Almond Sesame Chews

I already knew I was attached to my [amazon_link id=”B001P2FUZC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator[/amazon_link], but I’m becoming more and more dependent on it.  That could be a good thing or a bad thing!  I’m glad it’s getting plenty of use! 😉 A week or two ago I posted on the almond coconut cookies we made in the [amazon_link id=”B001P2FUZC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator[/amazon_link].  Those are long gone so we had to come up with something else to make.

I took some of the kids input and then started mixing!  These came out chewy and sweet with a strong sesame flavor.  If you aren’t a fan of sesame seeds, then I would obviously skip this recipe!  We really enjoy these! They didn’t get hard and crispy, but were soft and chewy which was a nice change since most of the things I make I was them hard and crispy so that they store well and get all the moisture out.

I’m sure these won’t last as long on the shelf, but I don’t think that will ever be something we can test.  The kids and I loves these and so does hubby.  I think Brian really likes the hint of Asian taste to the cookies/chews!

I think I could have added more ingredients or less banana and almond butter if I wanted them to be a bit more crispy, but we like them just as they are!

Almond Sesame Chews

1 very ripe banana
2 TBSP almond butter
4 TBSP sesame seeds
4 TBSP sunflower seeds


  1. Puree banana and almond butter in [amazon_link id=”B00004S9EM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]food processor[/amazon_link].  Can do it by hand if you don’t mind the banana not being completely creamy or don’t mind the chunks of dried banana in the cookies.  
  2. Next stir in the sesame seeds and sunflower seeds until well mixed.
  3. Drop by spoonful onto [amazon_link id=”B001PL6MPU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]dehydrator dryer sheets[/amazon_link].
  4. Dehydrate for 24-30 hours on 145 – 150 degrees.

Super simple, delicious, healthy and a great thing to do with kids.  Doesn’t take very long to make so it keeps their attention and they can do the whole process which makes them feel quite proud and productive!

Enjoy!  Let me know what you think if you give them a try!


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