Banana Date and Walnut Bread
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Serves: Serves 10
  • 5 medjool dates (110 grams when pitted), pitted and chopped finely
  • ⅓ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup mashed banana, approx 3 medium-large over-ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons pure vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup (95 grams) wholemeal spelt flour
  • ¾ cup (105 grams) soft plain white flour
  • 1½ tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3 teaspoons psyllium husks
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup walnuts, whole and broken
  1. Start by placing the finely chopped dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 170 degrees and line a loaf tin with greaseproof baking paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash bananas well, then add oil and vanilla and set aside.
  4. Sift flour, chia seeds, psyllium husks, baking powder and cinnamon together into a large bowl.
  5. Add softened dates to the bananas and mix well.
  6. Pour banana/date mix into flour and gently mix together until JUST combined.
  7. Pour cake batter into prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle walnuts over the top.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at