Jules Gluten Free Graham Cracker/Gingersnap Mix
I saw a YouTube video recently that showed the charming Jules Shepard, of Jules Gluten Free, making “Pop Tarts” out of her Graham Cracker/Gingersnap Mix. I’ve been on an unsuccessful hunt for a good Gluten Free Pop Tart replacement for several years, so I decided to give it a try.
I followed the simple directions to turn the mix into dough. The sandy look of it made me doubtful that it would taste good, but surprisingly, I was mistaken. I made 3 good-sized raspberry Pop Tarts, following Jules’ directions, and they were very good. The dough was not the easiest to work with. You have to keep it cold and it doesn’t hold together very well in its unbaked form, but the baked pastry turned out quite nicely. My testers agreed that they didn’t taste like the old standby we were trying to replace, but they were excellent pastries for any occasion nonetheless. Great for breakfast, dessert, travel, or lunch away from home.
With the rest of the dough (it makes a LOT), I rolled it out very thin, cut it into one- inch squares and sprinkled it with cinnamon and sugar. The nutrition label (below) says you get 32 graham crackers out of this mix, but even with my 3 Pop Tarts, I still got at least 50 thin 1″ graham crackers from one bag of mix. They are long gone and I didn’t count them. It could well have been more than 50. These bite-sized graham crackers are the perfect sweet treat. The thinnest ones were crispy – those were my favorites. The thicker ones were soft and melt-in-your-mouth and those were the favorites of my other testers. I will definitely make these over and over. They are addictively wonderful and perfect for school lunches and an anytime treat to keep on hand. Everyone who tried them loved them. I had a difficult time saving them for those who had to eat gluten free, since those who didn’t loved them so much.
With the winter holidays around the corner, following the simple directions to turn them into ginger flavored cookies would be a great holiday baking idea! Making little gingerbread men out of this mix is already on my holiday to-do list!
This mix is perfect for those eating gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and dairy-free!
To the mix you add:
- ¾ cup butter or Earth Balance Shortening Sticks or Buttery Sticks
- ¼ cup honey or agave nectar for graham crackers or
- ¼ cup molasses for gingersnaps
- 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (if making gingersnaps) corn or potato starch to dust the counter
Click here to order on the Jules Gluten Free Website.
$9.95 per 1.5 pound bag. Makes a ton!