Almond Coconut Cracker
You always try to eat healthily and achieve your goal by having a balanced meal. What about your snack time? You come across many tempting snacks loaded with added sugars, oils, additives, and, alas! You lose control. You are not the only one, my friend. With all your good food habits and a proper fitness regime, unhealthy snacks are the villains to blame that give you discretionary calories without any nutritional value. Almond – Coconut cracker is a healthy, homemade snack that is rich in taste and melts in your mouth. This is an oven-baked cracker with a hint of cumin and the goodness of flax seeds to curb your cravings for something crisp and filling between meals. My almond-coconut crackers do not contain any added oil any preservatives. They have very few ingredients, unlike store-bought crackers. Besides, It is gluten-free and easy to make.
Both almond and coconut have significantly high fiber content that, along with flax seeds powder, gives nutritionally enhanced crackers that are a better choice over highly processed flour crackers. A perfect party snack and can be paired with hummus and guac. I am using almond flour, coconut Flour, Flax seeds powder, cumin seeds, and sea salt. I love it too much while it is warm straight out of the oven. You can cool it to room temperature and store it in an airtight jar for 3-4 days. You can also keep it in a refrigerator for a month. You can also use these crackers as a healthy substitute for croutons for your salad.
Makes- 60- 65 Crackers
Preparation time- 15 mins
Cooking time – 20 min
Total time- 35 mins
Almond flour- 2 cups
Coconut flour- 1 cup
Cumin seeds- 1 Tbsp
Flax seeds – 2 Tbsp ( powdered)
Sea salt- 1 tsp / as per taste
Water to knead
1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add little water at a time, and knead the mixture into a dough.
2. Take a piece of parchment paper and fold it. Next, take some dough, put it between parchment paper, and roll the dough to a thin sheet with the help of a rolling pin.
3. Cut the sheet into a desirable shape with the help of a knife. Transfer the shaped dough to a lined baking pan.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake your cracker for 20 mins
(Tip- Start checking on your crackers after 15 mins of baking. Thinner crackers get brown quickly. Take it out of the oven to avoid burning)
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