These molasses/tahini cookies are Middle Eastern-inspired, delicious, and easy to make! Also, they are vegan, and gluten-free too! And they are so very yummy.
They are a very healthy cookie full of nutrients from the molasses, tahini, stevia and coconut oil.
Coconut oil is actually very good for us. In tropical climates like Polynesia, Sri Lanka and the Yucatan where they have a diet high in coconut oil, the people are healthier, have less heart disease, cancer, and colon problems than unsaturated fat eaters. It is now accepted that there is good cholesterol and there are good saturated fats. Learn the 12 benefits of Coconut Oil, this newly declared an Amazing SuperFood.
Thick, dark, syrupy, sweet blackstrap molasses is more than something to make candy or cookies with; it has many benefits, from helping prevent cancer to getting rid of grey hair. It is a superfood full of health benefits. Learn the 7 Blackstrap Molasses Health Benefits.
One of the binding ingredients is flax seeds which are a great substitute for eggs in baking. 9 Egg Substitutes for Tasty Vegan Baking Without Eggs.
The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for their health benefits for 5000 years! Learn all about Flaxseed and It’s Many Health Benefits and Uses.
For this recipe and all my recipes, I use Himalayan salt which is actually good for you!
As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness
I just love Walnuts – They add extra nutrition, flavor, and crunch to any meal. Walnuts are filled with good protein, are a rich source of minerals, have no trans fats or cholesterol, and have some of the highest antioxidant content of all tree nuts. Now that I know that walnuts are so highly nutritious, so much so that I consider them a superfood.
The more I learn about sesame seeds, the more I want to share it with other people. I’m an enthusiastic eater of all sorts of seeds, but sesame seeds in the form of tahini and oil are favourites of mine.
Molasses Tahini Cookies
- 1 Tbsp Flaxseed meal
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 3 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2/3 cup Brown rice flour
- 3 Tbsp Blackstrap molasses
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- 1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- pinch Himalayan salt
- Unsweetened coconut shreds for the top of the cookies for decoration
- Soak the flaxseed in the 2 tablespoons of water.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Chop the walnuts.
- In a large bowl, add tahini, molasses, coconut oil, salt, soda, and stevia.
- Now mix in the rice flour and walnuts.
- Make small balls for the cookies and dip the top into the coconut.
- Then put them on an oiled cookie sheet.
- Press each one down so they are all flat.
- Bake them for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove the baked cookies from the oven, leaving them for 2 minutes on the baking sheet.
- Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store your homemade Molasses/Tahini Cookies in an airtight container.
I am sure you enjoyed these Molasses/Tahini Cookies and may want to try some more recipes with the ingredients of molasses and tahini.
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