My new favorite healthy cookie recipe

So this recipe for chocolate chip tahini cookies is somehow a cookie recipe that’s free of almost everything! No gluten (thanks oats!), no sugar (thanks maple syrup!), no butter (thanks tahini!). Ok so yes there’s chocolate which of course contains both sugar and cocoa butter but hey, I don’t think it could possibly get any healthier than this.

And the cherry on the cake is that they’re absolutely addictive. Soft yet crunchy, with a slightly nutty hint thanks to the tahini, yet healthy enough to not feel guilty when you eat 2 (or 3 or 4) in a row.

Recipe inspired by/adapted from Choosing Chia (@choosingchia)

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (I halved the amount in the original recipe because I found it way too sweet)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks made from extra bitter chocolate


Mix the tahini with the maple syrup and the cinnamon in a bowl. Add in the almond flour and the oats, then mix. Fold in the chocolate chunks, and bake for about 15 minutes at 175C. You can sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top when they come out of the oven, but I don’t find it necessary.

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