Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

As summer comes to an end this weekend with Labor Day, I wanted to make sure it went out with a BANG!

So, what better way than to celebrate the end of summer with an ALL-TIME favorite summer treat?!

Yes, that’s right…I healthified S’MORES!! <– yes, healthified is a word 

I teamed up with my friends over at Madhava Sweetneners to bring you a healthy snack recipe. So, the first part to the perfect healthy s’mores…if of course…THE GRAHAM. (Yes, that’s a reference to Sandlot, incase you didn’t catch it!)

Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

Graham crackers the perfect snack for SO. MANY. THINGS.

I remember growing up I loved having cream cheese with fresh strawberries on graham crackers…or heck even just graham crackers by themselves. I am also a sucker for graham cracker crusts in pies…or cheesecake! Oh, the possibilities are endless!

These are perfect for a healthy treat or snack, especially if you have little ones! And you’ll be delightfully surprised at how easy they actually are to make. They are just as simple as making sugar cookies, so if you do have little ones of your own, they would love to help make these with you, I’m sure!

I’m positive I will never buy store bought again…these are just too tasty and so much healthier!

Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

To make these healthier, I opted to use some of my most favorite healthy ingredient substitutions, oat flour and coconut sugar. You simply just have to mix all of your ingredients together, roll it out flat, and cut them into squares…for some reason I really thought making my own graham crackers was difficult, until I actually tried it!

As you know, I LOVE my coconut sugar…but you may be wondering why I love it some much…well, here are a few:

Reasons to ♡ Coconut Sugar

♥︎ Has a much lower Glycemic Index than table sugar. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35, while table sugar’s is anywhere from 60-75. This means there is less of a spike in blood sugar and insulin levels.

♥︎ Coconut Sugar is filled with naturally occurring nutrients like magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamin B.

♥︎ Coconut Sugar is also very eco-friendly. The production of coconut sugar uses far less water and fuel than traditional sugar cane production, making it one of the most sustainable sweeteners in the world.

♥︎ It’s perfectly simple to substitute for sugar. With a one to one ratio, there is quite literally, no easier sugar alternative! You don’t have to even think about it. 

Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

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Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/3 cup Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/41/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the coconut oil and vanilla, and mix with a fork to incorporate the dry ingredients into the oil.
  4. Add the water a tablespoon or two at a time until it comes together into a wet dough. You don’t want it too be too sticky, so be sure you add just enough water to create a dough ball.
  5. Spread some extra oat flour onto a clean counter top and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the rolled out dough into 3 inch squares. If you would like, poke holes in the dough using a toothpick or a fork.
  7. Carefully place each cookie on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. The edges should be golden brown once properly cooked.


Healthy Homemade Graham Crackers

Stay tuned for the S’mores recipe coming your way tomorrow! 😉

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14 Comments

  1. Coconut sugar sounds awesome – I’ll have to pick some up when I see it around! And I love the sound of these graham crackers. I’ve been wanting to make s’mores this summer – will have to make em sometime this month!

    1. I LOVE coconut sugar! It’s pretty simple to find, whole foods will have it with all the baking supplies. I just posted my s’mores post!…They were my first this summer as well! How has it taken so long?! haha

  2. I like that the glycemic index is lower than regular sugar. I will pick up this sugar tomorrow and make these for an upcoming cookout! I hope my crackers look as perfect as yours! 🙂

  3. You continue to impress me by the way you keep coming up with tasty, healthy food and treats. No exception with this one either. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks again!

  4. I’m definitely going to try coconut sugar because I’m always looking for an alternative to regular sugar that is an easy conversion. I think these will be a healthy snack for my second graders and then I can share the recipe with parents. Thank you!

    1. Yes, hopefully coconut sugar won’t give them a sugar rush either, since it won’t raise their insulin levels as much! 😉 And I love the idea of that, hopefully the parents like them just as much!

  5. curious to see if I could use maple syrup instead of coconut sugar because I don’t have the latter.
    ~Bethany

    1. You possibly could use maple syrup, but you would have to make sure to use a bit more flour to even out the liquid ratios in the recipe. You could use brown sugar — it would just raise the glycemic index of the graham crackers. But flavor wise it would taste VERY similar! 🙂

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