One Bowl Tahini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

slice of tahini chocolate chip banana bread on a metal cooling rack drizzled with tahini.

4.5 from 2 reviews

If you love tahini, this one-bowl tahini chocolate chip banana bread will blow your mind! It's perfectly sweetened, tender, and full of chocolate chips! It makes a delicious breakfast, snack or dessert, and is a great way to use brown bananas. (dairy-free)


  • 2 1/2 very ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup neutral flavored oil, such as avocado oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like dark chocolate), plus more for sprinkling on top
  • Sesame seeds, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with oil or line with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, brown sugar, tahini, oil, and vanilla until completely combined.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips and stir into the batter until just combined.
  4. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and sesame seeds (optional). Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.


  • Make sure your bananas are very ripe (like, mostly brown) for the best tasting banana bread. The riper they are, the sweeter your bread will be.
  • When you add the dry ingredients to the bowl, whisk them together a little bit at the top of the bowl to ensure they are mixed before stirring it all together. Then stir them into the wet ingredients until it’s just combined (the flour streaks will have just disappeared). This will make sure your bread doesn't get too hard and dry.
  • I use a metal loaf pan for banana bread, because I find it bakes more evenly.


  • To make this banana bread dairy-free, simply use your favorite dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • You can use your favorite nut butter in place of tahini if you don't have it, but make sure it's a natural kind (with a drippy consistency).
  • All purpose flour can be used in this recipe.
  • You can substitute the oil of plain Greek yogurt.

Keywords: tahini banana bread, tahini chocolate chip banana bread, healthy banana bread recipe