These 1 bowl Easy Healthy GF Vegan Tahini Oat Cookies have no refined sugar and oil and come together within minutes. No eggs, Vegan, Glutenfree, Nut-free, Soy-free! I mean, you can’t get any healthier than that with a cookie!
Before we start, just in case you don’t know:
WHAT IS TAHINI?
Tahini is just blended up toasted hulled sesame seeds. The seeds are blended/processed until smooth and fluffy sesame seed butter. The flavor and texture of tahini varies significantly with the brand. Tahini adds a nutty, slightly bitter (but pleasing bitter) profile wherever you use it. However, depending on the brand, it might add a lot more bitter. This bitter especially will show up in sweet things like this cookie. For best results use a brand that you generally like the flavour of. Tahini is a healthy nut-free alternative to the classical peanut butter!
I have to say, when I first tried tahini, I hated it. But I will tell you way – because I just dipped the spoon in, and it went straight in my mouth, obviously, it tasted terrible. Bitter as hell. With tahini, you have got to dress it up, it needs other ingredients added to it, so that it can cut through tahini’s strong flavour.
Cookies with tahini work so well. Chocolate and tahini works very well as well. Don’t give up on tahini, you just need to use it right, Tahini is awesome, and super healthy, your body will benefit from it.
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Easy Healthy GF Vegan Tahini Oat Cookies
- Blender/food processor
- 1/4 cup/60g tahini (mix the tahini well and then measure)
- 1/3 cup/78ml maple syrup
- 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup/90g quinoa flour (use all-purpose flour if not gluten-free, oat flour, and gluten-free flour will work too!)
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or other starch
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup/81g of old fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free oats if you want these cookies GF)
- flaked salt optional
- Preheat the oven to 345F/175 C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add all the wet ingredients in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Add all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. It should form a stiff dough.
- Chill for 15 mins in the fridge.
- Use a scoop to place scoops of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using wet hands flatten and shape. Sprinkle flaked salt on top.
- Bake in the oven for 12 to 14 mins. Cool for 10 mins.
Maple syrup substitute: use the same amount of sugar and 1 tbsp non-dairy milk