This recipe for healthy, gluten-free cookies is bound to become a favourite treat for the whole family. They contain raw, natural ingredients and are suitable for people following vegan or cholesterol-lowering diets and those with risk factors for high cholesterol.


Makes 20 cookies

  • 6 Tbsp tahini
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp currants


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Stir the tahini and honey together until well blended.
  3. Stir in sunflower seeds, oats and currants.
  4. Drop teaspoons full of the mixture onto an oiled baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until edges are brown.
  5. Leave to cool on baking sheet for several minutes (important) before removing to cool further on a rack.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • An ideal healthy treat for kids’ lunch boxes or with tea or coffee. However, like all cookies, these have a high sugar content. Even though they are healthy treats, they are still treats. Eating too much sugar can lead to increased blood sugar levels and chronic health conditions like type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.
  • Roll in desiccated coconut before baking or press an almond on top before baking.

Linda bakes these delicious cookies in San Remo, Victoria.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

 Energy 815.79 kJ
195 cal
 Protein 3.97 g
 Total fat 8.13 g
 Saturated fat 0.95 g
 Carbohydrates 26.2 g
 Total sugars 20.07 g
 Fibre 2.71 g
 Sodium 10.93 mg
 Cholesterol 0 mg
 Potassium 104.91 mg


More information

For more information on nutrition, including information on types and composition of food, nutrition and people, conditions related to nutrition, and diets and recipes, as well as some useful videos and tools, see Nutrition.
For more information on cholesterol, including the health effects of high cholesterol and ways to lower cholesterol levels, as well as some useful tools, see Cholesterol.
Gluten-free diet For more information on gluten-free diets, see Gluten-Free Diet.
Vegetarian diet For more information on vegetarian diets, see Vegetarian Diets.


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