- January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm #290966
I saw the recipe on the site for making homemade honey graham crackers and I would like to make some. I dont think I’ve ever heard of graham flour. What is it?
Can I use regular flour instead?
- January 28, 2011 at 1:03 am #429607
Graham Flour is basically whole wheat flour — (Contains all parts of the wheat kernel) — however, instead of just grinding the wheat kernel whole; the bran, germ and endosperm are ground individually and added together after grinding. Producing a brown colored flour with a coarser texture than other whole wheat flours. You might be able to find it in your regular grocery store (probably near the natural/organic section) or at a local co-op or health food store.
Also, I believe Bob’s Red Mill and/or King Arthur Flour would have it.
For the equivalent of one cup of Graham Flour: Combine 2/3 cup white flour with a scant 1/3 cup wheat bran and 1 1/2 teaspoons wheat germ.
Hope this helps. Thanks;Virginia
- October 5, 2020 at 8:27 am #592465
Graham flour is a type of wheat flour, basically- whole wheat flour. The major difference between graham flour and regular whole wheat flour is that the components of the wheat grain, the bran, germ, and endosperm are separated and ground separately. Wheat berries have 3 parts, the germ, the endosperm and the bran. In graham flour, the endosperm is finely ground until it resembles traditional flour. The germ and bran parts are coarsely ground. Then the three are recombined, thus creating Graham flour.
Substitute For Graham Flour
If you don’t have graham flour you can substitute:
- Equal amounts of Unbleached, unrefined, whole wheat flour
- OR – Per cup needed, substitute 1/2 cup unsifted whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
- OR – Use 1 cup minus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour + 3 tablespoons wheat germ.
- OR- 2/3 cup White flour + 1/3 cup Wheat bran + 1.5 teaspoon Wheat germ
You might be tempted to use GRAM flour. Be aware this is an entirely different type of flour made from chickpeas. Gram and Graham flour are entirely different and absolutely NOT interchangeable in any way.
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