Simple Graham Cracker Recipe

These super simple graham crackers are such a fun and easy treat that you can make and enjoy as a quick snack all week long!

They’re just like the store-bought kind but even better with honey notes and just the right amount of crunch — they’re simple to make and loved by kids and parents alike!

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Easy Homemade Honey Graham Crackers

Want to know a little fun fact? I’ve made these easy graham crackers for years and years, and because you can cut them out into any sort of shape, I taught all my kids how to spell their names by cutting the crackers into the letters of their names. Isn’t that the most fun?! It’s a sweet tradition that I’ve remembered to keep for all 5 kiddos, and it makes it so much more exciting for them to learn from a tasty snack!

These crackers couldn’t be easier to make, so much that it’s not even worth it to ever buy the version from the store again if you ask me! These are just a bit more flavorful and tasty because they’re homemade, plus you know all the ingredients going into them! Win win. Feel free to treat them like sugar cookies and cut them out into shapes using cookie cutters, or just use a pizza slicer to cut them into regular squares. Either way, this will be a new favorite household snack that the whole family enjoys!

simple graham crackers on cooling rack

What gives graham crackers their flavors?

Graham crackers are lightly sweetened and spiced crunchy crackers — the main flavors come from using cinnamon and honey in the cracker batter!

What is the main ingredient in graham crackers?

These homemade graham crackers are pretty simple and don’t have a whole lot of ingredients. They’re made from whole wheat flour, sucant (or dehydrated cane juice), baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, honey, water, vanilla, and butter. You could also use brown sugar in place of the sucant and coconut oil in place of butter!

Are graham crackers healthier than cookies?

Graham crackers are made with some nutritious ingredients, like whole wheat flour, cinnamon, and the natural sweetener honey. Just like cookies or anything else, I believe they’re just fine in moderation!

How long do graham crackers last?

Store graham crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week!

What do you eat graham crackers with?

Mmmm, you can eat graham crackers with so many yummy things! They’re great all by themselves, or you can top them with peanut butter (or any nut butter), honey, nutella, marshmallow fluff, frosting, jam, or any other favorite slightly sweet topping!

simple homemade graham cracker squares covered in peanut butter and honey

How to make graham crackers:

  1. Place all your dry ingredients in your mixer bowl and combine.
  2. Add all of the wet ingredients and mix with the cookie paddle attachment.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Divide the dough in half and roll out on a floured surface. Roll to about 1/4-inch thick. Use a pizza cutter and cut out squares.
  5. Place the cut-out crackers on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
  6. They will harden up more as they cool. Store in an airtight container for about a week.

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Simple Graham Cracker Recipe


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: makes 2 dozen graham crackers 1x

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These super simple graham crackers are such a fun and easy treat that you can make and enjoy as a quick snack all week long!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sucanat (dehydrated cane juice), you can use brown sugar here if you’d like
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Place all your dry ingredients in your mixer bowl and combine.
  2. Add all of the wet ingredients and mix with the cookie paddle attachment until everything comes together. The dough isn’t sticky and is moderately greasy.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide the dough in half and roll out on a floured surface. Roll to about 1/4-inch thick. You can treat the dough like a sugar cookie dough and cut out shapes, or you can use a pizza cutter and cut out squares.
  4. Place the cut-out crackers on an un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until the edges just slightly darken.
  5. They will harden up more as they cool. Store in an airtight container for about a week.

Notes

  • You can use melted coconut oil in this recipe in place of the butter if you prefer.
  • I taught all of my kids how to spell their names by making these and cutting the letters of theirs names out with cookies cutters.
  • Category: healthy snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 24
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92.8 Fat: 4.1g Cholesterol: 10.2mg Sodium: 76.9mg Carbohydrates: 13.5g Sugars: 5.2g Protein: 1.5g Vitamin A: 32.4µg Vitamin C: 0mg

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This post was originally published in 2010, and has been updated and rephotographed in January 2020.

You’ll love the nostalgic and sweet taste of homemade graham crackers, made with whole wheat flour, honey, and cinnamon! They’re simple to bake a big batch of and snack on all week long.

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Our stars and hearts are in the oven!!! I have a very anxious two year old who is ready to devour them all!!!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.