Banana Date Walnut Bread

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This is a quick bread classic, a blend of two different styles: banana bread and date and walnut all in one. Perfect for breakfast with a coffee or latte, or as a snack any time of the day

Banana Date Walnut Bread

This is a quick bread classic, a blend of two different styles: banana bread and date and walnut all in one. Perfect for breakfast with a coffee or latte, or as a snack any time of the day

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/8 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 c chopped dates plus 1/2 a tablespoon of flour
  • 3/4 c chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line the bottom of a l lb. loaf pan with a piece of parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper and sides of the pan.
  2. Combine the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with the flour. Set aside.
  3. In your electric mixer, beat the egg, sugar, and oil together. Add the flour mixture in and mix until combined well.
  4. Add in your vanilla extract, yogurt, and bananas. Mix until the batter is somewhat smooth.
  5. Toss the dates with the 1/2 tablespoon of flour (this will prevent the dates from sinking in the batter). Stir in the chopped dates and pecans. Pour your batter into your prepared pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, and mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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