Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Homemade Graham Crackers

I'm usually pretty skeptical about "healthy" alternatives to snack food. They just never seem to satisfy the same craving, and in my mind, why change a good thing? Except, processed box food is not a good thing. As I learn more about all the junk that is being put into our food, I am learning to embrace the healthier side of life more. And these homemade graham crackers weren't that difficult to embrace at all. In fact, I had to restrain myself from eating the whole pan. They were super delicious warm, and still yummy after they had cooled... this was a ten out of ten recipe! If I am sneaking food, you know it's good. :)

Homemade Graham Crackers
(from Little House Living)

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon (or less)
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar, sucanat, or turbinado
2 T. honey

Mix together the honey, sugar, salt, and butter. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Add the flours 1/2c. at a time so that it works in well. Place the dough between wax/parchment paper and roll out (ours were a bit on the thick side, but they were still awesome). Cut them into squares, or whatever shape you want. Place the crackers in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes to get firm. Remove from freezer, place on greased cookie sheet, and poke with a fork. Bake at 350F for about 5 minutes, flip over with a spatula and bake another 3-4 minutes. Watch carefully to keep from burning. 

Enjoy! If you do decide to eat the whole pan, I suggest drinking plenty of water! They would be awesome with Nutella, by the way...

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