Graham crackers were something that I thought I would NEVER be able to make in life. For some reason graham crackers seemed like a food that you were forbidden to make. Take the recipe for example, it seemed secretive and if you weren’t a member of the Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker family then you weren’t allowed to even attempt to try and make them.
That all changed one day when I was indulging in one of my favorite guilty pleasures…watching people bake on YouTube. <3 I came across a video of someone making none other than the infamous GRAHAM CRACKER! Right then I knew I had to try it, BUT I wanted to find a recipe that didn’t use sugar. After searching for a few days I finally came across a recipe that substituted the sugar with honey! I then tweaked the original recipe a few times until I got something that I really enjoyed. That’s the great thing about cooking…you can make any recipe your own. =)
Soooooo, are you ready to try these delicious homemade grammies?!
2 cups whole wheat flour ♥ ¼ cup all purpose flour ♥ ¾ teaspoon kosher salt ♥ ½ teaspoon baking soda ♥ 1½ teaspoon cinnamon ♥ 1 egg beaten ♥ ¼ cup of butter melted and cooled ♥ 3 tablespoons honey ♥ 2 ½ tablespoons maple syrup ♥ 2 tablespoons almond milk ♥ 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
For some reason I like to start with my dry ingredients when making my graham crackers so that’s what we are going to do FIRST!
1. Place your whole wheat flour and all purpose flour into a bowl and mix them together lightly. (I just use a fork to mix the two flours together. You can also use a whisk if you wish)
2. Next add your salt, baking soda, and cinnamon into your flour and give it a good mix with your whisk or fork. Make sure everything is mixed together well!
3. Set your dry ingredients bowl to the side.
On to the wet ingredients.
1. Melt your butter and set to the side to cool down.
2. Beat your egg (fork or whisk) then add your vanilla extract to it.
3. Add your honey and maple syrup into your melted butter. Mix it together well.
4. Pour your cooled melted butter, honey, and maple syrup mix in with your beaten egg mixture. Add your almond milk and mix it! (NOTE: At this time I add a few shakes of cinnamon into my wet mixture. This is optional!)
5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients a cup at a time when you start so it will be easier to combine. Then add the rest of the dry and incorporate all the wet and dry together. Knead the dough until all the ingredients are combined. If the dough is too soft just add a little more flour. (NOTE: You can use a standing mixer if you have one. I just use my hands. <3)
6. Take your graham cracker dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to stiffen.
Now the fun part…SHAPING THE GRAMMIES! =)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Sprinkle out some flour on your work surface and rolling pin so the dough won’t stick. Split you dough in half to make it a little easier to work with. Place your dough on your work station and put a little flour on top. Start to roll out your graham cracker dough and get its thickness to about 1/8 of an inch.
3. Next, I use a circular cookie cutter to cut out my grammies. You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want. Also, don’t FEAR! You can use a knife and score/cut the dough into rectangles for a more traditional graham cracker look.
4. Time to make your grammies CUTE! Use a skewer to add a line down the center of your graham cracker dough and poke holes in the dough to give it more of a graham cracker feel. Then REPEAT steps 1-4 with the other half of the dough.
5. Place your finished dough on a pan (NO grease, NO foil, NO parchment paper!) and put it in the 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Let cool and enjoy with a glass of almond milk or a side of honey…OR PLAIN!
Remember, these are HOMEMADE graham crackers. . . so the flavor and texture are not like the graham crackers from the store, but they still are GREAT! !
If you try this great recipe please let us know! And if you have any favorite recipes that you don’t mind sharing, pass them along.