Diet & Nutrition

Magdalena Roze’s one-bowl tahini brownie recipe is the perfect postnatal treat for new mums

Magdalena Roze shares her delectable gluten-, refined sugar- AND dairy0free chocolate tahini brownie recipe; perfect for breastfeeding new mums. Or anyone that appreciates a healthy but sweet treat. 

These gluten-, refined sugar0 and dairy-free chocolate brownies are one of my most popular recipes. They’re a super easy one bowl wonder, choc-full of good fats and protein, and so delicious! The hero ingredient is black sesame which is especially good for new mums (for milk supply and depletion) and anti-ageing (for everyone!).

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Breastfeeding Brownies

Makes 8-10 slices or 18 squares


  • 40g cacao powder
  • 60g almond meal or gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 80ml honey or maple syrup
  • 60g nut butter
  • 60g black tahini
  • 1 egg (or if vegan, 1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked in 3 tablespoons water for 15min)
  • vanilla extract
  • 90ml any milk
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 100g good quality dark choc chips, or chopped dark chocolate

For the drizzle:

  • 2 heaped tablespoons black tahini
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup or to taste (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a rectangular loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Pop all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth and well combined. Taste the batter, it’s yummy.

3. Spoon the batter into your prepared tin and smooth it out at the top.

4. Bake for 25 min. Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin before slicing.

5. To make it look and taste even better, mix a little extra black tahini & maple, and drizzle over the top!

Note: To make them more fudgey you can stir some melted dark chocolate through the batter too. Just melt in a bowl over simmering water.

This recipe is courtesy of journalist and author of Happy and Whole, Magdalene Roze.

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