Ginger & Sesame Bars with Passionfruit Tahini

These healthy ginger and sesame bars have all the lovely spices reminiscent of gingerbread all topped off with a delicious passionfruit tahini topping. Ginger has a long traditional use as a food and medicine for its digestive, anti-inflammatory and circulatory stimulant activity. Delicious and healthy!
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  • 2 carrots, grated 
  • 1/2 cup (45g) LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal) 
  • 1 tsp each ground cinnamon and ginger 
  • 1/2 tsp each ground cloves and nutmeg 
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1/2 cup (180g) honey 
  • 1/2 cup (175g) ABC (almond, brazil and cashew) nut butter 
  • 2 tbs coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 
  • 1/2 cups (180g) pecans, roughly chopped 
  • 1 cup white sesame seeds, toasted 
  • 1 cup (70g) shredded coconut

Passionfruit tahini

  • 1/4 cup (70g) white tahini 
  • 2 tbs honey 
  • 4 passionfruit


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 18cm x 27cm baking pan with baking paper. 
  2. Combine carrot, pecan, sesame seeds, coconut, LSA and dried spices in a large bowl with a pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Stir through egg until combined. 
  3. Combine honey, nut butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, lemon juice and fresh ginger in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until smooth and combined. 
  4. Pour over dry ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and level the surface with a spatula. 
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until set and caramelised around edges. 
  6. Cool to room temperature, then place in the fridge for 2 hours to firm up. 

Passionfruit tahini

  1. Combine tahini and honey in a saucepan over low heat with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. 
  2. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until smooth and melted. Remove from heat. 
  3. Halve passionfruit, then scoop flesh, seeds and juice into pan and stir to combine. 
  4. Cool slightly, then pour over bars and allow to set before serving

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