Overhead photo of a black bowl filled with homemade honey sesame seed crackers

Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

When you’re in the snacking mood but still want something healthy and delicious, reach for a handful of these homemade honey sesame seed crackers. They’re totally addicting, AND good for you too!

Closeup photo of homemade honey sesame seed crackers.


It is because of my love of those yummy little sesame seed snacks you can purchase at the store that I came up with my own version of Honey Sesame Seed Crackers.

After I made these, I actually had to put a *save* note on these so my family didn’t gobble them all up before I could take the photos.

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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers is available at the end of this post. 

A bowl full of honey sesame seed crackers with a beer in the background.

The ingredient list for making homemade honey sesame seed crackers;

  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Spelt Flour (or additional Whole Wheat Flour)
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Coconut Palm Sugar (or Brown Sugar)
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Sesame Oil
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Ice Water

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

  • Food Processor or Pastry Blender
  • Pastry Wheel or Paring Knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pastry Brush
  • Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Plastic Wrap

Why this recipe works;

If you’re anything like me, when faced with a crunchy snack mix assortment, I’m the one who picks out all the sesame seed crackers before anyone else can get to them.

(Yes, I’m also the girl who picks out all the cashews in an assorted nut mix too, but shhh, don’t tell anybody!)

These honey sesame seed crackers are easy to make, sweet and crunchy, and you know exactly what ingredients are in them. They’re not filled with grocery store shelf-stable ingredients you can’t pronounce.

You can also make them whatever shapes you like. Why not make them extra fun by using mini cookie cutters to personalize them for the kid’s lunch boxes this school year?!!

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The easy instructions;

  • Pulse the flours, baking soda, salt, butter, and honey together in a food processor (or use a pastry blender), until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the sesame seeds.
  • Form the dough into a flat disc and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Once chilled, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/8″ thickness.
  • Use a pastry wheel, paring knife, or cookie cutter to cut the crackers into your desired shapes.
  • Transfer the crackers onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Stir together the honey and water and brush over unbaked crackers.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the crackers from the oven and brush them again with the honey-water.
  • Return the crackers to the oven for bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until firm and golden.
  • Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

These are totally addicting, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

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Yield: 5 cups

Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

When you want a snack that's sweet, savory, totally addicting, and yet still good for you, whip up a batch of these honey sesame seed crackers. You'll be glad you did!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (I used whole grain sprouted wheat flour), plus more for rolling.
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour (or if you'd rather you can use 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (I used coconut palm sugar)
  • 1 stick of cold butter, cut into 8 tablespoons
  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 cups toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons ice water, divided

Instructions

    1. In a food processor, or by hand a in a large
      bowl using a pastry blender, pulse/blend the flours, baking soda, salt, brown
      sugar until it forms a sand-like consistency.
    2. Add in the butter, 2 tablespoons honey, sesame
      oil and 3 tablespoons ice water. Pulse/blend until the dough comes together into a slightly sticky ball, but one that holds together nicely.
    3. Add the sesame seeds to the dough and using a
      wooden spoon and fold them thoroughly into the dough.
    4. Form the dough into a disc and wrap it in
      plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
    5. Roll the chilled dough out onto a lightly
      floured surface to 1/8" thickness.
    6. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
    7. Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, cut the
      dough into whatever size shapes you like. I cut mine into approximately 1"
      squares.
    8. Transfer the crackers onto a parchment-lined
      baking sheet.
    9. Mix together 2 tablespoons honey and 1
      tablespoon water. *Note - It's easier to mix if you place it in a microwave for just a few seconds.
    10. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the
      crackers with half of the honey mixture.
    11. Bake for approximately 10 minutes and then
      remove the crackers and brush them again with the remaining honey mixture.
    12. Return the crackers to the oven for another
      10-15 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.




Nutrition Information

Yield

200 crackers

Serving Size

15 crackers

Amount Per Serving Calories 18 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 1mg Sodium 31mg Carbohydrates 2g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 0g
The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.
 

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30 Comments

  1. These look like delightful little crackers great for snacking on alone or dipping!

  2. They are Amazing, Renee. I love homemade crackers.
    Please Please would you mind sharing them with "bake your own bread" on my blog? I ve just "opened" a new basket to add the links. Thank you.

  3. I am such a cracker person and homemade ones are the best! This is such a great recipe! Bookmarking!

  4. Oh these look so yummy! They would be perfect for serving with some hummus or other dip. Great pick.

  5. I love homemade crackers and those look fantastic!!

  6. I love sesame seeds, but never thought to use them in homemade crackers before (why not?). Thanks for posting!

  7. I love these flavors together and buy something similar at the store. Thanks for a homemade version. Go Broncos.

  8. This looks tasty and sweet, but not overly sweet which is something I love!

  9. I love crackers, and have been wanting to make some. This is perfect timing for this recipe!! They look fantastic and so healthy. Best of all I have all the ingredients right here 🙂

  10. Your crackers look like they came out of a box…perfect and I'm certain much better than what I could buy!!!

  11. You would get along perfectly with my husband, he picks out the cashews because he doesn't like them! He's weird. I think we would all fight over these sesame seed crackers though 😉

  12. I'm the one who picks out all the brazil nuts and pecans from those nut mixes. And I'd be hogging all these crackers too. I'm sure they keep well and I could eat them for days.

  13. Beautiful! I am bookmarking these for my next party! I love Sesame seeds!

  14. Yummy!! Super easy to make, and perfect for dipping

  15. I love sesame oil and sesame seeds. . these are great!!! can't wait to try this recipe! Pinned!

  16. Yumm!! Sesame and honey go great together, love these crackers!

  17. mmmm this is a winner for me!

  18. I'll bet I could eat an entire bowl without drawing a breath — these look great for snacks!

  19. WOW these look fabulous! Oh the things I could dip these babies in!

  20. Was wondering what to do with this bag of sesame seeds I bought for Christmas cookies. Super recipe, can't wait to make some.

  21. Oh now I have a great cracker to use with all of my new dip recipes 🙂

  22. These are just adorable! I want copious amounts of these.

  23. I have always wanted to make my own crackers and this recipe is awesome!! Great gameday snack!! (really a great anytime anywhere snack… just saying)

  24. What cute little crackers! I love the sesame seed ones too, and with that extra sweetness, I could just nibble my way through that entire bowlful!

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  27. Well I guess i hit the jackpot, my snack is always crackers and then I love sesame seeds, I love the alternative ingredients and I will try them today! thanks

  28. Tayler Ross

    Just in time for soup season! These crackers look so delicious and I can’t wait to try them!

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