Homemade Graham Crackers

I thought I would experiment with a little gluten free baking since we are stuck inside with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

On the menu…homemade graham crackers.

Graham crackers are one of my most favorite comfort foods.

I just love ’em.

I was inspired by one of my colleagues, The Spicy RD who posted a gluten free graham cracker recipe on her blog. Check out her version here!

So…I went out and gathered up various gluten free grains.  Some of these flours are seriously new to me.

Hello….Sorgham, buckwheat, tapioca starch…

And I whipped up some yummy FODMAP friendly grahams AND a regular wheat version too!

Most commercial graham crackers are filled with high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated fats. YUCK..unhealthy junk.  And these homestyle grahams have such a visual appeal.

My recipe simple uses a bit of pure maple syrup, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and a mixture of flours.

My favorite way to enjoy a graham crackers is straight up.  No chocolate, no marshmallows just the cracker itself.    But these certainly would make a special s’mores treat!

After I mixed the ingredients, I rolled into a ball and refrigerated.  Then rolled out to about 1/8 inch thickness.

Pricked the dough with a fork.  And used some of my Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Sugar grinder for a little cinnamon sugar topping.

Bake on a sheet lined with parchment.

Here are the FODMAP friendly grahams ready to eat.  YUMMMMMMM.

And for the wheat tolerant….I have provided a wheat and honey version too!

And, here are the recipes for you!

And the wheat variety with honey recipe for my NON-Fodmapers!

 

7 replies on “Homemade Graham Crackers

    • katescarlata

      EA-so love your blog and your great GF recipe inspirations. These grahams are so yummy. My husband finally got home from work in anticipation of the hurricane making landfall and went straight for the grahams. Ha!

  • Carrie Tatum

    Hi Kate,
    Thank you for this blog….so appreciative!! In my latest research for my son who is a Fodmap eater I found that beans were off the list including sorghum flour. I would love for him to be able to eat beans again as a protein. Am I misunderstanding the fodmap diet?
    Also, my son has fructose malabsorption with IBS-C. As he eats only off the fodmap diet I am confused why we don’t get better results with his IBS. His nausea is completely gone but without miralax (which we try to use very conservatively ) he doesn’t get success. Thanks for your time. So glad you are safe from the hurricane. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Carrie

    • katescarlata

      Most legumes are not allowed on the low FODMAP diet. I have not seen data on sorghum but most gluten free grains have been low in FODMAPs–so I allow as tolerated.
      Fiber often takes a hit on the low FODMAP diet–be sure you son is getting other high fiber foods on his diet which can help with laxation. Oat fiber, oat bran, rice bran, kiwifruit, blueberries, strawberries, small amounts of flax seed and chia seeds (about 3/4 Tablespoon per sitting) are great sources of fiber. This would be a great topic to address with his dietitian. The diet should be implemented with a dietitian that can tailor the diet to his nutritional goals/needs.

      • Carrie Tatum

        Thank you Kate for your prompt response. I will look at these suggestions and get them going in his diet. Thanks again.

        Carrie

  • Mary Lou Ridler

    I was going to make the FODMAP graham crackers, but Kate could you please clarify the amts. if you add the flour amts together it makes 7 3/4 cups, not 51/2 as you state before the combo is given. I’m confused, and don’t want to use to much of one flour. Thanks so much.

    • katescarlata

      Oh Mary Lou–THANK YOU for keeping me honest!! 🙂
      I added wrong–make the flour mixture as directed with the same amounts listed in the ingredients–and you are right, it makes 7 3/4 cups not the 5 1/2 cups I originally stated. Sorry-this is what happens when I try to fit too much into my life!
      I love this grainy blend–it makes a nice graham cracker. I think this in one of my favorite recipes to make.

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