Dukkah Seed Crackers

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.

Dukkah Seed Crackers
Print Recipe
Crunchy, iron-rich PUMPKIN seed and ALMOND crackers, lightly flavoured with dukkah spice.
Servings Prep Time
30 crackers 5 min
Cook Time
10-15 min
Servings Prep Time
30 crackers 5 min
Cook Time
10-15 min
Dukkah Seed Crackers
Print Recipe
Crunchy, iron-rich PUMPKIN seed and ALMOND crackers, lightly flavoured with dukkah spice.
Servings Prep Time
30 crackers 5 min
Cook Time
10-15 min
Servings Prep Time
30 crackers 5 min
Cook Time
10-15 min
Ingredients
Servings: crackers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C for fan forced oven. Add the pumpkin seeds (and sunflower seeds if you are using) to a blender and blend until fine.
  2. And the ground seeds to the LSA flour. (Skip this step if you used pumpkin seeds for a nut-free version)
  3. Add the egg, butter or coconut oil, dukkah spice and salt. Combine to form a dough.
  4. Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll out out to aboout 5mm thickness. I try to keep them thin as it makes them crispier. I also try to roll the dough as close to a rectangular shape as I can as this makes for neater looking crackers, but they will taste great regardless!
  5. Remove the top layer of baking paper and place the sheet with the flattened mix onto a large tray and bake for 10-15 minutes in 170C fan forced oven.
  6. Remove from oven when lightly brown. Score into crackers on the tray and allow to cool. Once cool, remove from tray and store in an airtight container for upto a week (if your family doesn't eat them all!)
Recipe Notes

Variations

  • Swap ground sunflower seeds or almond meal for LSA flour.
  • Leave out dukkah spice and add a pinch or cayenne or curry powder.
  • Use olive oil in place of coconut oil.

Serve with guacomole, hummus or beetroot dip.

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About the author

Johan

I am a stay at home dad who keeps my young family healthy by eating a low carbohydrate diet, and avoiding toxic chemicals added to our personal care products, washing detergents and water. I also have an interest in medicinal herbs and have manufactured herbal products professionally. I currently manufacture my own range of non toxic personal care products. I am passionate about health and wellness, and I have set up this blog to share my knowledge with other families.