And the grahamie goes to…
Continuing on our “Snacks-I-ate-as-a-kid” theme,
I was a huge graham cracker lover. Particularly the graham sticks kind.
My favorite thing to do was
grab a few crackers (oh, who am I kidding? I would grab an entire sleeve)
and dip each piece into an ice cold bath of milk.
So imagine my excitement when I saw that there existed
the gluten-free version of graham crackers on the market.
Unfortunately they just weren’t the same. At all.
I don’t understand why the majority of GF processed foods
out there have to taste so horribly.
Maybe I have found my new career path…
So naturally I made it my mission to make a tasty recreation:
Let’s just say that the moment Greg tested these,
his eyes widened and he actually hugged me,
telling me how proud of me he was.
I know I have a winner.
Graham Crackers Recipe
Inspired by Alton Brown
Makes approx 40 crackers
- 2 c. my All-Purpose GF mix
- 1/4 c. Teff flour
- 2 Tbs flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 Tbs coconut oil (DO NOT MELT)
- 3 Tbs unsulphered molasses
- 5 Tbs hemp milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine all the dry ingredients together (flours, flaxseed meal, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon) in a medium bowl. With a pastry blender or fork, incorporate solid coconut oil into flour until crumbs forms.
- Place the rest of the ingredients into flour mix (molasses, milk, vanilla). Make into a dough ball.
- Divide into 2 balls. Roll out 1 ball onto a piece of parchment to 1/4′” thickness or desired thickness.
- Using a pizza cutter (either a straight edge or one with ridges) make cuts to form squares. Use a ruler if needed.
- Take a fork and gently poke holes into dough. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until browned. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
The molasses really gives these puppies a rich taste
that makes the homemade version better than anything store bought.
If you don’t like the taste that molasses adds to a recipe, simply omit it.
If the dough is too dry at that point,
add another Tablespoon of non-dairy milk.
I even made graham sticks just to
take me back to the good ol’ days.
And yes, I even dipped them into an ice cold bath of rice milk.
And then as if that wasn’t enough,
I got even more snack crazy
and remembered my deep love for anything S’mores.
I mean, major love for S’mores.
You name it, if they were advertising it (whatever it was) as the new flavor,
I would eat it!
So I also made the adult/sophisticated version
for those of us who still have that little kid inside us that love
that campfire treat:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Makes 1 S’more
- 2 Graham cracker sticks
- 3 Dandies marshmallows
- 1 heaping TB Enjoy Life chocolate chips, melted
- chopped almonds
- 1 skewer
- Melt Dandies in a microwave on top of 1 graham stick (needs no more than 10 seconds to make it puff).
- Place the other graham stick on top to make a sandwich and dip into melted chocolate. Use a spoon to coat half of the cookie, gently squeezing the sticks together to keep them connected.
- Drizzle with almonds. Place on wax paper. Stick a skewer inside.
DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK TOMORROW.
YOUR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU…
These look awesome! Well done!
Wonder if these could be made fat free. I keep reading that fat free gluten free baking isn’t very successfull
What type of oil substitute do you think could be used for fat free?
Love the smores!
I can’t get enough of S’mores, not matter how hard I try 🙂
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try these – I’ve been wanting to make homemade graham crackers.
Ah, see, I’m reading your mind 🙂
1. i love your themes
2. i think the people who make those processed foods, do not taste it themselves
3. these grahamis look fantastic
4. love the gf flour and starches page!
5. i totally get the hug and smile part.. there are days when hubbs finishes whatever i made before I finish saying- how is it!.. those are the best days!
1. Coming from you, this is a huge compliment!
2. Right? Oh goodness, why must all processed GF foods be ladden with sugar, it’s gross!
3. Thank you 🙂
4. See #1
5. Ugh. It’s the best really. Especially because Greg is one hard person to please when it comes to food. It means the world to me!
Your blog just gets better and better everyday Girl! Can you send me priority mail about 30 of those S’more sticks – brilliant!!
…also please tell me you have more than 200 readers, or else you would have been a Liebster pick on my Blog!
I am so Glad Genieveve recognized you- cause you and your Blog are pretty awesome indeed!
True story, I had 2 Gingerbread Graham Crackers last night as a pre-dinner snack
Girl, I don’t need an award from you. I know that the love is there! 🙂 And it’s mutual 🙂 Instead of shipping them by mail, I will just have to make them for you in person…
I’m just down paging along as I read about graham crackers thinkin’ to myself, “I don’t need to try this one, I never liked graham crackers when I could eat store bought” (wheat thins and newtons are on the to do list tonight) but I read along anyways because well, I like your posts…
…and then you smacked me in the face with s’mores…
Cruel but lovely.
Serves you right for trying to overlook homemade graham crackers! ha. Karma.
touche, my friend.
Keep the amazing looking snack coming, please! However, could I request a title change for this post? Haha, it’s so cheesy. Perhaps I ought to have said about yesterday’s post!
