Date and Banana Loaf


Date and Banana Loaf



  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.

From the book delicious. Weekends by Valli Little. Reproduced with the permission of delicious magazine and ABC Books.

Ingredients for Date and Banana Loaf

Mckenzies Bi Carb Soda Baking Soda 350g

$0.00 ea

Barambah Organics - Cream Sour (200g)

$0.00 ea

Bulla - Cream Sour (200ml)

$0.00 ea

Dairy Farmers - Cream Sour (250g)

$2.99 ea

Dairy Farmers - Cream Sour Lite (250g)

$2.99 ea

Bulla - Cream Thickened (300ml)

$2.49 ea

Bulla - Cream Thickened (600ml)

$3.99 ea

Dairy Farmers - Cream Thickened (300ml)

$2.49 ea

Pepe Saya - Butter Unsalted (225g)

$8.49 ea

Westgold Butter Unsalted 250g

$1.99 ea

Golden Shore Caster Sugar (1kg)

$2.59 ea

Harris Farm Eggs Barn Laid X 12 660g

$2.99 ea

Pirovic Eggs 15 Cage Free 630g

$3.49 ea

Pirovic Eggs Free Range (660g)

$4.49 ea

Pirovic Eggs Free Range Organic X 12 660g

$7.99 ea

Pirovic Eggs Organic X 6 300g

$5.19 ea

Pirovic Eggs Organic X 12 800g

$10.19 ea

Mulloon Creek Eggs Organic X 12 700g

$10.99 ea

Fbw Plain Flour 1kg

$1.49 ea

White Wing Plain Flour 1kg

$3.29 ea

Spice & Co (75g) Cinnamon Ground

$2.89 ea

Spice & Co Cinnamon Sticks 20g

$2.89 ea

Spice & Co (40g) Cinnamon Cassia Quills

$2.89 ea

Wards Baking Powder 125g

$2.49 ea

Bananas Eco (5 in a bunch)

$5.12 ea

Bananas Imperfect Pick Value Range (5 in a bunch)

$1.74 ea

Bananas Lady Finger (5 in a bunch)

$7.69 ea

Bananas Large (5 in a bunch)

$2.29 ea

Dates (200g pack)

$5.06 ea

Dates (454g)

$9.99 ea

Dates - Pitted Loose (min 500g)

$4.00 ea

The Market Grocer - Dates Pitted (500g)

$3.99 ea

The Market Grocer - Almonds Flakes (250g)

$6.99 ea

Yummy - Almonds Flaked (125g)

$2.99 ea

Bonville Yellow Box Honey 375g

$7.99 ea

Glenugie Bush Honey 400g

$7.49 ea

Glenugie Yellow Box Honey 400g

$6.29 ea

Glenugie Rainforest Honey 400g

$7.49 ea

Bonville Honey 500g

$7.99 ea

Bonville Pure Honey 500g

$6.29 ea

The Market Grocer - Pepitas (250g)

$2.99 ea

Ballantyne - Butter Spreadable (250g)

$4.89 ea