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Tahini Banana Bread

Gurbani Kaur Saluja | October 29, 2020
Tahini Banana Bread

A beautiful variation of the classic banana bread. Nutty, wholesome, sweet and savoury, a healthy option for a morning tea treat that doesn’t lack flavour!


Bananas – 4 pcs; large and very ripe

Salted butter – 1/3 cup; molten

Eggs – 2

Raw tahini – 1/3 cup

Vanilla extract – 1½ tsp

Raw granulated sugar – 1/4 cup

Dark brown sugar – ½ cup

Whole wheat flour – 1½ cup

Salt – ½ tsp

Baking soda – 1 tsp

White sesame – 2 tsp

Black sesame – 2 tsp

Dark chocolate chunks – ½ cup



  1. Preheat the oven at 180 C/350 F.
  2. Grease a 9”x 5” loaf pan and keep aside.
  3. Melt the butter, set aside to cool.
  4. In a bowl, mash the bananas to a purée like consistency.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, tahini, brown sugar and raw sugar. Whisk well to combine.
  6. Add the molten butter, stir well.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, half the sesame seeds and chocolate chunks. Stir well.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and make sure to combine well, leaving no dry patches of flour. Do not overmix.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds generously on top.
  10. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 50-55 mins until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool in the pan before removing the baked delight.

You could store the tahini bread in an airtight container for two to three days at room temperature or refrigerate for up to five days. Do share with us your experience of baking this healthy bread in the comments section below.

Gurbani Kaur Saluja

Growing up, Gurbani was fascinated watching her mother bake. Seeing what a metal box could do to simple ingredients like butter, flour, eggs and sugar, it turned her fascination into a major interest and the oven became her favourite kitchen appliance.


Besides full-time baking, Gurbani is also a farmerette at Zoetic Farms, a full-fledged functional farm in Bilaspur, Uttarakhand. Spending time with her fur babies and taking care of “everything earth” gives her immense joy.


Gurbani Bakes is her blog based on gorgeous desserts, other baked goodies and beautiful food photographs. Gurbani is a recipe developer, a food photographer and a food stylist, with a passion for baking pretty things. She started her blog as a way to catalogue the recipes she has developed and those she was inspired by. She hopes to encourage a love for baking while retaining the fun element.


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