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Chocolate Tahini Banana Bread

Chocolate Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini Chocolate Banana Bread is a chocolate flecked banana bread flavored with sesame paste.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 1/2 cups 12 oz mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt not Greek-style or 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1 1/2 T. sour cream
  • 1/3 cup tahini sesame seed paste, well stirred
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 ounces white whole-wheat flour about 1 1/2 cups or all-purpose
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds I omitted and used walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds I omitted and used walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line with a strip of parchment paper.
  • On medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together mashed bananas, yogurt (or substitute), tahini, melted butter and vanilla. Add sugars; beat until combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt , then stir into the banana mixture until evenly blended. Fold in chocolate.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle top with sesame seeds or nuts.
  • Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let cool completely, then remove from pan.