homemade crackers

I had a great workout at the gym this morning – 1 mile swim, then 30 minutes on the stepmill.  It felt good to get in the pool again!

After my workout, I needed to use up the rest of the quinoa ‘quick granola’ that I made yesterday morning.  But, I was out of yogurt, so I made it into cereal instead.

Quinoa granola, 1/2 sliced banana, 1/2 sliced pear, maple granola, almond milk and a drizzle of maple syrup.

On the side, I had an Oatmeal Rasin Vitatop with Almond Butter.

Lunch today was another salad to use up leftovers.  My salad contained romaine lettuce, beet salad, chickpeas and homemade cracker croutons!

One of the projects that I did last night, included making homemade crackers with leftover juice pulp from my juices this week.  They were super simple to make, but came out just ok

I kind of just threw some ingredients in a bowl and mixed them up.  They look like crackers, but next time I may use an actual recipe. 🙂

Nevertheless, here is my recipe.

Homemade Juice Pulp Crackers

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups juice pulp (mine contained apple, carrot, ginger, pineapple, celery, cucumber)
  • 3/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp ground sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxmeal
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.  The ‘dough’ should be wet, but not overly wet.

Next, roll out your ‘dough’ on the counter, or a piece of parchment paper.

Then, score the ‘dough’ with a pizza cutter into cracker shapes, whatever you want that to be.  I kept it simple.

At this point, you can pop them in your oven to bake, if you would like.  But, I decided to use my dehydrator.  So, I carefull broke them into individual pieces, and placed them on my dehydrator screens.

I dehydrated the crackers at 115°F for 11 hours.  They came out crunchy, just like a cracker!

But, did not taste just like a cracker.  I mean, they did, but I just don’t love the taste.  Oh well, you live and learn!  They worked out well as croutons in my salad at lunch!

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