We sat down with the super awesome, lively team from the Ottawhat Podcast (Amaan, Rob and Keegan) and talked Ottawa, Nutrition and the importance of getting outside.
We sampled some tahini cookies and below is the recipe. Tahini is high in calcium, iron, and it has protein as well! It’s a great alternative to peanut butter and has a creamy texture and delicious taste!
-1 cup raw tahini (or combination of raw tahini and peanut butter)
-1/4 xylitol or coconut sugar * can add more if needed
-1/2 tsp of ginger and cinnamon
-1 Tbs. ground flaxseed OR 1 egg
-1/3 cup Optional chopped 85% dark chocolate
Pre-heat oven to 180° Celsius (350° Fahrenheit).
Mix tahini with xylitol/ sugar in a bowl. Add the cinnamon and ginger in.
If not making it vegan for your needs, add the egg and mix well! If you want to use flax instead, mix the tablespoon of flax with three tablespoons of water in a small cup and allow it to sit for a minute until it thickens and gels a bit. Mix it all it all up, and it should thicken up at this point! If adding dark chocolate do so now and mix to combine.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spoon the globs onto the sheet! Then you can flatten them out like peanut butter cookies with a fork!
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and let cool and eat them up with a friend while watching the sun go down.