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Tahini Pumpkin Bread


Units Scale
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup tahini plus 1 tablespoon
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 orange, zested (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons orange blossom water (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons pumpkin spice or a combination of ginger, clove, cinnamon and cardamom


  1. Preheat the oven to 35O F, grease a loaf pan then line with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, olive oil, tahini, and eggs until fully combined.
  3. Next fold in the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, orange zest, orange blossom water, and spices until the batter is smooth, making sure not to over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, making sure to level the top and drizzle the remaining tahini then swirl on top with a knife.
  5. Bake for about 50-60 minutes, checking the center with a toothpick making sure no wet batter comes out and that it’s fully cooked.  Cool for another hour on a wire rack then slice and enjoy!