Pumpkin spice graham crackers are easy to make, allergen friendly and capture the warm flavors of pumpkin pie. They make a perfect after school snack or lunch box addition.
For me there is no better snack than a graham cracker. Crunchy. Slightly sweet. Perfection.
I got hooked on them in college and have eaten more than my share since. Of course they came out of box.
No more boxes here. Now when I’m in the mood for graham crackers I make them!
I have created quite a few versions of graham crackers:
- Deluxe grahams
- gluten free dairy free
- soaked gluten free
- gluten free chocolate
- Golden Grahams® cereal
Graham Crackers with Fall Spice!
Today I’m sharing my fall version of graham crackers – pumpkin spice.
They are very easy to make and very allergen friendly. Pumpkin spice graham crackers are gluten, dairy, egg, nut, soy, corn and rice free. But nobody will ever know!
You get the mild sweetness and crunch of a graham cracker combined with pumpkin and spice. This is a fun holiday treat for kids and adults. It is like pumpkin pie in graham cracker form.
Graham Crackers for Breakfast, Lunch, Snack or Dessert
My kids go crazy for pumpkin spice graham crackers. Though we try not to go overboard, a whole batch is sometimes gone in a couple weeks.
They make the perfect after school snack with a big glass of raw milk. Somehow they make homework easier. But there are many other ways to enjoy them.
Pumpkin spice graham crackers are delicious broken and sprinkled over whole milk yogurt for breakfast. You can also spread nut butter in between two crackers for a nutritious snack or sandwich alternative.
Kids will love pumpkin spice graham crackers in their lunch. What a fun way to give them a treat that is full of good stuff.
No matter how you serve them, pumpkin spice graham crackers are sure to be a hit.
Kids in the Kitchen
The next time your kids are begging for a treat make a batch of pumpkin spice graham crackers. But be sure to let them help.
All you need is a bowl and a spoon. Kids can measure, poor, stir and then roll the dough. My kids always have fun making graham crackers. Especially since they have learned to cook using the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse! Learn more about how you can teach your kids to cook here.
You can make it even more fun by using cookie cutters to create different shaped crackers.
The dough is ready to go in the oven in less than fifteen minutes. The hard part is waiting for them to bake and cool.
Pumpkin Spice Graham Crackers Year Round.
One batch of pumpkin spice graham crackers makes around fifty crackers. Keep half in the cupboard and store the rest in the freezer for an easy snack when you don’t have time to bake.
If your kids are like mine you might need to make a double batch!
Not sure what to give your kids when they are asking for snacks? Pumpkin spice graham crackers are just the thing. Healthy fat, vegetables and gluten free grains will give them the energy they need to keep going.
Do you enjoy graham crackers? What is your favorite way to eat them?
- 1 cup any combination of starchy gluten free flour (tapioca, white rice)
- 1 cup any combination of whole grain gluten free flour (sorghum, amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat)
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. cloves
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. molasses (can be replaced with honey or maple syrup)
- 6 Tbsp. butter, coconut oil, lard or tallow, melted
- 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
- Preheat an oven to 350*F.
- Cut three pieces of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, soda, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir.
- Add the honey, molasses, pumpkin and melted oil. Stir until well combined.
- Split the dough in half.
- Place one half on a piece of parchment paper. Top with a second sheet.
- Roll the dough between the paper until it is about 1/4" thin.
- Remove the top piece of paper. Using a pizza cutter or knife cut the dough into squares.
- Transfer the dough on the parchment paper to a baking sheet.
- Repeat this process for the second half of the dough.
- Bake graham crackers in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.
- Turn off the oven. Leave the crackers in the oven for an extra 10 minutes.
- Remove the crackers from the oven. Allow to cool completely.
- The crackers will crisp as they cool.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer for long term storage.
- The graham crackers freeze very well and are ready to eat as soon as you take them out of the freezer.
- You can replace the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg with 1 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice.