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!!
1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. honey
¼ c milk
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.