Black Sesame Banana Bread

I bought some organic bananas two weeks ago and completely forgot about them in the pantry! Next thing you know, they were ultra ripe and brown. A gift in disguise since that makes it purrrfect for banana bread.

This Black Sesame Banana Bread is a nutty twist on the classic banana bread. It is inspired by the banana breads I had on The Road to Hana in Maui. Ripe organic bananas are crushed and creamed together with grounded toasted black sesame seeds, butter, and sugar to create a soft, ultra-moist banana bread with tons of fruity banana flavor and toasty and nutty black sesame seeds flavor.

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Black Sesame Banana Bread

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Black Sesame Banana Bread

This Black Sesame Banana Bread is a nutty twist on classic banana bread. Ripe organic bananas are crushed and creamed together with grounded toasted black sesame seeds, butter, and sugar to create a soft, ultra-moist banana bread with tons of fruity banana flavor and toasty and nutty black sesame seeds flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: quick bread
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract or vanilla, optional
  • 2 very ripe bananas*
  • 30 g greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 15 g black sesame powder
  • 100 g all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Topping

  • black sesame seeds
  • slice bananas optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream together butter and sugars. Add in egg and beat until light and fluffy. Roughly mash in the bananas with a fork and then mix in almond extract, greek yogurt or sour cream, and black sesame powder.
  • Combine together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold it into the wet mixture until evenly combined.
  • Pour mixture into a small baking pan and top with black sesame seeds and sliced bananas. Bake for about 45 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Notes

* the banana peel should be at least 75% brown.
** if you prefer denser banana bread, reduce to 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of baking powder.

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