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Raw Apple Cinnamon Crackers

Granny smith apple

Granny Smith Apple

Lately I have felt like I have been consuming too many nuts in my diet, and have been craving a cracker, that is both nut and flax free.¬† So today, I am experimenting with a chia version, and since I have a ton of apples sitting on my counter, I was inspired to make this wonderful treat ūüôā

  • 3 apples
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 cup of chia seed
  • 1 tbsp of agave syrup
  • 1/2 lemon – juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1/16 tsp of cayenne powder
  1. Grate three organic apples by hand or by using a food processor.  I used what I had on hand, which were two Macintosh and one Granny Smith apple .  Use whatever type of apple you like for this recipe.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 
  3. Spread onto two dehydrator trays and dehydrate for four hours.  Then flip, and dehydrate for another four hours, or until nice a crisp.

I personally love to put avocado on absolutely everything, so my first choice for topping for this cracker is avocado, but feel free to spread a nice cashew butter, berry spread, or anything else of your choosing on these crackers. 

Chia seed is one of the richest sources of Omega-3 and dietary fibre. Omega-3 fatty acids can normalize blood pressure and bad cholesterol and assist with a healthy heart and blood vessels.   It also contains high-quality protein, so if you think that you need eat meat to get your protein, then think again! Chia also helps strengthen muscle and bones, and is a super source of calcium, it contains more calcium than milk!

Chia can absorb about 12 times¬†its weight in water.¬† You will notice that if you mix these lovely little¬†seeds in water or any other liquids, it starts soaking up the liquid and starts to form a kind of gelatinous gel around the seed It’s really quite cool, check it out sometime.¬† Chia’s high fibre content¬† will¬†make you¬†feel full faster and longer, which is great if you are trying to lose weight or are on the go.¬† I throw some in my smoothie in the mornings, which will usually fill me up and take me through until lunch time!

Note: My camera has had better days, so unfortunately¬†I haven’t been able to take pictures lately, but I promise that in the new year, you will be viewing¬†some fine pictures of my dishes ūüėÄ