The Ultimate Chewy Tahini Brownie (gluten-free option)

Details:

  • Tahini rich 
  • EASY to make
  • Toddler friendly (no raw cacao powder, although you can substitute if you want)
  • Carob Powder rich
  • Gluten-free option available (just skip the 2 tbsp flour or substitute with cornstarch)

Now that the craze around the (Christmas) holiday is gone, we can sit down and enjoy a good dessert. Every New Year needs a good start. Don’t you agree, I definitely do – so my treat today. 

Last year, on a freezing cold January morning we walked into a local cafeteria hoping to save our fingers from falling off – literally, it was that cold.  Much to our surprise, there was a small kids corner with handmade vintage toddler kitchen and all little pots and pans.  So, D. was in heaven – and so were we. Apparently, most people have decided to stay home that day, so it felt like we had the coffee shop for ourselves. 

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While David was playing, we ordered a few of the café’s new desserts – one of which a mere resemblance of a Tahini Brownie. I didn’t even new a tahini brownie was a thing. When I put David for his afternoon nap that day, I started experimenting.  

And (many experiments later), the perfect Ultimate Healthy Tahini Brownie with Carob Powder was brought to life. 

What I particularly like about this recipe – it’s super-duper easy to make (one bowl dream), not too sweet and my little one can eat a piece or two.

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Ultimate Chewy Tahini Brownie

Simplistic to make, chewy and rich in flavor, these tahini brownies might easily become your go-to sweet snack. 
CourseDessert
CuisineEastern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tahini, runny
  • 1 egg, medium
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar/molasses
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp carob powder
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour, GF if needed
  • 1 tbsp baking soda

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil and egg until sugar has dissolved. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Dough should be sticky and soft. Mine formed a ball. 
  • Distribute dough on non-stick baking sheet (cookie pan). Dough should be around 2-4 cm. 
  • Bake in preheated oven (180C/360F) for around 20 minutes (or less), until toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Let cool and cut in squares. 

Recipe Notes

 
DOUGH: Your dough should be on the thinner side, otherwise consistency may change.
GLUTEN-FREE: If you wish to make this tahini brownie gluten-free, there are a few options:
1) omit flour whatsoever
2) substitute with cornstarch or GF flour mix

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