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Banana and Date Loaf


A fruity Banana and Date Loaf Cake.

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!

BANANA DATE LOAF


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

ingredients:

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

instructions

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.



16 comments

  1. Dates are a great addition to banana bread. I bet it was so good and moist.

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  2. Wish I had a hot slice of that with butter on it for breakfast this morning

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  3. Really love all kinds of banana cake - the addition of dates sounds like an excellent idea. Yum.

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  4. never thought of adding dates to a banana bread before. What a wonderful idea!

    Looks fantastic!

    Katie xox

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  5. Mmmm, I haven't had this in so long, it looks soooooooo good!

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  6. I bet this tasted scrummy. I love dates but for some reason I haven't had any for eons. I like bananas too, but unfortunately they don't like me.

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  7. I also meant to say, I can't believe you got the urge to bake at 6am!

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  8. Dates and banana are the perfect combo. Great looking banana bread :)

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  9. Oooh now this looks good! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I bet that was a moist, gorgeous loaf - I love dates in my baking.

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  11. I haven't had dates for a long time - I am sure this bread is delicious!

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  12. I'm always on the hunt for new ideas for banana bread, this looks great!

    Maria
    x

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  13. This banana bread sounds really good with the addition of dates.

    Rosie x

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  14. Hi! I stumbled upon your site and I am so glad that I did!

    I live in the US and I'm not sure what golden syrup is. Is it corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave syrup? Or will any of these work?

    Thanks!

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  15. Hi Kat - golden syrup is a very pale treacle (very popular in baking over here). I would probably use honey as a sub.

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