Wholesome Flourless Tahini Brownies
I'm verrrrrrrry excited about this recipe. It's been a while since I've created a brand new recipe that was completely wholesome, super easy, and incredibly delicious.
Man, these wholesome flourless tahini brownies. THEY ARE SPECIAL.
Whenever you come across a recipe that contains tahini, just start preparing yourself for greatness. Because tahini literally makes everything better. Savory and sweet foods alike.
For example, my favorite salad ever is this kale sweet potato tahini salad. Because of the amazing tahini dressing. And these raw tahini date bars are insaaaaaaane. Because of the tahini in them. And these wholesome flourless tahini cookies? Boy does the tahini work its magic in those.
So yeah, the tahini in these brownies transforms them into a dessert that's rich, gooey, dense, flavor-packed, and also, super wholesome!
Because sometimes, when you use tahini, you eliminate the need for any butter or oil or flour in your recipe. As exemplified in these here wholesome brownies.
The tahini acts as both the butter and the flour in these brownies, so you won't find any other fats or flours in the ingredient list below.
As for sweeteners, these flourless tahini brownies use coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar. You could use granulated sugar or brown sugar instead, but if you're looking to keep your brownies on the healthier side, the coconut sugar is a great substitute.
After that, there are eggs for binding and moisture and leavening, and vanilla extract and salt for flavoring, and then cocoa powder of course, because hello, hi, we're making brownies.
And lastly, there are chocolate chips and walnuts added to the mix. And before I discuss the chocolate chips, allow me to just reassure you that you can totally skip the walnuts if nuts in brownies aren't your thing.
But about the chocolate. These brownies aren't overly sweet in any way, so the chocolate chips help sweeten up the batter a bit. They also help make the brownies that much more delicious.
I used chopped chocolate as opposed to chocolate chips, because I really enjoy having big, hot, melting chunks of chocolate in my brownies. Just this weird quirk I have.
So that's all the ingredients. Eight in total.
As for the actual process of making these wholesome flourless tahini brownies, all you'll need is a single bowl, a single spatula, a single hand, a baking pan, some parchment paper, and an oven. And a cutting board and knife and one more hand if you plan on chopping up some chocolate for these brownies.
Five minutes to make, twenty-two minutes to bake, five more minutes to cool, and you've got yourself some of the richest, easiest, quickest, totally-good-for-you brownies ever.
I had these tahini brownies for breakfast this morning with my coffee. It felt great. It was quite wonderful to be able to eat brownies for breakfast and know that they were full of healthy fats (from the tahini and walnuts) and antioxidants (from the cocoa).
Oh, and the brownies paired impeccably with my coffee. So just a suggestion if (but really, WHEN) you make these tahini brownies - eat them for breakfast. With coffee.
Wholesome Flourless Tahini Brownies
Yield: about 20 brownies
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some excess hanging over for easy removal later.
In a large bowl, stir together the tahini and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix vigorously until mixture is smooth again.
Pour cocoa powder and salt over wet ingredients and mix everything together until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts last.
Spread batter into prepared baking pan evenly. Sprinkle more chocolate chips and/or walnuts on top of batter if desired.
Bake brownies for about 20-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few gooey crumbs. Don't over-bake! Let brownies cool before lifting from pan and slicing into 16-20 squares.