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Homemade Gluten-Free, Paleo Honey Graham Crackers: Recreating a childhood classic with wholesome ingredients



I made homemade Honey Graham Crackers that are squares of nostalgia and basically feel like a hug from my Grama Winnie with each bite. She never made them from scratch but she ALWAYS had them stocked in her pantry and we’d eat them practically everyday as a snack or for dessert. I don’t even know how many boxes she bought in her lifetime but it’s safe to say the answer is in the hundreds… maybe thousands? I’ve been so excited to share this recipe with you because I know that if you found this recipe you probably grew up loving Honey Graham Crackers, too or maybe you want to make them for someone you love. Maybe due to dietary restrictions or food allergies you can't eat the conventional ones anymore of perhaps you've never tried them. No matter the reason, I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you love this recipe and I hope it feels like a hug from your childhood, too.


I went to a Waldorf style school for a few years in early education and then part of an after school program and then again for a year in junior high and my most favorite snack they gave us was Honey Graham Crackers with peanut butter sandwiched in between them. I ate many of those over the years at this school and it was my favorite snack. They also made them with saltine crackers but I need to figure out a paleo version of saltine crackers before we talk about that combo. Obviously if you’re paleo or avoid peanut butter give it a try with these Honey Graham Crackers with almond butter or cashew butter and it will blow your mind away.



If you didn’t know, conventional Honey Graham Crackers are made with: Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}, Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, Folic Acid), Graham Flour (Whole Grain Wheat Flour), Sugar, Soybean And/Or Canola Oil, Honey, Leavening (Baking Soda, Calcium Phosphate), Salt, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor. Contains: Wheat, Soy.


First of all, the majority of conventional kids' snacks and the snacks that are specifically marketed towards children are commonly made with enriched flours, sugar in many forms, artificial food dyes, and you guessed it, seed oils. Did you know that enriched flour, a common ingredient in these snacks, undergoes extensive processing, stripping it of fiber and phytonutrients through chemical and mechanical means? Then they add synthetic vitamins and nutrients back in. Most people thing enriched flour is a good thing - it sure sounds like it until you research it.




I get it! Nostalgia can be hard to fight! We want our kids to have and experience those same flavors and food memories that we had. For me and my family, because we’re super intentional about the ingredients we consume the next best thing for me to do is to make them myself. This may not be something that everyone has the time to do and that's okay but for me, because I'm unwilling to compromise on ingredients that we buy or feed our son this is what works for us.


Here’s my Honey Graham Cracker recipes! I hope you love it!

 

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cassava flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons honey


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


In a mixing bowl combine flours, coconut sugar and baking soda. Add in egg, vanilla, honey and cold butter. Mix well. I like to use a combo of my hand mixer and my hands. Roll out between two pieces of parchment paper about 1/4 inch thick. Use a square shaped cookie cutter and place squares on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, poke some holes in it and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown edges. Place on a cooling rack and allow cookies to fully cool before eating.


To see a video of this recipe being made, click here or watch the video below.


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Here’s the voiceover on the video: Conventional Graham crackers that so many of us grew up with were a staple of my childhood and My grandma always had them in her pantry. But unfortunately due to their ingredients of enriched flour, sugar, soybean oil and canola oil as well as artificial flavors and more it’s not something I’d ever touch again. I still want my son to be able to enjoy some of the same nostalgic foods that I loved as a kid but I won’t compromise on ingredients. Because we’re so intentional about the foods that we do consume I decided to make them myself. My version tastes just like the original honey Graham crackers from my childhood but without all the crappy ingredients. I made grain free, gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo honey graham crackers that our whole family loves and that remind me of my grama and my childhood. THIS is how I give my kid a taste of my own nostalgia with ingredients that we can pronounce and feel confident feeding him and eating ourselves. Check the caption for the recipe, save this post and don’t forget to follow me for more.

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Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 

 

In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

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