Raw Vegan Habanero Pepper Crackers

Raw-Vegan-Habanero-Pepper-CrackersIf you want a healthy, raw snack that packs some heat, these Raw Vegan Habanero Pepper Crackers will do the job.

They are great to eat with a salad, a healthy dip or just plain.

I topped half of them with sesame seeds and the other half with a sesame seed and chia seed combo.

Even though you need to allow extra time for them to dehydrate, the preparation couldn’t be any easier.

Just put all the ingredients into a Vitamix, then spread the mixture on the dehydrator tray and wait in anticipation for this healthy gluten-free and grain-free snack!

 

 

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5 Fast Facts About Habanero Peppers:

  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • helps decrease cancer risk
  • contains capsaicin to help prevent obesity
  • helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
  • excellent anti-oxidant

5 Fast Facts About Red Bell Peppers:

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • 1 cup contains 195.8% dv of vitamin C
  • excellent source of carotenoids
  • potential anti-cancer benefits
  • helps reduce inflammation

5 Fast Facts About Tomatoes:

  • contains cancer fighting agent lycopene
  • high in beta-carotene
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • high in vitamin K and vitamin A
  • high in chromium which helps control blood sugar levels

5 Fast Facts About Sunflower Seeds:

  • rich source of vitamin E
  • finest source of B-complex group vitamins
  • incredible source of folic acid
  • rich in magnesium
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Cashews:

  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in “heart-friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
  • rich source of minerals
  • high in magnesium and copper
  • excellent anti-oxidant

5 Fast Facts About Almonds:

  • helps to regular cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Fasts About Sesame Seeds:

  • high in calcium at 35% dv
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • lowers cholesterol
  • help reduce inflammation
  • high in phytosterol

5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:

  • excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
  • contains 700% more calcium than salmon
  • contains more anti-oxidants than flaxseeds or blueberries
  • contains 500% more calcium than milk
  • contains 20% easily digestible vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About EA Live Sprouted Seven Blend:

  • organic
  • gluten-free
  • raw
  • high in fiber
  • excellent source of omega 3-6-9

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

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Tip #1:  I used the Beyond Organic EA Live Sprouted Seven Blend because it raw, live, sprouted and adds extra nutrition, but you could substitute with the same amount of ground flax seeds.

Tip #2:  I used 2 habanero peppers and it was definitely hot.  If you don’t want too much heat, just use one or if you want more, add another pepper.

Tip #3:  I added organic sesame seeds and organic chia seeds on top to add some extra nutrition and I really liked the extra crunch it gave the crackers.  You can omit the toppings or use something else if you prefer.

Tip #4:  You don’t have to soak the nuts/seeds overnight, but it makes them healthier by releasing the phylic acid and enzyme inhibitors.  I normally soaks my nuts/seeds right after I buy them and then dehydrate them so they are ready to go when I need them.  In this case, since they didn’t need to be dry for the recipe, I just soaked them overnight, rinsed them, then put them in the Vitamix.

 

Raw Vegan Habanero Pepper Crackers (Raw, Vegan, GF, Grain-Free)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup raw organic cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup raw organic almonds (soaked overnight)
  • 1 organic tomato (cut into 1/4 pieces)
  • 1 organic red bell pepper (cut into 1/4 pieces)
  • 2 habanero peppers (cut into 1/4 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup EA Live Sprouted Seven Blend (or organic ground flax seeds)
  • 1 pinch organic cumin
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt (or to taste)

Directions

Step 1 Add all ingredients into a Vitamix and process until smooth and well blended (using tamper, if necessary).

Spread mixture evenly in a thin layer onto a Paraflexx sheet.

Sprinkle chia seeds or sesame seeds on top, if desired.

Dehydrate for 6 - 10 hours at 115 degrees and then cut them into the size and shape you want.

Transfer the crackers to a mesh sheet (flipping them over) and continue dehydrating for an additional 6 - 8 hours or until dry and crispy.

Store in an air-tight glass container.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe inspired by and slightly adapted from:  http://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/cheesecrackers.html

 

 

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  • d

    can I use this recipe and bake it if I don’t have a dehydrator

    • Karielyn

      Hi there! I haven’t tried this, but I think they would be fine if you baked them at the lowest temperature and just kept a close eye on them to make sure they didn’t overcook or burn.

      You want them to just be crunchy enough to be like a cracker.

      I hope you get them to work in the oven…they are really good, especially if you like hot and spicy ;)

  • Michael

    How well do the sheets clean up? I have a different
    dryer & the cleanup for things like this is a real
    challenge; I use parchment paper for the early stage
    of the drying process until the cracker has started
    to form up (perhaps this recipe isn’t as soggy as
    some of the things I start with).

    I have a different dryer & the equivalent sheet
    has a different grid/opening.

    • Karielyn

      Hi there Michael! The mixture for these crackers will have a thick paste-type texture so it wouldn’t be soggy or fall through the grid openings.

      But I do the same thing you do…I start them on a Paraflex sheet (equivalent to parchment paper) then after they form, flip them over and put them on the grid trays for the remaining drying time.

      I think you would be ok using the parchment paper but your trays would require more of a clean up job if you didn’t.

      Thanks for your question and I hope that was the information you were looking for ;)

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