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Chocolate Black Seed Oil Banana Bread

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This Black Seed Oil bread is rich, chocolatey and packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re a typical Black Seed Oil user, you might’ve cringed at the thought of baking with this… ahem… very uniquely tasting oil. But bready or not, try this recipe and prepare to have your taste buds and your mind blown!

Read more about the potential benefits of Black Seed Oil here:

What Is Black Seed Oil Good For? Four Key Benefits

Maju’s Chocolate Black Seed Oil Banana Bread Recipe

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf (~12 slices)



1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 cup black cocoa powder

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 whole eggs

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup equal parts Maju Black Seed Oil and honey, combined

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (4-5 ripe bananas)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup milk of choice + 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar

3 Tbsp toasted black seeds (optional)

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Grass-fed butter for serving (optional)


Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees

Step 2: In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, black cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, using a stand mixer or hand beater to combine eggs and sugar until light. Slowly add in the Black Seed Oil and honey mixture until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 4: Mash bananas with a fork until smooth. Add mashed bananas, oil, milk, and vanilla extract to the bowl with the other wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

Step 5: Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl in three to four portions, mixing in between each addition. Once the batter is blended, you can optionally add in 2 Tbsp black seeds and mix until fully incorporated.

Step 6: Grease a 9″x5″ metal baking pan.

Step 7: Pour batter into pan, top with remaining 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional).

Step 8: Bake on center oven rack 60-70 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 9: Let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack for an additional 10 minutes. 

Step 10: Slice and enjoy!

Pro Tip: Tastes the best warm! Serve right from the oven with a dab of grass fed butter and re-heat any leftovers for the best experience!


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