Healthier, but oh so delicious, Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are some of the best cookies…rich and decadent, but made with all wholesome ingredients. Oats and almond flour make up the base, tahini adds the perfect texture, and they’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Every bite is slightly crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy in the center. So DELICIOUS and extra easy too. Absolutely nothing not to love about these salty-sweet tahini oatmeal cookies.
Ending the week with chocolate cookies because cold and short January days always call for a cookie. I know that everyone is focused on the New Year and new goals. And many of you might not be looking for cookies, BUT cookies can still be wholesome and delicious.
And these cookies are proof!
I made these thinking, “no way will these actually work, they’re too healthy”. But to my surprise, they worked perfectly and tasted even better. Asher and my mom, who are very particular about their cookies, both agreed, these are SO GOOD!
My mom has these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies she used to make ALL THE TIME growing up. They are so simple, just mix all ingredients in a bowl and bake…so, so delicious. Without a doubt one of my favorite cookies.
Well, with it being “Healthy January”, I wanted to come up with a way to recreate her famous cookies. But yet make them even healthier. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it. I even said from the start…if I can’t make these taste really awesome, I’m not sharing the recipe.
Shockingly, the very first batch came out perfectly. Better than I could have even imagined. I thought maybe it was just a lucky fluke. But I’ve now made them multiple times, and each time, they’ve been perfect.
Maybe even better better than Mom’s original recipe. Simply because I was able to perfect the cooking time and add more chocolate chunks. Oh, and add that sea salt on top too!
Like my mom’s cookies, these actually couldn’t be any easier. Gather up all your ingredients, add them to a bowl (the order doesn’t matter), and mix until combined.
Stir in all the chocolate, then scoop the dough into balls, and bake! No joke, so easy.
The dough will be on the wetter side, so use a cookie scoop or spoon to make the balls. I know it might not seem like they’ll bake up nicely because of all the moisture, but they do!
They do brown a little on the edges, so at first I thought I had over cooked them. But I came to realize that they were just perfect this way. A little golden on the edges, but really soft in the center, with lots of melted chocolate.
The tahini not only adds a rich flavor, it really helps the cookies form a nice texture and chew.
For the chocolate, I used a mix of chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks. I wanted the classic chip, but also nice big pockets of chocolate chunks. The balance was just right.
What I love about these cookies is that they’re easy to make, require no chilling, and take less than thirty minutes. They’re naturally gluten-free, with no added sugar (I don’t count maple syrup as added sugar). In my opinion, they’re a healthy cookie that actually tastes delicious too.
My best advice? Bake these tonight…because everyone has thirty minutes to bake up cookies. Then eat a few warm, and welcome in the weekend. And in my case, the snow too.
Looking for other healthier dessert recipes? Here are my favorites:
5 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
Healthier Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies
Healthy…ish Homemade Samoas Cookies
Tahini Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lastly, if you make these Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 167 kcal
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- 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/3 cup real maple syrup
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks, and/or chocolate chips
- sea salt
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the oats, almond flour, baking soda, salt, coconut oil, tahini, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks.3. Scoop the dough out into rounded tablespoon size balls – the dough will be a little wet. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.4. Bake 10-12 minutes, until browning on the edges, but not fully set in the center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Eat warm (highly recommend) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
These NEED to be made with almond flour. Or figure out how to sub regular all purpose flour (I think halving should work according to the internet).
I didn’t have almond flour in the house when I made these and subbed all purpose flour 1:1 which was a huge mistake. They can put so dry and don’t look anything like the pic. I’m going to grab more tahini and try with half the amount of flour- still using all purpose flour instead of almond.
Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! Yes, I would definitely make these with almond flour:) Let me know if you give them another try! xx
These are my goto cookies now. Ive made them about 7 or 8 times. Half way through baking i take the pan out and bang it on the counter to flatten them out. Im making them as we speak and thought ‘man, i make these so much i NEED to review how great they are!’ Thanks for the best recipe!
Happy Monday!! 💘 Thanks so much for making this recipe so often, I love to hear that it always turns out well for you! xx
Delicious, delicious, delicious! But – mine crumbled and never flattened out. Not disappointed w the taste but couldn’t serve them for book club!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, so glad you enjoyed the flavor! Sorry about them crumbling, they are definitely a delicate cookie:) xT
These really do taste healthy! I substituted almond butter for the tahini. Really easy to make also. Thank you!
Happy Wednesday!! Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was tasty! xx
Delicious, well balanced, and we basically fought the urge to eat the entire pan right out of the oven!
Happy Wednesday!! ❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT
I have never tried tahini before but wanted to give them a go, they turned out really tasty and almost cakey inside. Could definitely taste the coconut and i didn’t think they were over sweet at all! Just right!
Perfect!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and thanks so much for trying it out! xx