National Graham Cracker Day
Graham Crackers, a staple American snack food for more than 100 years, is an integral part of the famous campfire “S’mores” recipe. Find out more about the history and celebrations of National Graham Cracker Day.
It is a classic American snack. Graham crackers were created in America and are still very popular. Some people may find it a little sweeter than other crackers, and might even consider it a cookie.
The graham cracker was created in 1820s New Jersey by Sylvester Graham, a Presbyterian minister. The “Graham Diet”, which avoided white bread flour and spices, used whole wheat flour (graham flour), which was coarsely ground.
The Graham Diet seems to have mostly died, but the recipe for graham crackers remained in widespread use. The National Biscuit Company, later Nabisco, began making Honey Graham Crackers in 1925. Many other companies joined the ranks, including Annie’s, Keebler and Kodiak Cakes.
National Graham Crackers Day, July 5, is observed in memory of Reverend Graham who was the nameake of this delicious snack.
You can make National Graham Cracker Day even more fun by including some of these delicious treats to your celebrations. These are some ways you can observe:
Enjoy a few graham crackers by opening a package of delicious graham crackers. Even though they are often enjoyed by children, it is a wonderful day to indulge in some nostalgia. Graham Crackers are not boring! They come in many varieties: Low Fat Honey Grahams and Teddy Grahams.
Although they are high in sugar and carbs, graham crackers can be a nutritious and delicious snack when combined with healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
You don’t need to buy graham crackers in a box. You can make them at home using ingredients most people already have in their homes. Start with whole wheat flour, brown Sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Use a pastry blender to mix butter in, or use your fingers. Mix in the milk, honey, and vanilla extract until you get a dough. Chill.
To make holes, roll out the dough and use a pizza cutter to cut it. Bake the crackers. Cool and enjoy!
There is a better way to enjoy graham crackers than by adding toasted marshmallows and chocolate between them. You can celebrate National Graham Cracker Day with a campfire or a barbecue grill and making delicious S’mores. Here are some more ideas for National S’mores Day.