Thursday, November 26, 2009

dehydrated yummies

clockwise from top:
Rainbow Flax Crackers, Herb Pizza Crusts, Raw Cheez-Its, Cumin Flatbread, and "The Best Granola in the Universe Plus One"

by diana stoevelaar of

here is the recipe halved to make 2 trays. i also needed to make a few minor changes to avoid running out to the store for ingredients. i'm sure the original recipe is great, but everyone (including myself) loved these!

makes 2 dehydrator trays

2 1/2 C. water
2 C. golden flax seed
1 1/2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/3 C. purple cabbage
1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
1 orange pepper, coarsely chopped
1/3 C. parsley
1/3 C. spinach
1/3 C. cilantro
2 T. white onion
1 clove garlic
2 T. lemon juice
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning*
1 tsp. salt

* i did not have poultry seasoning so i used a 1/2 tsp. equal parts sage, margoram, rosemary, black pepper and celery seed. i would have added thyme if i had it.)

1. presoak flax seeds in 2 1/2 cups of water for at least 1 hour or overnight. place in a large mixing bowl.

2. puree fresh tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings in the food processor. add to the flax mixture.

3. process all the vegetables individually in the food processor until finely chopped but not pureed. add to the flax mixture.

4. stir the flax mixture until well combined.

5. using an offset spatula, spread the mixture about ¼” thick onto Teflex sheets on the dehydrating trays. score into squares or triangles with a plastic utensil so as not to damage the Teflex sheet.

6. dehydrate for at least 12 hours. the crackers easily separate from the teflex sheets without stickiness, usually after 12 hours. remove the dehydrator tray. flip the crackers by placing a mesh and another tray on top of the crackers. hold both sides of the sandwiched trays and flip them towards you so the top tray is now at the bottom. remove the new top tray and the mesh. now peel off the teflex sheet from the crackers, which are now facing downward. return the crackers to the dehydrator for approximately an additional 4 hours until completely dry.

7. let cool before storing by leaving them on the dehydrator trays outside of the dehydrator or inside of the dehydrator with the door open.

8. store crackers in an airtight container in a cool dark cupboard, fridge or freezer.

Herb Pizza Crusts
this is my variation of the recipe to fit one dehydrator tray
(9 pizza crusts)

1 1/4 C. buckwheat, soaked overnight
2/3 C. sunflower seeds, soaked overnight
5 T. ground flax seed
1 C. zucchini, chopped
1/4 C. water
1 T. olive oil
1 tsp. herbs
1 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. sea salt

1. blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

2. spread batter about 1/4 " thick on dehydrator tray covered with teflex sheet. score into 9 squares.

3. dehydrate at 125 for 2-3 hours, then flip onto mesh and turn the temperature down to 110.

4. dehydrate until dry.



(batter covers 3 teflex sheets)

1 C. sunflower seeds (soaked overnight)
1 C. almonds (soaked overnight)
1 C. brazil nuts
1 big tomato, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/4 C. sun-dried tomatoes, soaked overnight
1/4 C. ground flax
1 garlic clove
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. taco seasoning
2 tsp. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. onion powder

blend all ingredients in food processor, then spread batter fairly thin onto teflex sheets. score into squares. dehydrate at 110° until dry, flipping cheez-its onto mesh screens after a few hours.


Cumin Flatbread
from Matthew Kenney's
Entertaining in the Raw


2/3 C. sprouted buckwheat
1/2 C. sprouted sunflower seeds
1/2 C. sprouted oats
1 C. chopped soaked almonds
1/4 C. melted coconut oil
1/4 C. maple syrup
1 T. vanilla
cinnamon to liking
sea salt to liking

mix everything together with hands. spread on teflex sheet and dehydrate at 115 for 8-12 hours.

(you can put this in the oven at a low temperature if you don’t have a dehydrator… it may not still be “raw” but it will still taste awesome and is still a pretty healthy alternative to Twinkies and Mountain Dew…=)

serve with a nut milk and dried or fresh fruit!! enjoy!

kelli's notes: i added  1/4 C. dried coconut flakes and only soaked the buckwheat overnight. the granola was pretty tasty, but i'm not sure it's the best in the universe. my granola did not stick together too well but it did make for a yummy, crunchy cereal (topped with dried cranberries or raisins and almond milk...yummity yum!=)


  1. It all looks so delicious!
    It looks delicious!
    Debra @ Vegan Family Style
    ps please check out the cookbook giveaway on my blog!

  2. Wow, it looks great!
    I'll have to put my dehydrator to better use!

  3. It is Rawlicious ;-) and I LOVE the pictures.
    Yum Yum just 1 bite of each starting with the rainbow;-}



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