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Graham Crackers With Teff (GF, Vegan)

Gluten free dairy free graham crackers with teff flour – crunchy, with a nice snap, complemented with maple and cinnamon flavor. If you’re looking for recipes with teff flour, this recipe for gluten free graham crackers is a delicious way to use it.

These teff crackers taste similar to graham crackers and are also soy free, egg free, dairy free, refined sugar free. They don’t include honey or even graham flour and still, you’ll get crisp light gluten free graham crackers that kids can enjoy as well!

Healthy gluten free graham crackers – dairy free, soy free, egg free, refined sugar free gf graham crackers with cinnamon and maple flavor.
Gluten free dairy free (vegan) graham crackers with teff flour.

Gluten Free Vegan Teff Graham Cracker Recipe

Instead of buying gluten free vegan crackers I prefer to make my own. To make healthier gluten free dairy free graham crackers I’m using a graham flour substitute comprised of teff flour and another gluten free flour like sorghum (or oat flour). For egg free graham crackers I’m simply using some flax seeds.

Baking homemade gluten and dairy free graham crackers is so easy, if you know how to make sugar cookies, the principle is the same, only the flavors are different. The dough is made in one bowl, no stand mixer or food processor is required.

These healthy vegan graham crackers make a perfect graham cracker alternative for snacking, packing in your lunch box or using in other recipes that require graham crackers. Or use them for S’mores and even crush and serve as topping on your dairy free ice cream

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Teff crackers with gluten and dairy free ingredients.

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Gluten Dairy Free Graham Crackers Ingredients

What you need:

  • A mix of gluten free flours: sorghum flour and teff flour (it has a sweet, nutty, malt/ molasses-like flavor), so it’s perfect graham flour substitution for vegan gluten free graham crackers. If you can’t find teff flour, you can use buckwheat flour instead. 
  • Vegan butter – to give flavor and flakiness (as an alternative use coconut cream).
  • Flax egg – ground flax seeds mixed with plant milk (used as egg replacement).
  • Maple sugar (as alternative sweetener to brown sugar).
Ingredients For Vegan Gluten Free Graham Cracker Recipe: teff flour, sorghum flour, vegan butter, maple sugar, flax seeds, date syrup, plant based milk, baking soda and cinnamon.
Ingredients For Making Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers
  • Cinnamon powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Sea salt.
  • Date syrup – optional (as a molasses substitute).
  • Vanilla extract.

Find the complete printable recipe with measurements below.

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Baked crispy gluten and dairy free graham crackers with teff flour.
Baked crispy gluten and dairy free graham crackers with teff flour.

How To Make Vegan Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Step 1: Combine The Wet Ingredients:

  • Mix the vegan butter and maple sugar using a spatula and a bowl, cream the mixture well. Add the flax egg, date syrup and vanilla and incorporate well.

Step 2: Combine The Dry Ingredients:

  • Then mix in the gluten free flours, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, until evenly combined and fully incorporated.

Step 3: Form The Dough And Chill

  • Scrape the dough onto a surface, knead a bit until it comes together. Divide if necessary and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to a 2 days.
Process shots showing how to make gluten free dairy free graham cracker dough, how to mix and how to shape the dough.

Step 4: Roll Out The Dough and Cut The Graham Crackers

  • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator. Unwrap the dough and roll it out between two parchment papers, into a rectangle, about 1/8 to 1/16 inch thick.
  • Cut into crackers. Use a knife or a pizza cutter to trim the edges if you want. Save the scraps, you will re-roll and make a few extra graham crackers. Use a pizza cutter to make desired size pieces. Section and score your rectangle into even smaller rectangles, but don’t separate them.
  • Use a fork to poke holes all through the dough to give it that characteristic look of graham crackers. This will also keeps them from puffing up while baking.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F. Meanwhile place the piece of parchment holding the graham crackers on your prepared baking sheet and repeat the process with all your scraps. If your kitchen is really warm keep the baking tray in the fridge for 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating. It will prevent the butter from melting too fast.
Process shots showing how to make egg free dairy free graham crackers, how to roll the dough, how to cut and how to bake the graham crackers.
Even though you roll the dough pretty thin, the crackers will puff up while backing.

