Banana Date Loaf

Submitted by Narelle Youngs

Banana Date Loaf

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Serving: 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 ounces/90 grams cinnamon butter or butter with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup orange juice


  • Beat butter and sugars together until light and creamy.
  • Add orange rind, then eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in dates and mashed bananas, mix well.
  • Fold in sifted flour alternately with orange juice.
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf tin.
  • Place on egg rings in the slow cooker with 1 cup of water in the bottom.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours with teatowel under the lid until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with butter or lemon butter or cold with a lemon icing.

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