This easy seed crackers recipe is so simple to make and is vegan, egg-free, and gluten-free. It’s perfect for kids’ snacks and lunch boxes too. Here’s how to make them.
Easy sunflower seed crackers recipe
We’ve used some of the seeds from our sunflower growing project for a sensory, science exploration, and some to make sunflower oatmeal cookies. Here’s a savoury way to use sunflower seeds which is healthy and delicious: a sunflower seed cracker recipe.
You will need:
:: one cup of sunflower seeds
:: one and a half cups of other mixed seeds (pumpkin, flax, sesame, poppy or golden linseed)
:: half a cup of chia seeds
:: tablespoon of dried herbs (thyme, sage, rosemary or oregano)
:: half a teaspoon of salt (optional)
:: one and half cups of water
:: large bowl, spoon, baking sheets, baking parchment
How to make these sunflower seed crackers
Measure one cup of sunflower seeds and one and a half cups of other mixed seeds in a bowl. We used a mix of pumpkin, flax, sesame, poppy and golden linseed.
Add half a cup of chia seeds.
Add a tablespoon of any dried herbs you would like to flavour with. we used a mix of thyme and oregano.
You can also add half a teaspoon of salt (optional).
Pour in one and half cups of water and mix everything together.
Leave for 15 minutes to allow the water to soak in. You’ll notice the chia seeds make the mixture thicken.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Tip out half of the cracker mixture onto each baking sheet and use the back of a spoon to spread the mixture out thinly. You want the crackers to be about 3-4mm in thickness.
Bake at Gas 3 (325F, 165C) for 60 – 80 minutes. Check after an hour: don’t let the crackers burn, but do leave them in until the are golden and crisp.
When baked, leave the crackers on the baking sheets for a minute or two to cool and then transfer to a cooling rack.
To serve, snap the crackers into small pieces.
You can store in an air-tight tin for a few days.
The crackers are delicious and savoury and go well with cheese, hummus and other dips. They’re perfect for picnics and lunch bags.
Sunflower School curriculum and printables
The Sunflower School curriculum matches a full programme of learning to the natural growing cycle of sunflowers.
It gives you six units of learning:
:: In the spring we’ll focus on planting and watching our plants grow.
:: In the summer we’ll learn about bees and pollination, and celebrate the gorgeous blooms through art.
:: In the late summer and early autumn we’ll turn our attention to harvesting, sustainability, and closing of the growing year.
Bonus sunflower printables
Our Sunflower School curriculum comes with 30 pages of bonus printables that you can use with your children to enrich their learning, including:
- My Sunflower Journal printable
- Lined, plain, and half-and-half journal pages
- Sunflower poems printable
- Sunflower sticker sheet
- Printable plant labels
- Sunflower counting mat
- Sunflower addition mat
- Sunflower subtraction mat
- Sunflower word mats
- Bee number cards
- Bee writing and scissor skills pages
- Garden Creatures page
- Honeycomb alphabet
- Printable seed packets