Homemade Graham Crackers

Graham crackers are traditionally made with whole wheat flour consisting of bran, germ, endosperm. In the early nineteenth century, Dr. Sylvester Graham developed and promoted the use and thus consumption of this nutritious flour.

ingredients for graham crackers

Whole wheat flour 2+1/3 cups
Cornmeal

½ cup
Granulated sugar ¼ cup
Salt ½ tsp
Unsalted butter 5oz.
Chilled and cut into small pieces
Cream or water ¾ cup

  • Sift flours (whole wheat and cornmeal) together, then mix in granulated sugar and salt.

  • Rub the chilled butter pieces into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add cream or water to make a pliable dough.


  • Shape dough into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

    Cutting dough to make graham crackers

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Roll dough out into a rectangle measuring 12×9 inches. Cut dough into 24 rectangles using a pastry wheel or sharp knife. Arrange rectangles on prepared cookie sheets.


    Homemade Graham Crackers
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Cool graham crackers on cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Store completely cool crackers in an airtight container.



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