These brownies were kind of an accident (is it just me or are the best recipes usually the ones that don’t go to plan?). I actually came up with this recipe while I was experimenting with these chocolate fudge tahini cookies. I realised the mixture I ended up with was looking more like a brownie batter, so I decided to change course half way through and make a brownie recipe instead. I’m glad I did because it resulted in these decadent, fudgy brownies!
If you’ve been following my blog or socials for any length of time, you’ll know how much I LOVE Tahini. I still get questions from people not really knowing what it is. In case you’re one of those people, tahini is a sesame paste/butter. A sesame version of peanut butter if you will. I always say tahini is the Middle Eastern equivalent to peanut butter because it’s such a popular ingredients over there. I grew up eating tahini and date syrup with bread for breakfast – like our own PB&J!
I love using tahini in sweet treats. Many don’t really know what to do with it, but just like peanut butter, it can be used in endless recipes and combinations. Chocolate is one of my favourite flavour pairings that goes so well with tahini.
These vegan tahini brownies are:
- So delicious
- And easy to make!
You definitely need to try them!
Vegan Tahini Brownies
- 240g runny tahini*
- 80ml maple syrup
- 55g oat flour**
- 20g cocoa
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 3 tbsp warm water
For the tahini swirl
- 3 tbsp runny tahini
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp milk of choice
- A sprinkle of sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/350F.
- Mix together the ground flaxseed and water in a small dish and leave to set for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix together the tahini, maple syrup and set flaxseed mixture.
- Add in the oat flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix until combined, then transfer into a loaf tin.
- Mix the tahini, maple syrup and milk in a small bowl, then drop dollops on top and swirl using a sharp knife. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and a small handful of chopped chocolate on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, then leave to cool completely before slicing.
The best brownies ever!! Tahini for life!
Thank you Rebecca 😀 Tahini is the best!
So yummy <3
Thank you Cassie 🙂
Cookies accidentally turned brownies and looking SO tasty! I totally agree with you about the accidental recipes being the best. Or when you post a recipe that you are super excited about but everyone else seems to love it 😀 haha Love those happy surprises! But seriously these look brownie perfect, and your video is fantastic <3 I'm amazed!
These brownies sound amazing, Nadia! Love how thick and fudgy they are!
Thank you Gayle 🙂 they really are lovely and fudgy!
I always find that my best recipes happen by accident, or after a failure of another recipe. I love that you have added tahini to these, great idea!
Thanks for linking to my recipe 🙂
I love accidental recipes! 😉
OMG, I love tahini!And I love brownies! OK, I’m completely in love with this recipe Nadia 🙂 I’m gonna make these yummy bites ASAP! Thank you for sharing my healthy brownies recipe:) xx
Thank you lovely Andrea 🙂 I hope you do get to try the recipe. Tahini and chocolate are such a great match 😀
Wow these look amazing Nadia, LOVE tahini in sweet/chocolatey things, just too more-ish!! Gorgeous photos too.
Thank you Kate! I agree tahini and chocolate work so well together! Some people think I’m crazy for using tahini in sweet recipes but I think it works so well! Adds so much richness and creaminess.
I love the idea of using tahini to make brownies!!!! These look amazing Nadia! So fudgy and delicious, yum! 🙂
Thank you Harriet 😀
Why have I never used tahini in anything sweet before??? This needs to change! I love the sound of these brownies!
You need to try tahini in sweet recipes!! I grew up eating tahini mixed with date syrup for breakfast with bread – so sweet and delicious! It’s the Middle Eastern equivalent to peanut butter and jam 😛
These look great and so simple to make! Photos look lovely too, fab colours!
Thank you 😀
I want to drop everything and make these right now.
Go go go, make them now 😛
Wow! I have never heard of tahini brownies before.But these look and sound absolutely divine. I need to make these YUMMY brownies soon, Nadia! 🙂
It’s the same idea as using peanut butter brownies 🙂 the tahini adds richness and makes them lovely and gooey 🙂
Tahini in brownies is a fabulous idea.. These brownies look so decadent. Can’t wait to try.. Lovely share! 🙂
Thank you 🙂 They really are decadent and indulgent 🙂
I am obsessed with tahini right now. These brownies look amazing! I also love your video – nice touch to your blog!
Thank you Chrissa 🙂 Tahini is so good, isn’t it!
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I love brownies and tahini is one of my fave ingredient from Middle Eastern cuisine! It must be really amazing and I love the way you styled the brownie – beautiful photos Nadia x
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i have just tried this,
and it is AMAZING no exaggerations :))
These look great. Do you think I could sub quinoa flour, almond flour or coconut flour for the oat flour?
Oat allergy 🙁
I’m sorry to hear that Sarah! You can try almond flour, although I haven’t tried it myself so I can’t guarantee the results will be the same. I’ve never tried quinoa flour (can’t get it in the UK) and I don’t like coconut flour. It’s so dry! Let me know if you try it with almond flour and how it turns out! 🙂
Hi! Has the recipe for this changed? There was a version of this before with dates in it.
Hello, I have just come across your website and would love to try this particular recipe. I’m just wondering would it still work out with one egg instead of the flaxseed/water combination since I am not vegan? Thank you so much I look forward to hearing back from you.
Hi Nancy 🙂 I haven’t tried it myself, but a regular egg should work just as well. If the dough is too dry you may need to add a couple of tablespoons of milk. Let me know if you try it 🙂
Hi Nadia ! Is there an alternate to maple syrup ?
Hi Fatema 🙂 You can use any liquid sweetener like agave, honey, rice syrup, etc.