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Crispy Sesame Flatbread

Recipe for a crispy, yeast-free, vegan Sesame Flatbread. It’s the perfect bread to enjoy with hummus or to serve with soups! So easy to make and it’s quite addictive!

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This crispy Sesame Flatbread is perfect to snack in the morning with some homemade Hummus (or any other spreads). I have to warn you though.. the flatbread is really addictive. You can also serve it with soups or any kind of stews, curries – it’s the perfect addition! This flatbread never lasts long in our household because it’s just too good not to eat it all in one day.

This recipe allows many variations. You can use different flours (spelt, whole-wheat, ..) or simply make your own mix of flours. Instead of sesame seeds, you could also use flaxseeds or dried herbs. But I’m sure you’re thinking of even more possible variations.

Watch how to make Crispy Sesame Flatbread – Recipe Video (1.5 min)

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You should end up with a dough looking like this! Depending on the flour you’re using, you might have to add a bit more water or flour to the dough to end up with this non-sticky dough.

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Roll, roll, roll :)

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Roll the dough out as thin as possible. Only that way it will get evenly crispy and it bakes really fast!

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I’ve cut away the frizzy edges, so that the flatbreads are prettier. I baked them with the flatbread and snacked them too. They are like flatbread-breadsticks!

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This is how your flatbread should look like after baking. It has gotten some golden spots on the surface and they are perfectly crispy. Let them cool off before you eat them, though. Hot!

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Crispy Sesame Flatbread with red beet hummus

Crispy Sesame Flatbread

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a crispy, yeast-free, vegan Sesame Flatbread. It's the perfect bread to enjoy with hummus or to serve with soups! So easy to make and it's quite addictive!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Basics, Bread
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 12 flatbreads
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons each of black and white sesame seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup water


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • In a bowl add in the dry ingredients, mix and then add in the wet ingredients. Mix and knead with your hand until it's a smooth dough. You may have to add a bit more water or flour to reach a perfect non-sticky dough like in the photo.
  • On a lightly floured baking sheet roll out the dough as thin as possible. Make sure it's evenly thin so it bakes evenly.
  • Cut around the frizzy corners with a pizza cutter and then divide the dough into separate flatbreads. You can make them bigger, longer or whatever you want!
  • Bake them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (until they get crispy and golden spots).
  • Serve for example with some homemade hummus or with soups. Enjoy!


Storage: Store them in an air-tight jar or ziplock bag (after letting them cool off completely) to keep them crispy!


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSodium: 146mgPotassium: 47mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1.2mg
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 28th of May 2022

Yum! Tried making this one for my kids and they love it! Definitely recommended. Surprisingly perfect combination too for my hemp coffee.

sam steven

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

I was never a fan of Sesame Seeds. Still not a fan, but this is the only way I will eat them. Great recipe. Very resourceful tips.Thank you for sharing.


Tuesday 18th of September 2018

I'm glad you accept the sesame seeds on the flatbread! :)

Yasmine Jalil

Wednesday 14th of February 2018

Hi! I was looking an easy recipe for this kind of bread, is just that I love the taste of flatbread! A question, If I wanna to add some pumpkin puree I must eliminate the oil or how can I do it?

Thank you!


Thursday 15th of February 2018

Hi Yasmine, how much pumpkin purée do you want to add? If you want to add just a tablespoon or so, I'd definitely leave out the oil. If you want to add more, I'd leave out the water too because the pumpkin purée adds a lot of liquid. However, I don't think the flatbreads will be crispy at all with the pumpkin purée.


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Yum! They must be sooo crispy, I can almost hear them snap :) I love the versatility of the recipe, though I'm definitely sticking to black sesame seeds - the contrast is really pretty.


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks Lucie! Yes, it's super crispy and when stored in an air-tight container it stays that way :) Definitely agree on the black sesame seeds, they make such cute little specks.