Buckwheat, Hemp & Nori Crackers

Servings: Makes 40
Rating:
4
Cooking Time: 10 MINS
Prep Time: 20 MINS
Total Time: 30 MINS

These crunchy crackers from our FREE Guide to Health Snacking eBook are perfect on their own but also make for a wholesome accompaniment to homemade dips. We’ve opted for a combination of buckwheat flour and almond meal, which are both low on the glycemic index and impart a subtle nutty flavour. Hemp seeds contain polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as gamma-linolenic acid, which have been shown to reduce skin dryness, while the addition of nori—a type of seaweed that’s rich in vitamin B12—adds a surprising twist.

  • 1½ cups (220g) buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup (50g) almond meal
  • ½ cup (65g) hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½ cup (125ml) cold water, plus extra for brushing
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 nori sheets
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Combine the buckwheat flour, almond meal, hemp seeds, flaxseed and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add the water and oil and stir to form a rough dough. Rub with fingers to ensure the mixture binds together. Add a little additional cold water, ½ teaspoon at a time, if required.
  3. Turn out onto a clean bench and shape to form a disc and cut into quarters. Working with one quarter at a time, roll out between two sheets of baking paper, until 2-3mm thick. Cover the remaining dough with a damp cloth, to prevent drying out.
  4. Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut the nori sheets into thin strips. Scatter one-quarter of the nori over the dough and gently roll over the top to secure.
  5. Cut dough into your desired cracker shape. A 6.5cm round cookie cutter works well, but you can also cut into rectangles or triangles using a sharp knife. Arrange close together on one of the prepared trays. Lightly brush with water and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with the remaining dough portions and nori, re-rolling any off cuts with the next dough portion as you go.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until crisp and cracker bases are golden brown. Leave on trays to cool.
  7. Serve with dips and spreads. Store in an airtight container in your pantry for up to 2 weeks.

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