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Tahini Banana Muffins

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 17-18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 32 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Vegan


The creamy richness of tahini adds a unique twist, elevating these Tahini Banana Muffins to a whole new level of decadence.



Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups (7 oz.) whole wheat pastry flour *
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup maple sugar (or dry sugar of choice) *
  • 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • ½ sea salt (+/-) *

Wet Ingredients:

  • 4 small very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (1 ½ cups or 12.9 oz.) *
  • 1/3 cup tahini *
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup

Optional Topping:

  • 4 to 5 teaspoons sesame seeds (+/-)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F, middle rack.
  2. Line the muffin tin with 12 paper liners, set aside.
  3. Peel the very ripe and speckled bananas, place into a bowl and thoroughly mash into a pudding-like consistency, mashing out any lumps as much as possible. Measure out 1 ½ cups (or 12.9 oz.), set aside.
  4. Place the all the Dry Ingredients into a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine.
  5. Add all the Wet Ingredients (including the mashed bananas) to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly by hand to incorporate all the ingredients.
  6. Carefully spoon the batter into the paper-lined muffin tin, fill nearly up to the top. If topping with sesame seeds, generously coat the entire top of each muffin with a generous sprinkling.
  7. Place in a 425 F preheated oven for 17 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the muffins to cool in the muffin tin for 10 minutes, then remove the muffins and move them to a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  Makes 12 regular-sized muffins