Overview

These buttery raw walnut zucchini crackers are the raw food alternative to the Ritz Crackers. Well, perhaps they don't taste exactly like raw Ritz Crackers, but they sure are savory, buttery and they melt in your mouth. Walnuts and zucchini are the main ingredients. A dehydrator is required.
  • Prep Time

    10 min
  • Total Time

    12 hours 10 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Yield

    2 dehydrator trays
  • Shelf Life

    5 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Fully immerse walnuts in a bowl. Let sit for two hours. Discard soak water.  Quickly rinse the walnuts again.
  • 2. Place walnuts in a food processor. Process them until they are in very small uniform pieces (Mindi suggests that they should resemble cous cous.). Transfer the ground walnuts to a bowl.
  • 3. Place chopped zucchini in a food processor. Process the zucchini until it's in very small pieces. Add the processed zucchini into the bowl that already has the walnuts in it.

     4. Add ground flax, hemp seeds and salt to the bowl.

  •  5. Stir well until fully mixed. Add enough water to make spreadable dough ( 1/2 to 1 cup)
  • 6. Spread the batter onto two dehydrator trays.
  •  7. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for the first hour, then lower to 105 degrees for the remaining time. Once they start to stay together very nicely (after a couple of hours in the dehydrator), remove them from the dehydrator. Take a knife and "cut" where you want your cracker lines to be. Once they're done (I dehydrate these for approximately 12 hours in total, because I eat them so fast that I like to leave a tiny bit of moisture still in them. You may need to leave them in longer depending on your batter and the moisture in the air), you'll be able to simply snap them along the lines that you made in the dough.
  • 8. You'll know that they're done when they look and taste like delicious crackers and snap easily. If they're still kind of wet or doughy, they are not done.
  • 9. Serve with thinly sliced tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, etc. They're crackers, so do whatever you like with them! Store them in a tightly sealed container.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

These buttery raw walnut zucchini crackers are to die for. Warning: Once you make these crackers you'll never be able to go back to normal raw crackers. Consider yourself warned.

These crackers have been described as the raw food alternative to the "Ritz Cracker." Well, perhaps they don't taste exactly like raw Ritz Crackers, but they sure are savory, buttery and they melt in your mouth. Pure raw cracker bliss!

Mmm, serve with thinly sliced tomato and/or avocado... TO DIE FOR!

This raw cracker recipe requires a dehydrator.

Nutrition Overview

B+grade
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, and Iron.

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Your friend is me, right? ;) I love them too, but haven't made them lately. I can't wait for zucc season!!!!!!

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I love these walnut zucchini crackers..I am going to make some for my friend!!

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You're very welcome, Helena. Sounds like they (and you!) were a hit at the party!

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Would these freeze well? I have soo much zucchini I need to use soon.

Thanks!

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Hi Mama J! yes - they are lovely frozen!!

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Made these last night - they are lovely! They are quite crumbly - I turned them onto the mesh after a few hours so perhaps I over-dried them. I sprinkled some with hot chilli pepper which is lovely - and I also topped a few with nutritional yeast. Next time I might mix the yeast in with the mix for a more cheesy cracker. Definitely a recipe to make again and again.

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Love the texture hey?? Great idea to use them as a base for a cheesy cracker. I might have to steal that idea!

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I also meant to ask why I can't see this recipe on the 'menu' under Dehydrated Raw Crackers

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Hi Sarah!

That's strange - maybe because it was on page two?? Not sure - let me know. There could be a prob that I am not aware of. I do see it when I click here and go to page two (https://www.therawtarian.com/recipe-categories/dehydrated-raw-crackers-w...), but perhaps you were talking about a different area entirely :)

Let me know if you have a chance. Thank you!

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Steal away Laura-Jane! I like the texture, though I found it hard to spread things on it as mine just crumbled so I might take them out earlier next time - or make them slightly thicker.

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:)

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Fantastic recipe!!!!! Even my meat eating husband liked these!

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lol, good news, Mary! I'm glad you both liked the crackers!

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Is there a way to print your recipes without copying and pasting? Looking forward to making some raw crackers!

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Hi Gayle,

In short, I do offer printable PDFs as one of the many benefits of becoming a member of "The Rawtarian's Kitchen" (www.therawtarian.com/trk - you can purchase a membership here) BUT if that is not in the budget and not something that appeals to you, I completely understand… in that case you can copy the text into word and paste from there. A little more time consuming but it definitely works

Also, if you have a smartphone some people enjoy my "recipe" app - it costs a few dollars, but it's very handy in the kitchen if you have a smartphone or iPad

Hope this helps!

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I don't want to rate. I just want to ask a question because I am interested in making these, but I am confused about prior comments I read. Is it okay to substitute the hemp seeds for chia seeds? Or are you saying to use cashews as a substitute for the hemp seeds?

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Hi Janae,

To be honest, I don't recommend substituting the hempseeds for anything. You need hempseeds for this recipe. (I recognize I said yes below, but I don't think it would turn out well so I am revising my statement.)

(But you can use cashews or pecans instead of walnuts.)

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Thank you for the response. I will follow your recipe and use hempseeds. BTW thanks for all your lovely recipes. I am having so much fun trying them :)

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Happy to help, Janae :)

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Really yummers :) I think I will add a little less salt though next time, 2 teaspoons was just a bit too much for my taste, I'll add to taste next time.

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Hi Melinda,

Upon further reflection, I agree with you about the salt amounts. I have reduced it from 2 teaspoons to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Thanks for your comment! It's notes like yours that make this place GREAT!

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Inge's Review

Raw cracker recipe - Buttery walnut zucchini crackers
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Is it possible to grind or chop the hamp seed and the flax seeds - or will it cause a problem with storage?

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Hi Inge - why would you grind/chop before storing?

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Hello all! I'm trying this recipe for the first time next week, and I must say I'm apprehensive. I bought my dehydrator earlier this summer and I'm 0 for 3 for cracker recipes. They end up either too thick, or never crisp up, or get soggy after a few days... Yuck. I live in Idaho, notery humid, average is about 15-25%. Thoughts or tips?

Also I am getting away from some serious junk food habits, and I notice this recipe doesn't call for hardly any seasoning. I'm gonna need a little kick here to keep me away from the Doritos!! Can I add something to make them a bit savory? I have nutritional yeast and liquid aminos, and a bunch of Indian spices. Any tips on this would be so awesome!

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Crackers can get soggy after a few days. You can always store them in the refrigerator and then dehydrate them again for a bit if crispiness is really important to you.

Have you tried this recipe? It's the cracker recipe that I make the most frequently. It always turns out well for me : https://www.therawtarian.com/raw-flax-cracker-recipe

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Thanks for the commentary, instead of to die for how about to LOVE/LIVE for !?

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I too would like to change any food related comments that says I would die for! to I would live for! I am not willing to die for any food -especially where it comes to raw food. It makes us want to live. LOL

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Well said Carole!

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