Date and Banana Loaf

 

Date and Banana Loaf

Bananas are in good supply - why not give this delicious, moist banana and date loaf a go? A perfect way to start the day or put in the school lunchbox. Go on.. treat yourself!

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 28cm x 12cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  2. Whisk the bicarbonate of soda and sour cream together in a bowl and stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the thickened cream, cooled butter, sugar and egg to the sour cream mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and baking powder, stirring to combine, then stir in mashed banana and dates.
  5. Pour mixture into the loaf pan and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (cover loosely with foil if browning too quickly). 
  6. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve the date and banana loaf warm or cool with butter and honey.

Serves 8.

Recipe credit: Delicious Fresh by Valli Little. Published by Harper Collins.
Photographed by: Brett Stevens, Ian Wallace & Jeremy Simons
Styling by: David Morgan & Louise Pickford

Ingredients for Date and Banana Loaf

Bananas Eco (5 in a bunch)

Product of Australia

$5.12 ea
$5.49

Bananas Imperfect Pick Value Range (5 in a bunch)

Product of QLD (Aust)

$1.99 ea
$1.99

Bananas Lady Finger (5 in a bunch)

Product of Australia

$7.28 ea
$7.69

Bananas Organic (500g pack)

Product of Australia

$4.49 ea

Bananas Large (5 in a bunch)

Product of QLD (Aust)

$2.29 ea
$2.29

Dates (200g pack)

$4.50 ea
$22.49