Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Homemade Graham Crackers



As I have become more health conscious in my cooking I have become an avid label reader. I found that something as simple as a box of graham crackers was loaded with sugar and hydrogenated oils. I knew it was time to learn to make my own.  They are amazingly simple to make. Here is a recipe that my family enjoys, I hope yours will too!!

 

Graham Crackers

Crystal Miller



 

1/3 c. olive oil

1/3 c. honey

¼ c milk

2T molasses

1 t. vanilla

2 ½ to 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 t baking powder

½ t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1 t cinnamon

 

In a large mixing bowl using a wire whip mix combine olive oil, milk, honey, molasses and vanilla. In a smaller mixing bowl combine 2 ½ cups of pastry flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. Add this to the liquid mixture. At some point you will want to switch from the wire whip to large mixing spoon. Add the extra ½ cup flour if your dough is sticky. A little sticky is ok. By the time you finish adding the extra flour you will be doing the mixing with your hands. 

 

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. While the oven is heating up divide dough in half. Spray a large cookie sheet (15x13 approx. size) with non-stick spray such as Pam. Now roll out one of the dough halves onto the cookie sheet. A cookie sheet without sides is the easiest. It should pretty much fill up the whole cookie sheet. You can rub a little extra flour onto your rolling pin if needed. 

 

Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into squares and poke with a fork. 

 

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet and separate and carefully remove them.

 

Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. harmonyhomesteadJuly 31, 2007 at 4:19 AM

    I'm so happy to find this recipe. We had been buying the Barbara's Bakery organic graham crackers, but they changed the recipe a year or so ago and they are way too sweet for our liking now.

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  2. EMILY Bring on the recipes!!!! LOL

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  3. Crystal,

    Oh my those look good. Delicious!!

    Wishing you all a blessed day my sweet friend.

    Cathy

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  4. Crystal,

    i have a recipe that calls for chocolate graham crackers do you think that i could add cocoa to this recipe or do you have any ideas on how to make them chocolate my family loves this recipe but i dont make it much because of all the junk that is in store one. Thanks for your help.

    Polly

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  5. oh that looks yummy! Is this one on your website?

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  6. That looks delicious and fairly easy. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings,

    ~Farrah

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  7. One of my favorite late night snacks with a glass of milk. Another is smores, yuuummmmm.

    Kitty

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  8. thanks! I have been looking for a good graham cracker recipe. I will try this.

    blessings,

    marye

    http://home-school.contentquake.com

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  9. If I made a huge batch of these, do you think they would freeze well?

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  10. Graham crackers don't have graham flour? Or is graham flour a mixture of grain flours? Sorry, I am such a city girl and not extremely handy in the kitchen.

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  11. I have learned so much from your blog, website, and recipes. I just started grinding my own wheat in the spring and your bread and pizza dough recipes are my favorite! Could I make the graham crackers with hard wheat? How does the different wheat affect recipes? Thanks!!!!

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  12. Crystal,

    I love your blog and web site!

    I made these crackers for my kids yesterday and they LOVED them!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Margaret

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  13. yes, thanks for this recipe and why are they called graham crackers? Have you ever happened to post your coffee recipes that your daughter makes you? Lisa

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