Low Fodmap Cookies – Tahini and Dark Chocolate

These cookies are full of healthy fats from the tahini, plant protein and natural sweetness. To keep it low FODMAP per cookie, I have used maple syrup instead of honey, dairy-free dark chocolate, tahini instead of butter or another nut butter and almond flour (which per serving of cookie keeps it low FODMAP – too much almond flour in one go can be a trigger).

Tahini is a great source of copper, iron and calcium which can be missed on many diets – particularly if following the FODMAP diet your dairy intake may be low, so opting for plant source of calcium can be helpful. PLUS it happens to be DELICIOUS.


  • 1 egg
  • 120g maple syrup
  • 60g of runny tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120g of ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 60g of dark chocolate chips


Makes 8 Large cookies, or 11 small:
1. Preheat your oven to 180C and line a baking tray with baking paper
2 In a large bowl mix the egg, maple syrup, tahini and vanilla extract until smooth
3. Add in each of the dry ingredients – ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix well. Then pour in the chocolate chips and mix
4. Using a large tablespoon, pour the dough onto the prepared baking paper, until you have made small cookie sizes (you can have them small or large – up to you!). Spread them evenly as they do grow during the baking process. You may need to repeat the process of baking if your mixture makes too many cookies to fit on one baking tray
5. Bake for 10 minutes until golden. Take them out and let them cool for 10 minutes
6. Top with sesame seeds and an extra drizzle of dark chocolate and some sea salt if you like that sweet/savoury combination

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London Nutritionist Clarissa Lenherr

I’m Clarissa, a registered nutritionist (mBANT) and workplace wellness expert. In my Harley St. London practice, I have helped hundreds of clients reach optimal health through creating sustainable, effective habits and dietary adjustments. My aim is to empower people with the skills, tools and knowledge to take their health into their own hands and feel the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves. Featured in The Daily Mail, Women’s Health, The Telegraph, and more.





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