I mentioned in previous weeks that one of the hard parts of our real food journey is snacks, since that is what we’ve been used to eating in convenient, store bought, processed forms.
So, my Real Foods board on pinterest is filled with lots of great snacks and desserts that are real food friendly. When I shared the graham cracker photo on my facebook page, there was a lot of interest in the recipe, so I know a lot of you are also interested in finding real food recipes that you can feel good about feeding your family.
Now, before I continue, I have to admit that these aren’t really graham crackers, because they aren’t made with graham flour. However, they are crackers and they were a big hit at my house!
They smelled wonderful while baking and as soon as they came out of the oven, my kids were grabbing at them before they were even cool enough to eat! Hubby was just getting home from work, and he grabbed one as well and said “These aren’t going to last long!”
My 4-year-old heartily exclaimed, “These are delicious.” And my 6-year-old ate about 3 before I could slow him down.
Then, they both decided we should take them to our church’s Wednesday night meal for our dessert (we are allowing ourselves to eat off plan during times like these, but still try to take some things so it’s not as bad). My 6-year-old even said we should take extra because they were so good his friends would probably want some too.
So, here is the quick & easy recipe. Seriously, these came together very quickly. And, did I mention they are yummy and a huge hit?
These were gone in a flash, but the next batch, I’m already planning to have some strawberries and homemade whipped cream with them. Yum!
Homemade, Real Food Graham Crackers
What you need:
- 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in small bowl.
2. Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour flour mixture into wet ingredients and mix well.
3. Roll out onto cookie sheet. Mine was a large rimmed cookie sheet, about 13 x 18. And, this is where having my broken rolling pin really came in handy. The handles are forever falling off in the middle of rolling, but for this project, it actually made it easier to roll (without the handles). So, yay for broken things.
4. Cut into cracker sizes and pierce tops with fork. I let my kiddos pierce the tops with forks, so our piercings have some character. You’ll still have to cut them apart after they are finished baking.
5. Bake approximately 10 minutes, or until edges start turning brown.
And, enjoy :)