Sea Salt and Sesame Brownies


Sea Salt and Sesame Brownies

I can never resist a brownie when I see one, especially my sea salt and sesame brownies! Sea salt is one of my favourite things to partner with chocolate as I love the burst of saltiness against the sweeter chocolate. These brownies are refined sugar free and instead are sweetened with coconut sugar and they come out crunchy on the outside and amazingly gooey on the inside. Trust, me you won’t be able to just have one…

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Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a 25 x 25cm baking tin with baking paper.

Melt the coconut oil or butter with the chocolate in a pan on a low heat. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.

Beat the sugar, vanilla and eggs together until combined. Once the chocolate has cooled a little, pour it into the egg and sugar mix. Sift in the flour and a pinch of salt, stirring well then add in the tahini.

Pour the mix into the baking tin and scatter over some sea salt flakes (about ¼-½ tsp) and sesame seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the brownie is just set – you want the outside to be crispy and the centre nice and gooey. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Once cool, cut into squares.

They will last for 1 week in an airtight container in a cupboard.


  • Tove Merete Høvik

    Last for a week… Yeah right as if id be able to controll myself and let them stay untouched forva whole week! #chocoholic

  • Debbie

    can these be frozen so I can just defrost one as a treat?

  • Siobhan

    Hi Madeleine,
    Recipe looks amazing definitely one I want to try for a special dinner tomorrow night.
    What can I substitute coconut sugar with? As it’s a bit on the pricey side for me. Thank you! X

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, you could try using a sugar substitute like Stevia instead xx

    • Siobhan

      I did just that. I used a stevia brown sugar blend and they turned out fantastic!! Thank you xx

  • Ella Bee

    They look amazing! would love to make for my friends baby shower.. Regarding flour.. would almond or coconut work and would the quantity be the same? Xxx

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Hi babe, coconut and almond flours are super absorbent so you would need so much less. You can get some really great gluten free flours which would work great in this recipe xx

    • Ella Bee

      Thank you so much, i’ll look into it.. do you have an idea roughly how much less you would need? Might have an experiment :) Xx

  • Katy Wilson

    Look lovely! Can a flax egg or chia be used instead? xx

    • Madeleine Shaw

      Absolutely my lovely xx

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