These healthy Apple and Flax Dehydrator Crackers are made raw, gluten-free, and vegan using the dehydrator or the oven set on the lowest setting. They’re a delicious sweet treat with a healthy dose of fiber and nutrition.

Raw apple flax crackers

I have been playing with my food dehydrator recently, especially after I was inspired by a virtual friend on Instagram to make a raw veggie bread.

I’m still playing with that recipe, but then I made this sweet version of dehydrated crackers using apples that ended up turning out really delicious.

Apple flax crackers up close

I do love apple season, and red Fujis and Honeycrisps are my favorites. They’re the sweetest in my opinion, and I do have a sweet tooth. I used a teensy bit of coconut nectar in these cracker-cookies, but you can leave that out if you like.

Going back to my dehydrator, it’s an appliance that takes up a lot of space in my kitchen, but doesn’t get used nearly enough.

I think one reason is because it takes a long time to make anything in the dehydrator, often up to 24 hours! The one I have has a very quiet fan, so that is nice so that it doesn’t bother me during the day or when I run it through the night.

Sedona express dehydrator

I’m pretty happy with this dehydrator overall. I used to have an Excalibur, but it was much louder and had to live in my laundry room which was a pain.

Here’s a better picture of my current dehydrator so you can see its size. I don’t actually keep it on the cart, but I put it there to get a better picture.

Sedona express dehydrator

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can bake these in the oven on your lowest setting. Bake them for at least 10-12 hours, or until they are crispy.
  • Try to use sweet apples for this recipe, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp.
  • You can use applesauce instead of pumpkin puree, if you wish.

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Apple Flax Cracker Cookies

Apple and Flax Dehydrator Crackers


Description

These healthy Apple and Flax Dehydrator Crackers are made raw, gluten-free, and vegan using the dehydrator or the oven set on the lowest setting. They’re a delicious sweet treat with a healthy dose of fiber and nutrition.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 5 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash puree or pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ground flax

Instructions

  1. Combine the apples, squash puree, coconut nectar, coconut butter, pumpkin pie spice (or ground cinnamon), and lemon juice in the base of a food processor. Pulse on high until the ingredients are combined, about 45 seconds.
  2. Add the water, starting with ¼ cup and working up to ½ total. The water should help the ingredients turn into a smooth batter.
  3. For the last step, add the flax to the food processor and pulse until the flax is combined into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter onto 3-4 parchment lined dehydrator trays and use the back of a spoon to smooth to ¼”-thickness.
  5. Dehydrate at 118F for 12 hours. Flip the cracker batter onto the dehydrator trays and remove the parchment. Dehydrate for another 6-8 hours or until the crackers are completely dehydrated and dry. Break the finished crackers into pieces or use a sharp knife to cut them into rectangles.
  6. Store in your pantry or in the refrigerator and consume within 7 days for optimal crispness.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can bake these in the oven on your lowest setting. Bake them for at least 10-12 hours, or until they are crispy.
  • Try to use sweet apples for this recipe, such as Fuji or Honeycrisp.
  • You can use applesauce instead of pumpkin puree, if you wish.
  • Category: snack
  • Method: dehydrator
  • Cuisine: vegan, grain-free, paleo

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 50

Keywords: homemade crackers made in the dehydrator

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