One bowl Tahini Cookies – Vegan, Gluten Free

August 2, 2021 (Last Updated: August 3, 2021)

If you have 20 minutes on a weekend afternoon, make these Tahini cookies and there’s a healthy vegan gluten-free snack for your weekdays. I made these for the first time a year ago and it’s repeated every fortnight in my kitchen. They are chewy on the inside, slightly crisp on the sides and a bite is so delicious.

What do these Tahini cookies have?

The ingredients could not be simpler! You will need

  • Tahini
  • Almond Flour
  • Maple Syrup
  • a pinch of salt
  • a little vanilla

Tahini is the easiest thing to make too. If you want to make it, you will need only two ingredients – white sesame seeds and some olive oil. I love this recipe from Downshiftology and have tried it once. It takes a high power blender and about 10 minutes to make it.

It is easily accessible where I live, so I buy the unhulled roasted tahini regularly. Apart from these cookies, I use them in salad dressings, in hummus, and even tried a chocolate chip tahini cookie once.

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One Bowl Tahini Cookies – Vegan and Gluten Free

These tahini cookies are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, need only one bowl and take only 20 minutes! They are a delicious and nutritious treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • ¾ cup tahini
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder or ginger powder optional
  • 2 tbsp crystallised ginger optional, chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with some parchment paper.
  • Add the almond meal, salt, cardamom powder/ginger powder if using into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle and add the tahini, maple syrup and vanilla. Add in the optional ginger pieces and mix into a dough.
  • I find using my hands the easiest way to do this. If the dough seems a little sticky, add a tbsp of almond meal and mix in.
  • Pinch into small balls, flatten and bake for 10 minutes.

Notes

  • Almond Meal – I buy mine readymade but it is easily doable at home. Grind almonds in a food processor or mixie in batches until it is a powder.
  • Tahini – I use runny tahini that combines easily. If yours is a little thick – microwave it for 30 seconds or add the maple syrup, tahini into a saucepan and simmer until melted.

Variations with this recipe

I was not joking when I said I have made this several times. Wish I had pictures of each batch, but they vanish so quickly! Over the years, these are my favourite variations.

Orange and Cinnamon – to the base recipe, skip cardamom/ginger and add a little cinnamon and stir in about 2 tbsp of orange rind.

Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt – to the base recipe, add 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt), and 1/4 cup of chopped dark chocolate or chips.

Gingerbread – I add about 1/2 tsp each of nutmeg, cardamom and ginger and topped with pistachios.

Replacing Tahini – If you do not have access to enough tahini, I have also tried this recipe with almond butter and it works well. I will update this recipe with exact measurements for almond butter next time I make it.

Replacing Maple syrup – This recipe works well with honey. Replace it as per the amount above. I should say, I prefer the version with maple syrup. I also think this will be delicious with Date syrup if you have access to it.

This recipe is adapted from one of my favourite bloggers – Cook Republic.

Please leave a comment below if you made this recipe, have any questions or thoughts! Your comment will help me learn more about your preferences and will help other readers.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Rukzana Sikkandar
    August 4, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    5 stars
    Totally loved it . Initially I was a bit skeptical but everyone in my family, including my little one loved it . The combined aroma of almond meal and tahini along with cardamom is too good . Would love to try other variations too .

    Rukzana ❤️

    • Reply
      myflavourfactory
      August 5, 2021 at 12:10 am

      It makes me so happy that you tried it. Thank you so much. Glad the little one loved it too!

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