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Black Sesame Protein Bread

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Inspiration for this recipe came from my mom’s (and my own) love for black sesame tahini. If you’ve never had black sesame tahini before, it’s basically like regular tahini’s goth brother, who wants to legally change his name to Nighthawk.

Besides it’s cool appearance, black sesame tahini has a nuttier, slightly more bitter taste to it than white sesame tahini. It’s usually found in Asian dishes and desserts. Some of my favorite ways to enjoy it are in heukimja juk (korean black sesame porridge), spreading a thick layer of it on toast with a generous helping of honey, or baking it straight into toast with this recipe!

From the protein powder and healthy fats in this bread recipe, toasting up a couple of slices of it in the morning makes for a filling and nutritious breakfast. I Iove to top mine with some yogurt and honey or maple syrup.

This recipe is also freezer friendly, making it a great make-ahead or meal prep option. Just slice it and store it in the freezer. Toss a couple slices of it in the toaster and pair it with some fruit whenever you need a quick, healthy breakfast.

Tasty, nutritious, AND meal-prep friendly? That’s a breakfast even Nighthawk would approve of, even when he’s performing a hunger strike until his mom lets him get a tattoo.

If you make this recipe or any others on my blog, tag me in a photo on Instagram @figisisters . I would love to see your recreation!



Makes about 8 thick slices


45 g - Brown Rice Protein Powder - I used Naked Brown Rice Protein

35 g - Oat Flour

4 - Large Eggs

20 ml - Maple Syrup

60 ml - Oat Milk - Sub: Non-Dairy Milk of Choice

48 g - Black Sesame Tahini

122 g - Unsweetened Apple Sauce

60 g - Dates - roughly chopped

1 tsp - Baking Soda

½ tsp - Salt

½ tsp - Cinnamon

½ tsp Vanilla Extract

½ tbsp - Apple Cider Vinegar

1 ½ tsp - Sesame Seeds - Optional for garnish


Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small bowl, add milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside for 10 minutes and allow to


In a bowl, mix brown rice protein powder, oat flour, baking soda,

baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix almond milk mixture, apple sauce, eggs, black sesame tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

While stirring, gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until well combined and no

lumps remain.

Mix in chopped dates.

Pour mixture into a parchment lined baking dish. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake covered for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy toasted, topped with yogurt, fruit, nuts, honey, and/or more black sesame tahini.


- This bread freezes well. Just slice it and store it in an airtight container in the freezer. Just pop a slice in the toaster when you need a quick breakfast!

Looking for something to spread on top of your toast? Try making your own peanut butter!

If you're in need of more meal prep breakfasts, here's one for Cookie Monster Chia Seed Pudding.

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