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Make this homemade graham crackers recipe for your family- a perfect afternoon snack, and they taste way better than the boxed kind!

Homemade Graham Crackers: These were easy enough to make and the flavor blows the boxed kind away!  food desserts cookies

When I was a kid, I used to love snacking on graham crackers. I guess that’s not too unusual, right? I used to spread them with peanut butter, and sprinkle raisins on top. SO GOOD with a tall glass of cold milk.

Homemade Graham Crackers: These were easy enough to make and the flavor blows the boxed kind away!  food desserts cookies

We used to just have the boxed kind in our cupboard, and that’s pretty much all I ever had for my kids too, until recently. I had never really thought much about making my own homemade graham crackers from scratch.

But now that I’ve tried it, I don’t think I will ever go back! They were easy and fun to make, and the taste was incredible.

So tender-crisp, with a buttery backnote, and plenty of whole-grain-y texture. The honey and brown sugar flavor really comes through too!

Homemade Graham Crackers: These were easy enough to make and the flavor blows the boxed kind away!  food desserts cookies

You can make these as plain honey grahams, or add cinnamon sugar! Just stir about 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar together with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and sprinkle over the tops of the graham crackers before they go into the oven.

Just a couple of quick tips, for your best homemade graham cracker baking experience:

  1. You may notice that this recipe gives a range for the amount of flour. I used the full 1 3/4 cups when I made this batch, but I have a powerful stand mixer that really helps to incorporate all the dry ingredients into this stiff dough.  You may be able to get away with less flour.  But please keep in mind that the dough should be very stiff.  This will make it much easier to roll out and cut into shapes.  If it’s too sticky, you’re likely to have some difficulty. If your mixer isn’t powerful enough to get the dough very stiff, try kneading in the last bit of flour with your hands.
  2. For perfectly thin and even dough, try using rolling pin rings! These things are a godsend. You can choose exactly how thick or thin you want your dough to be, and each and every one will be consistent.
  3. I used the 2 1/2-inch cutter from this set to cut my graham crackers, and the fat end of this kind of skewer to poke the holes.

And PS- these are SO BOMB for s’mores!!

Homemade Graham Crackers: These were easy enough to make and the flavor blows the boxed kind away!  food desserts cookies

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Homemade Graham Crackers Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Make this homemade graham crackers recipe for your family- a perfect afternoon snack, and they taste way better than the boxed kind!

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade graham crackers
Servings: 35 graham crackers
Calories: 87 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer.*
  3. Cream together on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Add the honey, egg, and vanilla extract.  Stir together on medium speed until incorporated.
  5. Add the graham flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until combined.
  6. Add the flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  7. Between 2 sheets of parchment, roll the dough out to a thickness of about 3/16-inch.
  8. Use a 2 1/2-inch square cookie cutter to cut shapes, and transfer to the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Use the end of a bamboo skewer to make holes (this will keep air bubbles from forming under the graham crackers as they bake.)
  10. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden.**
Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have a stand mixer, a hand mixer may be used.  But the dough will be very stiff, and you may need to knead the last bit of flour in by hand.

**Graham crackers will be somewhat soft when warm, but will become more crisp as they cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Graham Crackers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.