Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pili Nut, Cranberry, Chia Crackers


Have you ever tasted a Pili Nut? It’s similar to a pine nut in texture, super creamy, but larger than a Macadamia nut or peanut. Pili Nut butter is even more delicious, as it reminds me of a creamy chocolate butter similar to that of Nutella/Rawtella – really good!

This cracker recipe uses both the Pili Nut and the Pili Nut butter. I added dried cranberries, which gave these crackers a flavor reminiscent of a chocolaty PB&J snack. If you have trouble finding Pili Nuts, look for them online at The Raw Food World. Here’s the recipe:

Pili Nut, Cranberry, Chia Crackers
Ingredients.
1 cup chia seeds
3 cups water
1/2 to 1 cup pili nuts chopped
1/2 to 1 cup dried cranberries chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup cacao nibs
1/2 to 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
1 T Thai coconut sugar sap
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation.
Combine chia crackers and water in a big bowl and stir. Let set till slightly gelatinous. Stir again. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly over lined dehydrator tray(s). Dehydrate on 104F degrees for about 1-2 hours. Score the mixture for cracker shapes. Dehydrate another 3-4 hours. Place a dehydrator tray with mesh screen over top and flip. Remove liner and tray, and place tray with flipped chia mixture back in dehydrator. Dry for another 4-8 hours or more until crackers are desired texture. Cool, break apart and eat. Store them in an air tight container. These crackers won't last very long at all!