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!


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.


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

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

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

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

    Looks fantastic!

    Katie xox

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Rosie x

  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?


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