Yield8 to 9 dehydrator trays
2 cup golden flax seeds, soaked in 3 cups water for 4 to 6 hours (do not drain)
2 cup sunflower seeds (or almonds), soaked in water for 6 to 8 hours and drained
4 carrots, chopped
1/3 cup leeks, chopped
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup dried or fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons garlic powder or 3 cloves fresh garlic
2 tablespoons Italian seasonings
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
1. Blend the soaked flax and sunflower seeds (or almonds) in a food processor. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
2. Combine the carrots, leeks, bell pepper, rosemary, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne, and sea salt in the food processor and blend until finely minced.
3. Mix this with the flax/sunflower mixture in the bowl.
4. Spread on dehydrator sheets at about 1/2" thick, score into squares and dehydrate for 12 to 16 hours or until desired crispness. (Turn over halfway and break apart the croutons.)
Queenfluff's ThoughtsBy queenfluff
Now, you don’t have to miss having croutons on your salads!
The inspiration for this recipe comes from The Complete Book of Raw Foods. I made these because I could not find any other recipe for raw croutons anywhere. These turned out quite nice.
The recipe makes up to 9 dehydrator tray of croutons. I halved my recipe because I wanted to see if I liked them first. Halving it made about 4.
Also, I didn’t use leeks because I didn’t have any and the recipe still turned out great.
Also, I used almonds instead of sunflower seeds.
TIPS: I used a melon baller to create my crouton shapes before I dehydrated. So, they are a smallish round shape instead of square.
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