Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

These Whole Wheat Graham Crackers are a delicious, homemade version of our favorite childhood snack. Easy to make and with just the right amount of sweetness, they make a great snack for any occasion.

whole wheat graham crackers stacked on a white plate.

Graham crackers are a classic childhood treat that both of us have fond memories of. Who hasn’t had peanut butter and graham crackers or peanut butter honey and graham crackers at some point in their childhood? The thing about graham crackers is they’re delicious no matter how old you are, especially when you make this homemade version.

whole wheat graham crackers stacked on a small plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses simple ingredients that you can find in any grocery store.
  • It’s an easy recipe anyone can make.
  • It’s a homemade version of the classic childhood treat.


brown sugar, flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, milk, and honey.

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all either in your kitchen or in one quick trip to your grocery store.

Everything you need is listed here, but the exact amounts can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Vanilla

🔪 How to Make Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

Making this recipe is a snap. It’s an easy dough that comes together quickly, and baking it only takes a few minutes. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!

flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon being mixed a in glass bowl.

Step 1: Combine All Dry Ingredients Except Sugar

Mix all the dry ingredients except sugar in a bowl and set aside.

butter and brown sugar being creamed in a glass bowl.

Step 2: Beat the Butter and Sugar

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

raw dough being finished in a glass mixing bowl.

Step 3: Make the Dough

Add the flour mixture to the sugar and butter and mix. Then, add the milk and honey and mix again.

raw cracker dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 4: Knead and Cut

Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Then, roll it out into an even cracker-thick layer. Cut the dough into graham cracker shapes and poke holes in the shapes with a fork.

baked whole wheat graham crackers on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake

Place the crackers on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 11 to 12 minutes. Let the crackers cool and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Add cocoa powder for chocolate graham crackers.
  • Try using molasses in place of honey for a unique graham cracker flavor.
  • You can make these crackers in any size and shape you like.

If you love graham crackers, we think you’ll enjoy our graham cracker toffee bark.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls
whole wheat graham crackers on a counter.

🥫 Storage

Store these crackers for up to 3 weeks in an air-tight container at room temperature. For longer storage, freeze them in a heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months.

What to Serve with Graham Crackers

Serve these graham crackers with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. Try crumbling the crackers over ice cream, as well. You can also top them with your favorites like:

  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut butter and honey
  • Jam or jelly
  • Peanut butter and jelly

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball. This is key for the best cracker texture.
  • This dough doesn’t rise much, so roll it out to about the thickness you want your crackers.
  • Be sure your butter is softened fully before beating it with the sugar.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are graham crackers?

Graham crackers are sweet, cinnamon-flavored crackers made with whole wheat or graham flour and baked. They were invented in the 1830s and marketed as a health food by their creator, Reverend Sylvester Graham.

Why are my graham crackers soft?

If your container isn’t air-tight, moisture from the air will be absorbed by the crackers, making them soft.

How do you keep graham crackers crispy?

Be sure you let your graham crackers cool completely, then store them in an air-tight container. Cooling the crackers ensures that no steam collects in the container.

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🧾Recipe Card

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whole wheat graham crackers stacked on a white plate.

Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

Whole wheat graham crackers are a classic treat that's so easy to make! Slightly sweet, they're the best version of our childhood favorite.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 12 Crackers
Calories: 139kcal


  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • baking sheet
  • mixing bowls


  • 2 ¼ cups Whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • ¾ cups Brown sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons Milk
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl except for sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter.
  • Add flour mixture.
  • Add milk, honey. Mix.
  • Knead the dough and roll out the layer. Cut out cookies and poke holes with a fork.
  • Cook at 350 F for 11-12 minutes.
  • Serve


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Cracker | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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