These easy keto crackers have a wonderful toasted sesame flavor. Perfect for pairing with cheese or any of your other favorite low carb toppings.
Sesame crackers have been one of my favourite snacks for about as long as I can remember. And not just as a snack. I’ve been known to make a full lunch out of crackers and cheese, and sometimes even dinner. It’s not something I do often anymore but these deliciously crisp keto sesame crackers are luring me back to my old ways.
Back in my pre-keto days, I had a particular fondness for sesame Bretons. They were hands down my favourite cracker. Light crispy rounds full of toasted sesame flavour, they were truly hard to beat. I essentially had a box of Bretons on the go at any given time. I would eat them with cheddar, I would eat them with harvarti, I would eat them with cream cheese, and they were smashing with my husband’s homemade Boursin. They were also pretty fantastic with a big smear of peanut butter, especially when you were hungry and needed quick energy.
I would eat them here or there, I would eat them anywhere. I would probably also eat them with green eggs and ham, given the right opportunity.
So it’s long been a goal to make a comparable low carb cracker, one that would be both light and crisp, but could stand up to being smeared with cheese or peanut butter. Although come to think of it, Bretons often crumbled and broke if you had to really smear them, but they were so good, so full of bold toasted sesame flavour, I didn’t care much. That’s the kind of keto cracker I wanted to make here. One you love to munch on its own as much as you love to pair it with toppings.
I also wanted to find a way to use some of that sesame flour that has been hanging around my freezer for a while. I bought it quite some time ago but this was really my first successful foray into baking with it. I tried to make low carb bread with it once that did not turn out well. It does have a strong sesame flavor, so it may not be right for all baked goods but it struck me as perfect for something that was supposed to taste like sesame.
Combined with some almond flour and some toasted sesame seeds and I was in keto cracker heaven!
Working with sesame flour:
- It’s very powdery and fine and absorbs a lot of moisture. In this sense, it’s rather similar to coconut flour. It’s been partially defatted as well.
- Because it’s so powdery and because of the strong sesame flavor, I recommend pairing it with a nut flour like almond flour. Otherwise it can have a strange mouthfeel and be rather overpowering.
- You need less of it than you would a nut flour. In my standard low carb cracker recipes, I use 2 cups of almond flour. Here I used 1 cup almond flour and ¼ cup sesame flour.
- These crackers didn’t take as long to crisp up as my basic almond flour crackers, perhaps due to less fat in the sesame flour. But they still needed to brown a bit longer.
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Keto Sesame Crackers
These easy keto crackers have a wonderful toasted sesame flavor. Perfect for pairing with cheese or any of your other favorite low carb toppings.Print Pin Rate
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup sesame flour
- ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil or melted butter
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 300F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sesame flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the egg, oil, and water until the dough comes together.
- Gather the dough together into a ball and transfer to a large piece of parchment or a silicone baking mat. Top with another piece of parchment and roll out to about 12 inches by 12 inches, as even in thickness as possible.
- Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to score into squares or diamonds, about 2 inches by 2 inches each. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until firm to the touch and the edges are golden brown.
- Remove and let cool completely, then break apart.
Keto Sesame Crackers
Amount Per Serving (4 crackers)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Anna Wisner says
These are sooooo good! I made one batch, I think they are incredibly versatile and easy to make. Starting on my second batch, I definitely want to keep these “in stock” so that I have something to put out with cheeses and dips. BTW I bought some sesame seeds in bulk at Sprouts, and used my coffee/spice grinder to make the flour. I sieved the mixture so that it would be uniform. Very easy and this way I don’t have to have a big amount of flour to keep in the freezer.
Sesame flour is out of stock everywhere I’ve looked… can they be made with just almond flour? Thank you!
Patty in CO says
Carolyn…..is there any way any of your cracker recipes can be made in a dehydrator instead of an oven?
I’ve never tried but I bet all of them can!
Hi, I made these once before and they were awesome. At this time I am not eating eggs. Do you have a suggestion for an egg replacement in this recipe?
I’m sorry, I don’t.
I made these using black sesame seeds that I ground myself. They turned out really good.. Though I wish I had rolled them out thinner. I will be making them again soon using already ground sesame flour to see the difference.
Ok i LOVE crackers and your Keto Cheese crackers were one of my early favorites, but this one? Oh My Gosh!! made them last night and they are another game changer! Cheese and crackers? hors d’oeuvres? al fresco dining just got a whole lot easier! and their taste alone is fabulous! I even took a little of the leftover dough and baked tiny balls for the heck of it. Loved every bite and really had to stop myself from eating the entire batch. Thank you again for everything, but especially these!
So glad you liked them!
Diane Schuster says
Has anyone had trouble with them being very crumbly? I love the taste, but I waste so much because the edges are all crumbly and when I try to work the crumbs into the rest of the crackers, it sticks to my fingers, even when I coated them with coconut oil. If anyone has some suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
Hmmmm. No one has said anything but if it’s that crumbly, it makes me think that it’s one or other of the flours. Can you tell me what brands you are using?
Anna Wisner says
I found that “shoring up” the thin edges with the edge of a spatula worked for me. Once I rolled out the sheet, I gently took my spatula and scraped it inwards until the edges weren’t quite as thin, then put the parchment paper over and patted it with my finger so that there would not be a ridge.
Don’t usually leave comments but I just had to say these crackers were amazing. Had them with homemade mackerel pate. Will be a staple in my baking repertoire!
So glad to hear it!
Roy Everhart says
Oh my dearest Carolyn. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my stomach!! I’ve always been overly fond of seasame seeds. Maybe a little too much. This made me smile. So yummy. I used a little cheez Whiz on them. I know I know. It’s not Keto but I’m taking some older items and eating a little at a time until it’s gone! And I made a double batch to share with friends at work. After trying your naked chicken, I bought all of your books and have been sharing fat bombs with friends. We are gracious. Thank you!!!!
Thanks, Roy! And I am not judging you for the Cheese Whiz… you’ve got to do this your way!
I can’t find sesame flour at any of our local grocery stores and I do t wa t to have to wait for Amazon prime delivery, lol. If it’s similar to coconut flour, do you think that might be an ok substitute?
I think it’s more like half almond flour, half coconut (it doesn’t absorb quite as much) so try that….
Made these today!!
Can’t wait to shmear some flavored cream cheese on it!!
Mahalo, Mahalo, mahalo!????????
Can sesame flour be made by grinding the seeds in a coffee grinder? It’s quite expensive on Amazon for just a 1/4 c.
The sesame flour I have is very finely ground, like powder. I don’t think you will be able to do this at home. But you could try, you just may find you need more of it to get a dough that rolls out properly.
Terri M says
I just ground sesame seeds in my small attachment to my blender…worked perfectly!
Kay McConnell says
Thank you for this. I came here specifically to see if anyone made their own sesame flour. Making this recipe now.
Roy Everhart says
Yes you can. I did.
Melissa allison says
Oohhhh these look great! Going to grab some sesame flour today so I can give this one a try!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Love homemade crackers – these are great for with cheese or just snacking!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
It’s hard to find a good cracker that’s keto- I know many people who will love these crackers!
Lindsay Cotter says
These look perfect for a quick and delicious snack! Totally could make a lunch out of these crackers with cheese too!
Jennifer Farley says
These are such a perfect thing to have around the house to snack on 🙂