Black Sesame Chocolate Banana Bread
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.
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Black Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Black Sesame Paste
1/2 cup Mashed Banana
1/2 cup Neutral Oil
1/4 cup Non-Dairy Milk
3 tsp Toasted Black Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp Vanilla
1/3 cup Toasted Black Sesame Seeds
1/3 cup Honey
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Sugar
to taste Banana
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.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, whisk the Flour, Black Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt together until well combined.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the Egg and Sugar together until light, add the Black Sesame Paste and continue to beat until well combined.
Add the Mashed Banana the bowl of the stand mixer along with the Neutral Oil, Non-Dairy Milk and Vanilla. Mix until well combined.
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.
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 Sugar.
Bake in the center of your oven for 60-70 minutes.
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!