The not so hardest thing to eliminate on the diet was nuts. I don't really care for peanuts, almonds, cashews or whatever. If you find me having nuts, it'll be walnuts--cough.hellapersian.cough--but everything else to me is like meh. I can, however, have seeds on the diet and on my search snacks on the first round of the elimination diet, I found wonderful seed things such as seed crackers and sunflower seed butter. It's a staple in my pantry and if we run out, we go to the store just to stock up.
At the time, on one of my Pinterest ventures, I found various types of seed crackers and breads. So I printed them all out and gave it a try. Most were unsuccessful, but one, just one recipe, was foolproof. I made it over and over and over again that the recipe is in my head --but unfortunately, I never saved the pin and don't know exactly who created this recipe.
I once baked these for a BBQ back in June (when I was still on the SIBO diet) and served them by toasting each square with chocolate shavings and a scoop of ice cream. My guests loved it!
- 1/2 cup raw whole flax seeds
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Your choice of seasonings! Sweet or savory. I like to cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup
- coconut oil for greasing pan
- Preheat the oven to 350°F line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with coconut oil
- In a large bowl mix all seeds and seasonings
- Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to turn somewhat jelly. Mix once again.
- Transfer mixture to the pan and spread out over the parchemnt until the mixture is about 1/4 inch thick.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and slice into crackers with a pizza cutter.
- Carefully turn the crackers over (I used an 6 inch angled spatula) and put them back in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
- Let cool before serving.