Delicious Homemade Sesame Seed Bread Recipe

Sesame seed bread is a nutritious recipe, ideal to occasionally vary your diet. In this article, we'll tell you more about the benefits of sesame seeds and how you can make this recipe!
Delicious Homemade Sesame Seed Bread Recipe
Saúl Sánchez Arias

Written and verified by the nutritionist Saúl Sánchez Arias.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Sesame seed bread isn’t a common choice, but it has more health benefits than traditional bread recipes do. It can provide essential nutrients to the diets of athletes, children, and teens. Of course, similarly to white bread, you shouldn’t eat your main meals with it.

Sesame seeds have a high nutritional density. More and more people are eating them, especially because of their lipid profile. Also, their essential micronutrients apparently guarantee good body function. Are you keen to try this home recipe?

Benefits of sesame seed bread

Let’s get started by talking about the health benefits of sesame seed bread, from a scientific point of view. But, bear in mind that we recommend that you eat this bread as part of a balanced diet.

Help look after your health

Sesame seed bread provides a large number of antioxidants. And, among those vitamin E stands out. This is an element that’s capable of contributing to the prevention of chronic illnesses, as noted in an investigation published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

This element neutralizes the formation of free radicals. An accumulation of these in your tissues can cause harmful inflammation in the body and increase the risk of mutations in the transmission of genetic material.

sesame seeds in a bowl with a spoon
Sesame seeds contain antioxidants that help to protect the body against free radicals.

Improve your lipid profile

Sesame seeds stand out for their unsaturated fatty acids. Among these, the most noteworthy ones are the omega 3 lipids that have a positive impact on the body’s lipid profile.

Also, as an investigation published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences explains, they protect against developing cardiovascular illnesses.

Provide energy

Don’t forget that this bread has a high carbohydrate content. This nutrient provides the low-level energy your body needs to carry out high-intensity or strength-based activities.

Additionally, it can contribute to the recuperation after you’ve exerted a great effort as specialists have noted that consuming it can help to resynthesize muscle and liver glycogen after finishing a workout.

Sesame seed bread recipe

Sesame seed bread is a nutritious option you can use to improve the quality of your diet. According to data published in Pharmacognosy Reviews, it’s a source of protein, vitamin B1, and dietic fiber. In addition to that, it provides minerals like phosphorus, iron, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Keep reading to discover how to make this bread at home!


  • 6 liquid oz. of room temperature water
  • 2/5 oz. of fresh yeast for bread
  • 12 1/3 oz. of strong flour
  • 1 1/3 liquid oz. of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds

Step by step

  • The first step requires you to dilute the yeast in 3 1/3 liquid oz. of room temperature water until it almost completely dissolves.
  • Secondly, mix the flour (sift it first), the remaining water, the diluted yeast, the oil, and one or two spoonfuls of salt. Knead the dough until you have an elastic, well-blended, smooth result.
  • After about 10 or 15 minutes of kneading, cover the bowl with a cloth and put it in a warm and dark place to allow it to prove. Keep it there for at least 1 hour, although you can leave it longer to allow it to rise more.
  • After this time has passed, coat the top of the dough with water and cover it in sesame seeds.
  • Put the dough in the oven for 30 mins at 390°F. Make sure you preheat it first!
  • Once this time passes, the bread should have a fantastic color and a spongey interior. It’s now ready to eat!
bread with olive oil and olives sesame seeds
Although sesame seeds are healthy, it’s essential you moderate how much of this bread you eat to make sure you don’t overindulge on carbs.

Make a sesame seed bread

As you’ll have seen, it’s not at all difficult to make sesame seed bread. Even though that’s true, it’s important you make sure you have enough time because the dough needs to prove on two separate occasions.

It’s important to do this calmly, as rushing through it can negatively impact the final result. In fact, the more love you put into it, the spongier it’ll be.

Remember that although you can include bread in a healthy diet, it isn’t the best food with a high carbohydrate content. Flours always contain a significant grade of refinement, which can impact your blood glucose levels.

We recommend you eat bread early, and before or after exercising. This way, you’ll take advantage of its nutritional value.

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.