Tahini Brownie Recipe

This tahini brownie recipe is chocolatey, rich, and very very delicious! It's hard not to eat the whole pan! 

I've always loved the classic peanut butter chocolate combo. I think chocolate goes well with just about any seed or nut butter, which is why it pairs so well with tahini.

These decadent (but healthier!) tahini brownies are absolutely delicious! They're incredibly rich. (Gluten Free)

What is tahini?

Tahini is a roasted sesame seed puree. Tahini is typically added to hummus, salads, and other savory dishes and is often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. I used it in my falafel and bulgur salad recipe.

Tahini is one of my favorite flavors. It's smooth and rich with roasted nut undertones. It has a little bite to it as well, which makes it more exciting than peanut or almond butter and also what makes it pair so well with a subtler chocolate flavor. 

These decadent (but healthier!) tahini brownies are absolutely delicious! They're incredibly rich. (Gluten Free)
These decadent (but healthier!) tahini brownies are absolutely delicious! They're incredibly rich. (Gluten Free)
These decadent (but healthier!) tahini brownies are absolutely delicious! They're incredibly rich. (Gluten Free)
Tahini Brownie Recipe | This Healthy Table

Tips for Making the Best Tahini Brownies

It seems annoying, but do use parchment paper to line your pan. Spraying cooking spray or using butter in your pan will leave the brownies with a greasy bottom…no one wants a greasy bottomed brownie!

Test your brownies before taking them out of the oven - a little center gooey-ness is always nice, but fully undercooked brownie batter is not! The testing stick (I use a toothpick) should come out with only a few crumbs.

Let your brownies cool before you cut them. I know you don’t want to wait, but give them five minutes to cool and they’ll hold up better.



These decadent (but healthier!) tahini brownies are absolutely delicious! They're incredibly rich. (Gluten Free)

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Enjoy this delicious tahini brownie recipe! Let me know if you make it - you can tag me on Instagram or Facebook @thishealthytable. 


Yield: 9 brownies

Tahini Brownie Recipe

These gluten-free tahini chocolate brownies are ridiculously tasty! They're rich and moist.

prep time: 15 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons high quality unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 6 ounces high quality bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 4 tablespoons tahini, divided

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Stir to combine.    
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave (1 to 1 1/2 minutes). Stir in the coconut oil and tahini till fully combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and both sugars. Using a hand mixer on medium-high speed, beat for 3 to 4 minutes until smooth and doubled in volume.

  5. Add the salt and vanilla to the sugar mixture. Then add the melted chocolate. Beat on medium speed till combined. Beat for 30 seconds to one minute on medium-high speed until the mixture is thick and holding its shape.
  6. Add the cornstarch and beat for 30 seconds to one minute on medium-high speed until the mixture is thick and holding its shape.
  7. Spread the mixture in the pan and smooth the top. Drizzle the tahini over the top of the batter and using a toothpick or fork, swirl it across the batter.

  8. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes or until the top is browned and the sides are puffed up. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

calories

261

fat (grams)

18

protein (grams)

5

sugar (grams)

15

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