Steamed Bread with Oatmeal and Black Sesame

Steamed Bread with Oatmeal and Black Sesame

This is a recipe for jet-black, moist and chewy steamed bread. The rich taste of the black sesame seeds is addictive. This recipe is both oil- and egg-free.

Ingredients: 6-8 muffins

100 g
Black sesame seed paste
40 g (4 tablespoons)
Ground black sesame seeds
20 g (4 tablespoons)
Lemon juice
2 tablespoons
Additive-free soy milk
150 ml
100 ml
Beet sugar (or normal sugar)
30 g
★ Cake flour
100 g
★ Aluminum-free baking powder
8 g (2 teaspoons)


1. Pulse the oatmeal into a powder in a food processor. Prepare the steamer by boiling the water and setting the steamer.
2. Mix the black sesame paste, ground sesame, lemon, soy milk, water, and sugar in a bowl, add the oatmeal. Mix well to allow the oatmeal to absorb the moisture.
3. Sift in the ★ ingredients, and gently fold the batter using a rubber spatula until it is no longer floury and is uniform throughout.
4. Fill muffin cups 80% full. When steam rises from the steamer, place the cups inside, and steam for about 15 minutes on high heat. They are ready when a skewer inserted to the middle comes out clean.
5. Remove them from the muffin cups and cool. They will turn out moist and springy, not dry, if you allow them to cool in a lidded resealable container.
6. These are low in sugar. Serve them for breakfast or as a snack. Store any leftovers in the freezer after wrapping in plastic wrap and putting them in a resealable bag.
7. This is how they turn out using white sesame seeds for both the paste and ground seeds. I used shiso leaves as a topping. *These were delicious as well, but I recommend the black sesame seed version!
8. For the oatmeal, you can use either the quick cooking type (shown on the right), or other store-bought oats (as shown on the left).

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a variation of my recipe for Oatmeal Cinnamon Steamed Bread (Recipe ID: 747104).
I created a jet-black steamed bead that is sure to surprise!