Healthier Tahini & Molasses Walnut Banana Bread (Vegetarian, Allergen Friendly)

Happy new decade, everyone. In the last month of 2019, I made this healthier banana bread a lot. It’s a great snack for when I am hungry or for morning/afternoon tea or even as a dessert for when you have guests over πŸ™‚ It also makes a great lunch box snack for your kids 😊

I love this banana bread as I make with wholemeal flour or wholemeal spelt flour, so it’s denser and lower GI as well as higher in fibre. I love the crunchiness of the walnuts in the bread and I also add dark chocolate chips in this bread, so it feels like an extra indulgent treat. And it is naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and freshly squeezed orange juice as well as some honey and molasses. It is also packed with good fat from the tahini and walnut I used, so it will keep you fuller for longer.

I hope you get to make this healthier banana bread for yourself and your family. This bread is so delicious. I usually cannot stop at just one slice πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie πŸ™‚

Makes 1 large loaf

Ingredients

  • 300g ripe bananas (3-4 large bananas), mashed;
  • 3 heaped tbsp molasses;
  • 2 tbsp honey;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 75g tahini;
  • 2 tbsp olive/vegetable/coconut oil;
  • 150g Greek yogurt;
  • Juice if an orange/lemon (1/3-1/2 cup);
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon;
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spices;
  • 2 tsp baking powder;
  • 250g wholemeal/spelt flour (or gluten free flour for gluten free option);
  • 60g walnuts, chopped (or sunflower seeds for for nut free option); and
  • 60g dark chocolate chips.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a bread loaf tin with olive oil;
  2. In large bowl, mix all the wet ingredients until well combined;
  3. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients until well combined;
  4. Add the mixed dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until the batter is well combined;
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared tray and top with additional sliced bananas and/or sesame seeds;
  6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 70-80 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean;
  7. Once baked, allow to cool before slicing; and
  8. Enjoy with a cup of tea/coffee. Stores in the fridge for up to a week.

Happy cooking,

Suba

Xx πŸ’‹

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