Healthier Bahraini Rangeena
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Serves: 6-8
  • Approx. 1 cup dates*
  • ¼ cup spelt flour*
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  1. De-stone the dates and place them on a dish. Two layers would work best here.
  2. In a dry pan, dry roast the flours for about 3-5 minutes. Make sure you don't overroast, as you don't want them to burn or get too golden. Once you see it pick up colour, it's ready.
  3. Slowly add the oil and tahini and mix vigorously for 2-3 minutes on a low-medium heat
  4. Add the cinnamon and take off the heat, continuing to stir to incorporate everything
  5. Pour the mixture over the dates, flattening it down
  6. Place the walnuts on top and wait for it to cool -- please be careful about this, as it's hot oil! Wait at least half an hour before eating.
* rutab, or fresh dates, work best here, but it works with dried dates too
** you can use whichever flour you'd prefer -- buckwheat flour works well here if you're gluten-free. Do not sub for more oat flour as the texture will be an issue.
Recipe by Sand Kitchen at