Recipe: Banana Date & Walnut Loaf

It’s been a while since I did some baking so when I found myself with some ripe bananas I decided to whip up this banana date & walnut loaf! It made the perfect weekend breakfast treat, and then the rest was shipped off to work to share with my colleagues!

I altered a recipe I found on Taste

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1tsp bicarb soda
  • 1tsp nutmeg
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Sift together the flour, bicarb and spices then mix through the brown sugar and salt
  3. In a separate bowl mash the banana, then add the eggs and milk and whisk to combine
  4. Pit the dates and chop into small pieces and add to the banana mixture
  5. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined, then roughly chop the walnuts and fold through
  6. Spoon into a lined loaf tin and bake for 45-50 minutes, until lightly golden and a skewer comes out clean
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely
  8. Enjoy!

I love that thanks to the dates this loaf doesn’t need much added sugar, so it at least feels somewhat healthy! I’ll never go past the crunch of a walnut either! I love that this recipe requires very little prep time – it really is just mixing the ingredients together and away you go.

If you want to make this banana date & walnut loaf a little more decadent I recommend slathering your slice with some lemon curd – it’s so good. I mean, butter works well too, but lemon curd is seriously next level. Yum!

Who wants a slice of this banana date & walnut slice?

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