Celiacs, have no fear! These Homemade Gluten-Free Graham Crackers are just what you’ve been searching for! Top 8 allergy-free, vegan, and sugar-free, you can enjoy these healthy “cookies” as a quick kid-friendly snack or part of a dessert recipe!
The humble graham cracker. Is it a cracker or a cookie? A snack or dessert? I say cookie and snack. The graham cracker is so simple, ordinary, and usually forgotten about unless we’re talking s’mores. I grew up loving a good old Honey Maid brand graham cracker. One of those foods I can still distinctly remember the taste of, so many years later. It took so long to finally find a gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and soy-free graham cracker, but you know I did eventually. Thank goodness, but still, this wouldn’t cut it. I wanted a graham crackers (graham “cookie” if we want to be legit), that was accessible, cheaper, and homemade for everyone!
You know I’d never let you down (or myself down, for that matter!) so I took on the task to make the best homemade gluten-free graham cracker around! While I was at it, I had to finally settle that cracker/cookie debate. First of all, graham flour is NOT gluten-free, it is just another form of wheat flour that comes from grinding the endosperm of wheat. The graham cracker dates back to the 19th century from a preacher named Sylvester Graham, as a flat, crisp cookie made of graham flour and sweetened with honey. Because they were a “healthy” snack, similar to an English biscuit, that’s why they were called crackers and not cookies. In comes Nabisco (aka the National Biscuit Company back in the day) and they mass-produced that cracker like no other!
My gluten-free graham crackers taste just like the beloved cracker/cookie but are suitable for just about everyone! From after school snacking with a big glass of almond milk to making a nice toasty s’more, you’re going to start baking up these graham crackers weekly! They may be simple and humble, but when baked at home with a touch of love, they’ll be gobbled up just like the almighty chocolate chip cookie! Who could ever resist the smell of a cinnamony graham cracker anyway?
Homemade Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix together to form a stuff dough.
- Roll out the dough on a Silpat or parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness.
- Cut out about 20-24 squares, using a knife or pizza cutter and then make two lines of dots with the prongs of a fork in the center of each square.
- Sprinkle the tops with a bit more cinnamon and erythritol before baking in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
- Remove and let cool before enjoying or storing in an airtight container.
Now that I’ve give you some killer gluten-free graham crackers and I’ve already given you marshmallow fluff (not to mention these s’mores pancakes), just wait until Wednesday and I’ll be giving you just the little summer hack you need using these grahams 😉 **hint, hint**
So tell me:
+ Do you think graham crackers should be renamed as graham cookies? If we keep it “cracker” though, they seem ultra-healthy, eh? 😉
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