Black and White Sesame Seed Crackers

Gourmet sesame seed crackers against a white background.

Black and White Sesame Seed Crackers

  • Serves: 12
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  • 1⁄2 c. almond meal or almond flour
  • 1⁄2 c. organic amaranth flour, plus more as needed (see instructions)
  • 1⁄2 c. arrowroot powder
  • 1 Tbsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. black sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. white sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. white sesame seeds, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond meal, amaranth flour, arrowroot, baking powder, fine sea salt, 1 tsp. of the black sesame seeds, and 1 tsp. of the white sesame seeds. Add 1⁄4 c. of the oil and 1⁄4 c. water and stir until a shaggy dough forms. Transfer the dough to a work surface lightly dusted with amaranth flour and knead a few times, until the mixture comes together.
  3. Pat the dough into a rectangle, then roll it out to about 12" long and 8" wide, sprinkling a little amaranth flour under the dough as needed and pressing together any tears or cracks. Brush the dough with the remaining 11⁄2 tsp. of oil and sprinkle with the coarse salt, the remaining 1⁄2 tsp. black sesame seeds, and remaining 1⁄2 tsp. of white sesame seeds. Cut the dough into twenty-four 2" squares, then use a spatula to carefully transfer the crackers to a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned at the edges, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let crackers cool completely.