Black Sesame Chocolate Banana Bread

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This recipe calls for a limited amount of sweetener, but it has just the right balance of sweetness from the honey in the black sesame paste, the sugar and the ripe bananas.


Serves 4

17 Ingredients

1/2 cup Flour

1/4 cup Black Cocoa Powder

3/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

2 Egg

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

1/3 cup Black Sesame Paste

1/2 cup Banana

1/2 cup Neutral Oil

1/4 cup Non-Dairy Milk

3 tsp Toasted Black Sesame Seeds

1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1/3 cup Toasted Black Sesame Seeds

1/3 cup Honey

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

to taste Banana

9 Steps

Steps 1

Put toasted Toasted Black Sesame Seeds in a food processor and process until almost all the seeds have been ground into a powder. Add Honey to the black sesame powder and continue to process until mixture turns into a thick paste.

Steps 2

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Steps 3

In a bowl, whisk the Flour, Black Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt together until well combined.

Steps 4

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the Egg and Granulated Sugar together until light, add the Black Sesame Paste and continue to beat until well combined.

Steps 5

Add the Banana the bowl of the stand mixer along with the Neutral Oil, Non-Dairy Milk and Vanilla Extract. Mix until well combined.

Steps 6

Add the dry ingredients into the wet in three additions, mixing in between additions - once batter is just blended together, add in 2 tsp of the Toasted Black Sesame Seeds and mix to incorporate the seeds into the batter.

Steps 7

Lightly grease a 9"x5" metal baking pan & line it with a sheet of parchment paper. Pour the batter into the baking pan, top with remaining 1 tbsp sesame seeds, the Banana and then sprinkle the whole thing with Granulated Sugar.

Steps 8

Bake in the center of your oven for 60-70 minutes.

Steps 9

Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then lift the bread by the parchment and onto a cooling rack to rest and cool for at least another 10 minutes before slicing. Serve warm from the oven with a pad of butter. Serve and enjoy!