Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

Have you ever tried making homemade graham crackers? I did only recently and for me there is no turning back. They are definitely better than any store-bought ones. They can make a great snack alongside some yogurt or any other way you like them and are even suitable for making delicious graham crackers crust for various desserts like cheesecakes, tarts and no bake-desserts. They can also make a great snack on the go.


I tried to make the crackers not too sweet and reduced the amount of sugar used. As honey is added to this recipe there is no need for too much sugar. The cinnamon and cloves bring a wonderful flavor and while baking all the house is filled with an amazing smell. I will be making these again and again maybe even several batches and freeze so I can have for later.

 

The recipe is easy and kids can be involved too. Making graham crackers was a fun activity made with my little daughters, they really enjoyed pricking all the crackers using a fork. Try it out and see how easy and delicious they are.


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Ingredients
  • Makes about 20-25 crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (125g) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (30g) wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup (220g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30g) honey
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine flours, wheat bran, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
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  3. In another bowl, mix the butter with sugar and honey until fluffy.
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  4. With mixer speed to low incorporate the flour mixture and mix until combined. If necessary use your hands to form a dough. Divide the dough into 2 pieces.
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  5. Place one piece of dough onto a parchment paper. Cover with another parchment paper and start rolling the dough into a rectangle of about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick.
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  6. Remove the parchment paper on top and using a pastry cutter cut the edges to form a perfect rectangle and then cut into smaller rectangles (about ( 2 X 5 inches -  5 X 12 cm ). Prick crackers using a fork. Slide the parchment paper into a baking sheet. If you want you can freeze at this point to chill for 20 minutes and get firm before baking. (I baked the crackers right away and turned great.)
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  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes until dark golden brown. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer crackers to wire racks to cool completely.
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  8. Crackers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3-5 days.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cracker - Calories:147, Fat:8.6g, Saturated Fat:5.3g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:16.6g, Sugar:4.8g, Fiber:1.0g, Protein:1.8g, Cholesterol:22mg, Calories from Fat 77, Sodium 173mg, Potassium 40mg, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 5%, Nutrition Grade D, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On May 19, 2015 at 07:28 am, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
Ella, I had absolutely no idea you could make homemade graham crackers! But, what a great idea! Then, you can make them just like you like them - not to sweet!
On May 19, 2015 at 02:30 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
You are very convincing and I will definitely try this with my kids after kitchen remodel!!! They love rolling and mixing... :D
On May 19, 2015 at 05:16 pm, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
mmmm I adore homemade graham crackers!!!
On May 20, 2015 at 07:57 pm, berenice malave said...
que chevere! las galletas que compro en el super ahora las haré
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yes :) hope you will try them out

On June 13, 2015 at 12:33 pm, Saif Eldin Hamdan said...
I tried it. The taste is amazing.. my wife and my boy loved it. The only problem is that it is too fragile. how do I make it firmer? Also, ten minutes are too much for those crackers. I burned the first batch. but the second and the third were baked in five minutes..no more.
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Probably you made them a little too thin.. that's why they got burned in 10 minutes. Next time try to make them a bit more thicker.. they will hold their shape better this way.

On October 08, 2015 at 11:42 pm, Rina said...
May the wheat bran be skipped? If it is, to which ingridients should the amount be compensated upon and how much, i.e. do I need to add additional 30 gr of whole wheat flour to compensate the wheat bran? Thanks Ella :)
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yes... I think this is what I would do.. add same amount of whole wheat

On October 07, 2017 at 05:44 pm, Vicky said...
I am late to the party, so I'm hoping you see this question. I actually have some Bob's Red Mill Graham Flour to use up. Any idea if the graham flour would be 1:1 in the recipe? I've tried finding the answer online but could not find anything. Thank you in advance!
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Hello Vicky. 

Yes,you can use the same amount of the graham flour.

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