Sesame Seed Banana Bread

Feb 17, 2019

Do you love banana bread as much as I do?

Then it’s time to go bananas for this Sesame Seed Banana Bread!

I’m pretty sure by now I have put over 20 some spins on the traditional recipe in one way or another.  Some other versions I have tried are almond butter, chocolate chips, chocolate, muffins, caramel, oats, different nuts, etc.

Sesame Seed Banana Bread

My recipe is quite different from your grandmother’s recipe.  In this recipe, I add extra bananas and a tad of greek yogurt.  How can you go wrong with extra banana flavor in banana bread?!  Plus the greek yogurt helps the bread get extra moist.

Since I added extra bananas for flavor and sweetness I tend to cut back on the sugar.  Typically in baking recipes, you can nix a third of the sugar without any crazy changes to structure, texture, or flavor.  

I also replaced some of the flour with oats.  Sometimes I choose to cut my baked goods that call for white flour with oatmeal for some extra fiber.  Like in my flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Sesame Seed Banana Bread

Sesame seeds were my addition of choice for this recipe.  Since tahini is all the rage lately I figured why not add sesame seeds.  I’m actually not a huge fan of this tahini trend.  While I love toasted sesame seeds, I find that tahini tastes pretty bitter unless a decent amount of sweetener is added.  Although it probably would have worked well in this case, so maybe next time.

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Sesame Seed Banana Bread

Sesame Seed Banana Bread

  • Author: Heather Lasco, RD
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


Moist sesame seed banana bread perfect to warm up and top with butter or a nut butter for breakfast.


  • Flour 1 1/3 cup
  • Oats 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups bananas, mashed (45 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking stray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sesame seeds.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together yogurt, bananas, eggs, vanilla, and honey.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir well to combine.
  5. Transfer batter to loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast

Keywords: sesame seed banana bread, bread recipes, healthy dessert recipes, breakfast bread, tahini, sesame seeds

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