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Heather at A Handmade Life said:

Oh my, are these ever good. Methinks that they won't last long enough to be part of the gift package I intended them to be. My mom loves and last year (when we were scarfing them down with her homemade cheeseball on Christmas eve) I told her that I had a recipe for something similar that I would pass on to her.


SourceHeather at A Handmade Life
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
10 minutes


2 c
flour (whole wheat)
2 T
flax seeds
2 T
sesame seeds
2 T
1 c
pumpkin seeds
1⁄2 c
sunflower seeds
1 t
2 t
rosemary (crushed dried)
1⁄4 c
brown sugar
2 t
baking soda
2 c
milk (with 2 tbsp vinegar added)
1 c
raisins (or dried cranberries)
1⁄4 c


2 cups (500 ml) whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) flax seeds
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) millet
1 cup (250 ml) pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup (125 ml) sunflower seeds
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 tsp. (10 ml) crushed dried rosemary
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
2 tsp. (10 ml) baking soda
2 cups (500 ml) milk with 2 tbsp vinegar added
1 cup (250 ml) raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup (60 ml) molasses


Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir the milk and molasses together and then pour on to the dry stuff and mix well. Turn into two small greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from pans and cool almost to room temperature on rack. Place in a sealed container (or ziplock bag) and refrigerate overnight.


The next morning slice the loaves into "crackers" as thinly as you can. Lay the slices on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with additional salt to taste and bake/dry at 250F until crisp (about 45 minutes, depending on how thick your slices are). Store in sealed containers in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks. (See also )


This recipe could certainly be used as a base for lots of experimentation. I used raisins in this batch and I know that the cranberries are good but I see could also trying bits of dates or dried apricots as well. The combinations of seeds, grains and herbs to try are endless.
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