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Quick Honey Graham Crackers Made With Fresh Milled Flour

Quick Graham Crackers made with fresh milled flour are perfectly sweet & crisp. I like to use spelt or soft white wheat for these. They are so much better than any store bought cracker, and because we are making them with freshly milled flour, they retain all the nutrients from the wheat berry. Let’s make some Graham Crackers from scratch together!

three Fresh Milled Flour Graham Crackers on a white plate
Spelt was the perfect choice for these Honey Graham Crackers made with fresh milled spelt flour.

Can I Use A Pasta Maker To Make Graham Crackers?

Yes! We experimented with rolling out by hand and using a pasta sheeter attachment. The consistency and texture of the graham cracker is slightly different, so it does depend on how you like your graham crackers. If you like a puffy, light and crispy graham cracker, then you may want to roll them out by hand. But, if you like a thinner crispier graham cracker, then you can save some time and have more uniform results with a pasta sheeter.

a comparison photo of hand using a rolling pin to roll out the dough or a pasta sheeter to roll out the cracker dough
So, it is worth trying both options to see which you prefer, we cut the dough ball in half and did half by hand and half with the pasta sheeter. What a fun experiment!

Cream The Butter & Sugar

Make sure to take a little extra time to cream the butter and sugar. You want to start with a very soft butter (But, not melted) and add the sugar and honey, and make sure to beat it with either a stand mixer, or a hand mixer until it becomes fluffier, airier, and lighter in color. Then, you can move on to the next step. Creaming the butter and sugar is important for any recipe that calls for it, it will greatly improve the texture of your final product!

comparison photos of mixed brown sugar and butter in a stand mixer vs Brown sugar and butter creamed. showing Lighter, fluffier, and more volume
This comparison shows just lightly mixed brown sugar and butter, but the other shows the same mixture, just creamed longer. So, you can see it is lighter in color, fluffier, and looks like it is a larger volume.

Here is a very quick video of me creaming butter & sugar.

What Can I Make With Fresh Milled Flour Graham Crackers?

The possibilities of ways to enjoy these fresh milled flour graham crackers are endless! They are perfectly sweet & crisp to enjoy all on their own, however if you are looking for ways to up the game, then try some of these options:

  • S’mores: This classic campfire treat consists of roasted marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers.
  • Graham Cracker Crust: Crushed graham crackers mixed with melted butter and sugar make a perfect crust for pies and cheesecakes. (watch for my Lime Bars coming soon!)
  • Graham Cracker Parfait: Layer graham cracker crumbs with yogurt or whipped cream and your favorite fruits to create a tasty parfait.
  • Graham Cracker Tiramisu: Replace ladyfingers with graham crackers in a traditional tiramisu recipe for a unique twist on this classic dessert.
  • Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches: Spread your favorite ice cream between two graham crackers, roll the edges in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips, and freeze for a tasty frozen treat.
  • Graham Cracker Dipped in Chocolate: Melt chocolate and dip graham crackers into it, then allow them to cool and harden for a simple and delightful dessert.
  • Graham Cracker Energy Bites: Mix crushed graham crackers with peanut butter, honey, and dried fruit to create energy-packed bites for a quick snack.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but there are countless creative ways to use graham crackers in both sweet and savory dishes. Don’t be afraid to experiment and come up with your own unique recipes!

a homemade fresh milled flour honey graham cracker
We had a lot of fun making these honey graham crackers from fresh milled spelt flour.

Cookie Cutter Shaped Graham Crackers

We had so much fun making some shaped graham crackers one evening. This was like cut-out cookies, but with less sugar, and no icing required. So, just a simple graham cracker recipe, rolled out and cut into whatever cute little shapes you desire. We made adorable little teapot graham crackers, these would be the perfect tea party snack!

fresh milled flour graham cracker dough rolled out and being cut into teapot shapes before baking
So, these adorable teapot graham crackers made with fresh milled flour just made me smile!

They held their shapes so nicely, even after they puffed up a bit in the oven. You will need to watch the oven, because cookie cutters vary so much by size and shape, just watch for them to start to brown just a bit on the edges. They will harden a bit while cooling as well. Also, you can grab this teapot cookie cutter HERE.

fresh milled flour teapot graham crackers after baked
So, even though I get these a little dark on the edges, they are so good! I am still snacking on them days later!

