Honey, Tahini and Date Biscuits

I’ve adapted this recipe from one  by Benjamina Ebuehi to include honey. I warn you – despite the healthy sounding ingredients – these craggy biscuits are extremely calorific and addictive.


100g tahini
2 tbsp water
60ml sunflower oil
45g thick honey
2 tsp vanilla extract

125g plain flour
120g sugar
130g chopped dates
75g jumbo oats
½ tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  • Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan) or 350F/gas 4
  • Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper
  • Put the wet ingredients in a bowl and give them a good stir
  • Put the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and give them a good stir
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine to make a thick dough
  • Divide into 12, form into balls, arrange on the baking trays and flatten slightly
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until well browned but the middle still soft
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes
  • Place on a wire rack to cool.

Click here for Benjamina Ebuehi’s ‘Carrot & Crumb’ blog

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