How to Make Olive Rosemary Flax Crax

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Photo by Meghan Pearson

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Video: Olive Rosemary Flax Crax
by: Chef Meg Pearson

Recipe: Olive Rosemary Flax Crax
Ingredients
1/2 C flax
1/2 C quinoa (rinsed, and fully dried in dehydrator or low oven)
1/2 C almond meal
1 T black sesame seeds
1/2 C olives, pitted and chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 C water
pinch sea salt

Add flax and quinoa to jug of Vitamix blender (or other high powered blender). Pulvervize to a coarse flour.

Pour flours into a large bowl. Add almond meal and sesame seeds.

In Vitamix, process olives, rosemary, sea salt, and water until liquified.

Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and mix well, until a doughy texture has formed, and the flax becomes slightly gluey.

Spread mixture onto non-stick dehydrator sheets, no less than 1/2 cm thick (too thin and your crax will crumble). Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 5-6 hours, flip and peel off non-stick backing, and continue drying until crispy.

*Oven option:
Preheat your oven to its lowest setting (mine is 170°F).

Spread dough onto a baking sheet lined with a Teflex baking mat or parchment paper. Score into cracker shapes.

Place into the oven, propping the door open with your rolling pin (like me), or a ube of rolled up tin foil, if you are a scaredy cat.

“Dehydrate” for about 4-5 hours keeping close watch on your crax. Carefully peel it off the baking sheet and place crackers on wire rack to allow the crackers to completely harden.

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