Heck no! Cheese is my forte 🙂 haha. Come on, when you are writing posts after your bedtime (ie 9pm) things are bound to get a little cornball. HA!
As a person who has choked down a few gluten free graham crackers in her day I must say that yours even look much better. Plus the whole chocolate dipped s’mores on a stick is awesome! Microwaves s’mores are my favorite guilty pleasure these days because they are relatively low calorie, but I’d never have thought of adding nuts. Yuuuummmm… =)
I used to always microwave mine too! It’s the classier woman’s version 🙂 And “choke down” is a perfect way to describe what happens when eating GF graham crackers from the store…yak.
Girl, these look incredible! I love Graham crackers and gave been meaning to make a gf version!!! So thanks foreboding the work for me 🙂 I need to make a triple batch – one for snacking, one for s’mores and another to crumble and make a pie crust out of!!!
I love teff flour, happy to see you using it! Oh and I love your comment about Greg – too cute, that made me smile 🙂
Gotta love iPhones and typos… Hahaha
Gave should be “have”
Foreboding should be “for doing”
I’m branching out–you are rubbing off on me 🙂 Trying to be a little less unhealthy with my recipes. *Trying* hehe. When Greg hugged me, it literally made my entire week–he is sweet like that! He is also leaving again today 😦 I’m one sad little kitten…
aww yay that I am rubbing off on ya!
Greg sounds like such a sweetheart! I am so sad for you that he is leaving again 😦 how long this time? A big hug to you!
Blah. A month or more. Hopefully just a month this time. 2 was waaaaaayyy too long. And yes, yes he is a sweetheart. And yes, yes you are rubbing off on me 🙂
These really do bring me back to childhood. I’ve always loved Graham Crackers. Last night I was browsing through one of Alice Medrich’s books, “Cookies and Brownies” and noticed a recipe for S’mores brownies. She takes graham crackers, adds a bit of fat, presses them in a pan, bakes for 10 minutes to set; then strews them with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Right up your alley, Miss Thing!
Oh. I haven’t tried this but I understand that Yacon syrup substitutes well for molasses. Or so I’ve read. Good luck, Deborah.
As always, Laurel has her super helpful tips! When are you writing your book? Seriously. This needs to be done now.
Looking up Alice Medrich on Amazon currently…
These are so cute, and the smores on a stick take them to the next level. What is it about things on sticks that just makes you want to eat it right now? Is it that you know you don’t have to look for a fork or a napkin or be slowed by hand washing? Sticks make things irresistible, especially these smores dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts! With all of these mouthwatering sweets that you’re making everyday, I can only imagine how popular you are with your friends and neighbors!
One of my friends is getting tired of me giving her all of the treats. I see her every week, and every week I throw another bag of treats at her (well, not literally at her–that would be rude). Other than that, I eat the rest, which probably explains why my pants don’t fit anymore…ha. And you are right about food on a stick–must be that caveman instinct in us that we react to 🙂
How awesome would it be to open up some book on anthropology and find pictures of cavemen sucking down marshmallows and graham crackers on dainty little sticks? It’s the truth that the Flintstones never showed us.
BAHAHA! This whole talk about cavemen eating only meat was a lie, I tell you, A LIE! I know they secretly had a marshmallow factory somewhere under the bedrock where little cavemen elves worked long days just to provide s’mores on a stick to the public. I just *know* it.
No wonder there’s been a surge in the paleo diet. People are actually just hungry for marshmallows!
Precisely. It’s all a big scam from the Republicans, I believe.
I knew it!
Those look amazing (even more amazing as S’more’s Pops!!)
S’mores anything really is the best, wouldn’t you agree? I mean, if you can make my veggies into s’mores, I will eat them even faster 🙂 Thank you, Dawn! xo
I am amazed every day when I see your awesome creations!
What would be a good substitute for molasses? I can’t have cane sugar, but I use brown sugar made from beets. The molasses has been a more difficult sub for me.
Since the recipe doesn’t require too much molasses, you can either just not use it at all or maybe try maple syrup in it’s place, if you can have it. OR add the same amount of brown sugar from beets, so do 1/2 c. + 3 Tbs. If you do this, your dough might be a little dry and so you might need to add more non-dairy milk as well. Try a Tb at a time if this is the case. Play around with it and let me know, Deborah. I’m crossing my fingers for you! xo, Thank you for your sweet words 🙂
Thanks so much! I will try one the options you suggested and let you know how it turned out. Yes, I can have maple syrup. Cane sugar and anything derived from cane are the only sweeteners that I can’t have.
Please do! 🙂 xo
Nice! I love these!!
omigosh!!! i have been WAITING for someone to make a perfect gf graham cracker, and you have done it!! i am definitely going to surprise dayv with smores. he’ll love it 😉
you. are. amazing.
No. YOU are amazing. I simply just make tasty graham crackers 🙂 They have a total richness about them too that I must say, I’m a little addicted to. I hope Dayv will be as well! Happy S’moring to you.
This looks good! Definitely a must-try recipe.
Thank you so much, Malou! I hope you try making these and like them 🙂