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Monday, January 14, 2013

Make Your own Graham Crackers

I don't know about you, but my family and I love us some Graham crackers! Esp with peanut butter or s'more ingredients! My kids like to dip theirs in milk, which makes a mess, but I totally get it! So good! So when I found out that I can make my own with ingredients that I can read, then I was all in! I love to make snacks that the kids love and I can feel good about, bc other then that they usually only get fruit. All those package snacks are loaded with ingredients I don't want to give my tikes or are expensive! So here's the recipe I found from Smittten Kitchen and tweaked to fit my family.

~makes 10 4x4.5" or 48 2' sq.
  • 2 1/2 C + 2 tbs unbleached all purpose flour (can sub 1/2 C whole wheat flour)
  • 1 C dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 7 tbs unsalted butter cold and grated
  • 1/3 C mild flavored honey like clover
  • 5 tbs milk (full fat if have)
  • 2 tbs pure vanilla extract
Topping (optional): 2 tbs granulated sugar, 1tsp ground cinnamon (mixed)

Get to Making:

    Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt into a food processor or electric mixer. Pulse or mix on low to blend then add butter until looks like coarse meal.

     In separate bowl, whisk together honey, milk, and vanilla (wet ingredients), Add to flour mixture and mix on low until dough starts to form. *If its not moist enough and wont stick together like dough-then mix another proportionate ratio of wet ingredients and add to dough (I had too, maybe bc I used my hands?)
     Lay out saran wrap and dust with flour to add your dough in a 1' thick rectangle. Wrap and chill until firm ~2hrs

Rolling out the Dough:
     Divide dough in half and roll out onto flour surface into a long rectangle ~1/8 thick. Trim edges

Now cut your dough using a pastry cutter or I used a pizza cutter to cut desired size. Traditional cut is 4 1/2", but I just went with the flow. Poke each cracker half way through with end of wooden skewer or toothpick.

Place onto non stick baking sheet or parchment paper and sprinkle with mixed topping.

Bake for 15-25 minutes on 350* or until brown and slightly firm. They wont be hard when you first take them out like a traditional cracker, so DON'T over cook!

Let cool and ENJOY!! Let us know if your family loves them as much as ours.
     Happy Snacking!

Written By Brandi


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