Cardamom Crackers

Great for dips, spreads, or even on their own. These crackers have wholesome ingredients, no (or less) preservatives, less waste, are more economical, and much more nutrient dense than their store bought counterparts. Plus they are Gluten-free, oil-free, Plant-Based and super easy to make. These pair great with my Smokey Eggplant Dip and Plant-Based Cashew Cheese Wheel.

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Ingredients

Cardamom Crackers | Easy Whole Food Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe, Appetizer, and Snack  Photo by © Elena Hollenhorst

Cardamom Crackers | Easy Whole Food Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe, Appetizer, and Snack

Photo by © Elena Hollenhorst

  • 1 C quick oats + 2 T

  • 1/4 C water + 1 T

  • 1.5 T whole flax (or 2 T ground flax)

  • 2 T cardamom

  • 3 T maple syrup or silan

  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 125 degrees C / 250 degrees F.

  2. In a high-speed blender, blend 1 C oats and flax seeds into flour.

  3. Transfer oat flour to a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 T cardamom and pinch of salt. Mix well. Set aside

  4. In a small bowl mix 1 T of maple syrup or silan and 1/4 C water. Mix well until all of the syrup is dissolved.

  5. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Knead with your hands until all the liquid is absorbed and dough is formed.

  6. Use a rolling pin to make a very thin, flat sheet. Cut the dough into squares with a knife or use cookie cutters to make specific shapes. Lay the dough flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking.

  7. In a small mixing bowl or cup mix 2 T syrup with 1 T water. Mix well until the syrup is dissolved.

  8. Using a brush, paint the tops of the crackers with the syrup/water mix. Sprinkle the remaining cardamom on each cracker.

  9. Bake for 60-75 minutes on the center rack, or until crispy.

  10. Store in an airtight container. I keep mine in the freezer or fridge to keep them fresh longer!

Oat Flax Flour  ©Elena Hollenhorst

Oat Flax Flour

©Elena Hollenhorst

The dough was on the dryer side.  ©Elena Hollenhorst

The dough was on the dryer side.

©Elena Hollenhorst

I made mismatched rectangles!  ©Elena Hollenhorst

I made mismatched rectangles!

©Elena Hollenhorst

Cardamom Crackers | Easy Whole Food Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe, Appetizer, and Snack  © Elly Hollenhorst

Cardamom Crackers | Easy Whole Food Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe, Appetizer, and Snack

© Elly Hollenhorst