People, there's a reason we use butter when baking ... it makes things taste good. While I'm all for eating well, meaning with an eye towards health, I do require my healthy foods to be delicious. If I wanted to snack on biscuits of wheat and hay, I'd have been born a cow. Moo.
I had such high hopes for these tahini based cookies ... yet the finished product was decidedly UN-spectacular. One bite and I was instantly transported to the 1970's; a time before we realized that health food could be and should be delicious.
Such a shame, because the ingredients were promising: a bunch of rolled oats, a bit of whole wheat pastry flour, some dark brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, a couple of egg whites, etc. I added pecans, because I like nutty cookies. They should have been yummy. They were not. This fact was confirmed when the husband tasted them and stopped after only two cookies. Normally, he's eating as fast as I'm baking. He did not return for another round. Feh.
The recipe came straight out of The Flat Belly Diet Cookbook, and I will not offer it here. They simply aren't worth baking. The texture is odd, and the after-taste is revolting. So much so that they're destined to become food for the birds that visit my kitchen window each morning. I wonder if they'll turn their collective beaks up at them?
So, have you ever baked with tahini? Have your efforts been successful? If so, please share. I'm not ready to give up on tahini based baked goods ... the search continues!