My Seed Cracker Recipe!
For the second ‘instalment’ of Wellness Wednesday, I thought I’d include a lovely recipe; and an easy one at that! If you watch my YouTube videos, you will have probably noticed that my breakfast often consists of a morning smoothie, a herby frittata, and the newest addition; homemade seed crackers! The reason that I have incorporated more savoury elements into my breakfast is that I’ve learnt that it is best to start the day with something savoury rather than something sweet. I’ve learnt this through various podcasts I’ve been listening to, and particularly through a book I’m reading called the Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspe, which talks about the importance of controlling your blood sugar levels. One vital way to do this is to start the day with a savoury breakfast, and yet an omelette by itself just doesn’t cut it for me!
I love to pair my eggs (whether simply fried in some good quality olive oil or mixed into a delicious frittata) with something such as a slice or two of Pumpernickel or Rye bread, or, inspired by the menu at The Nest at the new Bamford club, a seed cracker or two is just the ticket with my savoury breakfast. I make them in batches and store in an airtight container in a kitchen drawer – it’s ridiculously easy so I really hope you try it!
Read on for my fail-safe seed cracker recipe!
65g Pumpkin seeds
65g Sunflower seeds
50g Chia seeds
40g Sesame seeds
20g Flax seeds
A good pinch of salt
A handful of grated parmesan (optional)
1tbs Dried herbs
175ml Cold water
1 – Measure all seeds and seasoning into a bowl, add water and leave to soak for at least 20mins
2 – Meanwhile, preheat oven to 170C / 150C fan
3 – Line a shallow baking tray (approx 32cm x 22cm) with parchment paper
4 – Stir the seed and water mixture well, and then spread this mixture over the lined tray
5 – Bake until completely set and lightly browned (usually around 40 mins to 1hr), adding the parmesan at the 30 min mark if desired
6 – Leave the crackers in the tray to cool completely
7 – Once cool, break up the crackers into pieces and then store in an airtight container