Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe with Sprouted Flour

This homemade sesame sticks recipe came from a childhood memory…

Years ago, my brother and I ate a lot of organic sesame sticks. They were portable for trips and fit in our bags at church, but they were also full of canola oil (which I now suspect was rancid). They were SO GOOD. But eventually, we couldn’t purchase them anymore. I can’t remember if it’s because the manufacturer stopped making them, or if we just couldn’t find them in the store anywhere, but one day I decided to research other homemade sesame sticks recipe and see if anything out there resembled my childhood memory.

That’s when this recipe was born.

I took a basic recipe I discovered and adapted it to our ingredients and tastes. It’s not exactly like what we used to eat, but it’s similiar and SUPER tasty.

Today, I package the final product of this sesame sticks recipe into snack bags for transport. They’re perfect when my blood sugar drops and I need a quick bite at church, on the road, etc.

Here’s how I make homemade sesame sticks.

Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe (with Sprouted Flour)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sprouted wheat flour
  • ½ cup raw sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (though I’ve used white wheat flour instead)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder (adds flavor and color!)
  • 2 TB toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TB sesame oil
  • 6 TB water

Instructions:

Dry ingredients for sesame sticks recipe.
Measuring out turmeric powder for sesame sticks.

Mix all dry ingredients (except sesame seeds) in a mixing bowl.

Toasting sesame seeds in cast iron skillet.

In a skillet (I prefer cast iron), toast sesame seeds over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Heat until sesame seeds are golden brown. (Caution: Nuts and seeds pop when they get really hot, and they will continue cooking even after you remove them from the heat.)

Toasted sesame seeds poured into flour.
Toasted sesame seed oil.
Sesame stick dough.

Pour sesame seeds into dry ingredients. Mix well. Add oil and water.

Stir until dough clings together. Knead into a ball if needed.

Rolling and cutting sesame sticks.

Press out dough on a cookie sheet. Cover with waxed paper and roll until thin. Cut into sticks of desired size. (I know the sesame sticks in the photo don’t look that great, but they still taste good, in my defense! 😉 )

Bake sesame sticks at 425 degrees F until crispy and golden, probably about 15-20min.

Cool and then package into snack bags for quick snacks! Freeze extras for grab-and-go snacks!

Sesame sticks dough.

Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • I’ve used regular sesame oil, but I personally prefer a mix of toasted and regular sesame oils for maximum flavor.
  • You may use a mixture of wheat flours. I’ve used sprouted flour, whole wheat flour, and unbleached white wheat flour. Personally, my choice is a mix of whole and white wheat, because I prefer how it holds the seeds together. (The sesame sticks pictured used whole wheat and sprouted wheat flour, and you can see how the seeds don’t stick as much in the dough.) But it’s entirely up to you!
  • If you end up with a firmer dough, you can roll it into long strands by hand, instead of rolling and cutting into sticks.
  • Watch the turmeric! It will stain surfaces (like white spatulas).

Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe Pinterest image

Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: sesame sticks
Author: Rachel Abernathy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sprouted wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 TB sesame oil (regular)
  • 2 TB sesame oil (toasted)
  • 6 TB water

Instructions

  • Mix all dry ingredients (except sesame seeds) in a mixing bowl.
  • In a skillet, toast sesame seeds over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Heat until sesame seeds are golden brown.
  • Pour sesame seeds into dry ingredients. Mix well. Add oil and water.
  • Stir until dough clings together. Knead into a ball if needed.
  • Press out dough on a cookie sheet. Cover with waxed paper and roll until thin. Cut into sticks of desired size.
  • Bake sesame sticks at 425 degrees F until crispy and golden, probably about 15-20min.
  • Cool and then package into snack bags for quick snacks.

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