Homemade Graham Crackers

August 25, 2017

In an effort to try and make a few more homemade snacks, I started looking in the pantry at something that my kids looooove, but didn’t need to be store bought.

And there it was, GRAHAM CRACKERS.

Such a versatile little cracker. We can eat them by themselves. Duh, we can add chocolate and marshmallows. We can use them as peanut butter dippers. They can be spread with cream cheese and sprinkled with cranberries. They can take the place of chips in a lunch box. They’re the gift that keeps on giving.

Holly especially loves graham cracker sticks, because they fit her little hand just right, and she can carry them around and take her little nibbles as she’s off running away from Logan.

You’d never believe that these guys are actually super easy to make. And it turned in to a fun thing for the kids to help me with. I wanted to do a test run first to see how they came out, but now that I know they’re good and they’re easy, we can start making them more and maybe having a little more fun with our graham cracker shapes. I’m thinking graham cracker stars or animals???

[Don’t mind the blob crackers…..those were Logan’s]

While I was cutting out the actual crackers, I set Holly and Logan up at their little table, giving each of them a little ball of dough to roll, cut, poke, smash…..which eventually turned in to them just eat the dough. Kids.

The other thing I loved about these is that they’re made with whole wheat. For me, I’ll take any extra little boost of goodness I can get for these little bodies that I’m helping to grow. I’m pretty sure these little crackers are going to become a regular in our house now.

Homemade Graham Crackers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe adapted from [How Sweet Eats?http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/09/homemade-graham-crackers-totally-trashed-up/]

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add the flours, sugar, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt to a food processor and blend until combined. Add in the cold butter and pulse until coarse crumbs remain. When the dough looks like rough beach sand, add in the honey, milk and extract, blending until the dough comes together and forms a ball in the processor, and literally I mean a ball. Place the dough in the fridge while the oven heats up.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Remove the dough and roll it out on a floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick in diameter. Use a biscuit cutter (round or square) to make cuts (or a knife to cut into squares) and place the dough on a nonstick baking sheet. Poke a few holes in the dough with a fork. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Let cool completely.

Notes

Recipe adapted from [How Sweet Eats?http://www.howsweeteats.com/2014/09/homemade-graham-crackers-totally-trashed-up/]

http://www.stephsbitebybite.com/2017/08/25/homemade-graham-crackers/

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