Graham Crackers Homemade

Graham Crackers Homemade

If you have never tried homemade graham crackers, well shame on you.  Once you eat a graham cracker homemade from scratch that isn’t picture perfect, you won’t want to eat the pale version you buy in the store.  My husband loves them with a glass of milk.  Even my neighbor who questions everything homemade said they were really good.  That is high praise believe me.  Come along with me and we will make a delicious graham cracker.

Ingredients:  1 Cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 Cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 Cup rye flour plus little more for dusting.  1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 Cup packed brown sugar, 3 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into cubes, 4 Tablespoons shortening, 4 Tablespoons honey, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon sugar

Combine flours, salt, baking, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and brown sugar in a bowl.  Add the butter and shortening.  Cut the butter and shortening into the mixture, just like you would if making a pie.  It will be crumbly which is what you want.

Combine 1/4 Cup water with honey and vanilla.  Stir until all is dissolved.  Add to your flour mixture.  Combine everything together until a ball is formed.  Refrigerate for 2 hours and up to 3 days.

Take dough out of refrigerator 20 minutes before using.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut dough in half.  Put half the dough between two pieces of way paper dusted with rye flour.  Roll out to an 1/8 of an inch.  Using a knife, crinkle cutter or pizza wheel to cut 2 x 3 rectangles.  Use a spatula to separate the rectangles from the wax paper.  Do not grease the baking sheet you will be putting them on.  Repeat with the rest of the scraps and dough. Using a fork prick the dough several times.

Bake for 15 minutes or until starting to brown around the edges.

If you want cinnamon and sugar graham crackers do the following.  In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar.  Sprinkle the crackers and prick the dough several times with a fork.

Makes around 40 crackers.  Store up to 4 months.  If the crackers start to lose their crispness, just pop in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Did I mention how wonderful the house will smell while these are baking?  It is an added bonus.

77 thoughts on “Graham Crackers Homemade

  1. Let me just say that I truly appreciate you posting this recipe. Because I have celiac disease, I am constantly looking for recipes that I can modify for people like me that have gluten intolerance – and this easy recipe will be easy for me to transform!

  2. I have never thought of making these, but when I see the $4.50 price per box at the store, I often pass them by even though we love them. Thanks so much for sharing – I am definitely trying these!

  3. i can’t believe how easy these loook to make! i’m definitely going to have to try this!

  4. Shame on me then 🙂 Had no idea there was even a recipe for homemade graham crackers! Thank you for co-hosting with me at Blogging Grandmothers Link Party. I shared your post on my social media sites.

  5. I’ve seen recipes for homemade graham crackers store but have never actually made them. This is a great recipe and I bet they taste amazing!

  6. I feel like you have a recipe for just about everything Candy 🙂 these graham crackers look like a simple snack and family friendly! Excited to try them out!

    1. My husband loves them. Taste so much better over store bought and crushed up in a pie crust awesome. Thanks for commenting.

  7. These look delicious! My kids would go bananas for these! And I bet they would be great for smores!!

  8. I have never tried homemade graham crackers. I just bought some in preparation for Hurricane Irma. While they were ok I would have much preferred making my own. Pinned although I hope I won’t have to make them to prepare for another hurricane.

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