Made with rich sesame seed paste and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup, these Easy Vegan Tahini Brownies will make for a gooey, crowd pleasing dessert!
I'm coming at ya with the most amazing, fudgy and insanely EASY Vegan Tahini Brownies Recipe!
If you guys like nut butter or have tried my Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies, then you'll probably love these tahini brownies as well.
I really can't believe how simple these tahini brownies are to make.
Plus, they only require 8 ingredients!
While I've shared a number of different vegan brownie recipes on my blog over the years (check out these Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies and these No-Bake Nutella Brownies), this tahini brownie recipe is definitely my favorite. (If you don't care for tahini, then definitely check out my Vegan Flourless Almond Butter Brownies!)
Let me walk you through how to make them!
Ingredients for vegan tahini brownies
One of the things I love most about this recipe, other than the flavor of course, is how few ingredients are required to make these brownies.
I'll list out all of the ingredients you'll need to make these easy vegan Tahini Brownies below:
I almost always have all of these ingredients on hand, which means a delicious, fudgy brownie is never too far out of reach!
What is tahini?
Tahini is a seed butter made from (usually toasted) sesame seeds.
I love using it in both sweet recipes (such as this brownie recipe) and savory dishes (such as this Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Soup).
I almost always have a jar on hand in my pantry!
Where can you buy tahini?
I can almost always find tahini at my local grocery story and I'm sure you can find it at your local grocery store as well!
Sometimes it's located in two or three different locations. It could be...
- ...with other nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter;
- ...in the international food aisle, or
- ...nearby the honey or other baking supplies.
If you're having trouble finding it, just as one of the grocery store employees and I'm sure they can help you locate it!
You can also often find tahini in any international grocery store or, my personal favorite, buy a couple jars on Amazon!
How to make your own tahini
If for some reason you can't find tahini near you, or if you just want to give yourself a project, you can easily make tahini from scratch at home.
I wrote a post a loooooong time ago titled "How to Make Tahini" and while the photos are atrocious (really, I need to archive some of my old posts!), the concept is still the same.
Basically you just toast 1-3 cups of sesame seeds for a few minutes until they start to turn golden brown.
Then you remove them from the heat and allow them to cool before processing them into a paste/butter, either using a high speed blender or a food processor.
I've found that I don't need to add any extra oil when I make tahini in my Vitamix.
However, if you have an older blender or a less powerful food processor, you can always add in some oil towards the end to achieve a runnier, smoother tahini.
If you really don't like tahini, but still want to make some delicious, fudgy vegan brownies, you can always try substituting a different nut or seed butter like almond butter or peanut butter.
I've made this recipe with almond butter and peanut butter and both work great! You just want to use the most runny nut butter you can find.
If you're nut butter is too hard/stiff, the brownies will end up dry.
How to make egg-less brownies
From what I've read, eggs actually act more as a binding agent and add more richness/fattiness to brownies instead of making them more cakey.
So to make egg-less brownies, you can easily use flax eggs instead of real eggs.
To make one flax egg, all you have to do is whisk together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for about five or so minutes to thicken.
I substitute flax eggs for eggs all the time in baking and they work great!
How to make fudgy vegan brownies
We also have to talk about how fudgy these easy Vegan Tahini Brownies are and how they got that way!
Usually for fudgier brownies, you want a higher fat to flour ratio.
Because these Vegan Tahini Brownies are flourless and use a good amount of tahini, they make for the most rich and decadent fudgy brownies ever!
If you are the kind of person who enjoys more cakey brownies, than these aren't the brownies for you.
You would want to be using a recipe that calls for more flour and has baking powder, which is a leavening agent!
What size pan should I use for flourless brownies?
You can use a number of different sized pans in this recipe.
I found that an 8x8 standard brownie pan made these brownies too thin, but if thin brownies are your thing, go for it! You'll just need to adjust the baking time accordingly.
I've made these brownies in an 8x6 rectangular pan as well as in a loaf pan and the loaf pan was definitely my favorite as it made for thick, hearty brownies!
The down side to the loaf pan, though, is that you only get edge pieces. I love edge pieces, because you get some chewier parts as well as gooey middle parts, but if you enjoy more gooey, middle sections you may want to use a larger pan size.
You could also double this recipe and then use a standard 8x8 baking pan in order to get more brownies that are still thick and hearty!
When it comes to enjoying these brownies, you'll need to be patient!
They will need a bit of time to cool down before they are ready to eat, otherwise they'll be too gooey to cut and melt in your hands.
If you enjoy gooey brownies, however, still allow these brownies to cool in the pan before enjoying them. Even after cooling for a while, they'll still be gooey and delicious.
If you want fudgier brownies, allow the brownies to cool completely in the fridge before enjoying. They get denser and fudgier after being chilled in the fridge and are the most amazing brownies you'll ever eat!
Other sweet tahini recipes to try
Tahini is so versatile! It can be used in savory or sweet recipes. Find other creative ways to use it by trying these recipes!
- Black Sesame Tahini Vegan Banana Bread
- Chocolate Tahini Brownie Bites
- Double Chocolate Black Tahini Banana Muffins
- Vegan Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies
- Tahini Granola with Clusters
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Easy Vegan Tahini Brownies
**Feel free to use whatever pan you have on hand or double the recipe for larger baking pans. Just be sure to adjust the baking time depending on the size pan you chose and whether you like your brownies more gooey or chewy!
This recipe was adapted and veganized from Ambitious Kitchen.
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This recipe is part of my Top 5 Vegan Brownies Series: