Chocolate chip tahini cookies: 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.

While I’m all about a delicious, classic chocolate chip cookie, sometimes I need a bit of a cookie cleanse. That’s why these cookies are perfect. Not only are they healthy, but they satisfy your cookie craving without sacrificing flavor.

I’ve even managed to get my kids to enjoy these, without telling them that they’re healthy. That seems to be the key to getting kids to eat something! Am I right?

Another thing I really love about these cookies is how fast they are. You can literally have these on the table in 20 minutes. And with just 5 ingredients, you’re pretty much always sure to have everything on hand.

Recipe inspired by/adapted from Choosing Chia

Chocolate chip tahini cookies

These chocolate chip tahini cookies are gluten-free and sugar-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, chocolate cookie, cookie, gluten free, sugar free
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Gitanjali


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (I halved the amount in the original recipe because I found it was too sweet for my taste)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks or chips 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).

If you’re looking for more delicious cookie recipes to bake, be sure to check out all of my dessert recipes here!

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