Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal

I probably shouldn’t be posting brownie recipes immediately after opening up a contest for brownie recipes. ? I couldn’t resist.

Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

Is anyone else kind of obsessed with tahini? I can’t seem to get enough of it lately. I use it to make salad dressings, in smoothies, on oatmeal. All the tahini, all the time.

It’s definitely an acquired taste. I honestly did not like it at first. I found it unpleasantly bitter. I think all the salads I had with homemade tahini-balsamic dressing helped me learn to love its flavor.

Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal #Vegan #OatmealArtist

Anyway, peanut butter brownies are a popular choice, but I wanted to try it with tahini. My instincts were right; this was lovely.

P.S. Instead of eating this for breakfast, I stored it in the fridge and then crumbled a bit of it into banana nice cream to make a brownie blizzard, which I then drizzled with more tahini. ???  You’re welcome.

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Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup's worth of peeled and diced zucchini*
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled or quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 2-3 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a single-serving ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. Puree all ingredients except the tahini together in a food processor. If it's too dry, add more milk one teaspoon at a time until it reaches a nice batter consistency. If it's too watery, add a little bit of oats. (It should not be as thick as cookie dough).
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared ramekin. Swirl in tahini on top. Make sure you're using thicker tahini and not the super liquidy part (stirring your tahini beforehand will help). Transfer to the ramekin and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until it no longer looks “wet” on top.

Just an FYI:

You can sub any other puree in place of the zucchini. Possible options include half a mashed banana, 1/3 cup pumpkin puree, or 1/3 an avocado, mashed. I like to use yellow squash instead of zucchini because you can leave it unpeeled and it won't leave green streaks.


Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal by the #OatmealArtist

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Tahini Swirl Brownie Baked Oatmeal

  1. Kelsey says:

    I still haven’t found a way to use tahini in oatmeal that I *love*. But, it has gotten a lot of use in my house making hummus and baba ganoush. I imagine that this over nice cream would be pretty amazing though!

  2. Well now I know what recipe for the contest is off-limits! 😉 Looks great, Lauren!!

  3. Cassie says:

    I LOVE tahini and sesame seeds overall! In general I use tahini as a dip for vegetables, but I know that it has a delicious, nutty flavor with chocolate. I wonder if I should make a sweet potato tahini brownie recipe?

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