Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini
It's been a while since I shared a sweet breakfast recipe and boy do I have a nice one for you today, a sesame chia banana bread with honey and tahini! I am a big fan of freshly baked bread! So much so that I far too often devour the entire loaf while it's still warm from the oven, so I only make my own breads infrequently... Quick breads, like this one, are among my favourites because they are so easy to make. You literally just mix the ingredients, pour them into a loaf pan and bake. This quick bread starts with a base of a banana bread that uses honey and tahini to sweeten and to help keep the bread nice and moist. In addition to the flour I like to add some rolled oats for the extra, flavour and fibre. This bread is finished off with sesame seeds and chia seeds for the crunchy texture and to add all of the beneficial nutrients of both! This sesame chia banana bread with honey and tahini is so easy to make and so good that you'll be making it all week long!

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini
Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread with Honey and Tahini

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 10

A moist, tasty and healthy banana bread with tahini, honey, sesame seeds and chia seeds!


ingredients
  • 1 cup (about 3) very/over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
directions
  1. Mix the bananas, honey, tahini, eggs and milk, followed by the mixture of the flour, oats, baking soda and salt, followed by the seeds.
  2. Pout the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is lightly golden brown and a toothpick pushed into the centre comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

Option: Use a mixture of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour.
Option: Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Option: Replace the tahini with peanut butter.
Option: Use almond milk or other milk substitute.
Note: If the top starts getting too dark before the centre is done, cover with foil.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 273, Fat 9g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 32mg, Sodium 228mg, Carbs 42g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 17g), Protein 7g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

10 comments:

Heather Christo said...

I looooove chia seeds! They are wonderful in banana bread, and I bet this is so delicious!

Tori Cooper said...

Oh my goodness! Sesame and tahini in a banana bread......YEAH!

jannn said...

I'd just like to know the SIZE of the portion which is shown by the nutritional facts. So how big or better "How much does it weigh?" the slice which has 273 calories? Weight Watcher points would be very helpful as well

Chew Out Loud said...

Love this, Kevin! It has ALL the good stuff packed into one wholesome bread... getting my bananas nice 'n rip on the counter as we speak :)

Robyn Harris said...

Yummy! Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing!

Mike said...

I left out the chia seeds and was concerned there might be too much unabsorbed liquid but that was not a problem. I should however, have soaked the oatmeal for 30 minutes or so before adding. The finished product had bits of "crispy " oat flakes in it that didn't help the texture of the bread. Love the addition of tahini. And hey, I still had 3 slices while it was warm.

Julia Graf said...

Hi Kevin. Thank you for this amazing recipe! Honestly this is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. The sesame seeds and the Tahini in this are so tasty!! I added some shredded coconut instead of all the oats, and also added a 4-spice mix to it for an even more exotic touch. I turned it into muffins. This is soooo good!! Thank you for your delicious recipes.

Kevin Lynch said...

Julia Graf: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love the sound of the modifications that you made!

Cassandra Plank said...

Hi Kevin! I saw Julia Graf adapt your recipe to muffins in one of her Fit Friday videos on YouTube, then followed the link she provided to your site. I follow a Paleo diet and don't eat wheat, so adapted your recipe to be grain-free. The sesame and banana combination is really delicious!

Kevin Lynch said...

Cassandra Plank: I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm happy to hear that it can be modified for Paleo and grain-free!

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