Ingredients (approx 3 trays of crackers)
- 4 cups wholemeal spelt (or wheat) fine flour
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons chia seeds
- 8 tablespoons oil
- 3 carrots
- a few pinches of salt
- Mix chia seeds and water in a bowl.
- Wash carrots and grate them finely (by hand or with a food processor).
- Add all other ingredients into the bowl: flour, oil, carrot and salt.
- Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon and then with hands. Dough should be quite thick and manageable.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (overnight is also ok).
- Remove from fridge and work with dough again. Add water or flour if needed.
- Roll dough 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Cut with cutters of your choice.
- Place about 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven 180 °C or 360 °F for 5-15 minutes (depending on size of shapes).
- Cool and store in cool and dry place.
- You may need to add flour to make the dough thicker or add water if the dough is too thick to roll out flat.
- Baking time will depend on the size of your shapes.
- Crackers will increase in size slightly during baking.
- Crackers are quite long lasting so you can make a bigger quantity at once.
- If you’re not sure whether you’ll like them or not, make just a few and adjust the ingredients quantities accordingly.
- Other seeds may be used: you can replace chia with linseed.
- You can add spices such as black pepper or caraway.
- You can sprinkle crackers with seeds or spices before baking.
Non-modified crackers are suitable for children aged 1 year and older. They are egg-, diary- and sugar-free. The drawback is that they are made of wheat flour and baked. Therefore give only a few pieces to children, just for fun or for a change. It is a good alternative to give to your child in a company of people consuming conventional sweets or salty snacks.