Easy Vegan Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Basic graham cracker crust

The Spruce Eats / Anastasiia Tretiak

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
125 Calories
9g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple vegan graham cracker pie crust can be used for a variety of recipes. Your graham cracker crust can be the base of everything from a breakfast quiche just as easily as it can line an elegant cheesecake, a homemade pumpkin pie or any kind of pie or any vegan dessert you can possibly imagine.

Graham cracker crusts are a classic and popular choice, and, once you get a hang of how to make them, the variations are endless: there's chocolate graham crackers, cinnamon graham crackers, and, if you're British or from the U.K., there's always digestive biscuits just waiting to be made into a simple pie crust as well. These days, you can also buy the graham crackers already in crumb form already ready to go, but for me personally, that takes some of the fun out of making them homemade, and, let's face it, this is already a super easy and "semi-homemade" way to prepare a pie crust. 

This easy graham cracker pie crust recipe uses just three simple ingredients and is also vegan if you use vegan margarine instead of butter. If you want to try a sugar-free variation, here's how to make a sugar-free graham cracker crust. 


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for graham cracker crust
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  2. Place the graham crackers into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to make fine crumbs.

    Graham cracker in bag
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  3. Pour the crumbs into a bowl and add the sugar and melted vegan margarine. Stir well.

    Crumbs in bowl
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  4. Pour the mix into a pie pan and use your hands or the back of a large spoon to press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie pan.

    Pour mix into pan
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  5. If you need to prebake the pie crust, bake for 8 minutes at 375 F. Otherwise, chill the crust before using.

    Pre-bake crust
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Recipe Variations

  • Once you've made a graham cracker pie a few times, branch out with different kinds of crackers and cookies. Use Oreo cookies (or Trader Joe's brand sandwich cookies) for a homemade chocolate cookie crust, or try using store-bought gingersnaps for things like pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie or anything with a touch of cinnamon or fall spices.
  • Peanut butter sandwich cookies (such as Nutter Butters) also make an interesting choice, depending on what kind of pie you are making.
  • Get creative and have fun! Hint: You can also do something similar with granola. Here's how to make a granola pie crust. 

Here are a few ways to use your homemade graham cracker crust: 

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