Banana and Date Loaf
I haven't done any baking for ages and at 6am this morning suddenly got an urge to get the Kitchen Aid out. I'd bought some dates in the hope of trying a sticky toffee pudding - but it never happened. So rather than them languishing in the cupboard I decided to use them in this wonderful sticky moist loaf. I always have over ripe banana's in my fruit bowl!


Yield: 8 slices

Banana Date Loaf

An easy banana and date loaf cake
prep time: 10 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 10 mins


130g stoned Dates, chopped
2 ripe Banana's, mashed
1 TBSP Golden Syrup
90g unsalted Butter
90g Soft Brown sugar
2 eggs
2 TBSP Milk
280g Plain Four
1 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 TSP Sea Salt
1/2 TSP Cinnamon


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190°c. Add the dates, banana's and syrup to large bowl and mix
Step 2: Cream the butter and sugar together in another bowl then add the eggs and milk. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix thoroughly
Step 3: Mix creamed mixture into banana and dates and then spoon into a 2lb loaf tin (buttered) and bake for 60 minutes.

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