What is better than a condo filled with the aroma of something sweet, sugary and cinnamon-y baking in the oven? Not much. Maybe the smell of brownies baking in the oven...
I love kitchen challenges. I also love baking. Baking challenges are extremely hard, though. It really is true, baking is a science. It's pretty difficult to come up with recipes from scratch when you are baking. If you have made enough sugar cookie doughs and cake batters in your life, you can usually guess the base ingredients. I used to just throw however much of whatever I thought was right and nine times of out ten it was a huge failure. Since reading other blogs, I've gotten more cofident in my experimenting and am being a little bit more cautious and careful with my measurements and ingredients.
I could be in my kitchen for hours baking brownies, cookies, cakes, breads and anything else that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Lets get real though. If I did that all of the time I would be a plump little girl with a big tummy ache. So I've decided to incorporate more vegan baking into my kitchen activity. I've told you all how I am not eating meat, and really, eating no animal products is the pretty ideal. Plus, finding different replacement for eggs, milk and cheese is kind of fun. Yep, I said it was fun to make a flax egg and use almond milk.
I've made a bunch of vegan baked goods before and I think I made one of my must successful treats the other day - Vegan Graham Crackers (from Oh She Glows). I saw this recipe on Angela's page before the holidays and immediately knew I wanted to try them. I love graham crackers. I've been known to eat a whole package in an afternoon. Plus, I love smores. Love, love, love smores. I think they are the perfect dessert.
Here is the recipe that I used - Vegan Graham Crackers
I made a few substitutions (and they still turned out amazing!):
I used all white whole wheat flour because I didn't have any whole wheat on hand.
I omitted nutmeg.
I used brown sugar, not Sucanat.
I used honey instead of molasses. (May or may not de-veganize this recipe. Depends on your views.)
Thanks Angela for such a fun recipe! I can't wait to play around with different flavors. They taste incredible on their own, but I have to recommend spreading some frosting between two and making a sandwich. Amazing.