Ditch the store-bought crackers packed with messy ingredients and make these natural, nutritious and homemade tear apart Sesame Seed Crackers that will keep your kids full.
Crackers must be one of my favorite snack foods. And not only because they are crunchy and delicious but they are just so easy to grab when you're hungry. I love to dip them in hummus and enjoy the combination of textures and flavors.
But I've never been able to find store-bought ones that didn't have a ton of unnecessary ingredients. Many of them have added sugar or preservatives that I am not really a fan of.
So I thought I'd just make my own.
Sesame seeds. Wholegrain sesame seeds are always a great choice but regular ones will also do. We used white ones (but you can use any color).
Sunflower seeds. Use them whole as they are.
Flaxseed. As with sunflower seeds, use them whole.
Psyllium. Use psyllium powder which will help make the batter compact. If you have husks you can just process it into a powder.
Coconut oil. The best oil to melt in the water and pour over the crackers to make the batter compact.
Spices. Choose any you like and to your preference. They can really make a change to the overall taste of the crackers.
Sesame seeds. A very good source of copper and manganese.
Sunflower seeds. An excellent source of healthy fats as well as the vitamin E, magnesium and selenium.
Flaxseed. Great source of omega-3 fatty acids (and healthy fats!). Also contain good amounts of fiber and manganese.
Coconut oil. Adds calories and fat.
How To Make Homemade Sesame Seed Crackers
Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F.
Prepare the mixture. Boil the water. Meanwhile, thoroughly mix all the dry ingredients and spices.
Once the water is boiling, add the coconut oil and pour over the dry ingredient mixture and mix. Let it sit for about an hour.
Bake. After 1 hour, line a baking tray (size in recipe notes) with parchment paper and line the mixture on the tray as thin as you can. You can use a rolling pin to roll it evenly. Using a knife or pizza cutter, make lines on the mixture for the crackers or if you are like us, leave the mixture as is and once it is done you will be able to tear apart the crackers. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.
Serve with homemade sweet paprika hummus or pack it in a lunch box:).
Mix up the seeds. Instead of the smaller seeds like sesame seeds you can choose to add chia seeds for example. Or throw in some pumpkin seeds. Or whatever else you prefer!
Spice them up. If you prefer more spicy food, you can always add some ground chilli or cayenne pepper to the mixture.
Serve these Sesame Seed Crackers with these delicious recipes:
Homemade Sesame Seed Crackers
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup linseed
- 2 tbsp psyllium powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 7 oz water
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp basil
- Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F.
- Put the water into a pot and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, mix all the dry ingredients. Add spices of choice.
- Once the water is boiling, add the coconut oil and let it melt.
- Pour the coconut oil water over the dry ingredient mixture and mix.
- Let it sit for about an hour.
- After 1 hour, line a baking tray with parchment paper and line the mixture on the tray as thinly as possible.
- Using a knife or pizza cutter, make lines on the mixture for 32 small crackers. Or keep the mixture as is, and once it is done you can just tear them apart (more fun for the toddler).
- Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.