Monday, February 18, 2013

No HFCS: Graham Crackers

Today I am going to share with you Homemade Graham Crackers.  I got this recipe from the "Dining On A Dime Cook Book".  I love this cookbook by the way, it is one of my favorites. I have made a lot of really good meals from this cook book.

One of the ingredients is Whole Wheat Flour.  I have decided that I am pretty awesome, well really anyone with a wheat grinder and wheat berries on hand.  If you don't have a wheat grinder and wheat berries, then you can always be awesome and buy some whole wheat flour at the grocery store.

I turned these
into this

One tip I learned a log time ago and so far it has worked.  Put a Bay Leaf in your flour canister to keep away weavels.  Before I actually did this, I had weavels getting in my flour all the time and I keep my cupboards pretty darn clean.

Another tip I learned from my Grandma.  If your brown sugar gets hard put a piece of bread in with it and let it sit for a couple of days, it will soften back up and leave you with a hard piece of bread.
The recipe:
2 1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1/4 C. brown sugar (next time I will use a little bit more)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 C. oil
1/3 C. honey
2 TBSP. molasses or dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. milk

I put all of the ingredients in my mixer and let it go.

Then I divided the dough in half and rolled it out in the greased cookie sheets.  Then I pricked it with a fork and scored it with a sharp knife.

I baked them at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.  After they are cooled take them off the cookie sheets and store them in an airtight container.

To me it looks as if they don't mind eating healthier graham crackers.


  1. Just saw your link over at Somewhat Simple’s link party and wanted to come over and check out your recipe! And what a great idea about the bay leaf. I didn't know that so I'll have to go out and get one :) Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

  2. Thanks, I will see about doing that. The bay leaf has worked for me so far, I love it. and you are more than welcome for the tip.

  3. Oh, thank you so much for sharing! I've been looking for just this recipe. I bought some Arrowhead Mills graham flour but haven't found a recipe to use it until now.

  4. You are so welcome, my family certainly enjoyed them.

  5. I have to try this! Featuring it on Tickled Pink tonight!

  6. This is amazing! :) Looks like it makes a lot. :)

  7. I saw this at Show Off Friday, and had to come check it out. We've eliminated HFCS, too, and I'm always looking for good recipes to make at home. Thank you so much for sharing this! If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

  8. Thanks for all of the wonderful compliments,

  9. How fun!! Thanks so much for linking up! I am going to feature you on my blog tomorrow!

    Have a great day!