Gluten-free graham crackers, ya’ll! Delicious, easy, and perfect for kiddos!
Before I was even pregnant I was thinking about making paleo/ gluten-free graham crackers. I’m not sure why, given that I don’t really eat graham crackers, but they just seemed like a great idea! Now that he’s ready to eat such a thing, I started researching paleo graham crackers and you know what? I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the recipes I found. They all used a lot of almond flour (not surprising) or coconut flour. Those ingredients are fine, however almond flour is very expensive and I wanted something a little less heavy. For that reason, I decided to create a gluten-free graham cracker that uses both almond meal and oat flour. This means it’s not paleo but for me that is ok.
Let’s talk about oats for sec…I personally love oats and have no problem serving them to my son. In fact, oatmeal was one of his first foods. I do use gluten-free oat flour, though. For me, they are easy to digest and don’t present a problem, and I metabolize carbs quite easily so I thrive when I have at least some grains for breakfast. Therefore until I determine otherwise, I feel comfortable feeding oats to the entire family.
A few baking notes:
If you don’t already have any silicon baking mats, I highly recommend them! I use them all.the.time. Nothing will stick to them, they clean easily, and they are just so much better than foil. You can pick up a set of two for cheap here.
If you don’t have blackstrap molasses then I think maple syrup will work in a pinch, but I do recommend the molasses. It’s high in minerals (check out it’s iron profile!) and it also gives the crackers it’s color and rich flavor. You can find blackstrap molasses with the honey and syrup.
This recipe does require that you break out the rolling pin. If you are like me, you cringe at the thought of rolling out dough, but trust me, this is easy, especially if you roll it between the two silicon baking mats.
If you wanted to make these graham crackers paleo, simply use 2 cups almond flour and leave out the oat flour but it will change the texture a little.
So give these a try, and let me know how you like them in the comments below!
Try these yummy gluten-free graham crackers. Easy to make and great for the kids!
- 1 cup Gluten-free oat flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted measure after melting
- 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 egg
Combine dry ingredients first, then add wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
Place dough on silicon baking mat or parchment paper. cover with another silicon baking mat, parchment paper, or wax paper.
Roll out dough to 1/8-1/4" thickness. Thinner=crispier! I personally roll mine out a to about 1/6" thickness.
Using a knife or pizza cutter cut into 1”squares and pierce each square with a fork.
Bake at 325 for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown, before edges start to burn)…allow to cool for a few minutes, then break them apart by going through the lines again with the pizza cutter. Or just do what I do, and rip them apart by hand. They will harden as they cool.