Crispy Crunchy Crackers

Crackers

On Sundays my daughter has swimming lessons. I had always taken her, and when my little boy came along the three of us would go together. However we recently decided that it might work better for everyone if Dad and daughter went swimming and Mum and son stayed home.

My little man had a hard time coming to terms with this. It is very seldom, if ever, that he and his Sister are separated other than when she goes to school.

It has been a few weeks now since we made the change and he is coming around. He quickly realised that these mornings to ourselves meant a lot of taste testing and a great deal of time spent sitting on the ground with Mum feasting on all of his favourite foods.

We typically spend it creating a thing or two then overindulging on mangos and blueberries. Before lunch we head outside, hand in hand, for a walk if the weather permits. Dad often returns to a messy kitchen and a messy face. My daughter is always excited to see the treats waiting for her.

It was a little tricky for me to give up taking Lu to swimming. My daughter and I are rarely apart and that is how it has been since she blessed my world. However it has turned out fun for everyone and I think we all look forward to it. Dad loves getting out, often they grab a treat to bring home for lunch and he gets to swing by his favourite grog shop. Lu comes home to tasty surprises and the little boy has Mum all to himself. I get to mess up the kitchen without driving my husband crazy, it is a win win!

Last Sunday we made these crackers, my boy ate the entire batch…..I didn’t tell Lu.

Crispy Crunchy Crackers

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup chia seeds

2 tablespoons honey

3  tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa or carob

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Put all ingredients into your blender or food processor in the order listed above, blend until combined. The mixture may not look like it is coming together but when you touch it you will see that it is sticky. Using damp hands I pile the mixture onto a sheet of baking paper, I smooth it over, place another sheet of baking paper on top and roll it out to my desired thickness. I remove the top sheet of baking paper, place the mixture on a tray and bake for 12 – 14 minutes. Allow to cool completely and snap into crackers. Enjoy.

These crackers are not especially sweet, and everyone who has tried our latest batch would categorise them as savoury. I hope you like them.

  • http://FaceBook Noeleen Trueman

    These sound awesome. Was wondering though if they could be made without the honey and vanilla (I was thinking savoury),or is the honey essential to holding it all together?

    • bianca

      Hi Noeleen, I wouldn’t omit them as they give a nice flavour however I would try halving them. I would love to hear how that turns out for you. Many thanks, Bianca

  • Misty

    these are delicious. My 3 year old is sitting at the bench eating them just as its cooled! I will be making these again for sure!

    • bianca

      Hi Misty, thank you, I am glad they are being enjoyed! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

  • Lauren

    Hi Bianca,

    Just wondering what sort of chia seeds you use – black or white? Does it matter?

    Thank you!

  • http://www.gutfeelinghealth.com Kelly

    Thanks Bianca. Just made these and they are delightful! I used a combo of white and black chia and super easy. Im not sure if they are savoury or a less sweet chocolate biscuit ;)

  • http://www.moderndaymissus.com Robyn B | Modern Day Missus

    Yum, they look delicious. I bought my first batch of coconut flour the other day and have been waiting for an easy recipe to use it with :-)

  • nikitaa

    hey where are the chocolate cookies that are in the photograph on the recipe index page?

    thank you xx

    • bianca

      They are the chewy chocolate cookies.

  • Daniela

    can u tell me another ingredient that can replace the coconut oil?

    • Renee Young

      Grassfed butter?

  • suz

    Can one use regular flour, or does it have to be coconut flour?
    Do you use white or black chia seeds?
    And how does this have to be stored ….. like in the freezer, fridge, or air tight container?
    Thanks! I’m really excited to try this recipe!!!

    • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Thank you. I have only made them with coconut flour. The chia seeds that I used where a mix but I am sure it wouldn’t matter. I store them in an air tight container in our pantry. I hope this helps.

  • araikwao

    These are great! I made them last night, and the 1yo and fussy hubby like them. Not so the 4yo, but more for the rest of us, I say! Wondering if I can sub in different seeds, as chia are so expensive?
    (I’m new to your website, by the way, this is only my third recipe of yours I’ve made, but I’ve really enjoyed them all so far, and usually at least one other family member does too! Thanks for sharing them.)

    • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Thank you so much!! I am glad you are enjoying the recipes. You could try using flax seeds. xx

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  • Annabelle Hogan

    Hi, just found your website via the eatdrinkpaleo website. Your recipes look delicious and so far I’ve tried the sweet potato bread to much success. I’d like to try these crackers but would rather make them savoury, what are your suggestions?

    • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Hi Annabelle, thank you so much. I really appreciate the feedback.
      These crackers are, surprisingly, more on the savoury then the sweet side. We typically serve them with a dip or cheese. They really do not taste of honey or cocoa / cacao, they are actually very mild in flavour. If you test them out I would love to hear what you think. Many thanks, Bianca.

  • Nicole Zois

    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes Bianca! Just wondering if I could use maple syrup instead of honey and how much I would need. Thanks.

    • bianca

      Thank you!! You sure can, I would use the same amount. I hope you enjoy them. x