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Vegan Walnut Zucchini Crackers

These crackers have helped sustain me for snacks all throughout this Daniel Fast. They’re really good with hummus, guacamole, nut butter with fruit or essentially any other spread you can think of.

They are based on this recipe, but I have changed it as I don’t like sesame seeds. I also like them as they do not require any eggs or egg replacer and don’t use any grains as flours. You do need to be really careful with how much salt you add as they can get too salty really quickly.

Vegan Walnut Zucchini Crackers

2 c. walnuts, soaked for 2+ hours
2 small – medium sized zucchinis, cut into pieces
1/3 c. flax meal
1/2 c. almond meal
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt (more or less to taste)

  1. In a food processor, purée the walnuts and zucchini together until no chunks remain.
  2. Add flax meal, almond meal and salt until fully incorporated.
  3. Divide mixture evenly between two parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Using a spatula, spread out the batter thinly. Try your best to get it to an even thickness.
  4. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the crackers into rectangles or squares.
  5. Place in a 250F oven for 1 – 2 hours. The time depends on how large your zucchinis were and how thin the crackers are. They are done when the cracker is crisp and it doesn’t fall apart or feel soft when you pick it up. I wasn’t very good at getting the crackers to a perfectly even thickness, so I would remove crackers from the oven as they became done to prevent them from burning.
  6. Separate and let them cool on a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy with your favourite spread!

What is your favourite type of crackers? Have you ever tried to make your own?

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Quick, Easy and Healthy Vegan Snack!

I’ve had to get a bit more creative with snacks on the Daniel Fast. Over the last week, I have realized that I truly am a protein person, so having healthy, protein and fibre rich snacks work the best to keep me from being hungry and from overeating. (It is a fast, after all!)

Last week I made some crackers and I’m just finishing them up. I added a bit too much salt to mine, so I needed something sweet to balance the taste. Obviously, my usual jam or marmalade fix wouldn’t work. We had a bunch of pears from a box of produce we got that need to be used up, so was a good solution! Apples, Nectarines or most other non-citrus tree fruit would work as well!

Quick, Easy and Healthy Snack

1 Pear
Nut Butter (I used all natural peanut butter)
Crackers

  1. Cut pears into quarters and cut out core. Slice into halves or thirds (depending on how thick you want them to be.)
  2. Spread about a tablespoon of nut butter onto each cracker.
  3. Place a slice of pear on each cracker.
  4. Enjoy this quick and healthy snack!

What do you normally snack on?

Submitted to this week’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.

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