Welcome back to the “The Vegetarian Hannibal”, where we explore unique and healthy recipes to satisfy your taste buds! Today, we’re diving into the world of alternative baking with a tantalizing creation: Flourless, gluten-free and ketogenic bread. This tahini bread recipe is for everybody who wants to lose weight and live a healthy life but also for diabetics that miss the taste of bread. Get ready to embark on a journey of flavors and textures that will leave you craving for more.
Before we start preparing our recipe, let’s give a brief information for those who do not know what tahini is:
What is tahini?
Tahini is very healthy and high in nutritional value. It contains protein, healthy fats and especially fiber, which is very important for human health. With tahini bread recipe you not only lose weight or get the taste you miss as a diabetic, but you also get many nutrients that your body needs.
How to make tahini?
The sesame plant is crushed and put through a number of procedures to create tahini. It is a very nutritious food and contain It is created when the basic material, sesame seeds, becomes black and slightly runny in consistency. One of the most popular breakfast flavors in Turkish cuisine, particularly in the winter, is tahini.
Gathering high-quality sesame seeds, sieving and separating them from their shells, washing the sesame seeds, and toasting them for a while are the steps used to make tahini. The toasted sesame seeds are gently crushed into a powder after being allowed to cool for a bit.
How to consume tahini?
Tahini, which you can consume plain, is a food that is consumed as a dessert, especially mixed with honey or molasses in our country. You can also increase the flavor of your meals by adding tahini products to your meals or pastries. For example, you can add some tahini while making hummus. The flavor of tahini is also frequently used in the pastry sector. You can also enjoy it as tahini buns, tahini pastry or tahini bread.
Dips and Spreads: One of the most popular uses for tahini is as a dip or spread. You can mix tahini with lemon juice, garlic, and a pinch of salt to create a delicious traditional Middle Eastern dip called tahini sauce. It pairs well with falafel, grilled vegetables, or pita bread.
Baking: Tahini can be used as a substitute for butter or oil in baking recipes. It adds moisture and richness to cookies, brownies, and cakes. You can also swirl tahini into muffin batters or use it as a filling for pastries.
Desserts: Tahini can be a surprising and delightful addition to desserts. It pairs well with chocolate, so you can use it in brownie recipes, truffles, or even as a topping for ice cream. You can also mix tahini with honey or maple syrup to create a sweet tahini spread to enjoy on toast or fruit.
Is tahini healthy?
In the Middle East, Far East, and African nations, tahini is a staple food. Thanks to its vitamins and minerals, tahini is a very nourishing and filling food. The benefits for the human body from this delectable product with high nutritional content are numerous.
- As sesame, its primary ingredient, tahini is a food high in calcium. This makes it crucial for the growth of bones and muscles. In this way, people who are vegan or vegetarian and do not eat animal products can also get the calcium they need from tahini.
- Tahini, which is also rich in zinc, vitamin C, iron and selenium, helps to protect your body against diseases by increasing your body resistance, especially in winter.
- Tahini is a food with a high amount of unsaturated fats, therefore regular consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular illnesses by lowering bad cholesterol in the body.
- Tahini becomes a potent source of vitamin E when some molasses is added. A characteristic of vitamin E improves sexual arousal.
- Tahini controls blood circulation, relaxes the muscles, and lowers blood pressure thanks to the ingredient called lignan in its composition.
- Because tahini includes vitamins B, C, and E, it can be used to treat stomach conditions like gastritis and ulcers.
- Tahini, which exhibits a powerful antioxidant property as a result of its rich nutrient content, lowers your risk of acquiring cancer diseases if you frequently take it.
After giving detailed information about tahini, we can start with our tahini bread recipe.
Tahini Bread Recipe - Flourless, Gluten-free and Ketogenic
- 1 Bread pan 23 cm x 10 cm ( 9 x 4 inch)
- 1 Spatula
- 1 Mixing bowl
- 3 Eggs organic
- 200 g Tahini (1 cup)
- 15 g baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Rock salt
- 1 tbsp Grape vinegar
- 1 tsp Black cumin
- dill (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, baking powder, salt, vinegar and mix with a blender for 1 minute
- Add tahini and mix with a spatula until the mixture has creamy texture. DO NOT USE A BLENDER!
- Place the mixture in a greased bread pan, spread black cumin on it and bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Bon Appétit. Enjoy your tahini bread with creamy white cheese, cheddar or your favorite dips.
- Do not use blender when you mix the tahini.
- If you want to pimp your tahini bread, you can add a bunch of finely chopped dill or white cheese in the mixture.