Related: Grain Free Crackers With Cassava & Tigernut Flour (AIP, Paleo)

Step 5: Bake The Gluten Free Graham Crackers

  • Bake the teff crackers in the oven for 13-15 minutes (it depends on how thick you made them). Cut the crackers again while warm and soft, once hardened they will brake unevenly.

Video: How To Make Gluten Free Dairy Free Graham Crackers With Teff Flour

Add Flavor To The Teff Crackers

More Cinnamon Flavor: There is a little cinnamon already in the dough, but if you want more on top you can mix it with a little bit of maple sugar and sprinkle on top of the graham crackers just before baking.

Gluten Free Graham Crackers Homemade
These graham crackers are a bit too thick, they tend to puff more while baking, so keep in mind the thickness when rolling.

Make Extra Crispy Gluten And Dairy Free Graham Crackers

When the crackers are done baking, turn off the oven, and open the oven door wide. After the majority of the oven’s heat has dissipated (after about 5 minutes), shut the oven door, and let cool down for 15-20 minutes with the teff crackers inside.

Gluten free dairy free graham crackers  above head shot.

Gluten Free Graham Cracker Recipe Variations

  • Flours: you could substitute sorghum flour with gluten free oat flour. You can buy oat flour (gluten-free certified) or simply blend up some gluten free oats in a grinder. Try not to substitute teff flour with anything, it’s flavor is essential.
  • Sweeteners: molasses is the traditional flavoring syrup used in graham crackers, but I’m using a healthier version here – date syrup (the only ingredient is dates), it has a similar but less bitter flavor.
Graham cracker vegan dairy free egg free recipe.
Healthy homemade vegan graham crackers with teff flour.

Make The Dairy Free Graham Cracker Dough In Advance

You can make the dough for the vegan graham cracker recipe, 1 day ahead of time. Or you could let it rest at least one hour in the fridge (wrapped). This will give the gluten free flour time to become entirely hydrated.

When you’re ready to roll out your dough, let it sit for 5 minutes at room temperature before working with it, it will be more pliable.

Vegan gluten free graham cracker stacked on parchment paper.
Vegan Gluten Free Graham Crackers.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Graham Crackers FAQs

Are graham crackers gluten free?

Usually graham crackers are not gluten free as they are made with whole grain wheat flour. But you can buy gluten free graham crackers or make your own.

Are graham crackers soy and dairy-free?

The original graham crackers don’t have any dairy, but some companies who make gluten free graham crackers use butter and soy, so always check the label.

Are graham crackers healthy?

Store-bought graham crackers are definitely not healthy besides excessive sweeteners they contain artificial flavors, cheap unhealthy starches and oils, preservatives and gums (especially the gluten free graham crackers).

Can you be allergic to graham crackers?

If you have an allergy to wheat, milk, soy and honey then yes you can have an allergic reaction when consuming store-bough graham crackers.

Storing The Crackers

Storing leftovers: the vegan graham crackers keep well up to 7-9 days in an airtight container.

Freezing: Freeze for up to 3 months, in an airtight container. I think it is best to freeze the raw dough and bake fresh crackers whenever you need them.

Thawing: The best way to defrost is to let the dough slowly thaw in your refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Then, let it come to room temperature by taking it out of your fridge and placing it on your counter for about 10 minutes before you plan bake the crackers.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Graham Crackers With Teff (Recipe + Video)

Gluten free dairy free graham crackers with teff flour – crunchy crisp graham cracker alternative, complemented with maple and cinnamon flavor. These teff crackers taste similar to vegan graham crackers and are also soy free, egg free, dairy free and refined sugar free. This recipe yields perfect gluten free graham crackers without egg and honey or even graham flour and still, you'll get crispy gluten and dairy free graham crackers that kids can enjoy as well!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 13 rectangle crackers
Calories: 61.8kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

