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tahini banana bread with three slices cut out

Healthy Honey Flax Tahini Banana Bread

A unique take on banana bread: Healthy Tahini Banana Bread made with whole wheat flour, flaxseed, sesame seeds and naturally sweetened with honey. This bread is wonderful toasted!
Course Bread, Breakfast
Keyword tahini banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 174 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 3 extra ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups mashed banana)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any kind of milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For topping:
  • banana slices
  • black sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper & spray with nonstick cooking spray. (This is important for easy removal of the bread!)
  2. In a large bowl combine the wet ingredients: mashed banana, honey, tahini, egg, vanilla, and almond milk until smooth.
  3. In a separate large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour, flaxseed meal, sesame seeds, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan and smooth top with a spatula. Place banana slices on top of the batter and sprinkle black sesame seeds on top for a beautiful effect.
  5. Bake for 55-65 minutes or until tester comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and allow pan cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove bread and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Bread is very good toasted and spread with extra tahini or any nut butter of choice.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: Instead of 1 egg, use 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water).

To make gluten free: I would suggest using chickpea flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour. I think it would work very well and be deliciously sweeter.

Nutrition info does not include the banana slices on top.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Honey Flax Tahini Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.4g10%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4.7g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.