Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

If you’re anything like me then until now you’ve only ever had graham crackers from a box, off the grocery store shelf, and thought that they were fantastic (especially smeared with a little bit of peanut butter and maybe even a drizzle of honey).  If that’s the truth, and you have any baking ability in your body, then try this recipe.  I was blown away by the wonderful flavor in these freshly baked treats.  A warm cinnamon flavor inside of a crispy cracker with crunchy bits of turbinado sugar on top.  If you’re a tea drinker then you’ll want to dip these into a warm mug between sips, and just melt away.  Same goes for a cup of cocoa.  They’re great to package up for a gift basket too.

This recipe makes about 1 dozen.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes

2 egg whites, divided

6 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the butter and work it into the flour with your fingertips until it’s completely incorporated and the mixture resembles a fine meal.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 egg white, brown sugar, honey and vanilla. Add this to the flour mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and roll it out into a square. Cut into 12 (or so) small rectangles and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  • Brush the graham crackers with the remaining egg white and sprinkle them with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake until dark brown and fragrant, 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Set aside to let cool completely (graham crackers will harden as they cool) before serving.

J