It may be easy to find vegan dark chocolate and even marshmallows, but the trick is making the perfect homemade graham cracker. Try this fool-proof recipe.
By Vicki Brett-Gach
Everyone loves s’mores, the iconic campfire treat. The earliest reference to them was in the Girl Scouts handbook, in 1927. Of course, they were gooey and yummy, and all the girls wanted some more.
Nowadays, we don’t need to wait for a campfire to enjoy s’mores, or even a backyard grill. We can build s’mores right in the kitchen using the microwave or toaster oven.
The bigger challenge (for me) recently has been the quality of the three elements we use for s’mores. With the great luxury of Dandies Vegan Marshmallows (and of course fabulous vegan chocolate), the weak link has been the graham crackers.
Yes, the commercial brands are vegan, but the ingredients are not so tempting. Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers (for example) are made with white flour, soybean oil, and artificial flavor.
S’mores have been calling my name all summer, so I though it was time to get in there and make my own graham cookies.
The dough is fun to make, and incredibly fast (ready in about 5 minutes!) without requiring so much as a mixer. I could hardly believe my eyes – out of the oven in 15 minutes.Print
Vicki Brett-Gach is a food writer, recipe developer, cooking instructor, Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and Certified Personal Chef. She specializes in simple, low-fat, heart-healthy plant-based nutrition, and writes, coaches, teaches, and blogs about delicious vegan food. Find more of Vicki’s recipes on her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen at AnnArborVeganKitchen.com.