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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought!

Homemade graham crackers have been on my baking bucket list forever! And I can’t believe how much time I’ve wasted not having homemade grahams in my life.

They are incredibly easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought!

Homemade Graham Crackers are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought!

Here’s the walk through:

Put the ingredients in your food processor. (The only weird-ish sort of ingredient that you may not already have on hand is wheat germ OR wheat bran).

Process the ingredients until they turn from crumbs to big clumps.

Roll out the dough and cut squares (or other shapes– Emma made a heart shaped cracker!).

Chill for 30 minutes. Bake for 13-ish. Cool completely.

And that’s it! So easy, right!? There is seriously no reason not to make these right away.

Homemade Graham Crackers are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought! And they make the very best S'mores..

These grahams are buttery, a little sweet, and perfectly crispy crunchy!

And, of course, they make the perfect S’mores. I love how homemade graham crackers make a S’more feel so much more substantial. I mean, I like the marshmallow and chocolate plenty. But having good, hearty homemade graham crackers on either side? It just makes them that much better!

Homemade Graham Crackers

Yield: 20 4-inch crackers


  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ or wheat bran
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp honey


  1. Place the dry ingredients into a food processor and mix for a moment, just to blend together the ingredients.
  2. Cut the butter into small chunks and add to the food processor as well as the honey, milk, and molasses. Continue to blend until crumbs form and then large clumps.
  3. Turn dough out onto a non-stick surface and work into a large ball. Flatten some with the palm of your hand.
  4. Cover in plastic wrap and roll the dough out under the plastic wrap to be about 1/8 inch thick. Keeping the plastic wrap on top will keep it from cracking and tearing (although there will still be some cracks around the edges).
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the crackers. Use a toothpick to poke 4 holes in each cracker. If you want it to look like store-bought cookie, score the center of the crackers.
  6. Place crackers on a lined ungreased cookie sheet, and chill for 30 WHOLE minutes (don't cheat!). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350ºF.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes (mine were burnt at 15, perfect at about 13). Transfer to a wire rack for cooling immediately after removing from oven. Cookies will crispen as they cool.


Recipe Source: Joy of Cookie



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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

20 comments on “Homemade Graham Crackers”

  1. I’ve been looking for a homemade graham cracker recipe for a little while now, but more recently because of the s’mores-fest, obvs. This looks great and I love how you just bung in the food processor too.

    I know you say these taste better to store-bought, but do they pretty much taste the same? I want to try graham crackers to compare their taste to our substitution of digestive biscuits here. A few people say they’re the same thing, but recently a friend moved to the US and stated they taste completely different. #needtoknowbasis :)

    • I think these taste more buttery than store bought, and I didn’t use graham flour so there’s a little different there (although the wheat germ gets it close).

  2. These have been on my baking bucket list too! I make everything else…why not graham crackers! You make them sound so easy…and I do actually have all the ingredients on hand! Pinned bc clearly i need some more inspiration!

  3. Love these! I made homemade graham crackers about 18 mos or so ago? forgot all about them til I just saw yours! And then I went on to make smores with them. And now…you have me craving smores! Yours crackers are PERFECT! Like they came out of a machine! pinned :)

  4. You’re totally enabling my s’mores habit! It’s okay. These will make the best s’mores of my life!

  5. Substantial – yes! I bet they are amazing. These are a must make! And the s’mores, obvi.

  6. Earlier today I was seriously craving a s’more then I stumbled across your post! It’s settled, I have to make them using this homemade graham cracker recipe!

  7. I have not made grahams in so long, they look delicious Ashton

  8. I made whole wheat graham crackers a long time ago. This recipes sounds more tasty and easy. I need to make these.

  9. What temperature do you cook them?

  10. Wow these look so so much better than any store bought version!!

  11. I LOVE HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS!!! Yours are so pretty and the recipe looks so perfect!

  12. Pinned and saved to my recipe box! Genius idea to make s’mores with homemade graham crackers. I’m sure there’s nothing better!

  13. So great! I just love making simple staples at home! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Homemade graham crackers have been on my recipe bucket list for so long! These look completely perfect.

  15. Those look perfect! Sounds like a fun recipe!

  16. These look perfect. I have been wanting to make homemade graham crackers for awhile now, too!

  17. Hello Ashton I just found your site lovely recipes love home made biscuits have never done crackers many thanks for sharing a hello from Aussie land

  18. These look so prefect! I have been thinking about making homemade graham crackers for so long because my son LOVES them, they’re his favorite! I will definitely have to try this recipe soon!!

  19. Oh em gee, how perfect are these graham crackers?! They look so easy to prepare and look SO much tastier than store-bought ones!

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