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Banana & Date Loaf

Isabella had her jabs last week and normally isn’t one to sleep during the day for long periods of time, but the jabs made her super sleepy and so I had a lot of unplanned time on my hands which lead to this wholesome banana and date loaf.

It’s simple to make and tastes delicious smothered with butter or you could even try some runny honey for extra sweetness or berry chia jam if you have some handy. Either way, it makes a nourishing snack or breakfast if you need something wholesome to eat with only one hand (i.e. breastfeeding mums or those on the run!).

Banana & Date Loaf – makes 10-12 slices

  • 2 large free-range eggs

  • ½ cup coconut sugar

  • 2 Tbspn runny honey

  • 2 Tbspn coconut oil, melted (I used Tanna Farms)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 large bananas, mashed with a fork

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free baking mix

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • ½ cup LSA

  • 10 dates, chopped

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C and grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl using a hand beater or whisk, beat the eggs, sugar, honey and coconut oil for a few minutes until thickened.

  3. Add the vanilla and bananas and mix in evenly.

  4. Sift the baking mix and baking soda over the wet mixture and fold together.

  5. Next add in the LSA and dates and fold together gently.

  6. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked.

  7. Leave to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

  8. Enjoy warm or cold!

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