May 11, 2010
HEALTHY CAMP FOOD: Graham Cracker Recipe!
Sorry for the delay on posting. I had another virus on my computer, same as I got about 6-8 months ago. Thankfully I now have a program to get rid of that program, should it come around again! Thank you to my friend Richard!!!
I have been wondering for about a year now, how we can making camping HEALTHIER. It has been habit that when we go camping, we need a whole different menu of food. And I shutter at this! Chips, snacks, bottled water, fried food... We have always in the past gone for the prepackaged, pre-made while camping.
If you are like me, you want this to change!
My sister gave me a recipe the other day that got me thinking: Could we do a HEALTHIER CAMPING TRIP? I need your help friends! I need your healthy camp recipes!
I also, though, have one to share! The recipe my sister gave me, Graham Crackers! YUM! I literally could eat all of these myself. We made a double batch, and they lasted less than 5 days...
1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour (I also make sure this is unbleached.)
1 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. untoasted wheat germ (I didn't have this but I used ground flax)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 C. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C. packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together flours, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar and honey. Mix at medium speed 2-3 minutes. Reduce to low speed and add the flour mixture until combined.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll out until 1/8 in. thick. Cut into squares. Optional: press 4 small holes in the cookie to look like a "real" graham cracker.
Put Parchment paper on baking sheet, then add grahams. Place cooking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes. Then take out and bake for 8-9 minutes.
*** This can be more of a soft version of the real thing, unless you wanted to bake it longer. try it both ways. I liked the slightly soft better! Mmmm!
So, now I need YOUR help! DO you have healthy camp recipes to share??? PLEASE SHARE!!!