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Homemade Sourdough Graham Crackers Recipe

These homemade sourdough graham crackers are a delightful twist on the classic snack. With their rich, slightly tangy flavor and crunchy texture, they make a perfect treat for kids and adults alike. Use them for s’mores, as a base for cheesecake, or enjoy them on their own.

Why You’ll Love This Graham Crackers

  • Made with natural sourdough starter for a unique flavor
  • Perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess
  • Versatile: great for snacking, baking, and more
  • Healthier than store-bought options

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 cup fed sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and honey until smooth.
  2. Mix in the sourdough starter and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. On a floured surface, roll out one disk of dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into squares or desired shapes.
  8. Place the crackers on the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork to poke holes in each cracker to prevent puffing.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  10. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pair with chocolate and marshmallows for homemade s’mores.
  • Serve with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Use as a base for cheesecake or other desserts.
  • Enjoy plain as a crunchy snack.

How to Store Graham Crackers

Store the cooled graham crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. For longer storage, freeze them in a zip-top bag for up to three months.

Additional Tips

  • If the dough is too sticky to roll out, add a little more flour until it’s manageable.
  • For a gluten-free version, substitute with gluten-free flour.
  • To add extra flavor, sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar on top before baking.
  • If you don’t have a sourdough starter, you can create a quick version with flour and water mixed with a bit of yeast.

Homemade Sourdough Graham Crackers Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

70

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fed sourdough starter

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  • Cream together butter, brown sugar, and honey.
  • Mix in sourdough starter and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients and gradually add to the wet mixture.
  • Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll out dough and cut into shapes.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool and store as directed.

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