Tahini Brownies


Fudgy chocolate brownies with a delicious swirl of sweetened tahini. These squidgy brownies are rich and delicious and perfect with a scoop of ice cream. For best results, chill in the fridge before slicing.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch baking pan


Tahini Topping:

  • 1 cup tahini

  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine tahini, yogurt, sugar, egg, and milk in a medium bowl; mix until smooth.

  3. Combine melted butter and sugar in a bowl and mix until well combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Combine flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Gently mix into the butter mixture until batter is thick and smooth.

  5. Remove 1 cup of the batter and set aside. Spread remaining batter into the prepared baking pan. Pour tahini mixture on top and spread all the way to the edges of the pan. Drop small teaspoonfuls of the reserved batter evenly over the tahini mixture. Gently swirl a knife through the tahini layer to create a marbled effect.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the center comes out almost clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before slicing into squares.

Cook's Note:

Brownies have the best texture when they are ever so slightly under-baked. Remove from the oven when your tester is almost clean; some crumbs left on the tester is ideal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 7g
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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