This recipe was originally taken from My Wholefood Life and is a copycat version of Mary’s Gone Crackers.
A good way to use up leftover rice and/or quinoa. They can take a bit of practice to make, but persevere as they are worth it. (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Yield: 25-30 crackers
1 cup cooked brown rice (cook with a little vegetable stock ideally)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
salt to taste
optional herbs: thyme, oregano, sage, basil or parsley, nutmeg, paprika, pepper
Preheat oven to 175°c.
- In a food processor combine the quinoa and rice into a mushy consistency.
- Add in all the seeds, salt and any other flavourings, with a bit of water and pulse until you have a mushy ball.
- Get out a sheet of baking parchment/greaseproof paper about the size of your baking sheet and lay it on the counter.
- Take HALF of the mixture and place it on the parchment.
- Using a rolling pin and another layer of parchment or a plastic bag etc, roll out the mixture, putting the second layer between the rolling pin and the mixture. That way you can roll it out without it getting stuck.
- Roll as thin as possible and then transfer the parchment and rolled mixture onto a baking sheet.
- Repeat the same steps with the second half.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Pull them out and carefully flip them and bake for another 12 minutes.
- When they are done, carefully break them into bite sized pieces and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the pieces are crispy. If you want squares – score the underside of the mixture when you turn it after 15 mins, and it should break along the lines when cooked.
I got about 30-40 crackers out of my batch. They keep for ages in a sealed container if completely dried out.
If you have them you can use silicone baking sheets instead of baking parchment etc for rolling out.
If you find they go a bit soft and chewy in a day or two pop them back in the oven on its lowest setting for about 15 mins. If your oven doesn’t go below 100°C prop the door open a crack, or put them in an oven that is switched off and cooling down after having been used for something else.