Paleo Graham Crackers

At this particular moment in the history of the paleo universe, one is not easily able to visit their local grocery store and purchase a box of pre-made paleo graham crackers. I do not doubt this scenario is near to coming, however, in the meantime it is nice to be able to make delicious replacements at home. These are really wonderful to eat on their own as well as for all of the other lovely uses Graham Crackers have… as a pie or cheesecake crust or a s’mores component. Mmmmmm…

Paleo Graham Crackers

Makes about 14 3-inch round crackers

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raisins, lightly packed
  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lard or unsalted pasture-raised butter, cut into 1-inch chunks and chilled
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour, optional – for dusting the work surface

Directions:

  1. In food processor, pulse raisins with 1/2 cup almond meal until the raisins are finely chopped.
  2. Add remaining almond meal, cinnamon, soda, and salt. Blend well.
  3. Add lard and pulse until mixture reaches the texture of a course meal.
  4. Add molasses and vanilla. Pulse until a ball is formed.
  5. Place dough ball on a sheet of cellophane or a silicone baking mat and smoosh down with your hand until it is about ¾ inch thick. Cover using another sheet of cellophane. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator. Dust a work surface with a sprinkling of tapioca flour or work directly on your silicone baking mat. I like to keep the top sheet of cellophane on the the dough while working as it helps keep the process tidy. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until it is about 1/8 to ¼ inch thick.
  8. Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut 3-4 inch rounds or squares out of the dough. Or, if making Graham cracker crumbs, just bake in one large sheet. Working carefully, place cut crackers on lined baking pan. Prick each cracker with the tip of a fork several times.
  9. Bake 7-9 min.
  10. Makes about 14 crackers or about 2 ½ cups Graham Cracker Crumbs.
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10 Responses to Paleo Graham Crackers

  1. Tabitha says:

    Great idea! I’m going to try this recipe. Wonder if you could use them to make s’mores? Mmm!

  2. Amy B Robinson says:

    Just made these graham crackers. Do you know the shelf-life for these crackers and whether or not I could freeze them without ruining them?

    • Allison says:

      Amy- I honestly don’t have a clear answer for you because I’ve never kept them around for long. My guess is that they will be fine if you freeze them. If you do, please let us know how it goes.

      Thanks!
      Allison

  3. Stephani says:

    So excited to try these – I’ve been doing paleo/grain free for about a month now and while I don’t miss grains much, I was craving a s’more when my kids made one recently. Now I can join in on that deliciousness too! :)

  4. Autumn says:

    These are awesome! My whole family loves them. My kids love taking turns pulsing the food processor. :)

  5. Amy says:

    Could dates or maybe even cranberries be used in place of the raisins? My son is allergic. :(

    • Allison says:

      Hi Amy, I would suggest trying the recipe using dates. I find that dates and raisins often tend to be interchangeable (at least for how I use them). Let us know how it goes!

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