Keto dieters will love this keto seed crackers recipe, made with chia, pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds. They are delightfully crispy and loaded with healthy fats.
As you probably know, seeds are among the most keto-friendly foods you can eat on a low carb diet. They are very nutritious, filling, versatile, low in carbs, and high in fats!
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So, if you’re looking for a low carb snack recipe to include in your keto diet, this keto seed crackers recipe from Heavenly Fan is highly recommended. You can enjoy the crackers as they are or top them with a low-carb spread.
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The pumpkin seeds are unroasted but the white and black sesame seeds that Heavenly Fan is using in this recipe are toasted which gives the crackers a really nice flavor.
The recipe calls for dried oregano but you can use other herbs or even spices if you prefer a different flavor. Try making the crackers with different herbs and spices to see which ones you like best.
Psyllium husk powder is used to bind all the seeds together but you can use ground flaxseed or ground chia seed instead.
Heavenly Fan uses molten salt in the recipe which is a flaky type of salt but you can use a finer salt if you want. If you do then you would only need about half a teaspoon.
When you spread the mixture onto your baking tray you can cover it with some parchment paper and roll it out more evenly with a rolling pin or the side of a tall glass.
You eat them with a dip or spread of some sort like guacamole or cheese. They area also good with some plain mashed avocado.
Health benefits of seeds
Seeds have been called superfoods. They are packed with high quality protein, heart healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and polyphenols as well as that all important fiber. Fiber is so essential for the keto diet.
Related reading: Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies in a Keto Diet
Seeds contain the minerals magnesium, calcium and zinc and are rich in Vitamin E. They also contain vitamins B1 and B6.
Phytic acid is an antioxidant which seeds contain and is also found in nuts and grains. Sounds good doesn’t it? i mean we need antioxidants don’t we? The problem with phytic acid is that it can inhibit the absorption of minerals at the meal that contain it.
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Some say that soaking and sprouting seeds, nuts and grains before using and eating can help to remove the phytic acid. You can do this if you want but others say that if you eat a well balanced diet then there is no need for concern over it. Just make sure you don’t over do the nuts and seeds.
For an alternative crackers try this Cheese & Basil Keto Crackers Recipe made with coconut flour.
Keto Seed Crackers Recipe
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup black sesame
- ¼ cup white sesame
- 2 tbsp psyllium husk powder (or 4 tbsp ground flaxseed, 4 tbsp ground chia seed)
- 1 tsp coarse sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
- 2 tsp dried oregano or any herb of your choice
- ½ cup cold filtered water
1. In a bowl, combine the seeds, dried herbs, salt, pepper if using and psyllium husk powder.
2. Add the cold water and mix everything together really well so the phyllium gets distributed through the misture. Cover the bowl and leave it to rest for 15 to 20 min.
If the mixture feels too loose, add a dash of psyllium husk and mix in well again until the mixture thickens up.
3.Prepare the oven to 300F/150C while the mixture is resting.
4. Get a baking tray, line with unbleached parchment paper, and spread the seed mixture out evenly on it. The thickness should be similar to regular crackers.
5. Bake in a 300°F /150C preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until crispy. You can cut the crackers into squares halfway into the baking time while the mixture is still soft before returning to the oven for the rest of the time.
6. Leave to cool for a few minutes and enjoy with your chosen dip or spread!
Here’s Heavenly Fan’s video demo of the keto seed crackers recipe.
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