Oatmeal Cookies With Tahini, Dates + Chocolate Chunks

Gourmet Mami
by Gourmet Mami
18 cookies
22 min

These delicious oatmeal cookies are so easy to make and have the best texture (in my opinion) — crispy around the edges with a chewy center! They are super quick to whip up and are vegan AND gluten-free. They are great as a sweet treat, snack or even breakfast! I actually do not like dates on their own….but when you bake them in a cookie, they get soft and almost caramelized. Each bite of this cookie has some sweet dates and chocolate chips, while the tahini adds a nutty, salty undertone. If tahini isn’t your thing, or you don’t have any on hand, swap it for almond butter or whatever nut/seed butter you like.

Oatmeal Cookies With Tahini, Dates + Chocolate Chunks
Recipe details
  • 18  cookies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • ⅓ cup chopped dates
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
In a small bowl whisk together ground flaxseed with water to make your flax egg and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients — oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl combine the wet ingredients — flaxseed egg, maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil vanilla and almond extract.
Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently stir in the chopped dates and chocolate chunks.
Place dough in the fridge to setup for 30 minutes (do not skip this step).
Use a portion scoop to scoop dough onto the prepared sheet pans.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden.
Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack and cool.
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