Gluten-Free Honey Graham Crackers
Author - Alyssa Rimmer
Okay, I confess. There's nothing more satisfying than eating nut butter straight from the jar.
It's pretty much become a daily ritual for me at this point. When mid-afternoon rolls around, my tummy starts grumbling for a snack, I head into my kitchen, open the cabinets and inevitably reach for nut butter. At any given time, you'll find at least 5 different nut butters in my cupboard, so at least this snack habit doesn't get boring.
And when I'm lucky, I have crackers on hand that I can use as my dunking vessel.
But here's the thing, nut butter dunking crackers can't just be any kind of crackers. Like savory quinoa crackers + almond butter? No beuno.
But crackers with a hint of sweetness? Crackers like these honey graham crackers? Now we're talking.
Honey is by far one of my favorite sweeteners. Even now, when I'm eating pretty much 100% plant-based, I still like to keep honey in my diet.
Honey has some amazing anti-microbial properties which helps fight off bad bacteria and parasites in the body. Now that it's cold and flu season, honey is a great thing to add to your morning lemon water or drizzle on your breakfast in the morning.
Oh and another bonus of eating more honey is that it has tons of vitamins and minerals! yippee!
But…honey comes in liquid form. And while it's awesome to add to drinks and to use as a drizzle, it's sometimes a little tricky to bake with.
When you're adjusting a recipe to use liquid honey, you usually have to adjust a bunch of other things too in order to get a similiar result. Which is why when the folks at Nektar Naturals reached out and told me about their GRANULATED honey, I couldn't wait to try it!
It's honey, but it sugar form. I mean how crazy cool is that?!
Their honey crystals are the perfect thing for baking when you want to get that sweet honey flavor, but don't want to fuss around with all the other ingredients and proportions. You can use them as a 1:1 substitute for other granulated sweeteners, and the flavor of honey totally comes through.
I have so many plans for these honey crystals, but first it's these graham crackers. They're ever-so sweet from the honey, just the faintest hint of coconut and have an irresistible crunch.
And when you can make something at home that tastes even better than the store bought variety? Well that just means you're winning at life!
Now open up that jar of almond butter and let's get to dunkin'!
Gluten-Free Honey Graham Crackers
When you can make something at home that tastes even better than the store bought variety? Well that just means you're winning at life!
- 1 cup rolled oats ground into flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup toasted quinoa flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup Nektar Naturals Honey Crystals
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons almond butter or nut/seed butter of choice
- 3 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1/2 tablespoon flaxseed meal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the dry ingredients and set them aside.
Melt together the coconut oil, honey and almond butter either on the stove or in the microwave. Stir until smooth and combined. Stir in coconut milk and flaxseed meal.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until a dough is formed. (keep on stirring, it will feel too dry at first but will turn into a dough)
Once the dough has come together, dump it onto a parchment lined surface. Lightly dust a rolling pin with oat flour and gently roll the ball out until it's about 1/8" thick.
Cut the dough into square crackers using a pizza or biscuit cutter. Prick the top of each cracker with a fork or skewer (this will help them no bubble up in the oven).
Bake the crackers for 10 minutes, until they're starting to brown. Gently flip them over and bake for another 5 - 6 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the crackers sit for at least one hour (this will let them get nice and crispy).
Once they feel crispy, remove them from the oven and store in an airtight container. (after you've dunked a few in some nut butter of course!)
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Quinoa Parmesan Crackers (A Fresh Legacy)
Quinoa Peanut Butter Crunch Cups (Blissful Basil)
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