Chocolate and Tahini Banana Bread
I love a good old slice of banana bread with a moist crumb and strong banana flavour. But by adding chocolate and tahini, it gives the ordinary banana bread a much needed makeover. Tahini gives the bread a more nutty flavour and chocolate, well, is just good to add in anything. After watching Adam Rose make a tahini banana bread on her Instagram and ever since wanted to make one myself.
I’ve made a couple of different kinds of banana bread in the past like the dulce de leche banana bread and the eggless and chocolate banana bread. I wanted to add more in my baking kitty since they were so good. And this chocolate and tahini one is simply delicious. Bake a batch this weekend and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Flour – 1 and 1/2 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Banana – 3 ripe ones
Unsalted butter – 1/2 cup
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Tahini – 2 tbsp (tahini recipe)
Egg – 1
Chocolate – 1/2 cup chopped + extra to melt and drizzle over bread
Preheat oven at 190 degrees C while you make the batter.
Mix the flour, salt, baking soda and powder together.
In a saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat and let it bubble for about 2 mins. Once it begins to smell slightly nutty and has turned brown in colour, turn the heat off and keep it aside.
Mash the bananas in a big bowl and whisk in the tahini, egg, vanilla and the butter. Mix well.
Now add the chopped chocolate chunks.
Fold in the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into a parchment paper lined loaf tin.
You could top it with crushed nuts of your choice if you’d like.
Bake at 190 degrees C for 45-50 mins.
Once the bread is baked and completely cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate.