Have you jumped on the tahini bandwagon yet? Ever since I started incorporating more plant-based recipes into my diet I jumped on the tahini wagon. I never bought a jar of it in my life before and now I love it! From dressings to baked goods tahini is a good staple to have in the house! If you are not sure what tahini is, it is simply ground up sesame seeds. Which also has a lot of vitamins & minerals. Read up on the benefits if tahini here!
First I started by making a tahini dressing for my lunch salads, then I added it into my Chickpea Salad Sandwich then made a Spicy Sweet Potatoe Dip with it. But recently I have been seeing my fav bloggers bake with it - brownies, cookies....and at first, I was hesitant. Not too sure how tahini would taste in my baked goods? But hey, it was coming up constantly in my IG feed so I figured why not give it a whirl?!
When Rachl Mansfield posted a dark chocolate tahini blondie recipe I was all over that! She makes the most AH-mazing drool-worthy recipes so I knew remaking hers would be a winner! And it was! Plus the recipe called for a flax egg (basically flax seeds mixed with water to sub an egg) which I never tried before either! I was super excited! LOL! (ok that is the foodie geek in me!)
Other ingredients needed are applesauce, coconut oil, oat flour (just put your rolled oats in a blender and pulse into flour) dark chocolate and of course tahini!
I am thinking next time to get creative and add in my fav super seeds and maybe white chocolate chips?
Be sure to check out her full recipe on her blog - you can also print it below too! I kept mine in the fridge for a few days and froze some too for later enjoyment!
Don't forget to tag me on Instagram or connect with me in my private FB group My Fit Life Tribe to share your tahini creation and let me know your thoughts on it too!
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal and 5 tbs water)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup tahini
2 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups oat flour (ground rolled oats into flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped dark chocolate (use a good quality brand like Hu Chocolate or chocolate chips)
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease 8x8 baking dish well.
2. Mix flax egg in small bowl and set aside in fridge to firm.
3. In a large bowl mix in coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, tahini, vanilla, and flax egg.
4. Mix in oat flour and baking soda. Then add in chocolate.
5. Pour into baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes.
6. Cool & enjoy!