be lovely!

    Hum, Ani's variation on guac sounds interesting. Thanks for pointing it out, I'll give it a try.

  4. your crackers look awesome! recently i tried my hand at sweet seed-based raw crackers..they turned out great. i would love to try your recipe...nooch, mmmm, good!

  5. Yay! I saw the title and wondered if they were mine :) Glad you liked them!

  6. Hi - i'd really love to make these to go with my awesome vegan/raw cashew cheese ball, but I am wondering if I could make these by leaving them on a cookie sheet on my radiator? I don't have a dehydrator, and no money for one right now, but would love homemade raw crackers and heard you could do some things by leaving on a radiator. Any thoughts?

  7. Michaela,

    I'm not sure about the radiator as I think it would be difficult to control the temperature. However you could use your oven. Just turn it on so that the light comes on and leave the door open to prevent overheating.

    You could also try using a light bulb inside the oven with the door closed.

    Hope this helps!