Use your processor to make the easiest banana bread ever (it also tastes incredible!) – and dates are a welcome addition!
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 large ripe bananas, peeled
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- ½ cup plain flour
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 125 g unsalted butter, melted
- butter, to serve
- Grease and line a large, straight-sided loaf pan (11.5cm x 20cm x 9cm deep) with baking paper.
- Place dates in a medium heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 10 minutes. Stir in soda.
- Place date mixture and bananas in a food processor. Process until combined. Add flours, sugar, eggs and butter. Process until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
- Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of bread comes out clean. Cover with foil towards end of cooking if over-browning.
- Remove from oven. Stand bread in pan for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack.
- Serve warm or cold, cut into slices with butter.
For best flavour buy overripe bananas. Allow to ripen further at room temperature.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||7.1 g|
|Total carbohydrates||47.1 g|
|- Sugars||22.1 g|
|Dietary fibre||2.3 g|