Baked Treats

Honey Cinnamon Graham Crackers

August 16, 2020
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For all of you firepit fans and s’mores lovers out there, here’s my absolute favorite homemade graham cracker recipe. It makes an over-the-top s’more, and tastes great on its own. To make the crackers into s’mores: Just sandwich fire-toasted marshmallows and your favorite chocolate bars in between.

Graham crackers are named for Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham, who introduced a coarsely-ground, unsifted wheat flour. He believed the flour could be an antidote to the poor health suffered by people who ate too much white bread.  A vegetarian and big believer in high-fiber diets, Graham was also a rather severe guy who recommended “hard mattresses, open bedroom windows, chastity, cold showers & loose clothing” (!) Not exactly a partier.

I’ve made these crackers a variety of ways: With dark brown sugar and a darker honey, they take on a sweeter, darker flavor. Use a lighter-flavored honey and light brown sugar and a lighter cracker results (which is my preference.) I include two teaspoons of cinnamon in the dough. But you can add extra cinnamon by brushing the crackers with egg wash and sprinkling them with cinnamon sugar for a glazed crunchy finish. Oh, and be sure to bake the cookies in the center of a preheated oven. They’ll crisp up nicely as they cool. 

I like to use Turkey Red flour from The Mill at Janie’s Farm. It’s 100% whole grain, milled from organically grown hard red winter wheat, stone ground and unsifted. You can buy it direct from Janie’s.


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