Why buy them when you can make your own graham crackers? Try out this graham cracker recipe – you’ll love it!
I don’t know about you, but boxed graham crackers just don’t taste like they used to. They are not as flaky as I remember as a kid and, quite frankly, bland. I started on a quest to make the best s’mores for summer and realized that the graham cracker needed to be perfected. What I found is that graham crackers are extremely easy to make and use ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Don’t let the recipe scare you – it’s so simple to make. You can have your kids help you make them.
- 2½ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ c. (1 stick) butter
- ⅓ c. honey
- ¼ c. milk
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- Optional ingredients:
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low to incorporate.
- Add cold, cubed butter and mix on low until the mixture is the consistency of a coarse meal.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, milk, and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture and mix on low until the dough comes together.
- Divide in half and wrap in plastic. Chill until firm, about 2 hours in the fridge or 20 minutes in the freezer.
- Once chilled, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll each dough sheet into a long rectangle about 15"x10" and ⅛" thick.
- TIP: roll out onto a Silpat or parchment paper so that transferring to the baking sheet will be easier.
- Using a knife or fluted pastry wheel, cut the dough rectangle into four columns and three rows.
- Poke holes into crackers using a fork or toothpick.
- Repeat with the second batch of dough.
- The crackers may not all be the same size, however if you want a more consistent and uniform look use a square scalloped cookie cutter.
- OPTIONAL: in a small bowl, combine 3 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle on top before baking.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until slightly browned. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.