Pumpkin Tahini Bread

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I can’t stop thinking about The Roosevelts. Have you been watching the Ken Burns’ documentary on PBS? It is completely fascinating and I’m realizing how little I knew about Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor. It’s a long, 7 part series, but wow. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was a sickly child and not expected to live into adulthood? Did you know that Franklin was awkward and unpopular in school? Did you know that Eleanor was Theodore’s niece and Franklin’s 5th cousin? Did you know that Eleanor suffered from debilitating fear and self-doubt, but blossomed at an all-girl’s school, only to be forced back to debut in her hometown? We still have the last episode to watch, but it’s been a fun thing to look forward to after the dinner dishes are put away.

Maybe one of the most interesting things about the documentary is that Teddy and Franklin agreed politically on a number of issues despite being from different political parties. It was refreshing to see the respect they had for one another. Sometimes two things that don’t seem to go together can be combined in a beautiful way. Like pumpkin and tahini.

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I’m really fond of finding new ways to sneak tahini into sweet things and this is the best recipe yet. I sprinkled black and white sesame seeds on top which turned into something gorgeous as the bread swelled and cracked during baking. Marc loved it and I sent the second loaf to work with him. He said it was gone by lunch. If you’re looking to try something new this fall, this pumpkin tahini bread is a great thing to do with a can of pumpkin and some leftover tahini.

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

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  1. Oh man, the Ken Burns doc on NYC was incredible. Except I didn’t finish it because it was sooooooooo sloooooooooooowwwww. Couldn’t make it. But, your ringing endorsement is plenty to pique my interest on the Roosevelts, so I’ll give it a try. There is zero doubt, however, that I’ll be making this beautiful, crazy delicious sounding quick bread immediately, if not sooner. Happy fall!!!

    • I hear ya! It’s comprehensive, but still so good! Confession: I’ve fallen asleep halfway through the last two episodes, but I’m going back for more 🙂 I hope you love this bread as much as I do! Thanks!!

  2. Nicooooooollllleeee. THIS IS RIDICULOUS and I heart your face for it. Plans to make this as soon as I have a moment to bake and eat said bread. Hopefully on in a few days time.

    • The tahini flavor is subtle, but I made sure not to add too many spices to cover it completely. I was happy that the top turned out so pretty!

  3. I love tahini in the autumn. It has such a warm nuttiness to it I find so comforting. My current fave recipe is pea and tahini soup but this looks delish. I’ll have to give it a go!

  4. OMG I just ate a slice and Loved this bread! You’re so funny, slipping tahini into sweets? I’m doing the same with Miso like Peanut butter Miso cookies. Can we say umami?

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