Black and White Sesame Seed Crackers

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 servings
Serving size: 2 crackers


2 1/4 cups almond flour meal
3/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus extra to coat dough
2 tablespoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons dried thyme
3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided


1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, warm water, 1/2 cup olive oil and thyme. Using a wooden spoon, mix the dough for 5 minutes to combine thoroughly.

2. With your hands, pat the dough into a ball and divide in half, forming each piece into a ball. Lightly coat each ball of dough with olive oil and wrap in plastic wrap; set aside and let rest for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the black and white sesame seeds together; set aside.

3. Once the rest time is complete, preheat oven to 450°F. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a large cutting board or directly on the counter or table. Unwrap one ball of dough and, using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on the parchment paper as thin as possible, using light pressure. Slide the parchment paper with the rolled dough onto a cookie sheet, brush with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, sprinkle with 1½ tablespoons of the sesame seeds and 1/2 teaspoon of the kosher salt. Using a pizza cutter or knife, score the dough into 2 by 3-inch rectangles; set aside. Repeat with the second ball of dough.

4. Place the pans in the preheated oven, uncovered, and bake for 10 minutes. Switch the pans on the racks and bake another 10 minutes. Remove pans from oven and place on cooling racks; let cool completely to crisp up. If needed, the pans can be returned to a warm oven (200°F) to further dry out.

Note: Enjoy with soup, salad, hummus or Havarti cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 187
Protein: 4.3 g
Total fat: 18.1 g
Saturated fat: 1.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 296 mg
Dietary fiber: 2.2 g

Susan Ojanen is an integrative nutrition coach in Bristol, Tennessee, and owner of She is passionate about helping clients worldwide achieve their health goals by creating sensible and maintainable lifestyle changes.

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