Sunday, March 3, 2013

Snowshoeing food: carrot hemp seed crackers

Snowshoeing with gear for an overnight stay at a yurt
No winter for me is complete without an overnight stay in a yurt. Here we are trekking into a yurt, operated by the Idaho Parks and Recreation Department. Mother Nature provided us with fresh snow that fell the entire way in and continued until daybreak.
Once we reached the yurt, it was time to relax!

Trees flocked with fresh snow
In the morning, we were greeted with a picture-perfect mountain scene.

Imagine the happiness of the chocolate lovers in our group when we found this awaiting us at the yurt.

What was left of the carrot hemp seed crackers after I started munching
Alas, for me, it was carrot hemp seed crackers smeared with sunbutter instead of chocolate. These crackers are ACD-phase 1-friendly while chocolate is not.
Here's what you need:
3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
2 T. ground golden flax mixed with 4 T. water
2 T. unsweetened sunbutter
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, regular or reduced fat
1 cup raw hemp seeds
1 tsp. cinnamon
Here's what you do:
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
To a food processor, add the carrots and grate.
Add the flax and sunbutter. Continue mixing.
Then, mix in the coconut, hemp seeds and cinnamon.
Spread the dough on a large baking sheet, sprayed with pan spray.
Score the dough with a knife into cracker rectangles.
Bake the crackers for 60+ minutes or until dry and crispy.
Allow to cool before storing in baggies.
Single-serve carrot cake bites
After all that trekking, I was ready for a snack when I got home.
Single-serve Carrot Cake Bites (ACD-Phase 1)
Here's what you need:
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1 tsp. sunbutter, unsweetened
1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
2 T. + 1 tsp. shredded coconut, reduced flat
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg and/or cloves
Optional: 1 tsp. hemp seed or nuts, if tolerated
Optional: stevia, to taste
Here's what you do:
To a food processor, add all the ingredients (reserving 1 tsp. of shredded coconut). Pulse until mixed. Shape the dough into three carrot cake bites. Roll the dough balls in the reserved coconut.

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