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Fudgy Tahini Brownies

by: claire cary

These gluten free tahini swirl brownies are rich, fudgy and so easy to make. They're refined sugar free, made in one bowl and topped with beautiful tahini swirls. A totally crowd pleasing recipe!
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins





  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Removal will be easiest if you line it going both ways.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients until smooth.
  • Add in the dry ingredients, aside from the chocolate chips. The batter will be fairly thick.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips if using. Spread evenly into the lined pan.
  • Whisk together the tahini and powdered sugar. Make dollops on top of the brownies, then use a toothpick to create swirls.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. If you prefer really fudgy brownies, bake for closer to 25 minutes, if you prefer them more well done, bake for closer to 30.
  • Let cool completely, then slice and enjoy!


For the photos, I used 1/4 tsp of baking powder. If you prefer slightly more cakey brownies, you can use more, up to 3/4 tsp. Just depends on your preference! 
The powdered sugar in the swirl isn'y 100% necessary, but when I first tested these without it, the tahini kind of bubbles/cracks while baking and doesn't end up looking as swirly after. The cornstarch in powdered sugar helps to prevent this, and the sugar obviously makes the tahini less bitter. Tahini isn't for everyone, so if you don't like tahini, I would try my almond butter brownies instead! 
My favorite tahini is the 365 one from Whole Foods or Soom Foods which you can get on amazon. You want to use a nice and runny tahini, not one that is thick/chalky!
While I haven't tested these tahini brownies without eggs, I do think it would work! My suggestion would be to use either two flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 5 tbsp water) or a store bought egg replacer like Bob's Red Mill. The texture may be a bit different, but still delicious!
Serving: 1browniw / Calories: 225kcal / Carbohydrates: 24g / Protein: 5g / Fat: 14g / Saturated Fat: 4g / Fiber: 2g / Sugar: 14g

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