I am so excited to share these raw, vegan and gluten-free snacks with you! If you are like me and love a good cup of Chai tea on a chilly November morning, then you will love these slightly sweet and spicy crackers.
BANANA-CHAI, CHIA AND SESAME SEED CRACKERS
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon cardamom
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave syrup (optional)*
- 1 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds, soaked for 4 hours and rinsed
- sea salt and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper
Using a food processor, blend bananas, spices and syrup. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add chia seeds, sesame seeds and salt and pepper. Mix well. Pour batter evenly on Paraflexx lined dehydrator trays. Set dehydrator to 112 degrees Celsius and dehydrate for approximately 12 hours.
I served these crackers to my kids this morning for breakfast. You may want to try pairing a few with a pear and almond smoothie. 🙂
*If you have been following me for some time, you’ll know that I have a tendency to sweeten some of my dishes with pure maple syrup. Maple syrup is one of my choice sweeteners because it is full of vitamins and minerals. I also adore its distinct flavour. I live in the heart of Ontario’s Maple Sugar Capital, so I am very fortunate to have this heavenly sweetener at my fingertips.
However, if you are at all concerned with using maple syrup because of its high glycemic index then you can certainly leave it out. My previous attempts at these crackers did not contain maple syrup or any other sweetener. They were good, but I found that maple syrup highlighted the chai flavour of these crackers perfectly.