Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Date And Banana Loaf

As I've said I'm not a fan of bananas but don't mind them in cakes ect, such as this yummy loaf. its quick and easy to mix up and bake and tastes good either spread with butter or left plain.

Ingredients (serves 12)

2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
125g pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
1 cup (250ml) milk
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large)
Butter, to serve (optional)
Method
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 24 x 13.5cm loaf pan with non-stick baking paper. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and nutmeg into a large bowl. Stir through the dates and sugar.
Combine the milk, eggs and banana in a separate bowl. Fold into the date mixture until well combined. Pour into the pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to completely cool, serve with butter if liked.

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2 comments:

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

My mom loves banana bread and dates. I need to send her this recipe because she would love to make this for herself. Thanks for sharing your great recipe. Also, Thank you for adding my link and joining the party again!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Bridget,
I just love the Date and Banana combination for your recipe. We would really enjoy this loaf. Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen