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Tahini Oatmeal Cookies
Tahini Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

You can vary these cookies by adding raisins, dates, coconut and other dried fruit or nuts. The total amount of add ins can be up to two cups. See notes below the recipe for a non-vegan version of the cookies.

Category: Cookies
Type: Vegan
Servings: 24 large cookies
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon / 15 ml lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons / 90 ml aqua faba
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 cup / 250 ml tahini
  • 3/4 cup / 187.5 ml white sugar
  • 1 cup / 250 ml brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon / 5 ml vanilla
  • 1 cup / 250 ml all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup / 250 ml whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon / 5 ml baking soda
  • 2 cups / 500 ml oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon / 5 ml salt
  • 2 cups / 500 ml non-dairy chocolate chips (or raisins)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F / 200 degrees C. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly. 

  2. In small bowl, mix non-dairy milk and lemon juice. Let this mixture sit while you begin preparing the recipe. 

  3. In mixing bowl, lightly beat the aqua faba for a minute - it should look a bit foamy. Beat in the oil. Add the tahini and mix thoroughly. Beat in the white and brown sugar, vanilla and non-dairy milk + lemon juice mixture until the mixture is smooth. It will be thick. 

  4. In separate bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, salt, oatmeal and chocolate chips (or other add ins). Stir the flour mixture into the tahini mixture until no streaks of flour remain and chocolate chips are even distributed. 

  5. Scoop 2 tablespoons / 30 ml of dough and make balls. Place on cookie sheets. The cookies will spread, so leave room between them. 8 cookies to a sheet should give enough room. Press the balls down lightly with a fork, then bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for a few minutes on tray to firm up, then remove to a rack to cool.

  6. The dough can be refrigerated for up to two days if you do not want to bake them right away. 

Recipe Notes

Add-ins can total up to two cups. Optional add ins :

shredded coconut, chopped dates, raisins

Non-vegan version:

Use 2 eggs in place of aqua faba, and 1/4 cup / 60 ml sour cream in place of non-dairy milk + lemon juice.