So, I was looking at recipes for ideas. A lot of them had flaxseed in them, which is great, as it has lots of protein, fiber, and is low in carbs. The only problem is that I didn't have any flax on hand. Then it hit me. Isn't chia seed also full of fiber and protein AND packed with omega-3?! Doesn't it also act as a coagulant in baked goods? Aha! So, I took out the chia seeds, ground them in my blender and got to work. This is what I came up with. You can tinker with the spices, or even the kind of cheese you use, just adjust the water content accordingly. Enjoy!
Chia Seed Crackers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1 c. chia seed meal (1 cup chia seeds ground in a blender/food processor)
1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c. water
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (more or less depending on personal preference)
herbs/spices (mix and match!): cayenne pepper, rosemary, oregano, basil, cracked pepper.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until mixture resembles a dough. Place dough on a silpat or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Roll dough to 1/8 in. thickness using a rolling pin. Cut into shapes using a pizza cutter or cookie cutters. You can also break the crackers by hand after they have cooled.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the center is hard to the touch.
Let cool on cookie sheet. Enjoy!