chocolate fudge tahini brownies cut into squares

Chocolate Fudge Tahini Brownies

  • This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy

    Chewy, chocolatey, gluten-free brownies that will have your tastebuds doing backflips! Made from wholesome, good-for-you ingredients these brownies have all the decadence of a traditional brownie with none of the refined sugar.


    I’m absolutely loving baking with tahini lately. It makes everything so gooey, creamy, and delicious. I love the texture and the way it tastes. If you haven’t tried baking with tahini yet, now is your chance!

    So, what is tahini? Tahini is a combination of sesame seeds and oil. The sesames are ground and blended with the oil to create a creamy seed butter! Tahini’s flavor profile is very nutty and earthy. 

    What can I make with tahini? You might think of hummus when I say tahini. And you’d be right. Tahini is one of the main ingredients in hummus, but don’t fret - this brownie recipe does not taste like hummus! The tahini helps to balance out the flavors in this recipe and ultimately create the most ooey gooey and delectable brownies! 

    Ok so, these gluten-free tahini brownies are to die for. We gobble them up so quickly at my house! I’m usually a cookie girl, give me a chocolate chip cookie and I will eat not just one but 10. These brownies really give my cookie addiction a run for their money! 

    Let’s bake these fudgy, dare I say moist, and chocolatey gluten-free tahini brownies!

    chocolate fudge tahini brownies cut into squares

    Ingredients in these Chocolate Fudge Tahini Brownies 

    Tahini: Tahini gives these brownies their chewy and fudgy texture. The taste is truly unmatched!

    Cocoa Powders: A mix of unsweetened cocoa powder and some dark black cocoa powder, because why not? The black cocoa is kind of reminiscent of chocolate oreos, so it adds a rich chocolate flavor to these brownies! You can find a big jar of black cocoa powder on Amazon, and trust me a little goes a long way!

    Almond Flour: We’re going gluten-free for this recipe, so grab a bag of blanched Almond Flour from Amazon, Trader Joe’s, Thrive Market, or your local supermarket!

    Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is my go-to. I love it’s flavoring compared to brown sugar. Whenever I see brown sugar or granulated sugar in a recipe, I instantly swap it for coconut sugar. Plus it’s not a refined sugar, so it contains more nutrients and minerals than a traditional granulated sugar.

    Other Ingredients Needed: Two eggs, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract - the classic when baking.

    Optional Mix-Ins/Toppings: If you want it extra chocolatey you can mix in ½ cup of chocolate chips, highly recommend! Or if you’re a fan of nuts, mix in some peanuts, walnuts, or pecans! You can also drizzle these with a little bit of tahini or a sprinkle of maldon salt flakes! Toppings and mix-ins are always choose your own!

    stack of chocolate fudge tahini brownies

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • 8x8 baking pan
    • Parchment paper
    • Mixing bowls and spoon
    • Measuring cups and spoons

    Want More Tahini Baking Goods?

    Try this savory tahini banana bread!

    hand holding 1 chocolate fudge tahini brownie

    How to Make these Chocolate Fudge Tahini Brownies 

    Step One: Preheat the oven to 350° F and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. 

    Step Two: In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of tahini and 2 eggs. Stir in ½ cup of coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of black cocoa powder. Stir until fully combined.

    Step Three: Fold the dry ingredients into the batter: ½ cup of almond flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir until fully combined, batter will be very thick and fudgy. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (this is optional but highly recommended!)

    Step Four: Spoon the brownie batter into your prepared 8x8 baking pan. Spread with a rubber spatula so the batter is evenly spread across the pan. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

    Step Five: Remove from the oven and let brownies cool before removing from the pan. Option to drizzle with some extra tahini and a sprinkle of maldon salt flakes. Cut into 12 even pieces and enjoy!

    chocolate fudge tahini brownies cut into squares

    Chocolate Fudge Tahini Brownies

    Chewy, chocolatey, gluten-free brownies that will have your tastebuds doing backflips! Made from wholesome, good-for-you ingredients these brownies have all the decadence of a traditional brownie with none of the refined sugar.


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 15 min |

    Total time: 25 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 12

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup, tahini
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ cup, coconut sugar
    • 1 tsp, vanilla extract
    • ¼ cup, unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tbsp, black cocoa powder 
    • ½ cup, almond flour
    • 1 tsp, baking soda
    • ¼ tsp, salt
    • ⅓ cup, chocolate chips
    • Optional toppings: drizzle of tahini, maldon salt flakes

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the tahini and eggs. Stir in the coconut sugar, vanilla, and cocoa powders until smooth.
    3. Add the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until all ingredients are combined.
    4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    5. Spoon the brownie batter into the pan and spread with a rubber spatula into an even layer. 
    6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. 
    7. Let brownies cool before removing from the pan and cutting into 12 even pieces. 
    8. Top with flakey sea salt, more chocolate chips or a drizzle of tahini and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Put them in the fridge if you haven’t eaten them all by the 3rd day!
    2. To store in the freezer, cut into individual squares, wrap each square in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-friendly bag or container. Will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
    3. Can substitute coconut sugar for regular granulated sugar.
    4. Can substitute almond flour for regular all purpose flour.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 brownie

    Serves 12


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 234
    Total Fat 15g
      Saturated Fat 4g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 31mg
    Sodium 178mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25g
      Dietary Fiber 4g
      Sugars 17g
    Protein 6g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Chocolate Fudge Tahini Brownies


    Author: Christine

    |

    Course: Desserts

    |

    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Gluten-Free, Brownies, Healthy Dessert


    Ratings and reviews (2)

    ...
    Komal Singh 8 months ago

    These look heavenly and I'm going to try to replicate them.

    ...
    Mehaa 8 months, 1 week ago

    I've always been curious to try alternatives like Tahini in various recipes. But I never gave it a shot. Maybe i'll try it now! I'm saving the recipe!

    Leave a review and star rating: