Simple Vegan Graham Cracker Crust 🌱 This 3 ingredient recipe is simply so easy & delicious, you'll never buy a store-bought crust again! GF option.
What do key lime pie, cheesecake, and chocolate dream pie all have in common? You've got it! Graham cracker crusts!
This scrumptiously simple vegan graham cracker crust recipe creates the perfect foundation for any cream pie, cheesecake or dessert that requires a firm, sweet, and slightly crunchy base. Unlike pastry pie dough, which often involves kneading, refrigeration, rolling, shaping and baking, this ridiculously easy crust can be thrown together and baked in 15 minutes! How sweet is that?
There's just something about a homemade crust that tastes so much better than a pre-made one from a store shelf, particularly this simple vegan graham cracker crust. If everyone knew how super easy it is to make their own tasty pie crust, I doubt anyone would buy one again.
We love this quick & easy vegan chocolate dream pie made with whipped coconut cream, plant-based cream cheese, dark chocolate and, of course, the best vegan graham cracker crust.
Are graham crackers vegan?
Not always. Many graham cracker brands use honey in manufacturing their products. It may be surprising to learn that honey is not a vegan-friendly food. While some people who follow plant-based diets choose to consume it, most vegans do not. Veganism as defined by The Vegan Society, is a philosophy based on the belief that animals (including bees) are not ours to harm or exploit.
🥕Did you know you can make your own vegan clover honey? It's so easy & delicious!
How to make the best vegan graham cracker crust
You can make this 3-ingredient crust, start to finish, in about 15 minutes! I like to buy whole graham crackers and crush them into crumbs, but you can also use boxed graham crumbs as well.
🥕 See the printable recipe card below for quantities & details
Graham crackers (vegan) - or graham cracker crumbs. Here are a few brands that offer vegan (honey-free) graham crackers:
- Nabisco Original Grahams
- Keebler Grahams Crackers Originals
- Kinnikinnick S'moreable Gluten Free Graham Crackers
Sugar - we use organic cane sugar, but can be substituted with a granulated sugar of your choice.
Butter (non-dairy) - melted (we love Miyoko's)
🥕 To prepare this recipe gluten-free - use gluten-free graham crackers
Preheat oven to 375º
They should be the consistency of fine crumbs.
Place graham cracker crumbs into a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add sugar and melted butter.
Combine ingredients thoroughly.
Spoon graham mixture into an un-greased 9" pie plate or baking dish.
Press mixture with fingers, completely and evenly covering bottom and sides.
Bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Allow to cool completely before adding filling.
This simple vegan graham cracker crust is the perfect base for the most luscious & rich Easy Vegan Chocolate Dream Pie.
Apparently, the origin of graham crackers is traced to a preacher named Sylvester Graham who was part of the 19th century temperance movement. He advocated a vegetarian diet, was big into bread made from coarsely ground wheat, as well as a number of other beliefs he felt would benefit mankind.
Spring form pans are commonly used in cheesecakes, and yes you can definitely use it with this vegan graham cracker crust recipe. You can also use cupcake pans for mini cheesecakes or key lime pies. I suggest freezing or refrigerating the desserts before removing from a cupcake pan.
Grahams crackers are always my first choice for this recipe. They're just dry enough (without a lot of added fat), to stay crisp while baking and creating a crust that isn't likely to fall apart. If you can't find vegan graham crackers, a few commonly used substitutes are Biscoff cookies, Oreos (yes, they're accidentally vegan), and some ginger snaps.
Yes, I recommend pre-baking the crust, even if you will be baking it again with the filling.
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Simple Vegan Graham Cracker Crust
- food processor or blender
- medium bowl
- 9" pie dish or pie plate
- silicone spatula
- 1 C graham crackers vegan - finely crushed
- ⅓ C granulated sugar
- ½ C non-dairy butter melted
- Preheat oven to 375º
- In a medium bowl, combine graham crackers, sugar, and butter. Mix thoroughly.
- Spoon graham cracker mixture into un-greased 9" pie plate or pan.
- Press mixture into pie pan, completely and evenly covering bottom and sides.
- Bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
- Allow to cool completely before adding pie filling.
These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended