Honey Graham Crackers

by Shawnda on May 11, 2011

in Baby & Toddler Friendly,Cookies and Bars

Honey Graham Crackers

One of our kiddo’s favorite treats are graham crackers. They’re easy to make and they don’t contain anything we don’t want them to.

I went through a couple of recipes before landing on this one. These crackers are crispier and firmer than the boxed variety. And they have a much more pronounced honey flavor. They were my favorite. And definitely hers.

They also make a more wholesome S’mores. Because when you’re toasting marshmallows and chopping a chocolate bar, “wholesome” is the first thing on your mind, right :)

The batches are pretty generous for a toddler snack so I only have to make the dough once a month. After the dough chills, I divide it into fourths. I bake one batch of crackers and freeze the other 3 portions of dough. I get ~8 crackers per batch and the crackers last about a week in a zipper bag after baking.

Honey Graham Crackers

Crispy homemade honey graham crackers, a perfect snack for adults and kids alike.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. In a mixer cream together the butter and sugar. Add the honey and molasses and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the egg and mix for another minute.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add half the dry ingredients and mix. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until the flour is just combined.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325.
  7. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Wrap up three of them and store in the freezer.
  8. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to desired thickness (I roll them pretty thin, they'll puff just a little in the oven.
  9. Cut into squares or rectangles and transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet. (Use a knife to create break-apart indentions and a fork to create the holes seen on graham crackers.)
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes, until just beginning to brown.
  11. Let cool completely on the baking sheet and then transfer to airtight storage.

Notes

Yields: 32 crackers

Adapted from: Demolition Desserts

Estimated time: 5 hours

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 11, 2011 at 3:58 am

Graham crackers with milk used to be one of my favorite snacks! I’d love to try a homemade version!

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2 The Blue-Eyed Bakers May 11, 2011 at 5:03 am

Ooh we love graham crackers…they’re the best snack! And a crispier, honey-er homemade version?! Sounds delicious!

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3 Apron Appeal May 11, 2011 at 5:13 am

I just learned that graham flour = whole grain flour…I thought there was more to it. I’m not complaining. Can’t wait to try this out.

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4 megan @ whatmegansmaking May 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

homemade graham crackers sound so cool! :) I’ve been wanting to make these for awhile. Yours look so good!

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5 April May 11, 2011 at 7:12 am

Graham crackers are usually s’more only fare. Might have to change that now.

Thanks for the recipe.

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6 ErinsFoodFiles May 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

I’ve made Graham Crackers too (see <a href="http://www.erinsfoodfiles.com/2010/04/homemade-graham-crackers.html"here), and I think they are just phenomenal! They were a totally different recipe though, and I’d love to try this version next time as I am a huge fan of honey flavored anything. One thing I found is, depending on how thick/thin I rolled them, and how long I baked them, I could end up with a crisp version, or I could end up with a softer one. I didn’t really have a huge preference over crisp versus soft. They do make for a a pretty spectacular s’more, and an awesome vehicle for an ice cream sandwich (like I did in my post). The cool thing about the ice cream sandwich is, it softened up as I ate it. YUM!

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7 foodiebride May 17, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Erin, ice cream sandwiches sound fantastic!

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8 katie May 11, 2011 at 7:26 am

I need to have a kid snack baking day soon and try these and the homemade Goldfish. They look great!

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9 panda May 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm

what goldfish? Can you provide a link please? I’d love to try that as well.

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10 Emilie May 11, 2011 at 8:46 am

Thanks for posting this — I love homemade graham crackers so will definitely try this version soon. And actually I have some graham flour in the freezer, so am wondering if I would just sub the graham flour for the whole wheat, or for both the whole wheat and all purpose?

Thanks!

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11 foodiebride May 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Emilie – I would sub it for the whole wheat since it’s a whole grain flour.

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12 Marla May 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

We never need to buy boxed graham crackers again with this recipe – yum indeed! xo

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13 Joanne May 11, 2011 at 11:13 am

I maintain that when I have kids, I’m going to make all of their baby food and as many of their snacks as possible, so I LOVE this! Definitely worth it not to have them ingest unknown ingredients, and i’m positive they taste better as well!

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14 Chrissy May 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

Ohh can’t wait to try these!! After falling in love with homemade marshmallows this year, I knew I needed to make homemade graham crackers so I can make almost all homemade Smores this summer! Can’t wait to try them. :)

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15 Emily Malloy @Cleanliness May 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

This. Is. Amazing.

Thanks for sharing :)

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16 pushups with polish May 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

can’t wait to try these :) thanks

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17 Maeghan May 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I love this! My 13 month old daughter loves snacking on graham crackers and I hadn’t even thought of making my own. Thanks!

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18 Mike May 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I’ve been wanting to make graham crackers. And hearing that you tested out a bunch of recipes before settling on this one makes me want to try these in particular. They look delicious!

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19 foodfashionandflow May 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I always ate these with milk as a kid and it was my favorite snack. Now it is my son’s favorite snack:-) Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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20 elly May 11, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I just bookmarked these and can’t wait to try them for Z (and for myself, of course).

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21 Jessica May 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I’ve been thinking about making graham crackers for a while now! I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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22 Melinda May 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Graham crackers have been on my list of things to make for SO long. So glad to have another recipe to possibly try! They look awesome!

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23 Charissa May 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

How clever! I must try making homemade graham crackers sometime…these look so flipping good!

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24 Happy When Not Hungry May 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

These look great! Such a healthy alternative to buying store-bought ones. Thanks for sharing!

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25 Laura May 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I can not wait to try these. They look amazing.

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26 Mary July 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm

We love homemade graham crackers! Thanks for the great recipe. I throw a few dollops of peanut butter in when we’re creaming the butter. Then we use cookie cutters to make our crackers.

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27 Katie May 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

Mine seem to be sticking as I roll them out. I dusted the counter, but they are sticking…any ideas? I added a little more flour to them, which seemed to help…hoping that’s not going to ruin them!

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28 Casey November 21, 2012 at 4:25 am

By far this is the healthiest cookies I’ve ever made!:). It’s good, I love the deep molasses flavor and the fact that it uses honey instead of sugar. So whenever I eat it, less the guilt!:). Thank you for sharing this recipe

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