Have you ever bought Raincoast Crisps? Did you cringe at the price? Were you still willing to make the purchase because you knew the deliciousness was worth it? If you answered YES to any of these questions you’ve got to try this recipe. I made these for Tim the other day to show him how much I love him because these crisps are one of his favourite things. They would also make a good gift for someone. Or they are great for a tasty, crunchy, relatively healthy snack!
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups buttermilk (I used 1% milk with about 2Tbsp of white vinegar mixed in and let sit until thick)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup raisins (I used craisins)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (I used sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seed, ground
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary (I used dried, just a couple of shakes, I could have added more)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk, brown sugar and honey and stir a few strokes. Add the raisins, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed and rosemary and stir just until blended.
Pour the batter into two 8”x4” loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack.
The cooler the bread, the easier it is to slice really thin. You can leave it until the next day or pop it in the freezer. (This is what I did.) Slice the loaves as thin as you can and place the slices in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet. (I sliced one and froze the other for another day.)
Reduce the oven heat to 300° F and bake them for about 15 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes, until crisp and deep golden. Try not to eat them all at once.
Makes about 8 dozen crackers.
Per cracker: 30 calories, 0.8 g total fat (0.1 g saturated fat, 0.4 g monounsaturated fat, 0.3 g polyunsaturated fat), 0.7 g protein, 5.3 g carbohydrate, 0.2 mg cholesterol, 0.3 g fiber. 23% calories from fat.