Ham: "You want a s'more?"
Smalls: "Some more of what?"
Ham: No a s'more.
Smalls: I haven' thad anything yet so how can I have some more of nothing.
Ham: You're killing me Smalls!
Name that movie! One of the GOAT in my opinion! As I was writing this post all I could think about was this scene from The Sandlot!
I've been wanting to create a healthier s'more for a while now and I finally created one!
I scrounged up some homemade graham crackers, see recipe below. Then I swapped out the marshmallow for pineapple and kept chocolate but made sure it was dark chocolate. Let me tell you I even surprised myself with this one, it's so delicious!
Now, I will admit this is obviously more work than buying graham crackers from the store and the crackers are a bit softer than store bought but, it's worth it! And one batch makes a decent amount of crackers so you can keep them for the summer and freeze if desired.
T h e S c r o u n g e
If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home and you may create something even better!
If you don't have almond flour, try oat flour
If you don't have ground flax seed, use wheat germ
If you don't have butter, use ghee or vegan butter
If you don't have vanilla extract, do without
If you don't have maple syrup, use molasses
I n g r e d i e n t s
Homemade graham crackers
*makes ~18-20 crackers
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter, softened (or 16 tbsp)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbs honey
1 tbs maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
D i r e c t i o n s
In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, ground flax seed, salt, and cinnamon. Mix to combine.
In a large bowl using a mixer or hand mixer, combine butter, coconut sugar, honey, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix gently with a spatula until fully combined.
Place dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and use a rolling pin or wine bottle ( I used a wine bottle because I don't have a rolling pin) to flatten dough to about 1/8 of an inch. Place dough/parchment paper on a sheet pan and freeze for 20 minutes or refrigerate for about 1 hour (this will make the dough less sticky).
Remove dough from freezer or fridge and use a pizza cutter or a square cookie cutter to create cracker size squares, I used a pizza cutter and some of mine were more triangular in shape, which is ok they don't all have to be perfect squares. Place squares on baking sheet (leave plenty of room, they will expand).
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for 3-5 minutes. Place baked crackers on baking rack and let them continue to cool until hardened.
Store in fridge or freezer.