Make The Dough

  • Combine the vegan butter and maple sugar using a spatula and mixing bowl, cream the mixture well. Add the flax egg, date syrup and vanilla and mix again.
  • Then add in the dry ingredients: the gluten free flours, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, until evenly combined and fully incorporated.
    make the dough for graham crackers
  • Scrape the dough onto a surface, knead a bit until it comes together. Chill the dough (wrapped) in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. If your kitchen is pretty cold, then there is no need to chill prior to baking.
    gather the dough for graham crackers

Roll Out The Dough

  • Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator. Unwrap the dough and roll it out between two parchment papers, into a rectangle, about 1/8 to 1/16 inch thick.

Cut The Crackers

  • Use a knife or a pizza cutter to trim the edges if you want or leave them. Save the scraps, you will re-roll and make a few extra graham crackers. Use a pizza cutter to make desired size pieces. Section and score your rectangle into smaller rectangles, but don’t separate them. Use a fork to poke holes all through the dough to give it that characteristic look of graham crackers. This will also keeps them from puffing up while baking.
  • Preheat the oven at 350F. Transfer the parchment paper holding the crackers on your prepared baking sheet and repeat the process with all your scraps. If your kitchen is really warm keep the baking tray in the fridge for 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating. It will prevent the butter from melting too fast.

Bake The Crackers

  • Bake the gluten free graham crackers for 13-15 minutes (it depends on how thick you made them).
    The crackers will not look fully cooked when it's time to take them out of the oven. But they will harden as they cool so don’t over-bake.
    Tip: Cut the crackers with a pizza cutter again, while warm and soft, once hardened they will brake unevenly.
  • Let the crackers fully cool before storing,

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Notes

 

Tips For Making Perfect Vegan Gluten Free Graham Crackers

  1. More Cinnamon Flavor: Mix some cinnamon with some maple sugar and sprinkle on top of the crackers just before baking.
  2. Extra Crispy: When the crackers are done baking, turn off the oven, and open the oven door wide. After the majority of the oven’s heat has dissipated (after about 5 minutes), shut the oven door, and let it cool down for 15-20 minutes with the crackers inside.
  3. Flours: You could substitute sorghum flour with gluten free oat flour. Try not to substitute teff flour with anything, it’s flavor is essential – it has a sweet, nutty, malt/ molasses-like flavor).
  4. Sweetener: molasses is the traditional flavoring syrup used in graham crackers, but I’m using a healthier version here – date syrup (the only ingredient is dates), it has a similar but less bitter flavor.
  5. Fat: Can’t have a vegan butter? Try coconut cream instead.
  6. Keep The Dough Cold: If your kitchen is really warm keep the baking tray in the fridge for 10-15 minutes while the oven is preheating. It will prevent the butter from melting too fast.
  7. Make In Advance: Make the dough for these vegan graham crackers 1 day ahead of time. Or you could let it rest at least one hour in the fridge (wrapped). This will give the gluten free flour time to become entirely hydrated. When you’re ready to roll out your dough, let it sit for 5 minutes at room temperature before working with it, it will be more pliable.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cracker | Calories: 61.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.7g | Protein: 1g | Trans Fat: 2.7g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 12.1mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 0.8mg | Iron: 2.8mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Gluten free dairy free graham crackers with teff flour, crisp graham cracker alternative with maple & cinnamon flavor. A recipe with teff flour that yields perfect gluten free graham crackers. These teff crackers taste similar to vegan graham crackers and are also soy free, egg free, dairy free, refined sugar free. There's no honey and still, you'll get tasty kid friendly gluten free graham crackers! #vegangrahamcrackers #dairyfreegrahamcrackers #teffcrackers #glutenfreegrahamcrackers

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Recipe Rating




Marry

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I loved the crackers they turned out very crunchy! I also replaced sorghum with oat flour, and they taste good!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Awesome, I'm glad they turned out well! Enjoy!