Grainless Sunflower Sesame Crackers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:36am

These homemade crackers couldn’t be easier or faster to make. Who knew that nothing but seeds, water, and salt could make such a lovely, crisp cracker? These have an intense and rich sesame taste, which I love, and which is particularly delicious with savory and cheese spreads.

I’m particularly enjoying them with cottage cheese for a late-afternoon snack.

I found the recipe on Mark’s Daily Apple via Girl Gone Primal, who also provides a recipe for shrimp pâté to serve with the crackers, mmm. I’ll be bringing these around for various upcoming holiday parties, oh yes.

Sunflower Sesame Crackers
From Mark’s Daily Apple via Girl Gone Primal

Note: Girl Gone Primal provides directions for soaking the seeds first if you’re so inclined.

1 c. raw sunflower seeds
1 c. raw sesame seeds
1 tsp. coarse salt plus more for sprinkling
3-4 Tbsp. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds for 2-4 minutes or until very finely ground and flour-like.

Add the sesame seeds and pulse a few times, then slowly add the water (note: start with 3 Tbsp. of water, add more if necessary) until seed flour comes together in a thick dough.

Between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough to 1/8″ thick (cracker thickness). Remove the upper piece of parchment. Lightly score the dough into desired cracker shapes. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt (and/or other herbs/seasonings).

Bake until golden and crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly before gently breaking into pieces along score lines. Store in an air-tight container.


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  1. By FreshTartSteph on November 13, 2010 at 6:29AM

    Amy & Quay Po Cooks - thank you! I love their nutty flavor, making another batch today, in fact.
    Suz, you can cut them as big or small as you like, I made 100 (10x10). For those who are interested in nutrition profile, if you score them into 100, then 10 crackers would have 100 calories (4.3 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3.5 g protein, 9 g fat). Topped with more protein, a filling (and yummy!) snack :)

  2. By metalmommy on November 12, 2010 at 6:31PM

    About how many does this recipe make, my friend?

  3. By Quay Po Cooks on November 10, 2010 at 3:58AM

    Healthy snacks always welcome:D

  4. By Amy (Minimally Invasive) on November 9, 2010 at 9:19AM

    Oh, yum. These sound a lot like the crackers a gluten-free vendor sells at our farmers' market, only now I won't have to wait for the market to re-open next May to have these again! Thanks for sharing.