Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Introducing Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies—a healthier twist on the classic cookie recipe! These cookies are packed with old-fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax, resulting in a delightful treat that’s crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a touch of sea salt, they offer the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness for a truly satisfying dessert!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • These Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are not only chewy and soft but also incredibly sweet, thanks to the delightful combination of chocolate chunks and caramel-like dates.
  • Offering the perfect blend of sweet and salty flavors, these cookies are sure to please both vegans and non-vegans alike!
  • The addition of tahini lends a nutty richness that complements the sweetness from the chocolate chips and dates.
  • For those with dietary restrictions, this recipe can easily be made gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats, and it’s also nut-free!

Tips And Tricks:

  • Start by combining the wet ingredients before adding the dry ones for best results.
  • Opt for a smooth, runny tahini rather than a solid one to ensure optimal texture and flavor.
  • Don’t hesitate to use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients if needed.
  • If the dough appears too dry and crumbly, consider adding more tahini or a splash of oil to achieve the desired consistency, depending on the type of tahini used.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can these cookies be frozen? Absolutely! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer, where they’ll remain fresh for up to 30 days.
  • Are the dates necessary? While not mandatory, adding dates enhances the flavor and texture of the cookies, making them even more delicious!
  • Are these cookies gluten-free? While the recipe itself is not gluten-free, you can easily make it gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats.

Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10 large cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. If you don’t have oat flour on hand, blend oats in a blender until finely ground to make your own oat flour.
  • In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, salt, and ground flax. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped dates and chocolate chunks until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Using a cookie scoop, form dough into balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or plate to cool completely.
  • Enjoy your delicious Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies!


  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-5 days.
  • For the best texture and flavor, use a smooth, runny tahini.
  • Feel free to use your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly if necessary.

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