Gluten-Free Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites
FUN FACT: These cookies do not taste like an oat brick! In fact, they don’t even taste like they’re healthy at all... sweetened with maple syrup and dates, making them just sweet enough, but also salty enough to keep things interesting.
The combination of vanilla, cinnamon, and maple with tahini’s signature sesame-y undertones make for a complex flavor that I could literally eat everyday. Toss in some hunks of dark chocolate and I have now become OBSESSED!
Here is what you'll need:
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons almond flour
4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
3 dates, chopped
Optiional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Here is what you'll do: - Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract together until combined.
- Add in the oats, almond flour, salt, cinnamon, dates and chocolate and mix until everything comes together.
- The batter might still be runny or thick depending on the type of Tahini you use. If runny, add a little bit more flour - As it sits it will thicken up, so don’t worry!
- And if it is too thick, add in a tablespoon of tahini. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop out the batter onto the lined baking sheet. Flatten the cookies slightly with your palm. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- The middle of the cookies should still be pretty raw (they’re vegan!).
Do NOT over bake, you want them to be chewy and gooey in the middle.