Tahini Brownies

Solve the problem of self-control and brownies by making the perfect brownie that’s healthy enough to eat as much of as possible! This recipe makes quite a large tray, since I can’t seem to ever make enough to go around to everyone who wants it …


  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups coconut flour (works well with other gluten free flours as well)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, plus more for tray
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or replacement, if preferred)
  • 4 bars dark chocolate (I used 45% Icelandic chocolate)
  • ¾ cup tahini
  • Aquafaba from 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 2-3 bananas, whipped with fork
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup+ tahini, for topping
  • Sesame seeds, for topping

To Prepare:

In a double-boiler (or similar contraption, if unavailable), melt chocolate. Add coconut oil and sugar and mix until melted.

Mix in tahini; mix in aquafaba, vanilla, and whipped banana.

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients (cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt).

Mix in wet ingredients and combine well.

Preheat oven to 350; grease a large baking tray with coconut oil.

Pour mixture into baking tray. Add spoonfuls or rows of tahini over batter; swirl with toothpick or fork. Sprinkle sesame seeds over tray.

Bake for 25 min (or longer, for cakier brownies). I tend to dramatically undercook them and end up with tahini-chocolate fudge, but I’ve had no complaints so far 🙂


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