Sourdough Graham Crackers (Sourdough Discard)

You can increase recipe based on how much sourdough discard you have.

This is a great baking activity for kids! A lot of room for error and they love cutting out the crackers themselves.

My son even tried using cookie cutter shapes and they worked really well. To use cookie cutters, firmly cut dough with as many shapes that you can fit on the dough. Then, carefully peel away the extra dough between the shapes and bake 16-18 minutes.

For the crispest texture bake right away or with only a short fermentation time. Texture will be slightly chewier and bake time tends to be shorter if the dough has fermented longer than 3 hours at room temp or 24 hours in the fridge.

If you are looking for more nutrition in your whole wheat flour, see the mills and farms on my Grain to Bread page.

Sourdough Graham Crackers (with Sourdough Discard)

Course: Snack
Author: Jenny Prior


  • Rolling Pin
  • Flat Baking Sheet
  • Rolling Pizza Cutter or Large Knife
  • Fork


  • 40 grams Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 160 grams Sourdough Discard
  • 80 grams All-Purpose Flour
  • 80-90 grams Whole Wheat Flour
  • 40 grams Maple Syrup
  • 20 grams Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • dash Cinnamon, ground add to your taste, ok to omit also


  • Melt the butter. Set aside to cool.
  • Weigh your sourdough discard into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the flour, maple syrup, melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the bowl. Mix together until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add baking soda and salt. Mix well. Dough should be soft but not too sticky, add more flour if sticking. These can be made right away or covered to ferment for 1-5 hours to develop flavor and become more easily digestible.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut two baking tray size pieces of parchment. Separate dough in two and roll out until 1/8″ thick or so. Thinner crackers are more crisp and bake more quickly, thicker will be a bit softer and take longer to become crisp.
  • Cut rolled crackers into square or rectangular cracker shapes and poke each one with a fork.
  • Bake 18-24 minutes (depends on thickness). They should be turning golden brown at edges. The edges should be firm, but center should have a slight softness that will crisp up after cooling. Don't overbake.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet. This step helps them crisp up like a traditional graham cracker.
  • Store in an airtight container once cool. These will keep for up to 2 weeks, if they aren’t eaten before then!
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