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Homemade Graham Crackers

This Homemade Graham Crackers recipe won’t disappoint - they’re delicious, flaky and so much better than store-bought!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Refrigerate Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Graham Crackers
Servings: 24 graham crackers
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Brittany


  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c butter (1 stick)
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1/4 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 1/8" 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.


Adapted from Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery Cookbook.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.7mg