Thursday, January 31, 2013

Graham crackers

Many of you know, I'm always looking for delicious, healthy snacks for my kids.  I was so excited to come across this one; Graham Crackers.

Now I'm not apposed to prepackaged graham crackers.  There are a lot of good brands out there, even organic.  But I really feel good about making something like this from scratch and putting it in the kids lunch boxes for school.  Plus, it's a lot more fun making them together.

Full of basic, healthy ingredients such as honey and whole wheat flour.  This recipe makes a lot of cookies, depending on the size cookie cutters you use and how thick or think you roll out your dough.  The thinner the dough, you get a more cracker consistence.  Thicker the roll, more like a cookie.

I used my woodland creature cookie cutters.  What kid wouldn't like seeing a squirrel, snail or even a bear in his or her lunch box?
These crackers are great along size some dried apples.  Don't forget the milk for dunking!

Graham Crackers - Via Weelicious
1 cup whole wheat flour ( I used ww pastry flour)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 stick ( 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1/4 cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a food processor or standing mixer, combine the fours, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
3. Add the chilled butter to the mixture and pulse/mix until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
4. Add the honey and 1/4 cup water and continue to mix until well combined.
5. Removed the dough, shape it into a flat disk, and place it between two large pieces of parchment paper.
6. Roll out the dough 1/4" thick. Cut into crackers or shapes.
7. Place the crackers on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  They're a little soft when they come out of the oven, but they firm up nicely.
8. Cool and serve.  Store, covered, on the counter for up to 1 week or up to 2 weeks in the fridge.


  1. These look perfect - I especially love the little porcupine. Mine always come out missing their heads. I'll have to give this recipe a try :)