Have you ever thought something you were cooking or baking was going to fail before you even started?
Guilty! For some reason, I did not have high hopes for these graham crackers when I started making them. They seemed simple enough, but I wasn’t confident I could get the taste or texture down.
When I made my sister and mom try them and saw how much they loved them, I realized I had nothing to worry about. I wouldn’t call my mom a picky eater, but she likes what she likes- and she loved these!
Whole Wheat Honey Cinnamon Graham Crackers
(adapted from here)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup milk
- Cinnamon and sugar for dusting, optional (but highly recommended!)
- Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and baking soda) and set aside.
- Cream the butter, sugar, and honey together until fluffy. Add about a third of the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add a little milk and stir to combine. Repeat, alternating the flour mixture and milk until everything is added.
- Cover well and pop in the fridge overnight.
- When you’re ready to make the crackers, take the dough out of the fridge, uncover it, and let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- When it’s a bit softer and ready to be worked with, flour your workspace and divide the dough into halves.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a rectangle (or as close as you can get it!)
- To cut the graham crackers into squares, I just used a thin knife. I’m sure you could use a pastry cutter or even cookie cutters. To make the cutting easier, dip the knife into a little flour before you cut.
- Use a fork to prick the top of each cracker. Combine the cinnamon and sugar (if using) and sprinkle on the top of each cracker.
(I don’t know why, but that picture makes me laugh!)
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.
Look how cute they are!
The possibilities of these are endless. I’m picturing them crumbled onto yogurt or oats, dipped into ice cream, made into s’mores, or my favorite combination when I was a kid- spread with cream cheese!
Have you ever thought something you were cooking or baking was going to be a disaster and then ended up being amazing?