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Graham Cracker Recipe

These homemade graham crackers are easy to make and taste so much better than store bought. They're perfect for afternoon snacks and school lunch boxes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time34 mins
Servings: 36 crackers
Calories: 56kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon cold milk
  • ¼ cup honey


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Place the white whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to mix. (See note for how to make the dough without a food processor.)
  • Add the butter cubes to the food processor and pulse 10 times to cut in the butter. The largest butter pieces should be the size of small peas.
  • Add the milk and honey to the food processor. Pulse until the dough comes together.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and cut it into two equal parts.
  • Shape each half of the dough into a ball and then flatten it a bit, shaping it into a square. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper or silicone baking mat until it is 3/16 of an inch thick. You want the rolled out dough to be in the shape of a square or rectangle as best you can. If desired you can cut off the uneven edges of dough and then re-roll them.
  • Use a pastry/ravioli wheel, pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into graham cracker shapes. Do not separate the crackers until after baking.
  • Using a fork, gently prick each cracker a few times. Keeping the crackers on the parchment paper or baking mat, carefully transfer them to a baking sheet.
  • Bake crackers for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned on the edges. If baking two pans of crackers at once, rotate the pans from top to bottom halfway through the baking time.
  • Let crackers cool on the baking sheet and then separate the individual crackers.


  • If you do not have a food processor you can mix up the graham cracker dough by hand. Use a whisk to combine the dry ingredients, a pastry blender to cut in the butter, and a fork to mix in the wet ingredients until the dough comes together. You may need to use your hands at the end to bring the dough together.
  • Store crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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