I am eliminating the processed foods in our house one at a time as we run out. This week we finished our last box of cinnamon graham crackers. My task was to create a healthier homemade alternative that the kids would eat and not complain about.
I searched the internet and found a few recipes but not one that I absolutely loved. So I took what I liked from some added a few personal touches and this is what I came up with.
Here is what you need:
1 stick of butter, 3/4 cup packed sucanat (or brown sugar), 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1/2 cup ground flax seed, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup almond milk
Here is what you do:
In a medium bowl cream together the softened butter and sucanat. Stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, gound flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly stir dry mixture into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Cover and chill the dough until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles or use shaped cookie cutters. Place on prepared cookie sheets 1/2 inch apart. I sprinkled a very small amount of sugar on tops of the crackers.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in oven, or until crisp. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
Alex was my taster that night and he claims that “he loves them too much!”. Mission accomplished.
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