Black Sesame Breakfast Cookies


Sesame seeds are tiny nutritional powerhouses, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and minerals. Unlike white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds typically have their outer layer or hull still intact, making them richer and earthier in flavor and boasting even more nutritional value.

These Black Sesame Breakfast Cookies, made with black sesame butter, are simple and satisfying. Unlike other breakfast cookies that eat like a crunchy granola bar, these cookies are soft in texture. They go nicely with a cup of hot matcha tea or almond milk. By the way, they are nut-free, dairy-free and can be made gluten-free so pass them around.

Black Sesame Breakfast Cookies

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  • 16 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Calories: 110


Serving Size
1 cookie




Total Fat





  • 1/2 cup black sesame butter
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 oz Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chips


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or plan to use the same pan for two batches.

  • Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, stir together black sesame butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and mashed banana until well combined.

  • Step 3

    Next, add oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips to the mixing bowl and mix well until all ingredients are combined.

  • Step 4

    Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter into heaping tablespoons and then roll into a ball slightly smaller than a ping pong ball. Place about eight balls on the lined baking sheet. Gently press down on each cookie to flatten.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 10 minutes. Remove promptly from the oven and allow to cool.

This recipe uses whole wheat flour, which can be easily substituted with a gluten-free flour like almond flour.

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