Some things just never get old.
Moist, sweet and delicious with butter, banana date bread is just so lovely and easy. Easy to make, easy to pack for lunch or a picnic, easy to share at morning tea and yes, easy to eat.
There is definitely a relaxed air to making this sweet bread. There’s no butter to be creamed and you won’t be left with a pile of dishes to wash after as it only uses one bowl. Hooray to less dishes. Take your time with it, on a Sunday afternoon, chop some dates, soak in boiling water, go do something else like make a coffee, read a magazine, come back to throw the rest of the ingredients in and bake.
Nuff said. Enjoy.
- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1 cup boiling water
- 50 g melted butter
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 banana mashed
- Grease a 22cm loaf tin and line with baking paper. Combine dates, boiling water and bicarbonate soda in a bowl and set aside for 30 minutes for the dates to soften and mixture cools. Whisk in butter, egg, sugar and vanilla. Stir in banana, sift flour in then fold it in until just combined. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes in preheated oven at 180 C or until skewer inserted into the middle returns clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before serving.
- Try adding 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or a tablespoon of shredded coconut for added texture.