8 Graham Flour Substitutes

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If you are looking for substitutes for graham flour in your baking or cooking, this exhaustive list of alternatives can help you out. 

I have compiled this list after a few taste experiments and reading through posts and notes left by chefs and home cooks worldwide. 

So, let’s get right into it. 

8 Best Graham Flour Substitutes

1. Whole Wheat Flour

Nothing is a better alternative to graham flour, in almost any recipe that you can think of, than unrefined and unbleached whole wheat flour.

Although the nuanced flavors can vary, it does a wonderful job of holding your baked goodie together instead of graham flour.

How to Substitute? 

You can use the same measure of whole wheat flour as you would have used graham flour in your recipes. 

Check out this whole wheat sourdough bread that you can easily make at home – 

2. Whole Wheat Flour and All-Purpose Flour

If you combine half a cup of unsifted whole wheat flour with half a cup of unsifted all-purpose flour, you should get another decent replacement for graham flour in your recipes.

Adding a few spoons of wheat germ can also bring out great results.

How to Substitute? 

Once you get the ratio ready, you can go ahead and substitute the mixture for graham flour in a 1:1 ratio. 

3. All Purpose Flour and Wheat Germ 

If you don’t have whole wheat flour to work with either, all-purpose flour with a few spoons of wheat germ can also do the trick.

If you put a cup of all-purpose flour, remove three spoons of flour and replace it with three spoons of wheat germ instead to get the right balance.

How to Substitute? 

You can add this mixture in the same measure as you would have added graham flour to your recipe and it should work just fine. 

4. Gluten-Free Alternative Mix

You can make a DIY gluten-free alternative mix to replace graham flour in your cooking; it will give you more nutty-flavored yet equally satisfying results.

A mixture of hazelnut meal, almond meal, and potato meal should give you the best gluten-free alternative.

How to Substitute? 

Once you figure out the ratio of the mix, you can add it in equal measure to replace graham flour in your cooking. 

5. Durum Wheat 

Durum wheat is lutein-rich wheat flour that is more commonly used in the making of pasta or macaroni.

If you have this in your pantry, you could try replacing the graham flour in your recipe with durum wheat instead.

How to Substitute? 

You can use more or less the same measure of durum wheat in your cooking though there may be flavor and texture differences. 

Here is a recipe tutorial on making bread using durum wheat – 

6. Graham Crackers

Since graham crackers are made of graham flour, grinding them up for a quick fix is also a solution.

But this option may not work in all cases but works in more or less any recipe that calls for graham flour. 

How to Substitute? 

You can use the same measure of graham crackers powdered as graham flour is called for in the recipe. 

7. Sorghum Flour 

Although not an easily available alternative, sorghum flour is a good call for graham for replacement when making bread, muffins, and the like.

It offers the same brown color and earthy flavor but lacks the same coarse texture.

How to Substitute? 

You can use more or less the same measure of sorghum flour to replace graham flour in your cooking. 

For a lovely blueberry muffin recipe with sorghum flour instead of graham flour, check out this video tutorial – 

8. Rye Flour 

Rye flour is a great replacement if you want that earthy nutty flavor and dense texture. Though it may not work in all cases, it can make a mean bread and muffin.

Just keep in mind that rye flour needs less water or liquid content than graham flour does.

How to Substitute? 

 A 1:1 ratio substitution of rye flour for graham flour will work just fine in your recipes. 

Check out this video for a homemade rye bread recipe – 

Bottom Line 

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About Linda Walker

Linda loves anything creative, whether it be arts and crafts or cooking for her friends and family. She loves nothing more than a good netflix binge, especially thriller ones. She's a bit of a night owl, and is usually up until the early hours of the morning working on her craft projects. She lives with six pets who are all her furry children.

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