Ingredients To Make Fresh Milled Flour Graham Crackers

  • 3 cups fresh milled flour 380g (I milled spelt to get this)
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 113g (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 165g
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water 115g (may need more or less)

Instructions To Make Fresh Milled Flour Honey Graham Crackers

  1. Firstly, mill the spelt flour.
  2. To the flour, add salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix to combine, and set aside.
  3. Then, in a separate bowl using a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream the butter, brown sugar, and honey. (Beat until the mixture is lighter in color, and increases in volume, it should look a bit fluffy at this point.)
  4. Add vanilla extract to the creamed butter mixture, and mix until incorporated.
  5. Next, add half the flour mixture into the creamed butter, and mix. Then, add half the water and mix.
  6. Mix the rest of the flour, and while slowly mixing add in the rest of the water. (You may need slightly more or less, the dough should be soft, but not so sticky that it sticks to your hands.)
  7. Cover the bowl, and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the fresh milled flour to absorb the liquids.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350*F.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. On a lightly floured surface, turn dough out, and cut in half. Make sure to keep the dough half you are not working with covered so it doesn’t dry out. (We used a rolling pin for half the dough, and then a pasta sheeter to roll out the other half. Both methods worked, but it may take a bit to get used to working with the dough in the pasta sheeter.)
  11. Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick. Then, at this stage you can use cut outs if you want shapes, or just cut into squares. Then, place the graham cracker shapes onto the lined baking sheet.
  12. Using the back of a toothpick, poke a few holes in the graham crackers to give it the traditional look (*this step is optional.)
  13. Bake for 20 minutes, until they are lightly browned on the edges. Let cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes.
  14. Then, place the honey graham crackers on a wire rack to finish cooling. They will crisp up as they cool.

How To Store Fresh Milled Flour Graham Crackers

To store these fresh milled flour graham crackers, keep them in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 week. But, for longer storage, let cool, then place in a freezer safe container, and freeze for 4-6 months.

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three Fresh Milled Flour Graham Crackers on a white plate

Graham Crackers Made With Fresh Milled Flour

I am sharing with you a quick Graham Cracker recipe made with fresh milled flour. I like to use spelt or soft white wheat for these. They are so much better than any store bought cracker, and because we are making them with freshly milled flour, they retain all the nutrients from the wheat berry. Let's make some Graham Crackers from scratch together!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 square crackers

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups fresh milled flour 380g I milled spelt to get this
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 113g 1 stick
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 165g
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water 115g may need more or less

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, mill the spelt flour.
  • To the flour, add salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix to combine, and set aside.
  • Then, in a separate bowl using a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream the butter, brown sugar, and honey. (Beat until the mixture is lighter in color, and increases in volume, it should look a bit fluffy at this point.)
    comparison photos of mixed brown sugar and butter in a stand mixer vs Brown sugar and butter creamed. showing Lighter, fluffier, and more volume
  • Add vanilla extract to the creamed butter mixture, and mix until incorporated.
  • Next, add half the flour mixture into the creamed butter, and mix. Then, add half the water and mix.
  • Mix the rest of the flour, and while slowly mixing add in the rest of the water. (You may need slightly more or less, the dough should be soft, but not so sticky that it sticks to your hands.)
  • Cover the bowl, and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the fresh milled flour to absorb the liquids.
  • Preheat the oven to 350*F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, turn dough out, and cut in half. Make sure to keep the dough half you are not working with covered so it doesn't dry out. (We used a rolling pin for half the dough, and a pasta sheeter to roll out the other half. Both methods worked, but it may take a bit to get used to working with the dough in the pasta sheeter.)
  • Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick. At this stage you can use cut outs if you want shapes, or just cut into squares. Then, place the graham cracker shapes onto the lined baking sheet.
    a comparison photo of hand using a rolling pin to roll out the dough or a pasta sheeter to roll out the cracker dough
  • Using the back of a toothpick, poke a few holes in the graham crackers to give it the traditional look (*this step is optional.)
    hand using a toothpick and poking holes in the fresh milled flour graham cracker dough squares
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until they are lightly browned on the edges. Let cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes.
  • Then, place the honey graham crackers on a wire rack to finish cooling. They will crisp up as they cool.

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Notes

To store these fresh milled flour graham crackers, keep them in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 week. But, for longer storage, let cool, then place in a freezer safe container, and freeze for 4-6 months.
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16 Comments

        1. I haven’t tried that yet, but I think it would be great if you cut them small enough, and probably baked a bit shorter. Sounds delicious actually, thanks for the idea! Let me know how it turns out if you do make it!

  1. 5 stars
    I made the graham crackers. They are really good, much better than the store bought and much healthier. I will definitely make them again.

  2. Hello! Thanks for the recipe. Just FYI, your link for the silicone pastry mat isn’t workin. It says incorrect URL. I love your blog and love supporting fellow bloggers via their links!

  3. I want to make these for my toddler. But I would like to reduce the sugar. Just a hint of sweetness would be ideal.
    Do you have a suggestion of how to adjust the recipe for this?
    Thanks so much 😁

    1. Hi! You could cut back the brown sugar to 2/3 cup without changing much of the recipe. You could also substitute honey or Sucanat. I hope that helps! Happy Baking!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these – winner! Simple recipe and turned out delicious… About to go enjoy as s’mores with the kids πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    Made these for my grandson! He loves them! I used hard white wheat berries. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes! I am new to FMF.

  6. 5 stars
    Who knew you could make graham crackers!!!??? I was pleased how these turned out. When I was rolling them out, they were much too wet, so i just kneaded in einkorn until they were the consistency I wanted. Turned out great!! Cyndi

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