Hello Dear Readers,
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
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
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Line a 9 x 12 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine all seven ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Add 3/4 cup of water and stir to mix thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish and press with the back of a spoon or moistened hands to even out smoothly.
- Bake in the oven for 27-31 minutes or until edges begin to lightly crisp.
- Lift the paper and crackers out of the baking dish and place on a cooling rack.
- 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|
|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
Ooh, these look super healthy and easy to make. Thanks for posting! Will be trying these when we get home. I also share your passion for hummus. It’s a staple in our house.
Thanks Lisa. They are simple! I hope you are having a wonderful vacation. I look forward to reading about it and seeing your pictures when you return.
GOTTA try these!!! Thanks for posting!
Just saw this, Camille! They are very simple to prepare. It was fun to meet you in person this week!
I’m so excited to find this recipe Diana! Great source of protein with all 8 Amino Acids the body needs from the Quinoa and a much healthier source of Calcium than supplements. Looks so easy to make. Always like to know how to make something crispy without a lot of added fat. Love that you post the nutritional facts!
I love the crackers for all of the same reasons that you mentioned! Thanks for the reminder…I will be making them again sometime soon. 🙂
Diana, These look amazing can’t wait to try them I just watched a video with Kathy Hester last night thank you for the great recipe for Quinoa . I have a great dish to serve my family for Passover Can’t wait to try it . Your recipe for challah looks wonderful I will make this right after passover. I have been trying to find a good challah substitute and only came up with ezekial bread as my go to. Thanks.
Got any ideas for a hummus substitute can’t use beans over Passover I tried pumpkin and didn’t like it I love beets maybe that would work . Do you have any suggestions? Looking for to hear from you
Hi Rivka- So nice to hear from you! I haven’t made it yet, but am planning to adapt my “Simple No Oil Hummus” recipe for Passover with peeled raw zucchini instead of chickpeas. The Detoxinista site has one that looks very good called “MY FAVORITE ZUCCHINI HUMMUS”. I’ll report back if I have luck with my recipe testing.