Friday, April 15, 2011

Fruity-mac Snacks

This may be the most beautiful batter I've ever used!



1/2 c flax seed, then grind
3/4 c macadamia nut, then grind

1/4 c chia
1 t agave
1 1/2 c water

1/4 c cranberries
1/4 c buckwheaties
1/2 c cranberries
1/4 c currants
1/2 t vanilla
dash salt


Soak chia in agave and water. Try soaking them for 1/2 - 1 hour while you're gathering your ingredients.

Meanwhile, grind your measured flax and macadamia nuts.

Once your chia is soaked, add your fruit, vanilla, salt. Mix well by hand.

Now add pumpkin seeds and buckwheaties. Beautiful, right?

This should cover most of one tray in an excalibur. Score before putting into the dehydrator - or get fancy and use cookie cutters! I have it on 110 and will dehydrate until mostly crispy.

Now do you see how beautiful it is in person? Wow.


After about 4 hours it was solid enough for me to turn it over and remove the keflex sheet. Dry until it's as crispy as you like. I left them in overnight, and a little longer.

These are excellent fresh out of the dehydrator! The sweetness of the fruit, the delicate flavor of the batter.. yum!


Make the prettiest pb&j you and yours have ever had! Try it with any of your favorite nut butters and jams or fresh fruit.

Try using different dried fruits!

Don't like pumpkin seeds? I bet sliced almonds would work just as well.


  1. Thanks for this interesting vegan recipe. How long can you keep them? Don't they become too hard over time? Last, I heard from our macadamia nuts supplier that dehydrated nuts helped preserve the nutrients and vitamins. This is why your post, mentioning a dehydrator, caught my attention.

  2. We eat only raw nuts. From all the raw food cookbooks we've read, it turns out roasted nuts not only aren't as healthy but your body absorbs the fat more. So, you're right.

    There are raw crackers or can be made more bread like. They don't get hard over time because, like any food, you store in a sealed container. I had some warm out of the dehydrator before they were crispy and it was good! But I thought a dryer, more cracker-like texture would be even better.

    That's the great thing about raw foods.. you can dehydrate longer to make crispy if you don't like the softer version. It's quite easy to make them however you prefer.


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