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Date-Sweetened Turmeric Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies {gluten & oil-free}

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 16


  • 3/4 cup gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or chunks*
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/31/2 cup medjool dates, pitted & packed (depending on how sweet you want it, I used 1/3)
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/21 tsp turmeric (depending on your preference)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. Process the tahini, almond milk, medjool dates, cinnamon, turmeric, salt and vanilla until smooth. Transfer into a mixing bowl and add in the remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  3. Scoop the dough into 10-12 cookies, about 1.5 tbsp each, onto a parchment lined baking sheet, then press down to flatten.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool before digging in.


I usually buy my turmeric powder in bulk as opposed to small bottles as it is less money per ounce that way, so I would recommend you do the same if you eat a lot of turmeric 🙂
Since most chocolate chips have refined sugar, you can opt for cacao nibs, chocolate chunks of your favorite sugar free chocolate bar, or just leave it out 🙂

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins