Dukkah Seed Crackers will change your life. Are you looking for a healthy, savoury snack for your kids’ lunchbox? Do you miss crackers at parties and picnics, now you are following a Paleo or Low Carb inspired lifestyle? Do you need something to dip into hummus or guacamole? Then these Dukkah Seed Crackers are for you. Grain-free and made with iron-rich pumpkin seeds, they are a real treat. The Dukkah spice gives a really pleasant flavour which will have you coming back for more.
Many Paleo and Low Carb snacks doing the rounds of the internet are sweet treats. These are popular as when we first change our lifestyle, sugar and sweet foods are definitely something we miss. However, if you are seeking to make a permanent change this can be detrimental to your goals. Sugar is sugar regardless of whether you replace the white sugar with honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, rapadura, agavae syrup or xylitol. Your body is not learning to cope without the sweetness.
Historically, humans craved sweetness in the form of seasonal fruits. Eating lots of sugar rich foods allowed our bodies to store fat to be used in the lean times when our bodies were under stress. These days sweet and sugar laden foods are available all year round and so our bodies seldom experience lean times to burn the fat stores, contibuting to the world-wide obesity epidemic.
We need to teach our children a better lifestyle, to ensure they eat a healthy balance of sweet and savoury foods, regardless of what is readily available. These seed crackers, lightly flavoured with dukkah spices are a great alternative to sweet snacks. They contain pumpkin seeds which are a good source of iron. The crackers are crunchy and hold their shape well, lending themselves perfectly to dips and spreads. These dukkah seed crackers are well suited to school lunchboxes and even our fussiest son likes them!! They are easily adapted if your child’s school is nut-free.
The recipe makes around 30 crackers approximately 3 x 4 cm each, but you will probably want to double the recipe as they disappear fast. They store well for up to a week in an airtight container.