6 Glorious Graham Cracker Breakfasts You Should Make This Morning

Graham crackers are the perfect addition to any breakfast dish. The popular snack cracker’s sweet flavors and crunchy textures transform ordinary morning meals into enticing dishes such as Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Muffins, Graham Streusel Coffee Cake, and French Toast with Brown Sugar and Graham Cracker Crumbs. Any one of these 6 graham cracker recipes will provide you with a scintillating start to your day!

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1. Whole-Wheat Graham Cracker Banana Bread

Half Baked Harvest creates mouth-watering muffins using graham cracker crumbs, coconut milk, bananas, and cinnamon, and incorporates whole-wheat flour into the recipe to ensure this bread is just as nutritious as it is delicious.Whole grains are a great source of fiber and contain several key vitamins, including folate, riboflavin, and vitamins B-1, B-3, and B-5. It yields one (9-by-5-inch) loaf.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour or white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan thoroughly with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, whisking thoroughly. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and brown sugar until smooth. Add in coconut milk and canola oil, whisking until combined.

Stir in mashed bananas and vanilla until mixed. Slowly stir in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour batter in the greased loaf pan. Place loaf pan on a baking sheet and set in the oven. Bake for 75 to 85 minutes, or until center is set. If the top begins to brown, tent the bread with aluminum foil. Remove and let cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

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2. Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Muffins

Graham crackers are not only baked into Chocolate, Chocolate and More’s muffins, they’re also used as part of the tasty streusel topping. Enjoy these Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast, a sweet afternoon snack, or a tantalizing dessert; the recipe yields 14 to 15 muffins. Looking to add another homemade element to this recipe? Forego store-bought crackers, and instead prepare Food Network’s homemade Graham Crackers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Topping:
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, grease or line muffin tin with paper liners. Combine topping ingredients until moist and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, graham crackers and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil, and vanilla.

Stir in to dry ingredients. Stir chocolate chips into prepared batter. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin. Place a healthy spoonful of topping on each muffin. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let muffins rest for 10 minutes before removing from tin.

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3. French Toast with Brown Sugar and Graham Cracker Crumbs

Get your family’s day off to a sweet start by preparing Town & Country Markets’ French Toast with Brown Sugar and Graham Cracker Crumbs for breakfast. Each slice of bread is first dipped in an egg mixture and then coated with a delicious crumb topping, which consists of graham crackers, brown sugar, and cinnamon. AllRecipes.com’s French Bread will serve as a delicious base for this French toast dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 slices French toasting bread
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Butter, for frying

Directions: Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, mix together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place each piece of bread in egg mixture and then coat with crumb mixture. Fry in skillet until golden brown on both sides, about 2½ minutes per side.

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4. Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

Breakfast guests won’t be able to resist this perfect combination of graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and cake mix. Taste of Home’s recipe is extraordinarily easy to follow and yields delicious results, making this a great go-to dish to serve overnight guests. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter, prepare your cake mix, and pour half of the batter into a baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the graham cracker mixture, spoon the rest of the batter on top, and then top with the remaining cracker mixture. Don’t forget to drizzle your cake with a rich glaze prior to serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup butter, melted
  • 1 package yellow cake mix, regular size
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Stir in butter; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the graham cracker mixture.

Carefully spoon the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker mixture. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine confectioners’ sugar and milk; drizzle over coffee cake.

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5. Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Waffles

Frozen Eggos may be easier to make, but The Nutritious Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Waffles are well worth the effort! Peanut flour adds protein and a delicious peanut butter cookie taste to this recipe, while layers of banana slices and graham cracker crumbs give this dish a dessert-like quality. For a breakfast this indulgent, regular syrup simply won’t do. Instead, The Nutritious Kitchen advises you to use Peanut Butter Syrup, which consists of honey, almond milk, and peanut butter.

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup peanut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ⅓ to ½ cup vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Toffee stevia drops or 1 tablespoon honey
Topping:
  • 2 crushed honey graham cracker squares
  • Sliced banana
Peanut Butter Syrup:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk

Directions: Combine oat flour, peanut flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry and mix until completely combined. Dispense waffle mix into your waffle maker according to its directions. Mine takes a ¼ of the batter for each waffle and made about 5 waffles.

While waffles are cooking, prepare your peanut butter syrup by combing honey, almond milk, and peanut butter. If your peanut butter is too dry, you may need to melt it before mixing with other ingredients. Once waffles are done, layer banana slices and crushed graham cracker between each slice. Pour peanut butter sauce over stack and serve.

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6. Graham Cracker Pancakes

Graham crackers are baked directly into Mr. Breakfast’s pancakes, giving this dish uniquely sweet and satisfying flavors. For the perfect finish, top your pancakes with a few walnuts or pecans, and then drizzle them with Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s Homemade Maple Syrup. The recipe yields 4 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup finely crushed graham cracker
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together milk, butter, and egg yolk. Separately, beat the egg white until very frothy. Combine milk mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until just combined and moistened. Fold in the chopped nuts.

Fold in the beaten egg white. Allow batter to set 5 minutes. Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium-high heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Dollop batter in ¼ cup amounts to make each pancake. Cook until many bubbles appear on the top and the edges start to look dry. Flip and cook other side until golden brown. Add a bit more cooking spray if cooking in multiple batches.

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