Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Not Your Average Cracker

I have a love-hate relationship with crackers.  I like them, because obviously, they taste good.  They're also an easy snack and what better to serve along with some cheese?  However, my daughter is carb-obsessed.  If I have crackers in the house, it's what she wants for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all snacks.  I get sick of the begging for crackers so I often just don't buy them.  

If I do buy crackers, it's some basic wheat ones to go with cheese for school lunches.  I rarely buy graham crackers because most are loaded with nasty ingredients.  I have a few super impressive friends that make their own crackers but I never could find the energy to try them myself.  But then, I had some coffee (on my one coffee day of the week which is also the day I get everything done because suddenly I have super powers) and I cranked out these graham crackers. 

There are a ton of recipes on the internet (hello Pinterest) for homemade graham crackers.  I went with Weelicious because I've had good luck with her recipes. 

Homemade Graham Crackers
From Weelicious

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, chilled & cubed
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a food processor or mixer combine the first 6 ingredients.
3. Add cubed and chilled butter to the mix and pulse/mix until it resembles coarse meal.
4. Add honey and water and continue to mix until it all combines.
5. Remove and shape the dough into a flat disk and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
6. Roll dough out until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into crackers or shapes.
7. Place cookies on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Don't overcook or the bottoms will be dark!

The verdict?  Way better than those boxed kind!  At first, my daughter declared that she didn't like them.  Seriously?  But then she tried the batch that didn't get dark on the bottom (really, don't overcook these) and she decided they were good.  I couldn't help imagining them with some frosting slathered on top.  I haven't gone there...yet.  Instead, I served them as a snack with applesauce. 
I ended up with two cookie sheets worth of cut outs.  We ate half and I froze the other half (in an airtight container, stacked).

Try them and tell me what you think!


  1. This is one of her recipes that I've wanted to try but haven't! After the great review I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!

  2. Tell me what you think after you try them!