These are one of my favorite crackers, the other being my Spicy Flax Crackers. They are both delicious in their own way. I named these Pizza Crackers, because that is exactly what they taste like. They go well with my Roasted Tomato Basil Dip, pictured below.
Making your own crackers is super easy to do. They are a lot healthier, with no processed ingredients. By using a dehydrator, you keep all the nutrients. These have chia seeds, but you could use flax seeds also. Chia seeds are high in fiber and omega-3. They can be used in puddings, smoothies, and more. They become gelatinous when you add liquid to them, just like flax seeds.
Pizza Crackers pictured with my Roasted Tomato Basil Dip
- 8 cups plum tomatoes (or small tomatoes)
- 1 cup chia seeds or 2 cups flax seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- Juice tomatoes, saving 1 1/2 cups of the pulp. Add the juice to the chia seeds (or flax seeds).
- After seeds have soaked for about 30 minutes, add tomato pulp, diced onion, and herbs, and mix in a food processor.
- Spoon teaspoon or tablespoon sized spoonfuls – depending on what size you want your crackers – onto a Teflon sheet and dehydrate for 20-28 hours at 105ᵒ.
I liked these so much that I made them with flax seeds after the chia batch was gone. You have to use twice as many flax seeds, because they soak up less liquids than chia seeds, but flax seeds cost a lot less. I show how to make even squares by scoring them in my Spicy Flax Cracker recipe.