Veginners, this is the cookie bar recipe you‘ve been looking for!
There’s something about a cookie bar, instead of a cookie, that serves my craving for ooey gooey melted chocolate paired with fluffy cake interior. And did I mention, they’re healthy? These Tahini Oatmeal Cookie Bars are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free!
Using the power of natural sugars to make this recipe sweet, and other ingredients that actually provide some health benefits for your body. Not to mention the fact that chocolate is researched to be good for the soul!
Tahini Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe
Servings: 16 bars, if using an 8x8 inch pan and cutting each bar into a 2x2 inch size
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
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1 tsp flax meal
1/2 cup smooth tahini
1/2 cup non dairy butter
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup non dairy chocolate chunks
3/4 cup coconut sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
Mix1 tbsp flax meal with 2-3 tbsp water and let sit for 5 min until thick. Or try any of these egg substitutes.
In a large bowl, mix together the tahini, flax egg, melted butter, extracts, and coconut sugar until smooth.
Mix in the dry ingredients until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 20-23 minutes or until browning on the edges. If you want these gooey, don't over bake! Let cool before slicing and enjoy!
Estimated Nutritional Facts (per serving/bar):
Calories: 200 kcal (varies depending on the size of the bar and exact ingredients).
Total Fat: 12 grams (primarily from tahini, almond flour, and non-dairy butter).
Saturated Fat: 2 grams (depending on the type of non-dairy butter and chocolate used).
Cholesterol: 0 mg (it's vegan!).
Sodium: 50 mg (depending on the salt content of the non-dairy butter and added salt).
Total Carbohydrates: 18 grams (from almond flour, oats, and coconut sugar).
Dietary Fiber: 4 grams (from oats, almond flour, and flax meal).
Sugars: 10 grams (primarily from coconut sugar and chocolate chunks).
Protein: 6 grams (mainly from almond flour and tahini).
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