Peanut Butter & Jam Graham Cracker Sandwiches

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 7, 2011


Happy Friday to you!

I just wanted to let you guys know that my spam checker is marking some comments randomly as ‘spam’ and I am not sure what is going on. I have approved several spam comments from the past few days and I will keep a close eye on it. I’m sorry if that was happening to you and you didn’t know why! I will monitor the situation and report to the computer authorities if necessary (aka Eric).

Today, we talk homemade graham crackers. For the second time.

I’ve been quite smitten with homemade graham crackers ever since I fell in love with them back in December after adapting a recipe from Ashley.

Last week, I was feeling frisky and I made a PB + J graham cracker sandwich using two homemade graham crackers, raspberry jam, and peanut butter.

I think this photo speaks for itself…


I just loved how the peanut butter, jam, and graham flavours all went together and I was instantly hooked!

And then I started to imagine how delicious a peanut butter graham cracker would be….


Three trials later, I am happy to share my favourite version with you.



Peanut Butter Graham Crackers

Crispy, flavourful, lightly sweet, with a hint of delicious peanut butter flavour, these vegan PB graham crackers will have you coming back for more and more! Enjoy them plain, with nut butter and jam, or make delicious homemade s’mores. They have a nice crumb and an authentic graham cracker texture when using whole wheat pastry flour.

Adapted from Homemade Graham Crackers, Edible Perspective’s graham crackers, & VCTOTW.



  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp Sucanat (brown sugar might work)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8th tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt



  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 3 tbsp smooth Peanut Butter
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • modified flax egg (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1 tbsp warm water, mixed)


Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick mat.In a small bowl or cup mix together the modified flax egg: 1/2 tbsp ground flax and 1 tbsp warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes so it can gel up.

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and make sure everything is combined very well. In a small bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients, including the flax egg, but give the flax egg a good stir before mixing it in. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well with a spoon and then set the spoon aside and get in there with your hands and squeeze the dough together with your fingers. Try to just mix it until combined and avoid over mixing it.

Form the dough into a ball and place it on a very lightly floured counter. Be sure not to use too much flour or it will dry out the dough. Separate the dough into two equal balls and roll out each separately. Lightly flour a rolling pin and begin rolling out the dough until you have a rectangle that is about 1/8 inch thick. The dough cracks quite a bit (this was true for all trials that I did), so try not to roll it too thin or it will fall apart. I also find that the more I work with the dough, the less it cracks. Once your dough is rolled out you can use cookie cutters, a pizza slicer/pastry slicer, or even a knife to cut the shapes you want.

Now pull away the scrap dough around the edges and set aside. Using a flat spatula/pancake flipper, carefully slide it underneath each cracker and place the cracker onto the baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Grab your scrap dough and roll it out and repeat the cookie cutting process. Place onto baking sheet. Grab a fork and pierce each cracker a few times so it has air holes.

Sprinkle with turbinado sugar (or coarse sugar/white sugar) and bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees half way through the baking time. There is no need to flip the crackers during baking.  The amount of time you have to bake will depend on how thick they are. The crackers should be slightly firm when coming out of the oven. They are much better crisp than chewy, so err on the side of cooking longer, but keep a watchful eye on them.

Allow the crackers to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes. They will firm up quite a bit as they cool. Enjoy plain, with nut butter and jam, or make s’mores! They are highly versatile and absolutely addicting.

Makes about 18-24 medium sized crackers.



These graham crackers are quite fun to make. First you mix the modified flax egg and then set aside.

Now, grab those dry ingredients…



Whisk together.


Assemble the wet ingredients and the gelled up flax egg.


Add to a bowl.




Add wet to dry..


It will be very thick and you will have to get in there with your hands to mix in the ingredients fully.


Squeeze the dough in your hands until most of the flour is mixed in.


Form a ball.


Break the ball in half and then roll out on a floured surface. I used my new Silpat mat that I got at Christmas and it was a great non-stick surface for rolling dough!


The only thing I do not like about the dough is that it cracks a bit (this was true for all trials that I did), so try not to roll it too thin or it will fall apart.

Use cookie cutters if preferred.



You can even make cute little hearts for Valentine’s Day!


Or maybe you’d rather stab a square with a fork…


Place in the oven for 15-18 minutes at 350F. Rotate half way through. The amount of time you have to bake will depend on how thick they are. The crackers should be slightly firm when coming out of the oven.


Allow to cool for about 30 minutes. The graham crackers will really crisp up during this time.

The result is a delicious homemade graham cracker with a hint of peanut butter flavour!


Peanut Butter S’more anyone?


Or maybe PB + J?



They are pretty insane.


I think I slightly prefer this version over the last ones I made. This version has less of a molasses flavour to allow the peanut butter flavour to come through and it just seems to work really well.


Have a great start to your weekend!

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Alicia January 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

You never cease to amaze me!!! These look so yummmmy!! Have a great day :)


sarah January 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

my afternoon tea today!!


Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond January 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I never tried making graham crackers at home. My sister is a big fan of graham crackers, will send her this recipe, she will love it.


