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
(GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, PALEO, VEGAN)
- 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.