Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers
Confession: Last night I was sitting on the couch eating Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers while my husband was doing P90X

It could have been worse, meaning I could have been eating a bowl of ice cream with fudge sauce.

But I didn’t feel so bad because I went to the gym earlier in the evening. And plus, I was eating homemade apple cinnamon graham crackers.

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers
Homemade graham crackers is one of my go-to snack items. I would probably just buy them at the store like most normal people if I didn’t have a gluten allergy, but there is no way I am paying $6 for 15 crackers.

Besides, using the pizza cutter to make squares and a fork to poke holes is pretty fun.

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers
The above picture shows half of the dough.

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: About 3 dozen


  • 2 to 2 & 1/2 cups flour (depending on stickiness)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, cut into tbsp
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • cinnamon sugar mixture for topping


  1. Combine 2 cups of the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Cut in the cold butter, I use my fingers.
  3. Add the honey, applesauce, and vanilla - mix well. If the dough is too sticky, add in some extra flour
  4. Roll the dough into a ball, and chill in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. After chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Split the dough in half, reserve one half for later. Take half of the dough and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 2/8 of an inch thick. (Not paper thin, but not too thick)
  7. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into squares and then use a fork to poke holes in each cracker.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, more the better!
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes. At this point it depends on how you prefer your grahams, I like mine crunchy, not soft. Generally, I will remove the edge pieces because they might be getting burnt and continue to bake for 10-15 more minutes.
  10. The great thing about this recipe is that you can pull the crackers out of the oven, let them cool completely to see how done they are and decide to put them back in the oven if they aren't crunchy yet.
  11. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
  12. Store in an air tight container.

Recipe adapted from our friend - Heather's French Press.

Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers

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38 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers”

  1. Erin (@LawStudentsWife) — January 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Homemade graham crackers have been on my bucket list. Thanks for reminding me I need to try them ASAP. Pinned!

    • The First Year Blog — January 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      I love all kinds of graham crackers – enjoy Erin!

  2. Katie @ The Casual Craftlete — January 15, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Baha…you sound like me. I eat ice cream while watching The Biggest Loser sometimes.
    I have been looking for a good homemade graham cracker recipe. I love eating some before a run and they are my daughter’s fav snack. I’m defiantly trying your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    • The First Year Blog — January 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Oh! I also like eating them before a workout!

  3. jugglingactmamama — January 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Wow those look so good!

    • The First Year Blog — January 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks for coming by friend!

  4. Aimee Page — January 16, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    These look so yummy! Pinning and making for my kiddos :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 17, 2014 at 7:09 am

      You are going to have some lucky kids! Enjoy Aimee!

  5. Stephanie — January 17, 2014 at 7:43 am

    These look great! My daughter will love making and eating them!

    • The First Year Blog — January 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

      That would be a fun thing to make with kids! Thanks for coming by Stephanie!

  6. Maria — January 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Ahhh these look so good!!! Oh my goodness, apple and cinnamon in a graham cracker?! Sounds so good!!!

    • The First Year Blog — January 18, 2014 at 7:42 am

      It’s a burst of wonderful flavors! Have a great Saturday Maria!

  7. Diane Marie Haller — January 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for bringing your Graham Crackers to Family Fun Friday! They look delicious!!! :) Pinning for sure!

    • The First Year Blog — January 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Haha, so fun, if only they weren’t just virtual!

  8. Angela — January 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    These look fabulous!! thanks for sharing :)

    • The First Year Blog — January 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      You are very welcome Angela! I love stopping by your site!

  9. Dawn — January 19, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Do you use regular flour? Or graham flour? Looks amazing!

    • The First Year Blog — January 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      You know, I feel like you could use whatever you wanted. I used all purpose gluten free flour. Graham crackers are very adaptable!

  10. Joni — January 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Love this and I cannot wait to make it for my kiddos. Pinned and I am a new follower!

    • The First Year Blog — January 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Joni! I am so excited you are along for the ride!

  11. Cathy — January 19, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Beth I love everything you make :-) and this recipe looks fabulous as well! I find your posts at several link parties that I also go to! I pinned this recipe!

    • The First Year Blog — January 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Oh thank you Cathy! Yes, I frequent several link parties – we probably overlap!

  12. Katherines Corner — January 20, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Beth these are perfect, healthy and yummy too I am sure. Hopping over from the Frugal crafty hop.♥

    • The First Year Blog — January 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Hi Katherine! Sometimes I wish they would make themselves so then I would never run out!

  13. Jenny Casteel Unternahrer — January 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love the swirled batter! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday linky party!

  14. aiming4simple — January 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

    These looks and sound delicious! If you made yours gluten free, what flour/s did you use!

    • The First Year Blog — January 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

      I use Andrea’s All Purpose Gluten Free Flour – not sure if you can find it outside of the St. Louis Area.

  15. Kelly — January 20, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love the sound of homemade graham crackers! Pinning and can’t wait to give these a try, thanks so much for sharing Beth :)

  16. A Tablespoon of Liz — January 20, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve never made graham crackers myself before, I love the flavors you choose to add to yours, sounds amazing!

    • The First Year Blog — January 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Liz, you have got to try them! Best homemade snack food ever!

  17. Karly — January 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Hi Beth!

    I featured your recipe for this week’s Tasty Tuesdays! I hope you’ll stop by and linkup again this week!


    • The First Year Blog — January 21, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Oh thank you Karly!

  18. Alexis Middleton — January 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    These sound amazing!

  19. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama — January 23, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Ohhh these sound amazing!! Definitely on my list of things to try.
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner Link Party! You were featured today!!

  20. Sara @sneakyspoons — February 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Those look so yummy! Pinning to try soon.

  21. Robin — September 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    If they are Graham crackers, why is there no Graham flour in the recipe?

    • Beth @ The First Year — September 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Robin!
      Not all homemade graham cracker recipes need graham flour. These are really delicious and taste like graham crackers!


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