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Date and Banana Loaf

  • July 19, 2016
  • By Carly Neave

Lean Living Girl’s Date and Banana Loaf!

I’m simply in love with all types of loafs. Whether that be banana bread, orange and cinnamon or pecan and pineapple … it really doesn’t matter too much what the flavours are. As long as they are baked well with quality, nutritious ingredients … you can bet I’ll be trying the lot!

They are just the best invention.

Date and Banana Loaf

Easy to bake – super versatile – for any time of the day – and stress-free to carry around for on the go snacks! This creation came after baking my “New and Improved Healthiest Banana Bread” and after seeing almost none of it myself, I decided to change up the recipe to add a little je ne sais quoi!

Date and Banana Loaf

The dates add even more natural sweetness and work perfectly with the bananas. Some are blended up into the mixture so the taste goes throughout the loaf and some are chopped into chunks for a delicious chewy surprise! It’s a super moist loaf and so doesn’t need to be drizzled or topped with anything for max taste. However if you like loading up then a few extra banana slices work really well or nut butter is another good option!

Date and Banana Loaf

Yum!

Date and Banana Loaf

Date and Banana Loaf

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Date and Banana Loaf
 
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Ingredients
  • 9 large dates
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 organic medium eggs
  • ¾ cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 30g Walnuts, broken into pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180℃
  2. De-stone the dates and place 6 of them in a pot of simmering water for 5-6 minutes until soft.
  3. Drain the dates and add them to a blender along with the bananas and whizz until smooth.
  4. Mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and whisk in the eggs.
  5. Add the banana and date puree and mix well along with the cinnamon, walnuts, honey, salt and vanilla essence.
  6. Chop up the final 3 dates into small chunks and stir into the mixture.
  7. Line your baking tin and pour the mixture in.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown and cooked throughout.
  9. Leave to cool on a drying rack and then slice and serve!

 

By Carly Neave, July 19, 2016 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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  • Christien
    May 19, 2017

    I love this recipe, it is so straightforward and works well every time. Perfect to freeze so there is always a good snack on hand for those busier days.

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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Hi, I'm Carly!
A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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