Is there a super close substitute for graham crackers?

  • I'm from Canada (where there are multitudes of graham crackers!), but I'm currently living in Australia. They do not have anything like graham crackers here, and I could really use them for a couple recipes I'm developing.

    Does anyone have a close substitute for graham crackers? I'm looking at making my own, but that seems like a tedious task just to crumble them up again.

    Are you making a crumb crust? There are choices for crumb crusts that I find superior to graham crackers.

    You can probably find 'digestive biscuits' in Australia. They are the ex British Empire's go-to for crumb crusts.

    A dry/crunchy shortbread may work as well.

    some of the crunchier gingersnaps might work too

    Cook's Thesaurus recommends 'wheatmeal biscuits' for Australians. (or digestive biscuits (for Brits), gingersnaps, chocolate wafers or vanilla wafers)

    Post answers, not comments! I'm taking the reputation y'all could've had.

    Are you looking to substitute for real graham crackers (i.e. semi-sweet whole wheat crackers) or the Honey Maid type (part whole wheat, heavily sweetened)?

    Thanks everyone! I did end up going with the digestive biscuits. They didn't taste exactly the same, but they were certainly close enough in consistency!

    You can order them online from Zoxoro Australia. This company appears to cater to commercial kitchens so is only available in bulk. The brand is called honey maid graham crackers. At a cost of $42.99 you get four 14 ounce boxes so you could go in with a friend to purchase them. I found them when I pressed the shopping tab on google.

    Graham Norton is even sweeter than a graham cracker, although not quite as crunchy. Add a pinch of salt to taste. ;)

  • Cascabel

    Cascabel Correct answer

    6 years ago

    First off, try digestive biscuits. They're really very similar cookies/crackers/biscuits, and it's a common enough substitution that it's even mentioned on Wikipedia. Cook's Thesaurus implies that they're called wheatmeal biscuits in Australia.

    sourd'oh's suggestion of particularly crunchy gingersnaps might work too, but you'll also want to make sure they're not too spicy!

    (Unfortunately, I don't know about specific varieties since I'm not Australian.)

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