January 24, 2021

Easy Honey Graham Wafer Recipe

Our first experiment with making our own graham wafers. We made a pie shell with the same dough.

I'm not sure there is a more simple and basic cookie than graham wafers. They are yummy and have a short and pronounceable ingredient list, even the ones you buy from the store. 

Graham crackers remind me of a similar cookie I found in the food store a few years ago. There were boxes and boxes of them in the 50% off bin. I wondered why the were there because the best before date was far off.

Then I noticed what they were called - Bowel Buddy. Maybe that turned cookie-loving shoppers away. Cookies aren't usually good for you, and that is part of the attraction.

These cookies were different. The small print on the boxes said they were bran crackers, and "help promote regularity, control weight gain, alleviate constipation, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease". 

I gabbed 5 boxes.

The Bowel Buddy cookies turned out to be a lot like graham wafers, and I have since learned that these kinds of cookies are easy to make. 

We filled the pie shell with dairy-free chocolate pudding made out of silken tofu.
Easy and yummy, but that crust could have been thinner and crispier.


2 cups whole wheat flour (the wholer the better!)
1 cup lighter flour (all-purpose works)
1 teaspoon baking powder 
½ teaspoon baking soda 
½ cup butter/margarine, softened 
½ cup packed brown sugar 
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
½ cup milk


Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.

In a bowl, cream together the butter/margarine, brown sugar, honey and molasses until light and fluffy. Amounts of sweeteners can be altered to suit your tastes, or an alternative like green stevia (1 tsp) can be used.

Stir in the dry ingredients, milk and vanilla into wet. 

Cover dough and refrigerate until firm. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 

Divide the chilled dough into halves. On a well floured surface, roll the dough balls out into a rectangle. A thiner dough makes a crispier wafer.

Divide flattened dough into smaller squares or rectangles using a knife. Place rectangles onto ungreased cookie sheets. Prick with a fork. 

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. We bake them as long as it takes to make them a little darkened around the edges.

Remove from baking sheets, cool on wire racks or countertop.

There it is. You have made your own version of the Bowel Buddy cookie.

These graham wafers may even be as good for you as the more obviously-named variety. 

Saving money, increasing flavour and control over ingredients, and the satisfaction of making them yourself are some other side effects you may experience. 


  1. Anonymous1/24/2021

    This recipe sounds so good. I'm definitely going to try them.

  2. Anonymous1/24/2021

    Beautiful! Will gather ingredients and give it a try. The pie looks amazing...! Thank you! - Mary


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