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Sesame & Sunflower Seed Crackers

By Fredrica Syren:

I love making my own crackers because they are healthier, pretty easy to make and cheaper. These taste so good as a snack, with a cup of tea, or a smoothie.

  • 2 cups spelt flour; save some for the kneadingoat crackers
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150g butter, room temperatured
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup water

Place sunflower seeds into a food processor and process until coarse. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix just for a second. Add the wet ingredients and process until it’s a sticky dough. Dust a baking area with some flour and kneed the dough, then roll it into a log. Place it on plastic wrap and roll it up, twisting plastic ends. Place in freezer for one hour. Preheat oven to 450F. Remove the dough log from freezer and plastic wrap, and slice it thinly. Place on cookie sheet and bake for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven and flip each cracker once before baking another 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness of cracker. They should be golden, not dark brown.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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