Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Home Made Healthy Multigrain Graham Crackers

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Know what you Eat – Graham Crackers comes under the list of healthy snacks but if
you read the ingredients most of them are made with partially hydrogenated oils and
very few are made with whole grains. Typically to make graham crackers one has to use
graham flour which is made by grinding finely the endosperm of winter wheat. The bran
and germ layers are returned and mixed in, resulting in a coarse, brown flour with a
nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Today, some commercial granaries remove much of the
wheat germ to prolong the shelf life of the flour. So most of the brands available in the
store all you get is stripped out and processed graham cracker.

Graham cracker was in my must bake list for a long time and instead of just going for
whole wheat flour, i used whole wheat, brown rice, oats, sorghum and coconut flour.
Yeah my pantry has you name it will have it kind of different flours stocked, so went for
this multigrain and was planning to bake a vegan version but the coconut flour absorbed
all the moisture, so had to add some milk to roll the dough and cut out the crackers.
Yes it did taste good.

Better late than never, we are very glad to share with you that our
Almond-Oats Ginger Bread Cookie was featured in the Jan 2010 Town Square News letter.


Ingredients
Whole Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Oats Flour – 1/2 Cup
Brown Rice flour – 1/4 cup
Coconut flour – 1/4 cup
Barley flour – 1/4 cup
Sorghum flour – 1/4 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Canola or Sunflower oil – 1/2 cup
Maple syrup – 1/2 cup(Make it 3/4th cup if you want it sweeter)
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Ener-g Egg replacer – 1 1/2 tsp
Warm Water – 1 Tbsp
Milk – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Method

1) Mix all the dry ingredients – Whole wheat flour, oats flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour
sorghum flour, barley flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder.
2) Add water to the egg replacer and beat till fluffy.
3) Now add the oil, maple syrup to the ener-g mixture and combine thoroughly,
now add all the flours to this mixture and combine to get a well moistened dough.
4) Preheat baking oven to 350 Degrees fahrenheit.
5) Because you are using coconut flour it will start absorbing the moisture, so keep 1/4th of cup
of milk handy. Take half the dough and add little bit of milk and roll out into a  1/8” thick
on a greased and floured baking sheet. Cut into desired shapes with a knife or a cookie
cutter. I just used knife and cut out square and rectangles.
6) Bake in a cookie tray lined with parchment paper for 8-10 minutes till they are golden.
7) Now flip them back and bake for another 3-4 minutes to make it really crisp.
8) Once completely cooled, store in a air tight container
9) I had these crackers for 4 days in room temperature and  made a no bake chocolate cake
with the remaining graham crackers, so not able to tell you the shelf life of these crackers.
10) Do the same to the remaining dough, because of the coconut flour you had to keep
adding little milk as when rolling out the dough. Repeat procedure from 5-7.

Notes – I came across this recipe from a magazine in the local library,which had used 3 cups of
Whole wheat graham flour, because i had so much of all these other flours i combined all of them. This
is the first time i am making crackers with coconut flour, when using coconut flour
it just absorbs all the moisture and make it dry so i had to keep on adding milk to
roll out cut into desired shapes. Next time when i am making i am planning to add
finely ground almond meal. The original recipe uses honey, whereas i substituted it
with maple syrup.

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Event Participation –
This goes to Whole Grain Baking – Brown Rice an event hosted by Madhuram
of Eggless Cooking.

38 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Finally I can bake my own graham crackers, and they are even wholewheat!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Cracker looks crunchy and delicious. This recipe will come in handy when I need a base for my tarts, bars and pies.
And congrats on being featured in the Town Square newsletter.

Rachana Kothari said...

Congratulations! Wishing you 2 great success ahead! The Graham Crackers must have tasted good with all those different kind of healthy flours in there... I have never used coconut flour till now in my cooking... have already written down in my grocery list:) Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Happy Cook said...

Wow those crackers look really absloutley delicous.

Sayantani said...

Congrats on your success!the graham crackers looks so crumbly and that too whole wheat. very healthy.

Mriganayani said...

You make Graham crackers at home?? WOw! Agree with you - so many foods that are supposedly healthy are loaded with artificial stuff and sugar! Now, only if you could package and sell these homemade beauties - I would be first in line to buy them!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very healthy......Nice innovation.

Swathi said...

Sadana and Muskan,

Cracker looks good. healthy too

Jagruti said...

Congrats and crackers looks cracking..:)) very healthy indeed

Devi Meyyappan said...

Congratulations!:) .. and Nice recipe!!.. and healthy combo,, looks perfect and beautiful pic!:)...

notyet100 said...

i guess my son gonna luv these

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I have been looking for home baked graham crackers..cant tell u how glad I am. and that too in whole wheat..kudos to u

Priya Narasimhan said...

nice looking healthy crackers..I guess you have given a wrong link by mistake for the town sqaure featuring..do check..

Cham said...

The townsquare link goes to Madu's page- have a look!
The cracker is perfect , never tried with cocon flour sounds good !

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks so good and perfect..very informative and nice healthy home made recipe.... thanks dearies...

Priya said...

Crackers looks fantastic,healthy and delicious..congrats..

SE said...

very healthy crackers !!

RV said...

Congratulations guys.... The crackers are indeed healthy....

simply.food said...

Looks healthy and nutritious.Nice click too.Do drop by my blog.simply.food

Gulmohar said...

Another nice and healthy bake from you guys..Great job gals !!

Devon said...

So you have a flour fetish? I guess you could say the same for me and pasta shapes. I have no fewer than five shapes on hand at any given moment.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a healthy one indeed! Looks good too!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - an awesome one...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Congrats...way to go ahead! Havent tasted graham crackers looks tempting!

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfect crackers and the ingredients make it very healthy too.Congrts to u for being ur recipe featured in the newspaper

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely... just send them here :)

PJ said...

very useful info about graham crackers! your recipe looks so delicious and healthy.. love the clicks too.

shanthi said...

They look wondeful and sure would have tasted good

Prathibha said...

They look just perfect..very healthy one too dear..

Anshika said...

Lovely crackers to eat with tea or coffee..

Nandini said...

Wow! Awesome and healthy crackers!!
Congratulations!

sowmya.s said...

has turned out just perfect..looks crunhy n delicious..

Oraphan said...

Wow! This looks and sounds so amazing! I've never thought of homemade graham crackers before. It's something that I have to get from the store. This is so awesome that you're sharing the recipe, thanks:)

Tina said...

Its completely a healthy and tempting recipe...

jayasree said...

Healthy and crunchy crackers. A nice way to use up the flours.

Katy ~ said...

Your crackers are beautiful! Love all the goodness in these. Well done indeed. I am so pleased to see these as they are so much nicer than anything I could buy.

Congratulations on your being recognized in the Town Square Newsletter. It must be so affirming! I know it's well deserved.

Shri said...

So neat!!Bookmarked!

Madhuram said...

The cookies looks so perfect and rustic. Great recipe.

 
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