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Did you let your bananas go brown again? If you have over ripe bananas you absolutely have to make this savory tahini banana bread! It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free and incredibly delicious.
Who doesn’t love banana bread? Making it is super simple and eating it is very enjoyable. There isn’t any banana bread I don’t like. Who’s with me?
This banana bread recipe uses ingredients such as almond flour, coconut flour, tahini, and maple syrup to replace the overly processed white flours, sugars and oils. By using maple syrup, this recipe becomes refined sugar free! Almond and coconut flours make this banana bread gluten-free. And with the addition of tahini and a sesame seed topping, we dip into the savory category! Don’t worry though, the bananas and maple syrup still provide all the sweetness you crave in a banana bread.
So, what is tahini? Tahini is a combination of sesame seeds and oil. The sesames are ground and blended with the oil to create a creamy seed butter! Tahini’s flavor profile is very nutty and earthy.
What can I make with tahini? You might think of hummus when I say tahini. And you’d be right. Tahini is one of the main ingredients in hummus, but don’t fret - this banana bread recipe does not taste like hummus! The tahini helps to balance out the flavors in this recipe and ultimately create the most ooey gooey and delectable slice of banana bread ever!
If you find yourself craving some banana bread, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you!
Ingredients in this Savory Tahini Banana Bread
Tahini: Tahini makes this banana bread the perfect combo of savory and sweet. Made from sesame seeds and oil, this recipe is nut free!
Bananas: The riper the better! Wait until they turn almost completely brown for the best tasting banana bread. Over ripe bananas for the win.
Maple Syrup: No processed granulated sugars in this recipe! Swap in maple syrup for a refined sugar-free masterpiece.
Sesame Seeds: Ok, here me out on this one. I know sesame seeds aren’t the typical topping for banana bread, but they really complement the tahini.
Other Ingredients: Eggs, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
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How to Make this Savory Tahini Banana Bread
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350° F. and spray a bread loaf pan with cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
Step Two: In a large mixing bowl, mash 3 small or 2 large bananas with a fork by pressing against the side of the bowl. Add in ⅓ cup of tahini, ¼ cup of maple syrup, and 2 eggs. Whisk together until fully combined. It’s ok if they’re are a few chunks of banana.
Step Three: In a small bowl, combine ¾ cup of almond flour, 1 ¼ cup of coconut flour, 1 ½ tsp of baking soda, ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg, and ¼ tsp of salt. Stir until mixed together.
Step Four: Combine the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients. Mix until fully combined and the dough is a thick consistency.
Step Five: Scoop the dough in the prepared bread loaf pan and spread until evenly distributed. Sprinkle approximately 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds on the top of the banana bread.
Step Six: Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the top appears slightly golden brown. Let sit in the pan for at least 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack or serving.