Graham crackers are a pantry staple, but they could most certainly use an upgrade in the health department. Instead of filling yourself with empty carbohydrates, high-fructose corn syrup and preservatives, control what goes into the mix by making graham crackers yourself with this easy homemade healthy graham cracker recipe.
The Nabisco Grahams Original Crackers are accidentally vegan, but they are still made using sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high-fructose con syrup, preservatives, and flour. This recipe for healthy graham crackers takes out the sketchy ingredients and keeps it healthy with low-glycemic index coconut palm sugar and maple syrup, heat-friendly coconut oil and fiber-full whole-wheat flour. Now you can enjoy S'mores more often without the guilty conscience.
Healthy Graham Crackers Recipe
From the Organic Authority Files
Makes 8-10 crackers, but varies according to size
- 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 4-5 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Up to 4 tablespoons water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold with a spatula until the mixture begins to clump together. Fold the dough with clean hands until all is evenly combined and forms a ball. Sprinkle some flour on a flat table surface and use a rolling pin to flatten the dough down to the thickness of a typical graham cracker. Cut into rectangles and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to prick the surface of each cracker a few times to better resemble a store-bought graham cracker. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crispy, but keep an eye on them for the last few minutes so they don’t brown too much.
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