Sesame-Flax Seeds Bars – Healthy Snack (Gluten Free)

Make these healthy sesame flax seeds bars and munch as much as you want…

I haven’t come across anyone who dislikes munching. If we can make something really healthy to munch on wouldn’t that be the best snack ever? I love to munch especially at mid night during weekends. If it’s something unhealthy, I have to think twice before I empty the bag in just one sitting. Most of the time with all guilt I do empty the bag which would be often followed by making up my mind to cut down on this activity. I fail terribly the very next day when I see some delicious snacks.

One of the snacks that I loved while growing up is Sesame balls which is very common in my hometown. If I get hold of a bag of sesame balls I make sure to finish up the whole stuff. Literally, I love anything with sesame seeds in it, I often sprinkle my chicken/shrimp and veggie dishes with roasted sesame seeds or use sesame oil. I couldn’t get over with the aroma of sesame seeds/oil.

The other day, while surfing about sesame balls, I was overwhelmed to see many food blogs with recipes and pictures of sesame bars. I felt little bad for not having tried sesame bars all these years. Better late than never! I used flax seeds and white/black sesame seeds to make this. If you cannot find flax seeds, just use sesame seeds.

Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and helps in lowering the cholesterol level in women. Ground flaxseed can go rancid at room temperature in as little as one week. If any recipe calls for  ground flax seeds it would be good to grind the seeds just before starting your preparation.

Sesame Flax Seeds Bars

Ingredients:

  • White Sesame seeds- 1/4 cup
  • Black Sesame seeds- 1/2 cup
  • Flax Seeds, brown- 1/2 cup
  • Honey- 1/8 cup
  • Maple syrup- 1/8 cup

Instruction

  • In a non-stick pan, roast all the seeds over medium heat till the seeds get aromatic, keep stirring and make sure not to burn it.
  • In a bowl, using a fork combine the roasted seeds with honey and maple syrup till it is evenly coated.
  • Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, grease the paper with little butter or cooking spray.
  • Evenly spread the seeds mixed with honey and maple syrup over the parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • As soon as it comes out of the oven, it will be sticky and will not be set.
  • As it sits for sometime it will start to harden.
  • After 10 minutes of cooling, using a sharp knife cut into square or other shapes.
  • Allow it to cool for 10 more minutes and gently peel the bars out of the parchment paper.
  • Now start munching these healthy bars, they are absolutely delicious.

Tips:

  • If you don’t have flax seeds, use white or black sesame seeds instead.

 

Sesame-Flax Seeds Bars - Healthy Snack (Gluten Free)
 
Ingredients
  • White Sesame seeds- ¼ cup
  • Black Sesame seeds- ½ cup
  • Flax Seeds, brown- ½ cup
  • Honey- ⅛ cup
  • Maple syrup- ⅛ cup
Instructions
  1. In a non-stick pan, roast all the seeds over medium heat till the seeds get aromatic, keep stirring and make sure not to burn it.
  2. In a bowl, using a fork combine the roasted seeds with honey and maple syrup till it is evenly coated.
  3. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, grease the paper with little butter or cooking spray.
  4. Evenly spread the seeds mixed with honey and maple syrup over the parchment paper.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. As soon as it comes out of the oven, it will be sticky and will not be set.
  8. As it sits for sometime it will start to harden.
  9. After 10 minutes of cooling, using a sharp knife cut into square or other shapes.
  10. Allow it to cool for 10 more minutes and gently peel the bars out of the parchment paper.
  11. Now start munching these healthy bars, they are absolutely delicious.
Notes
•If you don't have flax seeds, use white or black sesame seeds instead.

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