Graham Crackers – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

These vegan and gluten free Graham Crackers taste amazing! They are super easy to make and taste even better than the store bought graham crackers!

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I’ve loved graham crackers since I was little. I mean, what kid doesn’t love to have graham crackers for a snack?

I of course had a few different delicious ways to eat graham crackers back in the day.

My favorite was to put a bunch of graham crackers on a plate, top them with mini marshmallows, and some chocolate and microwave for 15 seconds. S’mores nachos anyone?

Another favorite was to spread peanut butter on them, top with sliced bananas, and drizzle with honey. So good!

Did you know graham crackers are also delicious with some chocolate frosting spread on them? I sure did! ☺

None of that is super healthy, but that wasn’t a big concern for me back in the day.

Now of course, making healthy snacks is a bit more important. Especially when it comes to my kiddos.

So I wanted a way to enjoy graham crackers with my kids in a more healthy way.

I also was having a very hard time finding gluten free and dairy free graham crackers from the store that resembled anything close to an actual graham cracker.

After doing some research, I stumbled across a gluten free and vegan cinnamon sugar graham cracker recipe from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free.

It had a bunch of good reviews so I thought it would be a great place to start.

I modified it a bit to remove the refined sugar since that gives me headaches, but I could not believe how much these tasted like traditional graham crackers!!

My kids also think they are amazing! My daughter has no idea they are any different than the gluten filled store bought graham crackers which is a huge win!

Let’s talk about how to make these delicious vegan and gluten free graham crackers.

VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE GRAHAM CRACKERS RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

To make these gluten free and vegan graham crackers you will need:

  • Gluten free all-purpose flour: I typically use “Better Batter” for this recipe.
  • Gluten free oat flour: If you don’t have oat flour, you can make your own by blending gluten free rolled or quick cooking oats until a they are a fine flour.
  • Coconut sugar: Brown sugar can also be used.
  • Refined coconut oil: It’s important to use “refined” coconut oil so that the graham crackers don’t have a coconut flavor. Avocado oil will work as well.
  • Maple syrup: Adds sweetness to the graham crackers and gives them a delicious maple flavor.
  • Cinnamon
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE GRAHAM CRACKERS:

  1. Preheat oven: 325°F.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients: Add flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment*.  Turn on low to blend.
  3. Add in wet ingredients: Add melted coconut oil, water, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bowl.  Continue to mix until the dough is formed.
  4. Roll out the dough: Transfer dough to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.  If your sheet tray has raised sides like mine, you will need to just place the parchment paper on the counter for now. Top the dough with another piece of parchment paper and start to roll out the dough into a large rectangle.  The dough needs to be about 1/6-inch thick (about a 12×17 rectangle).
  5. Cut into squares: Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into 3″ squares.  Using a fork, poke 2-3 sets of holes in each graham cracker.
  6. Bake: Transfer the parchment paper and graham crackers to the sheet tray if you haven’t already.  Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the graham crackers start to brown.
  7. Cool: Allow graham crackers to cool. Once cool, use the pizza cutter or knife to go back over the cuts to separate the graham crackers.

Who knew making homemade graham crackers would be so easy and so delicious!?

What are some of your favorite ways to eat graham crackers?

I can’t wait to hear about it and hope you love these vegan and gluten free graham crackers as much as my family does!

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These vegan and gluten free Graham Crackers taste amazing! They are super easy to make and taste even better than the store bought graham crackers!

Graham Crackers – Gluten Free, Vegan

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Yield: 20 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup  “Better Batter”
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour (or sorghum flour)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp 
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  • 1/2 tsp 
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  • 1/3 cup 
  • 3 tbsp 
  • 2 tbsp 
  • 1 tsp 

Instructions

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Notes

 Sarah Bakes Gluten Free.

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30 Comments

  1. Beautiful as always! These look amazing, we’ve been making crackers for years but have never made grahams. Time to fix that! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I love making homemade crackers too! Let me know how you like them if you try them out! ☺

  2. My dough seemed a little dry but I went forward with it. After baking the graham crackers are delicious even with my ragged edges! I can’t wait to share these at bible study on Friday!

    1. I’m so happy to hear they turned out great! If the dough seems a little dry the next time you make them, I would recommend adding a teaspoon of water at a time until the texture is as you expect. I hope this helps! ☺

    1. Honey should work just fine as a substitute for the maple syrup. They may brown a bit quicker in the oven so just be sure to keep an eye on the graham crackers the first time you make them.

    1. Hi Tammy, you can use any other neutral flavored oil like grape seed oil. You can use olive oil, but because of its strong flavor it could change the taste a bit.

      1. Hello! This recipe sounds awesome considering I have many food allergies! I really want to try it but can’t find sorghum flour anywhere. Would I be able to use brown rice or white rice flour instead of oat/sorghum? Please let me know. I also bought bob’s buckwheat flour but it isn’t certified GF so I’m kind of nervous to use it although I know it would be a good replacement for oat flour. Thanks for any input!

        1. Hi Mayen, I haven’t tried subbing the oat or sorghum flour, but you can try using brown rice flour instead. It should work ok. Please let me know how they turn out if you give it a try!

  3. Is there anything I could substitute for the oat flour? I’m allergic to oats. What does the oat flour do for the recipe?

    1. Hi Melody, the oat flour helps provide texture for the crackers. Without it the crackers could turn out gummy. You could substitute sorghum flour instead though.

  4. What would you substitute for not able have the refined coconut or almond oil? My little guy is allergic. Would olive oil be ok?

    1. Hi Jess, you can use any neutral flavored oil like avocado oil or grape seed oil. You can use olive oil but because of its strong flavor it could change the taste a bit.

  5. I want to try these but I’m trying to figure out what to replace for the vanilla extract, it’s the one ingredient in this recipe I can’t have. Almond is out, too. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kimberly, I think these will taste just fine without any extract. The cinnamon and coconut sugar give them a ton of flavor by themselves. I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try!

  6. Is there any recommended substitutions to omit the oil altogether? I sometimes swap in applesauce in other baked goods. Would that work here? Looking forward to trying this recipe!

    1. Hi Megan, I have not tried this with a substitute for the oil. I think the oil is important in making the graham crackers crispy like traditional graham crackers. You could try with applesauce but I think it will change the texture of them a bit. I imagine they would still taste great so it probably just depends on if the crispiness is important to you. I hope this helps! ☺

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