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Three black sesame muffins on a light grey towel with a green plant in the background.

Black Sesame Muffins

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These hearty black sesame muffins make a filling and nutritious breakfast.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp tahini 
  • 2 bananas, mashed 
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 2 tsp turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease or line a 12 muffin tin with muffin liners. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, black sesame seeds, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves and cardamom together.
  3. In a separate medium-sized bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar together. Mix in the canola oil, milk, egg, tahini and mashed bananas. 
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Divide the batter evenly into the 12 muffin tin cups.
  6. Top the muffins with the pumpkin seeds. Then, evenly sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the muffin tops.
  7. As soon as you place the muffin tray in the oven to bake, decrease the temperature to 350F. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.


  • Store these muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 249
  • Sugar: 11.9g
  • Sodium: 344mg
  • Fat: 14.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.9g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg

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