Banana Tahini Bread

"It’s easy to understand why banana bread is so universally loved; When done right, the texture has an inviting richness, with a smooth banana taste throughout. It begs you to take the next bite. The tahini in this recipe adds an earthy depth to the banana bread, which I absolutely adore. It’s hearty. It’s flavorful. It’s well balanced on the sweet/unsweet scale."
-- @lalalunchbox
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 55mins
Serves or Makes: 8

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  • 4 bananas
  • 1/4 cup well stirred tahini
  • 1/4 coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons oat milk (or any milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 chocolate chips


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a loaf pan with neutral oil.

  • Step 2

    Mash 3 very ripe bananas against the side of a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl: tahini, coconut oil, oat milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar.

  • Step 3

    Mix thoroughly. I always make sure to leave some lumps of banana, because that’s how I prefer it, but you can use a mixer if you prefer a smoother textured bread.

  • Step 4

    Add the cinnamon, salt and baking soda and stir gently.

  • Step 5

    Slowly add the flour, and continue to stir gently until it is fully combined.

  • Step 6

    Add the chocolate chips (optional) and give it one final mix. Pour into your prepared loaf pan.

  • Step 7

    Slice the 4th banana in half lengthwise. Place each half on the top of the bread before baking.

  • Step 8

    Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

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