Tahini-Honey Flourless Brownies

28 Apr

My office is almost always abundant with treats and snacks. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, a holiday, or a big team meeting, the temptation is rampant and usually difficult to resist. So when my manager asked what she could bring to a two-hour long team meeting this week, I quickly volunteered to bring a pan of brownies – healthy, whole food brownies that I knew everyone would love, and I wouldn’t feel guilty enjoying!

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These brownies are based on my flourless peanut butter swirl brownies – a recipe I’ve made frequently because they’re so darn good. This updated version uses half the sugar and is swirled with a mixture of tahini and honey. The result is an insanely fudgy brownie, with the nutty-sweet flavor of the tahini-honey swirl. I promise, no one will know they’re healthy, they’ll just know they will want more than one!

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Tahini-Honey Flourless Brownies, adapted from this recipe

Makes 16 brownies

  • 1/4 C nondairy or skim milk
  • 3/4 C nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg or flax egg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C old-fashioned rolled oats (uncooked!)
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C tahini, stirred well
  • ¼ C honey or maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8×8 inch pan with PAM.

In the jug of your blender, first add the liquid ingredients, and then the dry ingredients, but leave out the tahini and honey (this is for the swirl on top). Blend until completely smooth – you may have to scrape the sides of the blender with a spatula once or twice.

Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan – the batter will be thin. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the tahini and honey and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and drizzle over the batter. Use a knife to create a marbled effect.

Bake for 20 minutes at 350, or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove to a cooling rack to let the pan cool down. DO NOT cut them yet! You must let these chill in the fridge at least a few hours or overnight before slicing into 16 brownies. Serve and enjoy!

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11 Responses to “Tahini-Honey Flourless Brownies”

  1. cassi9879b April 28, 2016 at 8:14 am #

    I would’ve never guessed the tahini and honey would look so good in a swirl!

  2. Diana April 28, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    These brownies, a good cup of coffee and….meeting? what meeting? 🙂
    These sound/look very indulgent! yummm!

  3. sprint2thetable April 28, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    I just pinned these to try – I love brownies!!! Especially the blender variety. 🙂

    • xtinaluvspink April 28, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks!! Any way to make eating dessert easier, right? 🙂

  4. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine April 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    Tahini never fails to make me smile 😉

  5. Lex @ Flecks of Lex April 28, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    I’d never heard of tahini being used in desserts. This sounds really interesting! I hope you had a great meeting, and I’m sure everyone loved your brownies!

    • xtinaluvspink April 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

      I love using tahini in sweet applications! Try it in a smoothie in place of nut butter 🙂 also, check out my tahini Chocolate Chip cookies!

  6. Julie @ Running in a Skirt April 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

    I never would have thought of putting tahini in brownies… but now I can’t stop thinking about it! Yum!

  7. balancedberry April 29, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    Putting tahini in brownies sounds absolutely brilliant! They must have the most amazing moist texture. Yum!

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