Have you been trying to lose weight like me but find it difficult to curb the hunger between meals?
One of my New Years resolutions this year is to lose a few pounds and I think this recipe will help.
These tasty crackers are gluten free and full of fiber and nutrients!
There's no white flour and no white sugar in this recipe.
I made 1/2 of my crackers with dried cranberries and the other half without.
I like to make a batch on the weekend and then I can just grab a bag out of the freezer on my way out the door, this keeps me from snacking on unhealthy food at work.
I make my own quinoa flour and brown rice flour by grinding the whole grains in a coffee grinder I purchased specifically for this.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need the following:
2 cups Quinoa flour
2 cups Brown rice flour
1 whole Sweet potato
2 large eggs
3 Tablespoons molasses (or honey)
1/3 cup Raisins or dried cranberries
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
You can add chopped pecans if you like.
Step 2: Cook Sweet Potato
Peel sweet potato. Cut up and place in glass bowl.
Cover with water.
Microwave for 8-10 minutes until soft.
Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Measure out 2 cups cooked, drained sweet potato.
Step 3: Blend
In blender add 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons molasses and 2 large eggs.
Blend for 30 seconds.
Add 2 cups blended sweet potato.
Blend well for 1 minute.
Step 4: Mix Together
In a large mixing bowl, place 2 cups brown rice flour and 1-1/2 cups quinoa flour. (or the other way around)
You will need 3-1/2 cups flour total.
Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda.
Add the sweet potato/egg mixture.
Stir with large spoon until blended. Add another spoon of quinoa flour if the dough is sticky.
At this point, stir in 1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberries and/or chopped pecans if you choose.
Step 5: Roll Out Dough
Place a tablespoon of remaining flour on counter.
Take 1/2 the dough and place on counter.
Sprinkle a spoonful of quinoa flour over top of dough.
Roll out dough until 1/8" thick.
Cut into 2" squares with a pizza cutter and poke with fork.
Step 6: Bake
Place crackers on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake in 350 oven for 8 minutes.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Makes approximately 7 dozen crackers.
Allow crackers to cool, and place 1 dozen in each quart size bag.
If your going to keep them for more than a couple of days, place them in the freezer.
There are approximately 40 calories in each cracker.
High in fiber, and eating just 2 or 3 will curb that hunger until dinner time!