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Healthy Chocolate & Tahini Cookie Dough Balls (Vegan)

These little cookie dumplings are full of the good things to keep you going and are a perfect after swim or gym snack! Full of tahini, chia seeds, dried fruit and cashew nuts with a drizzle of dark chocolate - whats not to like! They are made with gluten free flour and oats but without any refined sugar, instead using honey (or maple syrup for vegans) so are also great for kids lunchboxes.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 32 small cookie dumplings

Ingredients

  • 50 g Rolled Oats
  • 50 g Coconut Flour
  • 200 g Gluten Free Plain Flour
  • 1 tsbp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 50 g Dark Chocolate Chunks
  • Handful Chopped Cashew Nuts (Leave out if making for school lunchbox)
  • 50 g Sultanas or other dried fruit Cranberry or apricots are really nice
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 250 ml Dairy free milk Like Koko, Oat milk or soya
  • 3 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
  • Squeeze Lemon Juice

To Decorate:

  • Melted Dark Chocolate
  • Crushed Cashew Nuts (Leave out if making for school lunchbox)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, oats and coconut flour and give it a stir together. Add in the seeds, chopped nuts (if using), chocolate chunks and sultanas. Give it another quick stir.
  • In a jug whisk together dairyfree milk, tahini, honey (or syrup) and squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir until it forms a slightly sticky soft dough. With a small icecream scoop or teaspoon put the mixture into the baking sheet in little dollops, hence the cookie dumpling name - they don't spread when cooked so retain this pretty little shape!
  • Bake for 15mins until golden brown on the edges and leave to cool. Finally for an extra little bit of a treat drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed cashew nuts.