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Flourless Tahini Oat Cookies
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Flourless Tahini Oat Cookies

These gooey granola-ish cookies are quick and easy, incredibly delicious, and avoid refined sugar and white flour entirely! They are flourless, but may not be safe for GF folks, depending on individual sensitivity and type of oats used. 


(makes about 36 cookies)

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dried coconut flakes (but feel free to use other dried fruits, such as raisins or cranberries, or even apricots)
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the tahini, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and coconut and stir well. Add in the oats and seeds and mix until well blended. Wet your hands to prevent sticking and then form the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Arrange these on baking trays (either non-stick, or lined with parchment paper), and then bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Let them cool before you take them off the tray so that they don't fall apart, and then indulge!



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Carolyn
    Vote #2 for The Vegan Frog! Just realized that you posted an oatmeal cookie recipe also! They say, "Great minds think alike!" Sounds delicious and very healthy. I like the idea of not adding flour. What is Tahini?
    1. The Vegan Frog
      Hi Carolyn, thanks for the comment! Tahini is the sesame seed version of peanut butter, or any other nut butter. Sesame seeds are ground until they produce a nut butter-like consistency. It's really tasty, and makes a great nut butter alternative- I would definitely recommend seeking it out!
      1. Carolyn
        I love sesame seeds on bread! I have never seen it in a grocery store in Alabama. I am thinking it might be available in some of the specialty stores. We have a specialty store about 30 minutes away but none in my home town! Sounds wonderful.....and I would think would add a lot to the taste of the cookies! The tahini probably also takes the place of margarine.
        1. Carolyn
          Congrats Vegan Frog for making Top Posts!
          1. The Vegan Frog
            Thanks Carolyn! And I hope you are able to get hold of some Tahini to try!
  2. Roopam
    Wow! That's interesting. I love Tahini...that's a great idea to use it into cookies...voted!
  3. BuddhasDelight
    mmm, i can't wait to make these! I LOVE coconut. vote #6. thanks! mmm... :)
  4. Tatterhood
    Sounds delish! Gonna try them as soon as the weather cools a bit. Some vegans might not want to use honey, however. It's on the no fly list, but I use raw honey all the time. I suppose agave could be used, too, but maybe less because of the viscosity difference.


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