This date walnut banana loaf is perfect for breakfast, snack time with coffee or tea or whenever your sweet tooth needs indulging.

Date Walnut Banana Loaf

Ever wonder what to make with those overripe bananas that no one wants to eat? Very simple, make date walnut banana loaf! This date walnut banana loaf is perfect for breakfast, snack time, with coffee/tea or whenever your sweet tooth needs indulging.

Since the shelf life of bananas is very short, you can store ripe bananas in the freezer and defrost them the night before making this recipe. 

 

This date walnut banana loaf is perfect for breakfast, snack time with coffee or tea or whenever your sweet tooth needs indulging.

This date walnut banana loaf is perfect for breakfast, snack time with coffee or tea or whenever your sweet tooth needs indulging.

Date Walnut Banana Loaf

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This date walnut banana loaf is perfect for breakfast, snack time, with coffee/ tea or whenever your sweet tooth needs indulging.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 buttermilk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted/softened butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates 
  • Chocolate syrup- optional

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan with baking spray.
    3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour and baking powder, mix well and set aside.
    4. In your food processor, mix the eggs and vanilla very well.
    5. Add sugar and mix until frothy.
    6. Pour softened butter, banana and buttermilk and continue mixing.
    7. Add the dry ingredients into food processor and mix with the non dry ingredients, until everything is blended together. Add walnuts and dates to the final mixture and mix manually with a spoon ( Do not mix with food processor for this step).
    8. Pour mixture into the prepared greased pan.
    9. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
    10. Let the loaf cool for 5 minutes.
    11. Removing from pan into a serving plate.
    12. Let is cool completely, slice and serve.
    13. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and enjoy.
    14. Yum!

Notes

How to make buttermilk substitute:


  1. Measure 1 tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar.
  2. Add it to the 1/2 cup of milk.
  3. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

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