13 December 2010

Basic Craks Recipe~

Many of you asked what is the basic raw-vegan craks (I call them craks instead of crackers... Just like when I make nut/seed/coco -short for coconut - mylk, I call it mylk instead of milk... I'm sure you catch my drift! *grins*) recipe. Once you have this recipe squared away, you can let your creative juices flow away and storm up ideas to throw in different, snazzy flavors to jazz it up!

BASIC CRAKERS (I make mine very thin like chips/crisps. When the mood hits, I thicken it up! Sometimes so thick that I could use as a dehydrated bread!)
2 1/2    c        Filtered Water
1 1/2    c        Golden Flaxseed, grounded
1         c        Nuts/Seeds of your choice, soaked 2-4 hours - depending on what kind of nuts, except almonds which I don't include in my recipes for my own personal reasons - (drain & rinse with fresh water after soaking)
1/2      c        Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1         tbps    Himalayan Sea Salt
1/2      tbps    Cumin
Combine nuts/seeds, water, olive oil, salt & cumin in high-power blender. Mix throroughly and transfer to bowl. Stir in flaxseed slowly. Scoop about 1 cup of mixture onto Teflex (non-stick sheet for dehydrator) on each of 3 to 4 dehydrator trays and spread out to all corners evenly. Score cracker mixture using a spatula. Dehydrate at 115 degree for 6-8 hours (overnight) then flip the sheet over, peel off the sheet from the crackers and continue to dehydrate until desired crispness is obtained. Store in the refrigerator and consume within 2 weeks. 

To JAZZ it up, to SPAZZ it up, and to shake up your soul...
Add blended toms (short for tomatoes), red bell peppers, summer squash, diakon, greens, and/or MORE! Add basil, parsley, cilantro, dill, paprika, oregano... Oh!! My favorite... CAYENNE!!! Oh me, oh my! The spice! The FIRE! The passion! Can you feel it?! ooohhhhhhhhhhhh!


  1. These sound good! I just got some Himalayan pink salt, HimalaSalt, from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I think I'll try it out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're very welcome! I'm going to check out the source you just mentioned! I'm all about money-saving on good quality brands! THank you for sharing as well! :)

  3. Alynn, I just made a variation where I wanted to have some spiced pear flavor, but at the same time have the same craker base using cashews, macs, pickled garlic, cayenne, cumin, salt & avocado oil - plus cinnamon, pears, pecans, honey & lemon juice! ;) Will let you know how it turns out tomorrow! Lotsa ♥

  4. Another thought, you could also use a pastry piping bag using the widest basketweave tip to make crak bars.

  5. a random thought here...

    If Americans work six hours instead of eight hours a day, I bet more people will grow home gardens and try new recipes.

  6. I wish Americans observed siestas, they'd do better on the job, live healthier and longer.

  7. The pear crakers turned out GREAT! I used a raw nut ranch dressing and broke the pear crakers into pieces on top a salad.. Delish!