Sesame Banana Bread
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Serves: 10
  • ½ cup plus 4 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter, melted
  • ½ cup sesame tahini
  • 2 tablespoons raw or demerara sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 10x5 loaf pan by spraying it with baking spray or spreading with butter and then lining with the ½ cup sesame seeds. (I find it helpful to dump in the sesame seeds and then move them around the pan, letting them stick to the baking spray).
  2. Combine sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds in a bowl. In another bowl, mash the bananas (try using a pastry cutter!) and mix in the eggs.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Add the melted butter and the tahini, and stir until incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the remaining 2 T sesame seeds and the raw sugar.
  6. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Test for doneness by using a probe thermometer with the center of the bread reaching 190 to 200 degrees. If the top is getting too brown, cover with foil. Cool in the pan before slicing.
Recipe by The Domestic Front at