Sesame Seed Slice

Being nut free, this sesame seed slice is perfect for school lunches.  It is also packed full of protein, good fats, fibre and antioxidants – so is a great snack to keep you satisfied.

What are the health benefits of sesame seeds?

  • Helps lower cholesterol levels – due to presence of phytosterols and oleic acid (which helps to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol).
  • Helps to promote healthy skin – due to zinc content
  • Help reduce stress levels and balance blood sugars – due to Magnesium content
  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of fibre
  • Good source of antioxidants
  • Rich in many essential minerals – including Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium. Many of these minerals play an important role in bone mineralisation.

Recipe: Sesame Seed Slice



  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pepitas / pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 175C fan forced.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. (sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas and shredded coconut).
  • Melt coconut oil on saucepan
  • Turn off heat, then add tahini, maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla extract. Mix to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the mixing bowl, and stir well to combine.
  • Place ingredients into a medium rectangular tin (you don’t want the slice to be too thick or when you cook it, it won’t be crunchy).
  • Cook for approximately 15 minutes (or until becomes golden on top).
  • Take out and let cool on bench, then place in fridge for about 1 hour to cool down completely.
  • Once completely cool, it should be quite crunchy/firm and you can cut into small square.
  • Best to store in the fridge.

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