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This recipe will fill 2 baking trays and if you cut each baking tray in 10 pieces, each cracker is 1,44 carbs. Both the baking trays is in the oven at the same time.


100 gram almonds
200 gram sesame
50 gram flaxseed
1/2 ts salt
2 topped ss Psyllium hulls
1/2 liter cold water

I put the almonds in my Food Processor and chop them really fine. Then I mix everything in a bowl just using a spoon. Leave it for 5 minutes to make the Psyllium hulls to swell.
I set the oven on 160 degrees celcius hot air.
I put baking paper in 2 baking trays, and lay half of the dough in each baking tray.
I use a spatula to make the dough cover all of the tray. I use a pizzacutter to make 10 pieces in each tray.
I put both of the trays in the oven at the same time using hot air. After about 45 minutes I take them out, seperate the crackers and turns them. Then I put them back in the oven again, but now I have the ovendoor slightly open.
After about 45 minutes the crackers are dry all through and really crispy.
I let them cool on a grate. When they are cooled, I put them in a closed box, and they will stay crispy and tasty for more than a month (mine always been eaten at that time).
Enjoy!
 

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Then as I read it, it would be as below:

4 oz almond meal (3/4 c. almond flour)
7 oz sesame seeds (1c. sesame seed)
2 oz flaxseed (3/4 c. flax seed)
1/2 t. salt
2 soup spoons of Psyllium Hulls ( 2 T.)
2 c. water

Bake at 325 degrees....etc.

Does this sound correct? I wish I had the sesame and Psyllium on hand to try this right now!
 

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This recipe looks so good. I don't have a food processor. Is there anything that can be substituted for it? It has been sooooooo long since I enjoyed more than a "whiff" of a cracker :)
 

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People who doesn`t are diabetic or need to think about their health also loves those crackers.
Strawberry: I think you can use a rod mixer, or an electric coffee grinder if you don`t have a food processor.
Or you can do it the old fashion way, use a hammer:rolleyes:
I`ve never tried using bought almond flour (I think iherb.com sells it, but I`m not sure. Here I can buy it in stores for healthfood).The bought almond flour is much finer flour than if I just use the food processor. I like to have it coarsely ground, but you can try with finer flour.
 

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Just when I think I know all of the ingredients that are used in low carb recipes, you guys come up with things I've never heard of before like chia seeds and psyllium hulls. I figure you get the psyllium hulls from the Whole Foods store or Netrition. There is no whole foods or health food store anywhere near here. I doubt it, but I'll ask anyway... can I get psyllium hulls at Walmart or my local grocery store? Barring that, is there any ingredient I can substitute for it? Gizmo wants a cracker. :clock: (Sorry, it's the only bird icon I could find.) :D
 

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Here in Norway we can buy the psyllium hulls in grocery stores and also stores that sell healthfood.
I hope someone can tell where to buy it near you.
 

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Hope you find them!
And most of all I hope you all likes my crackers!
I ate two for breakfast with butter, egg, mayonnaise, tomato, red peppers and ham. A really tasty breakfast!:)
 

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I did find them and will be baking them tomorrow! I assume you use a baking pan the size of ours. If not, I will make very thin ones.

Thanks again, I'll be the 'bird in the mine' and give a review. I do hope they are good as they sound, but in any case, thanks for sending us the recipe!
 

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I looked on Netrition for psylium hulls. They didn't have any hulls, but sell psylium husk capsules and psylium husk powder. The info. said it is fiber that can bulk over 100 times it's original density. Some people classify it as a laxative. It also says because psyllium forms an indigestible mass, it should not be taken with other supplements and should not be taken with water soluble supplements or medications in water suspension. Also, fluid intake should be increased when taking it. Psyllium should be avoided in cases of bowel obstruction or perforations.

I looked it up at Walgreen's website, here is the link. Looks like (at least here in the states) it is considered to be a laxative or colon cleanser.

Patdart, we want more than just a report on the taste, if ya know what I mean. :wink:
 

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Flaxseed searches get you that same sorta data - laxative effect, purgative, colon cleanser . . . we use a lotta flaxseed & flaxseed meal around here - anybody having trouble with flaxseed? I do know that psyllium is what is used in Metamucil . . . y'think it's prob'ly about the same?
 

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Flaxseed searches get you that same sorta data - laxative effect, purgative, colon cleanser . . . we use a lotta flaxseed & flaxseed meal around here - anybody having trouble with flaxseed? I do know that psyllium is what is used in Metamucil . . . y'think it's prob'ly about the same?
That's good info. to know. I'm not afraid of Metamucil. Thanks, Shanny. I should probably be getting more fiber anyway and with only 2 tablespoons in the whole thing, a couple of crackers wouldn't have much in it. I do plan to try this recipe and am glad to find out I can get the phylium at Walgreen's. After reading the info. at Netrition, phylium probably works well for making crackers because it absorbs so much liquid. I think it would be a good ingredient to use in other things, maybe cookies to make them more crisp. I'm looking forward to Pat's review.
 

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I use psyllium husks in place of flax all the time...it is VERY absorbent...so don't leave it too long before adding it to the recipe to cooking it...
 

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So I should store it like I do the coconut flour - sealed in a coupla zip bags with the air all pressed out? (whenever I can find some of it!)
 

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lol yes...bugs like the stuff too...I use it in rissoles/meatballs and anything really that you use breadcrumbs on/in...I make pancakes from it and add shrimp and chinese veg...or cinnamon and splenda etc...I love the stuff coz its no carbbbbbb
 
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I did find them and will be baking them tomorrow! I assume you use a baking pan the size of ours. If not, I will make very thin ones.

Thanks again, I'll be the 'bird in the mine' and give a review. I do hope they are good as they sound, but in any case, thanks for sending us the recipe!
When I said baking pan I meant the baking pan that came with the oven. Mine is about 30 cm X 40 cm, and the crackers are really thin (sometimes it gets so thin there will be a whole in the dough in the pan
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Thanks for that info, optimist!

About the laxative quality, that's what made me sit up and take notice! I have a tendency to need Miralax nearly daily due to my love of cheese, which I find very binding. My doctor has told me it was okay given my problem to take it that often, so just having a couple of crackers daily should be GOOD for me. :)

I'm going to give it a try in just a bit. The health food store had it with the 'cleanse' products along with the other forms mentioned. They tried to tell me the powder would be better until I explained I was making crackers with it. Do any of you use any of the other forms for cooking or just the husks?
 

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I really hope you will love them as much as i do!
I often have a little box of them in the car as easy to eat snacks when we have to go somewhere.
I`ve also given some to friends, and it`s a gift everyone has liked!
 
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