Recipe Directions

Pour any amount of flax seeds in a large bowl and slightly cover with filtered water. Soak for 30 minutes. At this point the consistency should be gooey. If you would like, you may place the seeds in a colander to drain whatever excess water that remains. Pour the mixture onto teflex sheets and dehydrate at 110 degrees for about 24 hours, flipping when the crackers are easy enough to handle without falling apart.

Greenfish33's Thoughts

I have created disasters and successful accidents, and I am proud to say that this is a successful accident. I wanted to soak flax seeds for a bread recipe, and when I got around to checking their progress, all I discovered was a gooey mixture of flax seeds that would refuse to drain. I didn’t want to waste my precious flax seeds so I just popped them in the dehydrator et voila! crackers!

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wow, that's a great tip - I'll have to try that

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Flax Crackers are my new "empty the fridge" recipe- those last bits of produce that aren't going to get used before my next shopping trip - I just blend whatever veggies / herbs I'm worried will go bad before I can use them, throw in some flax seeds, and voila!!!
I've got some flax crackers soaking in blended celery, tomato, cilantro and a bit of onion right now just about ready to go into the dehydrator. So nice to have an empty fridge before I head to the store and a yummy treat waiting when I get back :)
Yummy!!!

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ok, well, i tried it. it worked pretty well. i had to leave it in the oven for about twice as long, though. my oven stays warm at a little less than 100 degrees for some reason even when it's not on, so it definitely works! thanks for the recipe. i sprinkled them with salt and chili powder. next time i might add garlic.
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suppose one did this in an oven. does a cookie sheet substitute well for "teflex" (which i have no idea what it is)? should i use some parchment paper or something?
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thanks so much for the tip! I guess Juliano can't be right all the time with his soaking table.

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:) The gooeyness of soaked flax seeds is what keeps them together as crackers. If you let them soak for about 2 hours, they will have soaked up all the water and be less slimy, or I should say a different type of slimy...thicker glop of flax LOL! :) Great discovery! I tried washing off the goo when I first started eating raw and it just doesn't happen, you can get rid of some, but not all :)

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