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Graham Crackers Gluten Free Vegan

Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers – crunchy, with a nice snap and moderately sweet, complemented with maple and cinnamon flavor. The recipe for these vegan gluten free graham crackers is also soy free, egg free, dairy free, doesn’t include honey or even graham flour and still, you’ll get crisp light gluten free graham crackers that kids can enjoy as well!

Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers

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.

Do graham crackers have dairy?

The original graham crackers don’t have any dairy, but some companies who make gluten free graham crackers use butter, 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).

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Instead of buying gluten free graham crackers I prefer to make them. To make healthier gluten free vegan graham crackers (dairy free and soy free) I’m using only trusted high quality ingredients.

Gluten Free Graham Cracker Recipe

Baking your own gluten free Graham crackers is so easy, if you know how to make sugar cookies, the principle is the same, just the flavors are different. The dough is all made in one bowl, no stand mixer, food processor is required.

These healthy gluten free vegan graham crackers are perfect for snacking, packing in your lunch box or using in other recipes that require graham crackers. Or even crush them and serve as topping on your dairy free ice cream. 

Vegan Graham Crackers Ingredients

What you need:

Ingredients For Vegan Gluten Free Graham Cracker Recipe
Ingredients For Making Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers
  • A mix of gluten free flours: sorghum flour and teff flour (it has a sweet, nutty, malt/ molasses-like flavor), so it’s perfect gluten free flour substitution for making vegan gluten free graham crackers.
  • 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)
  • 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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How To Make Vegan Gluten Free Graham Crackers

1. 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 well.

2. Then mix in the dry ingredients: the gluten free flours, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, until evenly combined and fully incorporated.

Easy And Quick Tip

What makes it extra-easy is that the ingredients for these crackers are mixed up in just one bowl, which means faster prep and cleanup.

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 crackers just before baking.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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How To Make Vegan Graham Crackers: Step by step

5. 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.

6. Preheat the oven at 350F. Meanwhile place the piece of parchment 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.

7. Bake the gluten free graham crackers 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.

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

How To Make Extra Crispy Vegan Gluten 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 it cool down for 15-20 minutes with the crackers inside.

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Recipe Variations / Substitutions

  • 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.
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Make In Advance And Bake Later

You can 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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Storing The Vegan Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Storing leftovers: the 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 Vegan Graham Crackers Recipe + Video

Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers – crunchy, with a nice snap and moderately sweet, complemented with maple flavor. This recipe for vegan gluten free graham crackers doesn’t include any eggs, dairy, honey or even graham flour and still you’ll get crisp light gluten 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: 26 square 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 Gluten Free Vegan Graham 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 crackers just before baking.
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.
Flours: You could substitute sorghum flour with gluten free oat flour. 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 – it has a sweet, nutty, malt/ molasses-like flavor), so it’s perfect for making vegan gluten free graham crackers.
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.
Fat: Can’t have a vegan butter? Try coconut cream instead.
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.
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

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Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers - crunchy, with a nice snap and moderately sweet, complemented with maple flavor. The recipe of these vegan gluten free graham crackers also soy free, egg free, dairy free, doesn't have honey or even graham flour and still you'll get crisp light gluten free graham crackers that kids can enjoy as well #glutenfreegrahamcrackers .
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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!