You can’t make s’mores without sweet crunchy crumbly graham crackers to sandwich your melty marshmallow and chocolate between. And some of the best pies (I’m looking at you, cheesecake) require a graham cracker crust for authentic flavor. But it’s not always easy to find a gluten-free version.
Kinnikinnick makes a “S’moreable” gluten-free graham-style crackers which come in sturdy squares perfect for smushing chocolatey-marshmallowy goodness inside. Kinnikinnick also makes “Kinni-Kritter” graham-style cookies in animal shapes which are very sweet, crunchy, and addicting (I have finished off an entire box in less time than I care to admit). In addition, if you want to make a gluten-free graham cracker pie crust, Kinnikinnick sells gluten-free graham-style cracker crumbs for use in baking. I’ve written about using the Kinnikinnick crumbs to make a killer gluten-free cheesecake crust that got rave reviews from my family. The crust was crumbly, crunchy, and sweet just like graham cracker crust ought to be.
However, if you can’t find Kinnikinnick’s graham crackers, you can also make them yourself. Living Without magazine has this recipe for gluten-free graham crackers that requires a lot of ingredients but looks well worth it. The recipe uses brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla to get that sweet graham cracker flavor. Serious Eats also has a gluten-free graham cracker recipe which requires only 8 ingredients.
I also love to use graham crackers to make mock icecream sandwiches, layering my favorite ice cream between the crackers. And around the holidays, it’s really fun to make miniature “gingerbread” houses by gluing graham crackers to small milk cartons with icing and then decorating them with candy.
Where do you get your gluten-free graham crackers? And what are your favorite uses for them?