Brown Sugar Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!This recipe was updated April 2016 with new photos but it’s still the same great recipe!

This recipe is special to me.

When I discovered that I could make my own gluten free graham crackers, and that they were good, like really good.. I was shocked, and pretty sure I had some happy tears.

Corny I know. But I didn’t have to spend $7 on a mediocre box of gluten free grahams, which actually only contained 13 crackers. Boooo.

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!The gluten free market has developed A TON since I found out I had a gluten allergy in 2006. I remember when Ener-G brand was the only gluten free company and it was yucky back then because everything tasted and looked like cardboard.

I finally feel like a normal person now that I am able to make some of my favorite childhood treats in my own kitchen and make them gluten free!

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!I know a lot of you probably don’t have a gluten allergy so it’s easy for you to buy the store bought grahams, but I am here to convince you to make these brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers.

First, making graham crackers is fun. I mean, you get to use a pizza cutter to create nice squares (hello, OCD!) and you get to use a fork to poke whole all over the crackers. Let’s not forget the best part of all, covering the grahams is a good helping of cinnamon sugar.

If you’re a mom there are so many steps that kids would love to help with!

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!Second, I don’t know about you, but making my own homemade graham crackers makes me feel like Martha Stewart. A woman who has no fear in the kitchen.

Plus homemade grahams make great homemade s’mores :)

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Graham Crackers

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 & 1/4 cups all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose flour (I like Pillsbury's GF flour)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cinnamon Sugar for topping

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces, and use your fingers or a pastry cutter to mix it well into the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the water, honey and vanilla, stir to combine with a spatula or your hands.
  4. If the dough is too dry, add more water 1/2 tsp at a time until the dough isn’t too dry or too sticky.
  5. Gather the dough into a ball, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 350º F. Remove the dough from the fridge and divide it in half. Place half the dough back in the fridge while you work with the other half.
  7. On a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and a little flour, flatten and roll the dough using a rolling pin. You made need some extra flour to keep the dough from sticking.
  8. Roll the dough to your desired thickness, I eyeball it.
  9. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into squares and then use a fork to poke holes.
  10. Generously sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon sugar
  11. 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 more done and continue to bake the rest of the crackers for 10-15 more minutes. 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.
  12. Store in an air tight container.

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!

Homemade brown sugar cinnamon graham crackers that are packed with flavor and give store bought grahams a run for their money! Easily make these gluten free with GF all purpose flour!

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35 comments

  1. These have got to be the cutest graham crackers I’ve ever seen. I so want to try homemade graham crackers now! pinned.

  2. These look so delicious. Brown sugar is one of my favorite ingredients to bake with. Can’t wait to try them.

  3. OMG this looks divine. Will no doubt be making these with the babe this week. THANK YOU for sharing your recipe with us. xxoo

  4. Those look amazing! Pinning this for later. I’m thinking the kids would LOVE it!

  5. Hey there! I found your recipe on the Saturday Night Fever Link Up party! I love the looks and sound of these graham crackers. Never thought of making my own before. I do love healthy recipes though, so the fact that they would have less additives and I’d know what was going in them is great. Thank you!

  6. These look so great! I might have to try this recipe!

  7. Pretty! I really like graham crackers, but I always feel kind of silly adding them to the grocery cart and I hate the additives/preservatives/ingredients I can’t pronounce that are in so many store bought things. I need to try these!

  8. I’m looking at your recipe and thinking that because they’re graham crackers you would have graham flour. Is that a silly thought? Anyway…recently I purchased graham crackers and they tasted awful. I actually thought….I wonder if I could make these? Usually I buy them for s’mores and then have 2/3 of the box left which I’ll spread Nutella or frosting on when I need a sweet treat. I’ll have to try your recipe….it looks pretty easy.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us a Project Inspire{d}!

  9. I love graham crackers, and these look amazing!! Found you at Time to Sparkle. :)

  10. Saw you at Whimsy Wednesday! These look so delicious. My kids would think this was way-fun to bake their own graham crackers. Going to try this with them over Spring Break. Thanks for sharing!

  11. hi Beth, im new to gluten free… hard transition. Wondering what type pf gluten free flour is your favorite? thanks another Beth

  12. This is a really nice and easy recipe! thanks for sharing. i love cinnamon almost on anything !
    passing by from the life is a party link up
    Marwa @ blossomfamily.net

  13. These sound delicious, Beth! Did you just use a gluten free flour to make them? Pinning! Have a super weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  16. G’day! Love these crackers; reminds me of childhood!
    Thanks for sharing it at the Foodie Friends Friday #Foods That Make You Smile Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  18. Hi Beth! Wow, these crackers look amazing and so clever – plus, totally helpful to so many others with gluten allergies. Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – will be pinning to our party board! Hope you have a wonderful and happy weekend!

  19. These look amazing Beth and I know my mom will love this gluten free recipe! Stopping by to let you know these will be featured tomorrow night at Eat. Create. Party! Have a great night!

  20. Oh my gosh – I bet these are so much better than store bought!! Pinned and will be sharing on my FB page! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays, Beth!

  21. How cool is this Beth- LOVE it!!! My family will be thrilled.

  22. OMG…these are my fav! I can’t wait to get into my kitchen to whip these up…then devour them with smores!

  23. Thanks for sharing this, I have been wanting to make my own graham crackers. Now I can. You rock!

  24. Oh yum! I was just thinking about graham crackers yesterday! :)

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