I have been searching high and low for an awesome honey graham cracker! I FINALLY FOUND ONE CLOSE ENOUGH! And then slightly modified it to be exactly what I wanted. Like I always do.

I've been so nervous the past month. You may or may not have noticed but I haven't been blogging as much as I used to. Before I was posting two recipes a week and now I think my last post was…. about 2 weeks ago. And I have an excuse.

I've been working hard at home with potty training Kyri, getting ready for the holidays and I've been working hard, during my spare time, on my health book that I've been working on since February. I’m finally getting it published (Self-published that is, but nevertheless it will be in book format and I am absolutely over the moon excited)!

Gosh I've been dreaming about this moment all year and now it's finally here. I received my proof in the mail last week. Well actually I wasn't home when the delivery man brought it to the house. I was downtown at a kitchen store looking for Christmas baking cups and when I got home the letter said I had missed them by 5 minutes! So the next day I raced to the post office, which is a bloody gong show at this time of year, and I waited in line for what seemed to be a life time. There were people delivering boxes bigger than me (exaggerating). While I was waiting I was thinking This is one of one of the big moments of my lifetime. One of those moments that I will never forget. I've been waiting for this for 11 months and now it's finally here. So I soaked up the feeling of pure joy for as long as I could, until I reached the counter and I gave the lady my slip. But then she couldn’t' find the package and I was getting a bit worried. Then finally she scanned it and said, "Oh it's in the bin. How silly of me. Of course it's there!" While I was thinking OMG LADY YOU’RE KILLING ME... then she handed me the package, got to me sign my name and I ran out of the way. I ran down the parking lot to a restaurant where my family was waiting for me. I sat down and tore open the package. I was like Omg it's much thicker than I thought it would be! The layout was great, the recipes looked delicious and my heart was racing like I ran a 10K. Everyone said they loved it and couldn’t wait to have a copy in their kitchen at home. I’ve posted on Facebook that I am taking orders so if anyone would like a copy, please click like on my page MANDY’S TIPS FOR EVERYDAY HEALTH and scroll down a couple posts to my book status and let me know if you would like to order one.

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Since then I have been making corrections like a mad woman, adding ideas, changing words, and fixing small errors (and I apologize if there are more that I didn't catch).

So now I've finished my second editing faze and the pdf. of my second copy has been sent and I am feeling really good about it all.

I have added this recipe to my cookbook and hope that you all love it, just in time for the holidays.

Honey Graham Crackers
This awesome cracker recipe has been modified from the ‘oh she glows’ recipe Graham Crackers by Angela Liddon. They are delicious. Blend 3-5 crackers and add them to raw crusts!

Makes 22 cookies

·         3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
·         2 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses
·         2 Tbsp. coconut milk beverage or homemade almond milk
·         2 Tbsp. unpasteurized honey
·         1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds

·         3/4 almond flour
·         1/2 cup raw buckwheat grouts, ground into a flour and sift
·         1 cup oat flour
·         5 Tbsp. arrowroot powder
·         2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
·         2 tsp. ground cinnamon
·         1/4 tsp. celtic sea salt, ground
·         1/2 tsp. baking soda
·         1/8 tsp. ginger powder
·         1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). In a large pan on low heat melt coconut oil. Add chia seeds to a high speed blender and blend until it turns into a flour consistency. Pour into the pan and add wet ingredients. Stir.

2. Add buckwheat grouts to a high speed blender and blend until it turns into a flour consistency. Sift into a large bowl. Discard large pieces. Add remaining dry ingredients. Stir well. Add wet ingredients and stir for 1 minute until there are no dry patches.
3. Roll dough into 3 balls. Rip off a large square pieces of parchment paper and place it on the counter as your working surface. Place one ball of dough in the middle of the parchment paper. Rip a large square piece of saran wrap and place it over the ball of dough. Now roll the dough so it is 3mm thin. Use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies and possible. Add cookies to a large baking sheet, leaving ½ inch between them. Continue to roll dough and cut.

4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes. Take out tray and gently flip cookies. Bake again for another 6 minutes. Place on a cooking rack to cool for 20 minutes before serving or grounding into crumbs for crust recipes. Store in an air tight container.


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