Graham Crackers. They bring to mind after school snacks, campfires and marshmallows, and sibling rivalry. When I started opting to only eat traditionally-prepared grains, I said goodbye to Graham Crackers along with many other convenient treats.
But why? It turns out, homemade graham crackers aren’t any harder to make than cookies.
The Challenge: Make Homemade Crackers
This month, I’ve teamed up with Pleasant Hill Grain to bring you a Make Real Food Challenge. The goal? To get you to experiment with making your own crackers!
So, what’s your passion? What do you miss? Cheese crackers? Wheat thins? Graham Crackers?
This month, make crackers you can feel good about eating. Do they need to be grain-free? Gluten-free? Made with sprouted grain?
What You Could Win
The KoMo PK-1 is a beautifully crafted grain mill with a solid beechwood exterior. It has a quiet electric motor and uses corundum/ceramic burrs to grind a wide variety of grains including wheat, einkorn, oat groats, rice, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, barley, rye, millet, teff, quinoa, amaranth, and sorghum. It will even grind spices, lentils and dry beans.
It’s the Porsche of grain grinders — luxurious, efficient, and attractive.
How To Enter
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Remember, each time you make a batch of homemade crackers (like the Homemade Graham Crackers below) before the end of the day on November 11th, you can come here and get a new entry to increase your chances of winning!
Homemade Graham Crackers: The Recipe
- 2 cups sprouted einkorn flour (where to buy einkorn berries and flour)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (where to buy real sea salt)
- 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 5 tbsp. coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
- 1/4 cup milk or coconut milk (where to buy coconut milk)
- 5 tbsp. honey (where to buy honey)
- 1/2 tsp coconut sugar (where to buy coconut sugar)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (where to buy authentic, fresh, out-of-this world cinnamon)
Mix first four dry ingredients in a standing mixer or mixing bowl. Slowly add in oil, honey, and milk and blend with mixer.
The dough should be a little crumbly, but still hold together when you press into a ball.
Preheat your oven to 350F, depending on how hot your oven gets.
Roll dough between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/8 inch thick, trying to make a rectangle shape the size of your cookie sheet. Remove the top layer of parchment paper. Score rolled dough into cracker shapes using a pizza cutter, then transfer the parchment paper and scored dough onto your cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the top of the homemade graham crackers with the sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 18 minutes, turning halfway through.
Remove your homemade graham crackers from the oven. Transfer parchment paper and crackers to a rack to cool. When they are cool, gently break apart along scored lines into crackers.
(photo by kelvinbeecroft)