Banana Date Loaf

Banana Date Loaf


June 16, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 10-12 slices


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


1Beat butter and sugars together until light and creamy.

2Add orange rind, then eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3Stir in dates and mashed bananas, mix well.

4Fold in sifted flour alternately with orange juice.

5Pour batter into a greased loaf tin.

6Place on egg rings in the slow cooker with 1 cup of water in the bottom.

7Cook on high for 2-3 hours with teatowel under the lid until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

8Serve warm with butter or lemon butter or cold with a lemon icing.

Submitted by Narelle Youngs


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