Tahini Brownies (V, GF)

Tahini Brownies (V, GF)

Brownies are gold. But do they need sugar, butter, eggs and wheat flour? Not at all! These tahini brownies are chocolatey, fudgy, perfectly sweetened, nutty and will melt on your tongue. They have ripe bananas, cocoa, tahini and hazelnut flour inside which is why they can be considered a treat as well as potential breakfast, what do you say? Flax seeds plus oat milk are what hold them together and you can whip them up in under 30 minutes. Are you in for a brownie fix? Let’s get going!

 

life on sesame street is pretty healthy

Coming from Asia and East Africa, sesame seeds are derived from a plant called Sesamum indicum. Its compounds show a vast variety of vitamins, minerals and natural oils which are extremely beneficial for our physical and mental health. Though sesame seeds seem to be overlooked often when discussing a healthy balanced diet, they are so easy to incorporate in both savoury and sweet dishes! Even though they aren’t as popular as chia or flax seeds, they contain valuable nutrients including iron, zinc, copper, protein, vitamin E, thiamin, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Only good news about these sesame seeds, eh? For those who don’t know what tahini is: nothing but sesame seeds. Now that that’s sorted, let’s go and make some delicious & nutritious tahini brownies! 

 

Prep Time: 10 min

Baking Time: 15-20 min

Total Time: 25-30 min

Servings: 9 squares 

 

For this recipe you will need: 

2 ripe bananas

1 tbsp flax seeds

¼ cup plant based milk of choice 

¾ cup ground hazelnuts or almonds

⅓ cup coconut sugar 

3 tbsp tahini, plus 1 for topping 

1 tsp baking soda 

¼ cup cocoa powder

pinch of salt 

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a rectangular baking dish with baking paper. 
  2. In a blender, combine the bananas, flax seed and plant based milk and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour this mixture into a bowl and add the coconut sugar, tahini, ground nuts, baking soda, cacao and salt. Which a whisk, make the dough come together. Pour onto the lined baking dish and spread (the brownies should be 1.5cm thick). Pour one tablespoon of tahini over the brownies and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Serve with tea, coffee, more tahini if you like and a relaxed smile on your face – you made this! You chose to stand in your kitchen and bake your own delicious and nutritious treat – be proud of taking care not only of your baked-goodies-loving-soul but also your grateful body that gets to be nourished with valuable foods. I am proud of you and I hope so are you. ♥



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