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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Low-FODMAP Plantain Crackers

My new FAVORITE snack (thanks to my nutritionist Sarah Kennedy for the suggestion) is homemade plantain crackers. I bake some every week - they are SO easy to make! My non-digestively-challenged husband can’t stop eating them either.

3 plantains, not over-ripe (but not green)
½ cup coconut oil (you can reduce this if you can’t handle too much fat)
sea salt

1. Heat oven to 350.

2. Cut the plantains open and put them into a food processor in chunks. Add the coconut oil. Blend/process until completely smooth.

3. Lay parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet. Spread the plantain mixture onto the parchment paper, making sure that it’s super thin (cracker thin!) and even.

4. Bake for 10 minutes. Then pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and score the mixture into cracker-sized squares with a pizza cutter or big knife. Sprinkle sea salt on the tops of the crackers.

5. Bake for about 50 more minutes, or until the crackers look like they’re just about to burn. They should be dark brown and feel crispy to the touch. In this photo of my first attempt at the recipe, I actually liked the darker ones better than the lighter ones:

Enjoy! These suckers are SO GOOD!

BTW, these are great just by themselves OR with any kind of dip. Occasionally I am able to make myself eat them with chicken liver pâté so I can up my intake of Vitamin B’s and iron (maybe I’ll include my chicken liver pâté recipe soon, though I can’t promise it’s my most delicious).

Later! xo

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