We haven't made banana bread for awhile, so when we spotted some brown bananas in the fruit bowl, it was time to revisit the trusty favorite. However, then we realized while we had the right bananas we had no flour, too much pie and bread making going on! We did have a bag of gluten-free flour on hand from out gluten-free pie dough experimenting, so we thought we would give it a try. As we were experimenting anyway, we tried adding in some tahini and flax to play with texture and flavor. There have been a lot of recipes we have read lately using tahini is sweets, and we are digging the nutty sesame flavor it imparts. So far, as the loaf is half-way gone, no one has even suspected it is gluten-free, and the tahini gives it this unexpected buttery flavor. Looks like a win all the way around!!!
Gluten-Free Tahini Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
makes one loaf
1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour (we use Cup4Cup)
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
½ cup chocolate chips or you can omit chocolate and add ½ cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 6-cup loaf pan, or line with parchment.
Whisk all dry ingredients together in medium bowl. In a stand mixer or using a large bowl and a hand-held mixer, beat on high speed the butter and the sugars until lightened in color and fluffy. Add Tahini and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and beat until the mixture resembles sand, making sure to scrape down the sides.
Slowly add in the beaten egg, a little at a time, and then add vanilla. When combined, carefully fold in banana and chocolate chips (or nuts). Scrape into prepared pan and bake about 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool entirely before unmolding.
If you omit the chocolate chips bump sugar up to ½ cup sugar, and ½ cup brown sugar.
Also, if the bread is browning too quickly, cover with tinfoil and continue baking
6/7/2018 10:19:10 pm
It looks really delicious. I am actually a chocolate chip lover but I haven't eaten or even tried a chocolate chip with banana bread. I think I'll have to try it next time because this is really a must try. I also love the fact that this is a gluten free which is, as what I know, can cause illness to the people who had celiac diseases plus it is made as well from Tahini bread which is one of my favorite breads. I would love to know more about the foods you will going to invent. Keep sharing please!
7/26/2019 03:39:48 pm
This one looks so good! I love how you are actually into experimenting and making sure that the quality of the food and its taste is indeed good. I haven't been experimenting for quite a while now and I have to say that I kind of miss doing it. I actually learned it from my mom who loves cooking foods because of some unknown reasons. Anyway, going back to this Tahini banana bread, I believe that this is something that we can also try at home most especially that you were able to give us everything that we need from the ingredients up to the instructions on how to do it.
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