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Pili Nut, Cranberry, Chia Seed Crackers

Pili Nut, Cranberry, and Chia Seed Crackers: A Wholesome Snack Recipe

pili nut cranberry chia crackers

Sharing an old raw recipe favorite today for a delicious and nutritious snack: Pili Nut, Cranberry, and Chia Seed Crackers. This recipe is a wonderful way to enjoy a snack that's not only tasty but also packed with health benefits. It combines the creamy texture of pili nuts with the tangy sweetness of cranberries and the powerhouse nutrition of chia seeds. Here's how to make these delightful crackers, complete with nutritional insights, serving suggestions, and storage tips.


Pili Nut, Cranberry, and Chia Seed Crackers Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chia seeds

  • 3 cups water

  • 1/2 to 1 cup pili nuts, chopped

  • 1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cacao nibs

  • 1/2 to 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

  • 1 Tbsp Thai coconut sugar sap

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the chia seeds with water until well combined. Allow the mixture to sit until it becomes slightly gelatinous, then stir again.

  2. Add the chopped pili nuts, dried cranberries, cacao nibs, pink Himalayan sea salt, Thai coconut sugar sap, and ground cinnamon to the bowl. Stir the mixture well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.

  3. Evenly spread the mixture onto a lined dehydrator tray.

  4. Dehydrate at 104°F for about 1-2 hours. After this initial drying, score the mixture to outline cracker shapes.

  5. Continue dehydrating for another 3-4 hours. Place a mesh screen over the top, flip the tray, remove the liner, and return the tray to the dehydrator.

  6. Dry for an additional 4-8 hours or until the crackers have reached your desired texture.

  7. Let the crackers cool, then break them apart into individual pieces.


Estimated Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 cracker):

Makes 20 crackers


  • Calories: 150 kcal

  • Total Fat: 9g

  • Saturated Fat: 1g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 58mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g

  • Dietary Fiber: 7g

  • Sugars: 4g (Includes 0g Added Sugars)

  • Protein: 4g

  • Vitamin D: 0mcg

  • Calcium: 77mg

  • Iron: 1.8mg

  • Potassium: 134mg


Keep in mind that chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, pili nuts are high in magnesium and vitamin E, and cranberries add a good dose of antioxidants and vitamins. Together, these ingredients make the crackers not just a tasty snack but also a nutrient-dense choice for a healthy diet.


Nutritional Benefits:

  • Chia Seeds: Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants, promoting heart health and aiding digestion.

  • Pili Nuts: High in magnesium, vitamin E, and healthy fats, supporting brain health and providing sustained energy.

  • Cranberries: Rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, contributing to immune system health and preventing infections.

  • Cacao Nibs: Contain magnesium, antioxidants, and flavonoids that can boost heart health and improve mood.


Suggested Servings:

These crackers are perfect for snacking on their own, with 4-5 crackers per serving, or paired with your favorite dips and spreads for an added nutritional boost.


Storage Recommendations:

Store the cooled crackers in an airtight container at room temperature to keep them fresh. They are best enjoyed within 1 week. For extended storage, refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months.


By sharing this cherished raw recipe, I hope to introduce you to a snack that's not just enjoyable but also enriches your diet with essential nutrients. The combination of ingredients offers a symphony of flavors and health benefits, making these crackers a smart and satisfying choice.


Disclaimer: This recipe and its nutritional information are provided for general purposes only. Actual nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredients used. Consult a professional for dietary advice tailored to your needs. Enjoy responsibly.



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