Saturday, September 23, 2017

Whole-Grain Cinnamon Crunch Crackers

Another simple, but enjoyable, cracker recipe. This one is made without any white flours or starches and is purely whole grains and sweetened with dates and fruit. So this one is for all my special friends avoiding any form of sweetener besides fruit, and is a great detox treat or snack if you need something more than just apples and carrots ;) It is not impossible to enjoy something even while on an elimination or detox diet. This little recipe is just an example how you can get creative with whole grains and a bit of fruit and spice. Don't give up on your food journey, give yourself grace, and take one step at a time to the next. These crackers should be a part of that journey ;) I hope you ENJOY!

Whole-Grain Cinnamon Crunch Crackers
{gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nut and seed-free}

1 cup of buckwheat flour
1 cup of millet flour
1/2 cup of quinoa flour
1/2 cup of GF oat flour
1/2 ts. of sea salt
1 ts. of ground cinnamon
2/3 cup of date paste
1/3 cup of applesauce or peach butter
1 ts. of apple cider vinegar
2-3 TB of avocado or olive oil

optional topping:
1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
1 TB of ground cinnamon

First of all, you can grind your own whole grain flours by using the grains from raw form and grinding them in a Vitamix or other high powered blender like it. This is the flours I use, and I grind them fresh for each recipe so the flavors and texture is at it's best. 

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the flours, salt and seasoning. Then fold in the wet ingredients and use a spatula to mix it all together well. You will use another 1/2 cup of flour to roll out the sticky dough. I used GF oat flour, but you could use any of the above used flours too. Roll out with a rolling pin to around 1/2 inch thick. 

Brush/sprinkle more ground cinnamon on top, or if you want to add in some sugar, use 1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar to 1 TB of cinnamon and mix well together and then rub into the rolled out dough. And then cut into squares or triangles or even use a cookie cutter shapes if you desire. 
Use a blade to cut the crackers BEFORE you bake them. I tried to cut a 3x3 squares, and then triangled them for the cracker and it made about 30-36 crackers. 
As you can see I did not cut perfectly, and they still taste and even look good after they are baked so don't stress too much about the cracker cutting. They will be fabulous however you cut them. 

These are a great snack, but could also be added to a fruit-dish appetizer. Imagine fresh fruit, some coconut ice cream or whip and one of these cinnamon crunch crackers. A great snack to enjoy and have on hand to share and be creative with :)

Hope you give this simple recipe a try and ENJOY! Happy baking, friends, xoxo

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