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If you need a sweet treat to share with your children, to take to a school party, or to enjoy with your own cup of tea, these Homemade Whole Wheat Graham Crackers are the perfect solution. A simple dough comes together in one bowl (no mixer required!) for an easy, wholesome snack or party food for kids! 

Homemade Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw a sneak peak photo of these graham crackers last week. After multiple snow days and school cancellations in the same week, we were getting desperate for indoor entertainment! One of my favorite boredom-busting activities is cooking with my boys. They have fun stirring, mixing, and taste-testing, and we always enjoy our finished product!

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The White Chocolate Rice Krispie Pops that I made for the boys’ Christmas party at their preschool last year were SUCH a hit (both on the blog and in real life), that I knew I needed to come up with a similar fun and easy idea for the next party: Valentine’s Day.

Just like the Rice Krispie Pops, these graham crackers come together really easily, making them a great option for busy moms like me. When we’re throwing together a recipe the night before the party, we definitely don’t want it to be time consuming or complicated!

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These graham crackers are also like the Rice Krispie Pops because they can be easily tailored to suit any occasion. They make a great after school snack on any day of the week, or they can be cut into other holiday shapes simply by using a different cookie cutter. Make them into Christmas trees for the next Christmas party, or cut out pumpkins at Halloween. They will be a crowd-pleaser no matter when you serve them!

Since I know that my boys will be bombarded with chocolate and candy from friends and grandparents on Valentine’s Day, I figure that I don’t need to contribute to the sugar overload. I know that the teachers and other parents at the preschool will also appreciate that these Whole Wheat Graham Crackers have a bit more substance and nutritional value than that bright pink Laffy Taffy that the kids are sure to consume in large volumes!

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Treat your sweethearts to a delicious, homemade snack that tastes like a cookie, but is made with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about! That is a true way to show some LOVE.

Homemade Whole Wheat Graham Crackers

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup milk plus additional for brushing on tops


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add oil, honey, and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms and well combined.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to ¼-inch thickness.
  • Cut into squares or use cookie cutters to make other shapes. Prick with a fork and brush squares with additional milk.
  • Bake on a baking sheet for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Alternatives: If you’d like to make teething biscuits, just roll the dough thicker and cut into long rectangles for easy grasping.
  • Add a teaspoon of cinnamon for Cinnamon Graham crackers!
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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Hey, I’m Blair!

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  1. Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says:

    I’ve always wanted to try homemade graham crackers and have never done it! So glad that these look easy and delicious, and that you used whole wheat flour!!! These look great, Blair!

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Sarah!

  2. Christina says:

    Looks good, quick and simple, which I need in my life right now! 🙂

    Can you list a few oils that you think would work in place of canola? Would coconut oil do?


    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Christina! I haven’t experimented with coconut oil too much, but I’m sure it would work too…you would just have to melt it so that it’s in liquid form when you’re making the dough. Any other mild oil would work as well, such as corn oil or vegetable oil.

  3. Bryn says:

    How long will these keep? Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Bryn! Definitely a week or so on your counter, but you could easily freeze them, too, and they would last that way for at least a couple of months if you wrap them tightly.

  4. Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says:

    Those are adorable, Blair! I love graham crackers, and I have to try these! 🙂

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks so much, Lisa!

  5. Stephanie @ Two More Minutes says:

    These look delicious! We are snowed in this weekend and looking for things to do, so we will have to make some!

    1. Blair says:

      Oh, good! I hope that you get to try them, Stephanie. 🙂

  6. Lilly's Mom says:

    These look so good and I love the way you cut them in the heart shape. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. Amy@Little Dairy on the Prairie says:

    Blair, I have always wanted to make homemade graham crackers and have never done it! These are so cute I’m going to try it soon!

    1. Blair says:

      Oh, good! Thanks, Amy!

  8. Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo says:

    I am so pleased to have come across your recipe for Graham crackers! Being an Australian I haven’t seen them for sale here but a friend from Hawaii sent me a packet and the whole family loved them! I haven’t been able to find an alternative that comes even close. This recipe looks so simple, I am pinning for reference and can’t wait to test it out! Thanks for sharing this at #loulougirls

  9. The Wellness Wife says:

    I just might have to make these for my tea party on Saturday! So easy, so cute, and so healthy!

    1. Blair says:

      Definitely try them! They’re so good!

  10. lindsay says:

    I bet I could make these with GF flour! I must try! glad i found your old posts. <3

    1. Blair says:

      Totally!! You need to give it a try!! 🙂

  11. Niki says:

    Have you tried these with a non-dairy milk? I’m thinking about making these for my daughter’s class Christmas party but she has a classmate with a milk allergy. I’m wondering if almond milk would be fine to substitute. Thanks!

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Niki! I haven’t tried it with the nondairy milk, but I assume it will work well!