Remember Teddy Grahams? Gosh, I loved those things as a kid. But these easy, Grain Free Graham Crackers are even better than the Teddy Grahams and graham crackers I remember. These mini Paleo crackers are a great kid-friendly alternative to what you can find in stores. They are grain free, gluten free, egg free, sweetened with dates and honey and cook in minutes.
Did you ever wonder why graham crackers are called “crackers”? I mean, they’re a whole lot more like a cookie. It’s my guess that they were named crackers instead of cookies to trick parents into buying them for their kids. Since, most parents feel that crackers are perfectly healthy while cookies are a treat. You think?
However, looking at a box of store bought graham crackers, the ingredients are anything but healthy. Even many of the gluten free brands contain a long list of ingredients, added thickeners and preservatives.
But not these Grain Free Graham Crackers. This recipe is made with simple, real food ingredients. Including: shredded coconut, raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dates, honey, cinnamon and salt. A healthy graham cracker option for kids (and adults).
How to Make Grain Free Graham Crackers
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then, add all ingredients to food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping to scrapes the sides every so often.
Remove the mixture from the food processor and roll into a ball. If the mixture is too crumbly, place it back in the food processor, add an additional teaspoon of honey and blend another minute.
Next, flatten the ball of dough and roll between two sheets of parchment paper. The dough should be about 1/4″ thick.
Cut out shapes for the graham crackers and place them on a baking sheet. This can be done by using miniature cookie cutters, or simply cutting the crackers into square shapes with a knife or pizza cutter. Large cookie cutters won’t work – the dough is too fragile.
Next, bake the crackers in the oven at 350 degrees for 6-10 minutes. Baking time will depend on the shape, size and thickness of the crackers.
Lastly, remove the crackers from the oven and cool to room temperature. Note: it’s best to let them cool on the baking sheet a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
These crackers can be stored at room temperature for 5-7 days or in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Simple, grain free Paleo graham crackers. Perfect for snacking and loved by kids and adults.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping to scrapes the sides every so often.
- Remove mixture from food processor and roll into a ball* Flatten and roll between two sheets of parchment paper until dough is about 1/4″ thick.
- Cut out shapes with miniature cookie cutters OR cut into squares using a knife or pizza cutter.
- Place crackers on baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 8 minutes**
- Cool crackers a few minutes on baking pan, then remove and cool on cooling rack.
- Store in air-tight storage container at room temperature for 5-7 days.
*If dough won’t roll into a ball, then add another tsp honey to the mixture and blend in food processor for another minute.
**Baking time will vary slightly depending on cracker shape, size and thickness.
Keywords: crackers, cookies, kid friendly, dairy free, egg free, snack