For the last few months I’ve been making different variations of oatmeal bars to have as an easy breakfast. I wanted to test out a version with one of my must have pantry staples: tahini. I realized I don’t experiment enough with tahini, so decided go for it and boyyy was it worth it.
Tahini, a paste made of ground sesame, is super versatile- making it great for option for both sweet and savory dishes. It’s also a great substitute for nut butters for anyone who has nut allergies. I serve it Friday nights as a sauce to dip our veggies into, but the combination of sweetened tahini and chocolate just can’t be beat.
Tahini oatmeal bars are light and fluffy, and naturally gluten-free made with a blend of oats and almond flour. They’re sweet but not too sweet- just the right amount for when you need an afternoon pick me up, which nowadays is pretty much every day- anyone else?
You’ll need a few simple ingredients for these tahini oatmeal bars, which I guarantee you likely have in your pantry! I haven’t tested them with other nut butters, but think you should be able to if you don’t have tahini.
Be sure to grab a good quality tahini- there’s one linked in my shop page. You’re going to love this flavor combo and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
If you’re looking for other afternoon pick-me-ups, be sure to try out my Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!