Tasty Tahini Loaf
A loaf worth the boast! This Middle Eastern-inspired bread is sweet yet savory to satisfy all of your tastebud’s desires. Discover the goodness of tahini – a sesame spread that is allergen- and IBS-friendly that packs a nutritious punch. Research shows that sesame seeds have a high antioxidant capacity, reducing oxidative stress and chronic inflammation—important for gut health.1 This tasty tahini loaf is delicious enough to enjoy solo or can get topped with baked fruit. I suggest chopping and heating grapes, blueberries, and blood oranges into a fruit compote. Better hurry before there is only a tahini bit left!
Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Ingredients for tahini loaf
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk or best tolerated plant-based milk
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 tbsp honey* or maple syrup
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- Pinch of salt
*When starting on a low FODMAP diet, avoid honey. Once you’ve identified your trigger foods, honey may be tolerated in small amounts on occasion and does offer a different taste profile than maple syrup.
Directions for tahini loaf
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, add almond flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix until fully incorporated.
- In a small bowl, combine egg, vanilla extract, olive oil, almond milk, and tahini. Set aside.
- By hand or with an electric hand mixer, add the egg and honey to the dry mixture. Mix until combined.
- Slowly incorporate wet ingredients mixture. Stir until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds.
- Bake until golden or passes the toothpick test. Approximately 45 minutes. Allow loaf to cool.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Gouveia, L., Cardoso, C., De Oliveira, J. M., Rosa, G., & Moreira, A. (2016). Effects of the intake of sesame seeds (sesamum indicum L.) and derivatives on oxidative stress: A systematic review. Journal of Medicinal Food, 19, 337-345. doi:10.1089/jmf.2015.0075
- calories: 218kcal
- carbohydrates: 13g
- fat: 17.5g
- fiber: 1.5g
- potassium: 127mg
- protein: 4.5g
- saturated fat: 2.5g
- sodium: 36mg
- sugar: 5g
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