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Quinoa Crackers and Hummus

 

Do you love hummus? It most certainly plays a starring role in our kitchen. We love it any style: lemony, garlicky, spicy, with roasted red peppers, black beans, chunky or smooth. The crackers, on the other hand, simply act as a vehicle for transporting hummus from bowl to mouth. In an attempt to shine the light on the crackers and pack as much nutritious energy into the snack as whole, I created this easy to prepare, delicious recipe. You will see from the nutritional analysis below that they contain?more protein, calcium, iron and fiber per ounce than any of our favorite store bought crackers. And they are a fantastic source of omega 3 fatty acids as well.

 

Nutrient Rich Quinoa Crackers

16 servings

 

1 cup quinoa flour

1/4  cup chia seeds

1/4  cup sesame seeds

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

4 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1 1/2  teaspoon garlic powder

3/4  teaspoon cumin seed

1/2  teaspoon salt

 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 x 12 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all seven ingredients in a medium bowl.
    Bob's Red Mill Quinoa Flour

    I use this flour.

     

    Quinoa Cracker Ingredients

    Ingredients ready to go.

     

  4. Add 3/4 cup of water and stir to mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and press with the back of a spoon or moistened hands to even out smoothly.

    Quinoa Mixture in Baking Dish

    All set for oven.

  6. Bake in the oven for 27-31 minutes or until edges begin to lightly crisp.
  7. Lift the paper and crackers out of the baking dish and place on a cooling rack.
  8. Once cooled, use a pizza cutter to cut crackers into desired shapes/sizes.

 

 

Nutritional Comparison Crackers * (1oz/30g serving)

Protein (g) Calcium (mg) Iron (mg) Fiber (g) Calories
Home-made Quinoa 3.0 80 1.0 3.5 90
Savory Thins 3.0 48 0.3 1.0 130
Brown Rice 1.5 0 0.2 1.5 90
Multigrain Wheat Thins 2.0 48 0.3 2.0 140

 

* Home-made Quinoa, Trader Joe’s Savory Thins, Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Crackers, Wheat Thins Multigrain Crackers

 

Enjoy! Questions and comments, please send them my way. I love to hear from you.

With warmest wishes xoxo,

 

? 2015 Beantown Kitchen- Reprint only by permission of the author

 

Diana

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