Tahini Crackers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 48 crackers
Tahini has multiple known health benefits, such as being high in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, making it a great staple in the household. Tahini can go beyond just hummus and condiments. Try this recipe for a healthier alternative to store-bought crackers.



  1. Whisk together both flours, the onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, baking powder and cayenne in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the tahini and 5 tablespoons water. Stir with a wooden spoon, then use your hands to form a slightly tacky ball, adding another tablespoon of water if needed.
  2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead 4 or 5 times to form a smooth ball. Press into a rectangle, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the white and black sesame seeds and flaky salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Roll out the dough into a 12-by-13-inch rectangle, about 1/16 inch thick (the dough should be very thin and even). Use a pizza cutter or bench scraper to trim the edges and cut the dough into 48 crackers: 8 rows crosswise and 6 rows lengthwise. Prick each cracker a few times with a fork. Brush the crackers with sesame oil and sprinkle with the sesame seed mixture. Use your fingers to lightly press the seeds into the crackers.
  5. Using an offset spatula, transfer the crackers to the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and let the crackers cool completely.