Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu Monday: Recipe Roundup ~ Molassas cookies & Graham crackers

In a better effort to be the clean eating diva (along with deal diva) I am trying to do most cooking at home, including snacks.  I have made home made graham crackers in the past with great success, but found a Gluten Free recipe and felt the need to give it a go.

These were great, however I feel like they came out more like a molasses cookie bar.  Very yummy.  Here is the recipe with my fine tuning:
Molasses Bar Cookies
2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
6 Tbsp. Tuvia
1/4 cup molasses
1- 1/2  tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F.  In a medium bowl combine the ingredients and mix  until a dough like consistency is reached.  Spread in a 9 x 13 dish, poke a few holes with a fork and bake 30 minutes.
Cool before cutting and serving.
Still a deal diva at heart.  Picked this organic flour up at United Grocery Outlet for $2.79

While hubby and I enjoyed the molasses cookies, the twins were disappointed, especially twin son who fancies himself the next cutthroat chief!  So I dug out my plain old reg. graham cracker recipe and made that as well.

Home made Clean Eating  Graham Crackers

1/3 Cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt]
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together until dough like consistency is reached.  Add more flour if dough is to wet, more milk if to dry.  Pre heat oven to 300F.  While the oven is heating, spray a cookie sheet and roll dough out to cover it. Use a pizza cutter or small knife to cut dough into squares and poke with a fork.  Bake 20 -25 minutes.  Let cool on cookie sheet and separate and carefully remove them.  Enjoy!

These were better then remembered and great with a cup of afternoon coffee.  They are moist and dense - filling, not hard and crunchy like cardboard store bought. 
Pick one or make both like I did.  Let me know which is your favorite.
Blessings, Beth

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