Garlic Sesame Sticks

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For all the readers in the US, hope you are all having a wonderful and relaxing long weekend. We had lots of activities planned for the past 2 days that I did not get much time to try out the recipes that I had bookmarked. But then today afternoon I managed to sneak into the kitchen and try out these easy, low-fat Garlic Sesame sticks.

 

Sesame sticks are available in many super markets here in the US. They are about 2 inches in length, quite crispy and have salty taste which complements well to the flavor of toasted sesame seeds.  Never the less they are addictive and once you start eating them, you cannot stopJ. Based on the level of crispness and the taste, I have a fair idea they have quite a big portion of oil/butter in it. I looked through many recipes on the internet indeed confirmed it. However I wanted to try a lower fat variety and this is what I came up with.

 

Five minutes into taking pictures, my camera battery died down and so I was not able to take many pictures. I am glad at least I found one worthwhile picture, because by the time the batteries were charged the sticks were gone J

 

This is my contribution to the Low Fat Baking Event hosted by Madhuram of Eggless Cooking.

 

This also goes to Think Spice Think Sesame Seeds created by Sunitha of Sunita’s World and guest hosted by PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Oats ( I used the quick cooking)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (add more if you prefer crispy sticks, see Note below)
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  • ¼ cup Sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste (optional)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt per taste
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup water

Method:

  • Note: If you prefer a crisper version, then add an extra tablespoon or two of butter and that will definitely make this crunchy. In fact, if you are trying this for the first time, then I highly recommend adding 4 Tbsp of butter instead of 2 Tbsp.
  • ~Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • Coarsely powder the oats, then take a big plate and add the rest of the dry ingredients including sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Melt the butter and add to the above mixture. This will form a bread crumb like consistency.
  • Add water little by little and knead to stiff dough. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 5 portions.
  • Then take small balls of dough and place it in between 2 greased plastic sheets. Apply pressure and make it into flat disc. Remove the top cover and with the tip of your hands flatten the dough and make it as flat as possible.
  • Using a knife cut into small strips. Repeat this process with the remaining dough as well.
  • Place the strips on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until they are light brown.
  • Turn them over and bake for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool before snacking!

 Yields: 40 sticks

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28 comments

  1. Madhuram says:

    Sesame sticks are my favorite too RC and it’s addictive indeed. Now I can make it at home too! That’s great. Thank you so much for sending it to the event. There is the Think Spice event too, Sesame Seeds being this month’s theme, but I don’t know the last date.

  2. Sonu says:

    RC, great recipe. Easy to prepare and perfect munch with Chai/Coffee. I always need something to munch with tea. Will surely try it.:)

  3. Keerthana says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend girl! sesame sticks look yum and not too sweet also i think.

    ps: may be you could send it to think spice:think sesame event. dont know if its still on though..

  4. PARI says:

    Hi! It’s an interesting recipe for calorie conscious people and a good tea time snack.
    Do find time to dig in my space and leave a comment .

  5. sharmila says:

    The best part is they are low fat. By the look of them, no wonder ‘by the time the batteries were changed, they were gone’. 🙂

  6. Sapna says:

    Really great low fat and healthy (oats) snack ….made it first time today and doubled the recipe……my daughter will love this when she comes home from hostel (she loves savory snacks), Thanks!!!

  7. san says:

    I made this today & it turned out yummy! I was wondering how the seasame seeds in your photo are still so white while mine turned light brown after baking.

  8. Sharmilee says:

    RC, I tried this and just luved it. I added atta instead of APF and the crackers were still tasty….:) Will post it soon!

    That is cool, sharmi. Glad you liked it. Will look forward to your version.

  9. Alison says:

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I’ve been looking for one that my son can eat – he loves these snacks, but I’ve been having a hard time finding any that don’t have cross-contamination issues due to peanuts. He has a severe peanut allergy. Now I can make them!

  10. Angel says:

    What do you mean by powder the oats? I have a vague idea. Could this be achieved with a food processor?
    Thanks.

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