10 min prep time
15 min cook time
Nuts for Life - Tahini cookies by Joel Feren


  • 3/4 cup plain spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Heat tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Don't allow mixture to boil. Cool and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add flour, almond meal, baking soda and salt to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Roll small amounts of dough into balls and place on baking tray, ensuring you leave a gap between each cookie. Gently flatten each cookie with the back of a fork, and then sprinkle each with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Once cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Recipe makes 12 cookies. These are the perfect after-school snack for hungry kids!


Recipe and image courtesy of Joel Feren
Nutrients per serve
Energy 579kJ
Protein 3.9g
Fat 8.3g
Saturated fat 0.7g
Carbohydrate 11.5g
Sugars 6.2g
Dietary fibre 2.2g
Sodium 76mg

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