Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Fun With Chia Seeds – Gluten-Free Chia Seed Crackers


Fair warning: I may be talking about chia seeds for a while. Since Bob’s Red Mill sent me some to try, I keep dreaming up new ideas of what to do with them. Today’s project is Chia Seed Crackers.

In this recipe I am not using the chia seeds in a gel as an egg replacer. Because chia seeds can be digested whole they can be used very much like you would use poppy seeds – and they’re about the same size.

Gluten-free Chia Seed Crackers

1 ½ cups gluten-free flour blend
½ cup millet flour
½ tsp xanthan gum (leave out if the flour blend contains xanthan gum)
½ tsp salt
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp chia seeds
¾ cup plus 2 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp cornmeal (for dusting)

Mix the flours, xanthan gum, salt, yeast, sugar, and chia seeds together. Set it aside. Combine the water and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients and beat for 5-7 minutes until the dough is formed. Proof the dough (in the bowl) for 30 minutes:



 Spread the cornmeal on a smooth surface. Place the dough on top of the cornmeal and coat:




Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough (I like to use a small rolling pin) into a thin layer. If the dough is too thick you will have bready crackers, so spread thinly:



Score the dough with a bench knife or pizza cutter to make the cracker marks:


Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on how thin you spread the dough).


Enjoy!

1 comment:

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe with Allergy-Free Wednesdays! I am not real familiar with chia seeds, so I'm excited to give this a try. Hope you'll ome back this coming Wednesday with another recipe!