It was Monday.
Peanut would be away most of the day for a school activity. We were to leave at 8:45 am. I was sipping my coffee at 7:00 am when it suddenly occurred to me: I was supposed to send a snack with her.
Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem, but my life has been in a bit of top spin and grocery day was still a day away.
I. Had. Nothing.
Raisins? (Yeah, right, Mom.)
Pickle spear? (No thanks.)
Leftover spaghetti? (This received that sort of a menacing glare that my 7-year-old is notorious for.)
Ay yi yi.
Then, I remembered this recipe for homemade graham crackers I had been dying to try. At first, I was skeptical, but judging from the way my kids gobbled them up, I would say they were a success. They were super simple and done just in time for my daughter to walk out the door. Tossed in an apple as a side and she had a snack for mama to be proud of.
1/3 c. honey
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. water or milk
3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
(1 tsp. cinnamon)
1. Cream together honey and butter. Add vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients.
2. Knead gently into a ball. Roll thin on greased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. (If using cinnamon, sprinkle on top before baking.)
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes. The cooking length will depend on how thin the crackers are.
NOTES: In hindsight, I would have rolled them thinner. My baking sheets have sides, so that was difficult. I think they would do better on the sheets that are flat with no lip around the edge. I made some plain and some with a sprinkling of cinnamon (and a smidge of organic sugar) on top. My girls preferred the cinnamon crackers, but they ate all of them anyway. Either way, these were a simple, healthful snack. I’ll be making these again!
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