Add a delicious, gluten-free crunch to your day with this Fig and Nut Crackers recipe, a perfect afternoon snack!
Nuts are underrated as nutritious snacks; particularly raw tree nuts, such as almonds, cashews, and walnuts, which have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk.
Pumpkin seeds are concentrated sources of many health-benefiting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential amino-acids.
You can also try adding sunflower seeds to your batch. Sunflower seeds are very low in cholesterol and sodium, and are a good source of vitamin B6, thiamin, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, and vitamin E.
Figs are a seasonal fruit from Western Asia. Like many fruits, Figs are a fantastic source of fiber, potassium, and calcium. Figs are also high in certain amino acids – specifically leucine, lysine, valine and arginine.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Yield: About 3 dozen crackers
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 3/4 cups mixed nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup dried figs, finely chopped
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
3/4 teaspoon salt
Extra seeds, to garnish (flaxseeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc.)
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Place nuts, seeds, and rosemary in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment and pulse until mixture is finely ground with the texture of flour.
3. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in figs, egg, water, and salt until mixture comes together.
4. Divide dough into two halves, then roll each section of dough out to about ⅛- to ¼-inch thick on parchment-lined baking sheets. Aim to achieve a consistent thickness throughout so that they cook evenly.
5. Cut into squares and bake 7 to 10 minutes.
6. Keep an eye on the crackers, as they can burn quickly.
7. Let cool on baking sheets.