May 21, 2021

Oatmeal Cookies with Tahini, Dates + Chocolate Chunks


oatmeal cookies with tahini dates and chocolate chunks
These delicious oatmeal cookies are so easy to make and have the best texture (in my opinion) — crispy around the edges with a chewy center! They are super quick to whip up and are vegan AND gluten-free. They are great as a sweet treat, snack or even breakfast! I actually do not like dates on their own….but when you bake them in a cookie, they get soft and almost caramelized. Each bite of this cookie has some sweet dates and chocolate chips, while the tahini adds a nutty, salty undertone. If tahini isn’t your thing, or you don’t have any on hand, swap it for almond butter or whatever nut/seed butter you like.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 18 cookies


  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • cup chopped dates
  • cup dark chocolate chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl whisk together ground flaxseed with water to make your flax egg and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients — oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In another bowl combine the wet ingredients — flaxseed egg, maple syrup, tahini, coconut oil vanilla and almond extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently stir in the chopped dates and chocolate chunks.
  • Place dough in the fridge to setup for 30 minutes (do not skip this step).
  • Use a portion scoop to scoop dough onto the prepared sheet pans.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving them to a wire rack and cool.
Keyword 30 minute meal, chocolate, Dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, healthy, kid-friendly, vegan

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