The Best Store-Bought Gluten-Free Graham Crackers – Which brands of graham crackers are gluten-free? Which brand of gluten-free graham crackers are the best? We did a taste-test so you don’t have to!
Back today with another gluten-free tip! This time, we’re talking all about GRAHAM CRACKERS. Whether you’re looking for a yummy gluten-free snack, making gluten-free s’mores, or looking for something to make gluten-free graham cracker crust, we’ve got you covered. (There’s a graham for that!)
We sourced & tested 7 popular brands of gluten-free graham crackers so you don’t have to!
Here’s everything you need to know about buying gluten-free graham crackers, from which brands are gluten-free, to which gluten-free graham crackers taste the best, which are best for s’mores, and more!
Gluten-Free Graham Crackers Brands At A Glance:
- Are Graham Crackers Gluten-Free?
- Which Brands Of Graham Crackers Are Gluten-Free?
- Pamela’s Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- Kinnikinnick S’moreables Graham Crackers
- Nairn’s Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- Annie’s Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Graham Crackers
- Schar Honeygram Crackers
- Simple Mills Sweet Thins Graham-Style Crackers
- Mary’s Gone Kookies
- FAQ – Gluten-Free Graham Crackers (Which are best for s’mores, pie crust, etc.)
Are Graham Crackers Gluten-Free?
Traditional graham crackers are NOT gluten-free. Graham crackers were originally made with graham flour (a variety of wheat flour sometimes referred to as whole wheat pastry flour) and modern-day graham crackers are often made with wheat flour or whole wheat flour, making them unsuitable for gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.
So which brands of graham crackers are gluten-free?
So now that you know you need gluten-free graham crackers, what are the best store-bought gluten-free graham crackers brands out there? We put as many brands as we could find to the test so you don’t have to!
7 brands of gluten-free graham crackers we tested:
- Simple Mills
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
Pamela’s Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- TASTE TEST SCORE: 10/10
- PRICE: $4-7
- WHERE TO BUY: Pamela’s, Sprouts, Fry’s (Kroger), Thrive Market, Amazon Fresh, Amazon, Whole Foods, Natural Grocer’s, Smart & Final, iHerb, Vitacost
I’m starting with Pamela’s gluten-free graham crackers because they’re one of the most widely available gluten-free brands of graham crackers out there AND they’re my favorite.
Pamela’s offers honey grahams, cinnamon graham crackers, chocolate chip graham crackers, and a new grain-free graham cracker variety. They have the flavor most similar to traditional graham crackers (that we’ve tried), and a nice texture that works well whether you’re using them for s’mores, layering them in desserts, or crushing them for gluten-free graham cracker crust.
KinniKinnick Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- TASTE TEST SCORE: 5/10 (graham crackers), 7/10 (animal crackers)
- PRICE: $4-10
- WHERE TO BUY: Kinnikinnick, Sprouts, Walmart, Amazon, Natural Grocers
Kinnikinnick’s S’moreables gluten-free graham style crackers are another brand that’s sold in many stores, making it a bit more accessible. Their crackers are smaller, thicker, and denser than traditional graham crackers, so they’re not my first choice for snacking or s’mores. They do make great graham cracker crusts, though!
They also carry and graham-style animal crackers (called KinniKritters), which I think have better texture than their actual graham crackers. The animal crackers work well as a snack, but can also be used for graham cracker crusts.
Nairn’s Gluten-Free Graham crackers
Nairn’s brand has pretty good graham flavor, with a slightly more rustic British biscuit-like texture to me. Their original oat grahams work well for small s’mores, or for using in graham cracker crust, while their other varieties, like Stem Ginger, Chocolate Chip, and Apple Cinnamon, make for great snacking.
Annie’s Gluten-Free Bunny Graham Cookies
Annie’s does a great job with most of their gluten-free products, and these little bunny graham crackers are a great example. They’re labeled as “Snickerdoodle” flavor, but they taste like cinnamon-kissed honey grahams to me. My kids have loved them since they were little.
The texture is great for snacking, but they can also be used for graham cracker crust in a pinch. Do keep an eye out and make sure you are buying their GLUTEN-FREE bunny crackers, as they also sell many gluten-containing products. (Their organic graham crackers and birthday cake bunny grahams, for instance, are NOT gluten-free)
Schar Gluten-Free Honeygrams
- TASTE TEST SCORE: 7/10
- PRICE: $3-8
- WHERE TO BUY: Schar, Sprouts, Walmart, Thrive Market, Amazon, Natural Grocers
Schar is a great gluten-free brand, though I find their gluten-free graham crackers sometimes taste a bit stale to me. They can be easier to find as more stores are carrying their products these days, which is a plus!
The size is great for small s’mores or packing in lunchboxes, but I use them for graham cracker crust as the flavor isn’t as prominent in that use.
Simple Mills Sweet Thins
- TASTE TEST SCORE: 8/10 *Best Grain Free!
- PRICE: $4-6
- WHERE TO BUY: Simple Mills, Sprouts, Whole Foods, Thrive Market, Vitacost, Amazon, Natural Grocers
These grain-free sweet thins crackers are a new offering from Simple Mills. They’re gluten-free, grain-free graham-style crackers that come in chocolate brownie, chocolate mint, and cinnamon honey flavors.
We found the cinnamon honey to be pretty cinnamon forward, but the cinnamon flavor is great used as a graham cracker crust for something complementary, like caramel apple cheesecake or pumpkin pie bars.
Mary’s Gone Kookies Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
- TASTE TEST SCORE: 2/10 (honey) 5/10 (cinnamon)
- PRICE: $4-
- WHERE TO BUY: Mary’s Gone Crackers, Sprouts,
This is a new offering lineup from Mary’s Gone Crackers, and features honey, cinnamon, and chocolate flavors. These gluten-free graham crackers are definitely too small for s’mores (they’re more like Wheat Thins size), but they work well for snacking and can be used for graham cracker crust.
The honey variety did NOT taste like graham crackers to me, while the cinnamon had much better flavor. I wouldn’t use either for graham cracker crust or s’mores.
FAQ: Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
Which Gluten-Free Graham Crackers Taste The Best? Totally subjective and your answer might be different than mine, but I’d say Pamela’s are my favorite. Simple Mills is the best grain-free choice I tried.
What Are The Best Gluten-Free Graham Crackers For Pie Crust? I recommend Pamela’s, Schar, or Kinnikinnick for making gluten-free graham cracker pie crust. They hold their texture best without going soggy and they’re some of the easier crackers to find.
Which Gluten-Free Graham Crackers Are Best For S’mores? I recommend Pamela’s, Schar, or Nairn’s. They hold up the best with marshmallows and chocolate and are a great size for making s’mores!
Are Honey Maid Graham Crackers Gluten-Free? Sadly, no! You must buy certified gluten-free graham crackers. (We think Pamela’s are the closest match!)
How Many Gluten-Free Graham Crackers Equals A Sleeve? Lots of crust or bar recipes that use traditional graham crackers call for a sleeve of graham crackers. Gluten-free graham crackers don’t come in the same size sleeves or containers, so it’s best to use the volume measurement for crushed graham crackers. (The weight measurement will vary brand to brand as some brands are more dense than others) For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of crushed graham crackers, use the same amount of crushed gluten-free graham crackers.