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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).
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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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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!)
Dang! This is wonderful! Dutch Bakery, here I come!

(Dutch Bakery & Bulk Food Store is run by Old Order Mennonites an hour or so from here on Hwy 50 in Tipton MO . . . )
Make the original recipe for cereal, and either use half of it for crackers and half seasoned, but you are going to love it....I promise!
Gotcha. And I trust ya! :D
I wonder if the powder isn't what we know from Metamucil-type products that turns to a gel when you mix it with water? I'm going to be looking for something that actually looks like husks or hulls. How am I doin' so far, Optimist? Pat? Moon?
Okaaay . . . so the Dutch Bulk Food Store isn't gonna help me with psyllium . . . rats! I better call up there before we plan the excursion any further.
Yay! The health food store finally got their order for psyllium husks . . . maybe I'll get these crackers made this weekend!
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Hey optimist? Is this whole flaxseed or flaxseed meal? I have both, just need to know which one.
So Moon - are you using whole flaxseed or flaxseed meal?
Okay, Shanny - we'll be watching this space for a full report on your cracker taste-test ...
I hope I can get the psyllium today - we'll be going to town in the next coupla hours. Keeping fingers crossed!
Okay, Shanny - we'll be watching this space for a full report on your cracker taste-test ...
Sublime - that's all I can think of - sublime! With a dollop of smoked salmon spread, absolutely positively sublime!

I hadda give the recipe to the health food store lady! ROFL! She was trying to give me advice for using the psyllium & flaxseed - like the flaxseed needs to be ground, yadda yadda . . . so I gave up & told her what I wanted it for. THAT got her attention! =)
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I ran these through NutritionData & came up with these figures . . . I got 24 crackers from each pan & they're about the size of regular saltines.

serving size: 1 saltine-size cracker 17g

calories: 45
calories from fat: 34
total fat: 4g
saturated fat: 0g
trans fat: 0g
cholesterol: 0mg
sodium: 27mg
total carbs: 1g
dietary fiber: 1g
sugars 0g
protein: 1g
calcium: 1%
iron: 2%
also a good source of magnesium, copper, manganese & selenium

If you cut your crackers larger - getting 12 crackers per pan - the values are more like this:

serving size: 1 cracker 34g (more the size of a slice of bread)
calories per serving: 89
calories from fat: 68
total fat: 8g
saturated fat: 1g
trans fat: 0g
cholesterol: 0mg
sodium: 54mg
total carbs: 3g
dietary fiber: 2g
sugars: 0g
protein: 3g
calcium: 2%
iron: 4%
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I have four or five pkgs of GG, and I think I'll still use them for my GG granola. 'Course I'll have to try these as "cereal" too - they could even replace GG there too! Yeah - these are the ultimate! Optimist's Ultimate Cracker!
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Forty-eight is what I got from the entire recipe - cutting each pan into 24 - and that's what I ran the nutritional values with. They're about the size of a regular saltine.

I absolutely can't leave them alone - these crackers loaded with my smoked salmon spread are just incredible! I'm sure my other dips & spreads will be the same - and I'm having to remind myself of Pat's admonition regarding the natural side effects of psyllium & flax . . .
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Shanny - You could always use the old excuse my sons used to give me when questioned "why did you do this?" They would tell me "the Devil made me do it" :)

btw........I have my first batch in the oven as we speak......
You are SO gonna love these, Strawb! :cool:
These crackers make good "cereal" too

I got around to crumbling these up with nuts for my occasional bowl of "cereal", and it's as good or better than Dr. Bernstein's GG crackers. Maybe we should alert him to these, y'think?! :D

Anyhow, I amended the GG granola recipe to include this option.
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I'm baking more of them again today - got the oven heating as I'm typing this! We love you, optimist! ;)
ok I know I'm weeks behind everyone on the crackerfest first batch were good but a tiny bit too thick...I rolled the second batch between 2 pieces of baking paper and got it very thin...worked much I had to make some hummus :) I am soooooooooooooo delighted...*hugz optomist to smithereeeeens* thank you!
lol . . . now you've got me saying "why didn't I think of that?!" Mine have definitely been uneven & I didn't particularly mind, but rolling between parchment pages is ideal.

I just gotta stop sprinkling them with cinnamon & xylitol . . . I can eat the whole batch in one afternoon & then there's none left for the cheese spreads. :( :rolleyes:
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Unless you ate the entire batch of crackers at one sitting, I doubt you could notice any effect. Are you familiar with how Metamucil works? Same stuff.

The dosage for psyllium husks as a colon cleanse is one tablespoon, administered 1 to 3 times a day. The measure for the entire batch of crackers is two tablespoons. I'd say at least try it without tweaking it. I think you'll be surprised. you think the psyllium husks could be substituted with chia seeds? I'm a little afraid to use the psyllium husks because I have enough things that set me off to the bathroom, so I really don't want to have something that I KNOW will send me there. What do you think? I don't know if you have any knowledge of the chia seeds. Just curious.
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