Food Dehydrator Recipe: Healthy Sesame Ginger Snaps!

What You'll Need

  • 8 oz mason jar
  • saucepan to boil water
  • food processor, manual or electric
  • non-stick spatula
  • non-stick food dehydrator sheets
  • food deyhdrator
  • parchment paper
  • airtight container for storage
  • 1 cup sesame seeds, soaked over night in water
  • 1 cup Deglet Dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup water, boiling
  • 1 cup shredded raw coconut, unsweetened
  • 3 TBL molases, unsulphered
  • 1 1/2” piece fresh ginger, peeled & and finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

These crunchy little snacks will pep up any lunchbox and are a delicious whole food alternative to classic gingersnap cookies. Drying them in the dehydrator will keep the enzymes of the sprouted sesame seeds alive and kicking!


1) Rehydrate Your Dates

Place dates in an 8 oz mason jar or similar container and pour 1/4 cup boiling water over them. Allow to soak while you prep your other ingredients, or at least 10 minutes to let them hydrate. If you prefer to keep your dates raw, just soak for at least an hour in cool water. 

2) Prepare the Sesame Seeds

Rinse your sesame seeds under cool water in a fine mesh strainer and drain completely.

3) Combine ingredients

Place the dates with their soaking water into a food processor, and process until finely chopped. Then, add all the other ingredients into the food processor with dates and process until the mix comes together like a thick batter. The sesame seeds will still be whole.

4) Spread onto Dehydrator sheets

Spread the batter evenly 1/8” - 1/4” thick onto no-stick dehydrator sheets with a spatula. Place a piece of ç over the top of batter and spread out by pressing down and out.  Pierce the spread batter all over with a fork to aid in even drying.

5) Dehydrate

Place in an electric food deyhdrator and dry at 105ºF for 8 hours, flipping the mixture onto a regular dehydrator tray and removing the nonstick sheet half way through the drying time.

When done the dried sheet of batter will be crisp and crunchy. Break apart into preferred size for snacking. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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