Did you know that hemp seeds aren’t actually legal for human consumption in Australia yet:
“Hemp seeds, hemp oil and hemp protein are currently allowed for sale in Australia for Non-Human consumption. Most customers either rub it on their skin, feed their pets or soil. Or take it overseas and consume it freely.”
It’s ridiculous, right?
I first read about consuming hemp from David Wolfe’s Superfoods book, long before I ever saw the oil, seeds or protein available for sale in Australia. I love that it’s a complete protein, it’s also high overall in it’s protein content per gram. A wonderful source of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, please remember that hemp meal (and seeds/oil) needs to be refrigerated or frozen after you open the pack as it can easily go rancid.
I’ve been regularly adding hemp meal to smoothies and muesli mixes for a while (I mean… regularly adding hemp to my pet’s food of course…) and it’s also a great ingredient addition for a sweet, raw cracker recipe. I love to eat these chewy snacks just like the picture shows – with some sliced fruit and a pinch of cinnamon. They are also lovely smeared with a bit of fresh chia fruit jam or to dunk in a sweet dip.
All you need to go a bit crackers is a food processor/blender and a dehydrator or your oven on it’s lowest temperature. So lets all tuck in!
- ½ cup flax meal
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 2 tbsp hemp protein/meal
- 3 medium bananas, peeled
- 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
- ¼ tsp vanilla powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 6 pitted prunes
- (see notes for oven instructions) Line one tray of a dehydrator with a teflex sheet or baking paper. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a blender or food processor, process until well combined.
- Pour mixture onto prepared dehydrator tray and spread out into a ¼ inch thick rectangular shape. Dehydrate for 110F/45C for 8-10 hours. After time has elapsed, carefully flip mixture upside down onto another teflex covered dehydrator tray and dehydrate for another 4-5 hours.
- Score crackers into rectangular pieces and enjoy!
Please check your crackers every few hours during the oven cooking time to avoid burning.