Sticky Banana, Tahini & Walnut Bars

Sticky banana, tahini and walnut bars – speedy to make and they taste so good! Another variant of my classic banana bar recipe – but I thought still worth posting – just too good not to.

Packed with lovely middle eastern flavours with the tahini, dates and sesame seeds and then topped with sliced bananas which go all sticky and gooey and then drizzle with some maple for added stickiness! Yum.

You can make them gluten free by using gluten free oats they are absolutely perfect for breakfast or pudding!

I hope you enjoy

Much love, Niki xxx

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  10-12 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  25 minutes cook time


  • 2 large ripe bananas 
  • 5 medjool dates pitted 
  • 3 tbsp tahini 
  • 100g oats of choice – use gluten free if preferred 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp allspice 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • Pinch sea salt 
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt/coconut cream or any yogurt
  • 50g walnuts chopped roughly 
  • 1 Banana sliced lengthways into 4
  • Walnuts to sprinkle 
  • Drizzle maple syrup 
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle 


  1. Pre heat you oven to 180c 
  2. Add the banana, dates and tahini to your food processor and blitz to a paste.
  3. Next add in the all cinnamon, spice, salt, baking powder. Blitz again then add in the oats and coconut yogurt and pulse so that everything is combined. 
  4. Finally add in the walnuts and pulse a couple of times to mix through. 
  5. Line your baking tray with baking paper then add the mix to the bottom. Press into the corners, Top with the sliced banana and more walnuts – press in a little. sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle maple syrup. 
  6. And then bake for aprox 20-25 minutes. 
  7. Allow to cool a little before eating – if you can! 

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  1. Arlette Culshaw on July 21, 2021 at 2:57 am

    So addicted to this recipe! Can’t stop making it and eating it! Love that there is no added sugar. Love it when it gets firm and cold in the fridge. I pair it with my frozen banana ice cream made just with frozen bananas and lemon juice in my Thermomix for dessert xx

    • Niki on August 10, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Very happy to hear that!
      Mmm with banana ice cream – love it!!
      Niki xx

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  3. Alexis on August 9, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Hiya, these look awesome and kid friendly as they have no added sugar. My son has a nut allergy and hasn’t tried walnuts yet. If I left these out would I need to compensate with any other ingredient?

    • Niki on August 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

      Hi Alexis
      I would just leave them out or add some seeds if you like.

      Much love, Nikixxx

  4. daniela milanez on August 6, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Nike, this sounds very goood! But for me baking powder is really bad. Do you think baking soda should work? Many thanks, Daniela

    • Niki on August 8, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Daniela
      You can just leave it out. Will work really well.
      Niki xxx

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  7. Caroline Keatinge on April 9, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Just made these today and I have to say they are amazing! Fab recipe thank you for sharing..

    • Niki on April 9, 2020 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Caroline
      So happy to hear!
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  8. Simona on April 8, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Hey! That looks great..but I don’t have any yogurt, can I leave out or substitute?

    • Niki on April 9, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Simona
      Dont worry, you can leave out or use any yogurt or coconut cream.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  9. Audrone on April 8, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I made it for breakfast today because who can resist banana and tahini (peanut butter in my case) mix?? Super quick and easy recipe.

    My only problem is sweetness of this bake. I knew adding both dates and bananas will be too sweet for my taste but wanted to try the original recipe before making adjustments next time I bake it.

    Thanks for the recipe and inspiration!

    • Niki on April 8, 2020 at 8:55 am

      Hi Audrone
      Glad you liked!
      Oh absolutely, especially if you have super ripe bananas. Great to adjust to your own taste.
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  10. Jessica Hume on March 8, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Niki, I’ve been eyeing this up all weekend – some very ripe bananas sat in my kitchen that desperately need to be eaten / put in a bake! – but I don’t have any dates (or dried fruit) in the house. Could I sub more banana and maybe some honey / maple syrup in place of the dates? What would you suggest? I’m concerned about the mix being too dry if I were to add sugar as a sweetener.

    • Niki on March 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

      HI Jessica
      ooh tricky one! I would try a combination of upping the banana, maple. tahini and coconut yogurt.
      Then taste and see if its sweet enough.
      Fingers crossed
      Niki xxx

      • Jess on March 9, 2020 at 7:26 pm

        Thanks Niki! Taken your advice and it’s in the oven. Smells amazing! Just working out when to take it out!

        • Niki on March 9, 2020 at 10:22 pm

          Fingers crossed, let ke know!
          Niki xxx

  11. Danny on March 8, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Sounds great! What can I use instead of coconut yogurt?

    • Niki on March 8, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Danny
      Any plant based yogurt is great.
      Niki xx

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