Real Food, Homemade, Graham Crackers

These real food, homemade graham crackers are delicious and they are easy peasy! Let the kids help and  enjoy them together.

I mentioned in previous weeks that one of the hard parts of our real food journey is snacks, since that is what we’ve been used to eating in convenient, store bought, processed forms.

So, my Real Foods board on pinterest is filled with lots of great snacks and desserts that are real food friendly. When I shared the graham cracker photo on my facebook page, there was a lot of interest in the recipe, so I know a lot of you are also interested in finding real food recipes that you can feel good about feeding your family.

Now, before I continue, I have to admit that these aren’t really graham crackers, because they aren’t made with graham flour. However, they are crackers and they were a big hit at my house!

They smelled wonderful while baking and as soon as they came out of the oven, my kids were grabbing at them before they were even cool enough to eat! Hubby was just getting home from work, and he grabbed one as well and said “These aren’t going to last long!”

My 4-year-old heartily exclaimed, “These are delicious.” And my 6-year-old ate about 3 before I could slow him down.

Then, they both decided we should take them to our church’s Wednesday night meal for our dessert (we are allowing ourselves to eat off plan during times like these, but still try to take some things so it’s not as bad). My 6-year-old even said we should take extra because they were so good his friends would probably want some too.

So, here is the quick & easy recipe. Seriously, these came together very quickly. And, did I mention they are yummy and a huge hit?

These were gone in a flash, but the next batch, I’m already planning to have some strawberries and homemade whipped cream with them. Yum!

Homemade, Real Food Graham Crackers

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in small bowl.

2. Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour flour mixture into wet ingredients and mix well.

3. Roll out onto cookie sheet. Mine was a large rimmed cookie sheet, about 13 x 18. And, this is where having my broken rolling pin really came in handy. The handles are forever falling off in the middle of rolling, but for this project, it actually made it easier to roll (without the handles). So, yay for broken things.

4. Cut into cracker sizes and pierce tops with fork. I let my kiddos pierce the tops with forks, so our piercings have some character. You’ll still have to cut them apart after they are finished baking.

5. Bake approximately 10 minutes, or until edges start turning brown.

And, enjoy :)



  1. says

    Crystal, I am SO inspired by your commitment to whole foods right now. We are a graham cracker loving family and I’m shocked at how easy this recipe looks. I have to try it. Soon! Thanks for the inspiration, sweet friend. :)

  2. says

    This looks like such a simple recipe! I’m actually going to try this one! I’m pinning it:) I’ve seen other homemade graham cracker recipes that are more complex and have never given them a try. This I can do with the kiddos, so it’ s on my list to try this week. Thanks for sharing this!:)

  3. Alicia Owen says

    Oh em gee! We LOVE graham crackers and I've never even thought about making them ourselves! They sound so easy and I have everything to make them, so I guess I know what I'll be trying out some time this week. ;) Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Barn Hop.

  4. Cat says

    These look awesome! We’ve been cutting out processed food little by little but my 3 year old loves graham crackers and so I still buy them, but my husband was wondering if I could make them…. Now that you’ve done the work of figuring it all out for me, I’ll be sure to try it! Thanks.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Madeline, I would assume white flour should work just fine. I have used white and wheat interchangeably.

  5. Zulma says

    These are not graham crackers, you need graham flour for that, you can find it at swanson vitamins so you can REALLY make Graham crackers. The flour has a different flavor so it will have to be a mixture of wheat and graham flours to make them taste very good, but I will give your recipe a try. It looks simple.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Thanks, Zulma. There is actually a disclaimer in the post saying that very thing ;) Hope you enjoy them.

    • Crystal Brothers says

      Well, to be real graham crackers, they would need to be made with Graham Flour instead of the whole wheat, but other than that easy peasy, and since I had the whole wheat on hand I used that and they are pretty close :)

  6. says

    I’ve never tried these before, but the cheap price of graham crackers should maybe be incentive enough to do so! They look so much better!

  7. says

    I love your recipe! I've made these for my little guy and crushed up the leftovers to make graham cracker pie crust. So much better than store bought!

  8. says

    I’ve never seen a recipe for homemade graham crackers! I’m an American living in France, and I can’t find graham crackers here! The French typically use Specaloos for instead of graham crackers for the bottom of recipes like cheesecake, and I find them too sweet. Thank you for this recipe!

  9. says

    This is awesome! I have always wanted to make my own graham crackers, so I am totally trying this! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  10. says

    I love making things like this at home! I’m going to have to give these a try since baby boy loves graham crackers. You’re also featured today on Inspire Me Monday! Congrats! :)

  11. says

    Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays last week and sharing your recipe. We can't get Graham Crackers here in Australia and I'd love to try so many American recipes but they always include Graham Crackers. Now I can make them. I'm featuring this post at tomorrow's party. Hope to see you again.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  12. says

    I've never made homemade graham crackers. I wish I had this recipe when my kids were little. Pinning & sharing. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party Dear Creatives

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