Maria @ runningcupcake January 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

They look so good! I like the idea of the hint of ginger in them too.


Picky Nicky January 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

If only you knew how much I want to reach into my screen right now and snatch one :)


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’ve never made graham crackers before but now I really want to! These look awesome.


Tess January 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

What do you use for marshmallows in the s’mores? I’ve had a hard time finding vegan (or even vegetarian!) ones.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I use Dandie’s Brand..they taste just like reg marshmallows and cook similar too.


bitt of raw January 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

sweet and sara makes some too. in smaller packages.


Bethany @ More Fruit Please January 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I was the queen of peanut butter and graham crackers as a kid… why did I never think to add jam into the mix???


rebecca lustig January 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

oh my gosh, you totally re invented a childhood favorite of mine! but more homemade, of course


Tiffany @ Conor & Bella January 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

That s’mores one really got me. Ohh man.


Ashley @ Taste for Healthy January 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I have been seriously craving peanut butter lately… so I was extremely excited when I saw the title of this post!! They look like heaven! :) Thank you for sharing your baking brilliance once again!!!

I hope you have a great weekend!! :)


[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside January 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I love the heart-shaped cookie cutters :) I tried the chocolate graham cracker recipe over Christmas- I found that it really matters how long they stay in the oven. I took the first batch out too early and the the texture was off- more chewy than crispy but when I kept them in a litttttle longer than I thought necessary, they were perfection. Trial and error can be fun! (Sometimes…)


thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

These look so cute and delicious! Will try soon!

x sabine


Stefanie January 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

The perfect graham cracker. I like it and will have to give it a try. Thank you. :)


thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Ps I checked out my health food store today to get brown rice syrup and only saw regular rice syrup. do you think it’s a big difference in taste/nutr value/consistency?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

im not sure, I have not seen/used reg rice syrup before!


Amanda (Eating Up) January 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Those look perfect! Way better than box ones for sure. And I’ve never seen a pb graham cracker!


Lauren January 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm

PB graham cracker s’mores would be fabulous!


Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’ve noticed the same thing with my spam too. So odd!


Allison @ Food For Healing January 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

the PB & J combo would be an absolute dream! nice work


Sonia January 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

PB and jam always makes a good mix yum yum yum. Adding graham crackers with them should be delightful. can’t wait to try these.


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 7, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Oh heavenly yum! I am drooling over here! :D
And I love your cute cookie cutter!


Laura @ Starting Out Fit January 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Finally something I actually have all the ingredients for in the house! ;)
I think my fiance and I will be having peanut butter graham crackers for dessert tonight :)


Paije January 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I made little PB&J sandwiches the last time I made ashley’s graham crackers! I could probably eat them for the rest of my life and die happy! Peanut butter s’mores though?! Heaaaven.


Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Delicious! I used to eat something similar when I was a kid :)


[email protected] Grains of Paradise January 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Cute idea! Me like!! Reminds me of grade school…..


Bridget January 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm

That mearuing cup overflowing with peanut butter made my mouth water!! Looooove it!


Pam landy January 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I wish I could be a taste tester for your recipes!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

“Peanut Butter S’more anyone?”—OH YES PLEASE!

These look awesome, Angela! I love graham crackers. Love.Them. But I dont buy them b/c they arent vegan or GF usually so I need to try making my own version. I remember your last post, I said I was going to make some..havent done that yet…but gosh, you have me wanting to!

And wow, the cookie cutter w/ Heart shapes. Valentines Day…Can’t believe that is coming up…already! Time flies!

Enjoy your weekend :)


Meagan January 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Looks and sounds delicious! Graham crackers are a fav! I will definitely have to try :)


Megan (Braise The Roof) January 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Sometimes your recipes are so obvious that they’re genius! Peanut butter IN the graham cracker? That would have saved me a lot of peanut butter application onto graham crackers when I had it for a snack every day in college!


Nichole January 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I bet the kiddies would love these!!!


Cathy Breit January 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I’ve been eyeing ashley’s graham crackers forever! Need to get on this one, stat!
cathy b. @ brightbakes
P.S.that first pic ignited a powerful PB craving in me…scary stuff!


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

These looks so amazing – I wish I had your skills! :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

These sound delicious! I love graham crackers and your heart shaped ones are so cute. Definitely on my must-make list! :)


[email protected] January 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

those sandwiches look great!!


emma January 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm

These look seriously fabulous! We don’t have Graham crackers or s’mores over here in the UK :-( I didn’t even know what they were until I started blogging! Might have to make my very first s’more soon :-) x x


Alex @ La Beauté January 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

That looks delicious! Can’t wait to make homemade s’mores!


Heather (Heather's Dish) January 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

FABULOUS recipe! i’ve had pb&j graham crackers since i was a kiddo, and this is takin’ me right back :)


Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista) January 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Nothing better than the ol stand by with peanut butter and jelly :) I am going to have to give these graham crackers a try. I don’t think I have ever told you this but I love that hot pink spatula spoon in a lot of your pics :) Happy Friday!


Marina January 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Mhm, these look so delicious!
I probably could eat ton of them, with a glass of cold milk


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