Homemade Graham Crackers

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2013-08-05 09.47.01

Graham crackers are one of my favorite all-time American snack foods growing up, as well as hubby’s. Now that I have moved to the other side of the world, they are not an available commodity. They can normally be found in American groceries but they are obscenely overpriced primarily because they are imported from America. I had to suffice with tea biscuits instead. I have no doubt that the rest of the world has their own interpretations and versions of graham crackers but there is something about distinctive cinnamon flavor with a hint of maple and the cinnamon sugar topping that makes me enjoy these crackers the most. Baking a batch of these graham crackers eliminates the need for begging my family to send me box-full graham crackers in bulk. Plus this graham cracker recipe offers a low-fat and sugar-free (if you decide not to use sugar at all) version. For a gluten-free edition, oat flour would work well for this recipe too. Now hubby and I can enjoy our childhood favorite snack food without the guilt. The only guilt you’ll have is not making two batches of these crackers. If, for some reason, you should have plenty of graham crackers left (I highly doubt it in my case. We both have no self-control), set them aside to make graham cracker pie crusts. If you want to make chocolate graham crackers, simply add about ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture. Once baked and cooled, find a discreet place to hide them or I guarantee that there will be none left you for 😉

For this recipe, you will need:

  1. 1 cup plus 2 T all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat but you can use oat or spelt flour)
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus more
  3. ½ teaspoon of ground cloves
  4. 1/4 teaspoon  of baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  6. 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar (you can use stevia)
  7. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 tablespoons agave (I like using maple syrup)
  9. 1 ½ tablespoons of  oil
  10. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet in a separate bowl, then mix together. Form a ball with your hands (or, if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, put the mixture in a plastic bag and squish into a ball). Place the ball on a piece of wax paper, then place another sheet on top and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into very thin (graham-cracker) width. Cut into squares or cookie-cuttered shapes, and place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar or stevia (optional).  Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, depending on whether you like your graham crackers super-soft or crispy.

Yields approximately 16 crackers

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One thought on “Homemade Graham Crackers

    ericabella1545 said:
    August 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Reblogged this on sweettreatsyum.

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