Sugar Free Graham Crackers
You have probably noticed that there are so many things that you can do with graham crackers.
I mean, some of the best pie crusts are based upon the great taste of graham crackers. Also, what is a S'More without the graham crackers. By the way, I will be posting that recipe very soon too!
Unfortunately, as you probably already know, graham crackers contain a bit of sugar.
Of course they do, I mean they are yummy to eat aren't they? They have to have sugar in them despite the fact that they may not seem as glamorous as cookies. Actually, I am a fan of the peanut butter on graham crackers.
You may already know that graham crackers do come with their own special ingredients.
By making this recipe sugar free, we are substituting other ingredients for those sugary ones. This is an attempt to make these crackers taste as close as possible to the read...sugared...thing.
Molasses is an ingredient that people add to graham crackers.
While some folks think that molasses has a slower reaction on blood sugar, it is made from sugar cane and thus, I will use a substitute for. One substitute of sugar cane molasses is carob molasses. Carob molasses is sugar free and can be easily found online. Yacon syrup is another option. If you are simply looking for a sugar alternative that may or may not have the calories, you have other options such as agave, honey or even molasses itself.
I am also using graham flour to the recipe. Because graham flour is not the most prevalent, whole wheat flour can be used as well. The substitutes that you use will have an affect on how close to the real thing you graham crackers will taste.
Brown sugar is normally used in a graham cracker recipe.
I often use coconut palm sugar in place of brown sugar. You can read more about coconut palm sugar here. There are also other brown sugar substitutes such as one from Swerve. You can find brown sugar alternatives on Amazon.
How to make homemade Sugar Free Graham Crackers
What you will need to make this.
- Graham Flour- 2 cups (see post for alternatives).
- All purpose (AP) Flour- 1 cup.
- Baking Soda- 1/2 teaspoon.
- Baking Powder- 1 teaspoon
- Butter or Margarine- 1/2 Stick Softened.
- Brown Sugar Alternative- 1/2 cup (see post for details).
- Molasses Alternative- 1/3 cup (see post for details).
- Vanilla Extract- 1 teaspoon.
- Milk- 1/2 Cup.
- Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon
How to make this.
- In a medium bowl, sift together your flours, baking soda and baking powder. Set this aside.
- In a larger mixing bowl, cream together your butter, brown sugar alternative and molasses alternative. Then stir it the vanilla extract.
- Mix in the dry ingredients into the larger mixing bowl and then add the remaining ingredients milk and cinnamon).
- Cover and refrigerate this for at least 30 minutes.
- When ready to make your crackers, remove the mix from the refrigerator and preheat your oven to 350.
- Place a piece of parchment paper that is slightly larger than your pan on a flat surface. Divide the dough in half and set one half aside. Roll out the first half on the parchment paper.
- When the dough has been rolled out, cut the crackers into squares and attempt to pull the sides away from one another while you cut.
- Optional- use a fork or similar item to make a design on each cracker. Also, you can sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and/or granular sugar alternative.
- Repeat with the second half of the dough or return it to refrigerator to make later.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack. You can easily transport these crackers using the parchment paper. YAY!