Graham Cracker Recipe

This graham cracker recipe is the perfect dipper for all your favorite dessert dips! Slightly sweet and full of cinnamon and brown sugar flavors, these have everything you’ve ever loved about store-bought graham crackers. They’re just exponentially better! 

homemade graham cracker recipe with crackers stacked on a table

Sure, you can buy graham crackers from the store, but there’s something special about crafting them yourself. Homemade graham crackers provide a fresher, more flavorful base that enhances the overall experience of your dessert dips. Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what goes into your crackers – pure, quality ingredients made with love.

hand holding homemade graham cracker

Whether you’re hosting a party, enjoying a movie night, or simply treating yourself, graham crackers are a perfect pairing for dessert dips. Elevate your snacking experience with the irresistible combination of sweet, crunchy graham crackers and flavorful dips – it’s a match made in dip heaven!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • It uses limited, simple ingredients that are either in your kitchen or at your local grocery store.
  • It’s full of classic graham cracker flavor with the sweetness of brown sugar and honey and the wholesome richness of whole wheat flour.
  • These graham crackers boast a delightful crunch that’s just right – not too hard, not too soft. The texture is incredibly satisfying, offering that classic graham cracker snap that enhances the overall eating experience.
  • They make the perfect dipping items for all your favorite sweet dips.


You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. In fact, most or all of them are probably in your kitchen right now.

Everything you need for these graham crackers is right here, but you can find the exact amounts to print in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • 2 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2/4 cups Brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsps. Milk
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

ingredients for a delicious graham cracker recipe made from scratch

Making these homemade graham crackers is just about as easy as it gets. It’s a simple dough recipe that comes together in just a few minutes, and it only takes a little over 10 minutes to bake. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time.

The recipe highlights are right here, but you can find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.

dry ingredients for graham crackers in a bowl

2. In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter.

sugar and butter in a bowl for graham cracker recipe

3. Add flour mixture.

homemade dough mix for graham crackers

4. Add milk, honey. Mix.

mix and honey mixture for graham crackers homemade

graham cracker dough in a bowl

5. Knead the dough and roll out the layer. Cut out cookies and poke holes with a fork.

poked holes in homemade graham cracker recipe

6. Cook at 350F for 11-12 minutes.

homemade graham crackers on a baking sheet

7. Let cool and serve with your favorite dessert dip!

crispy homemade graham cracker

What to Serve with Easy Homemade Graham Crackers

These delicious graham crackers are the perfect treat to dip into all of your favorite dessert recipes. Serve them with:

pile of made from scratch graham crackers on a counter

How to Store Easy Homemade Graham Crackers

Store these homemade graham crackers in an air-tight container for up a week at room temperature. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container (we love these glass containers with locking lids for storing dips and dippers!) or a heavy-duty freezer bag with as much air as possible pressed out.

Tips for Making Easy Homemade Graham Crackers

  • When rolling out the dough, aim for a uniform thickness, around 1/8 inch thick. This consistency ensures that the crackers bake evenly, preventing some from being too crispy while others are too soft. Knead the dough a few times until pliable.
  • Line your baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent the crackers from sticking. Parchment paper also promotes even baking and makes cleanup a breeze.
  • Be sure to poke holes in the cut out graham crackers before baking. This helps release air and prevents the crackers from puffing up too much during baking, giving them that classic graham cracker appearance.
  • Allow the graham crackers to cool completely on the baking sheets before transferring them to wire racks. This ensures that they firm up and achieve the desired crispiness.
  • Keep a close eye on the baking time to avoid overcooking. The edges should turn golden brown, indicating that the crackers are done. Typically, this takes around 10-12 minutes, but individual ovens may vary, so monitor the process closely.

finished homemade graham cracker recipe for dessert dips and snacking

homemade graham crackers stacked on a plate

Graham Cracker Recipe

This graham cracker recipe is the perfect dipper for all your favorite dessert dips! Slightly sweet and full of cinnamon and brown sugar flavors, these have everything you've ever loved about store-bought graham crackers. They're just exponentially better! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 307 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 145mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 4gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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