I’ve always been curious about the raw food world and I recently discovered an awesome recipe website called Choosing Raw. She has a recipe for “crackers” using leftover juicing pulp… GENIUS!!! I made another batch before this one with just pulp, chia seeds and water… turned out pretty good but this recipe is much better. I’ve made them both in my dehydrator and the oven and the results were very close in texture and dryness. I spread a thin layer of Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pizza Cheese on these and WOW was that good!! Our toddler loves these “crackers” too!!
If you find that you have too much leftover pulp, freeze it and make these at a later date! These are great with salads, as flatbreads with hummus or any other favorite topping or just as a simple snack!
Chia Juice Pulp Crackers (raw, vegan, GF)
2 cups juice pulp, tightly packed
1/2 cup ground chia seed – I ground mine in the Magic Bullet
2-3 tbsp tamari
2 tsps ground coriander
black pepper to taste
1/3-1/2 cup water
1/3 cup chia seeds, whole
1) Place pulp, ground chia, tamari, coriander, and black pepper in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Pulse to combine well.
2) Add the water and let the motor run, till mixture is right consistency (start by adding 1/4 of a cup and move up: how much you need will depend on how much liquid was in the pulp already). You want your mixture to be thick and sticky, but spreadable.
3) Add whole chia seeds and pulse to combine.
4) Spread on a Teflex lined dehydrator sheet, score into cracker shapes and dehydrate at 115 for about 5-6 hours. Flip the sheet over (you may want to put another sheet on top and then flip them both), and then dehydrate till very dry, about 4-5 more hours.
5) OVEN DIRECTIONS:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the “dough” onto it evenly. I made mine pretty thin, about 1/2 inch or so. Bake at 350 degrees until crispy. My oven batch took about an hour and I flipped them after about 40 minutes.
- Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil “Cheese” (kidtestedfirefighterapproved.com)