My regular readers will know how much I love a one bowl recipe, this gluten free, dairy free and vegan Banana and Date Loaf is no exception. Yet another way to use up your left over bananas that have ripened at an alarming rate, like my Tropical Chocolate & Banana Loaf, this banana and date loaf is quick, simple and can be made for those unexpected friends that op in for coffee.
I tend to go through fazes of eating bananas. Can I share a secret? I don’t think I like them very much, is that a weird thing to say? I just can’t seem to make my mind up. I think it has something to do with the fact that they change their texture and flavour so easily. I like my bananas to be somewhere between green and yellow, not too sweet but not with that sticky gluey texture if it’s too unripe. Am I difficult to please? In a word yes, YES I am.
I’ve gone off on one again haven’t I, the point is because of my super fussiness linked to bananas there is a small window where I’ll eat them raw. Hence the reason you’ll see a lot of banana loaf recipes on my Instastories.
Different ways to serve my Banana and Date Loaf
So you can see that I’ve made this in to a loaf but how about using individual pudding bowls and cooking for 5-8mins less and serving hot with custard for the perfect quick pudding. Alternatively, these make excellent muffins and you can get 4-5 muffins out of the mixture to freeze. Get one out at night before you go to bed and then hey presto you have a Banana and Date Muffin to go with your tea or coffee for breakfast.
Other recipes that are similar to this Banana and Date Loaf
So I’ve already mentioned my delicious Tropical Chocolate Banana Loaf but feast your eyes on these banana filled bakes.
There’s these clever little American Pancakes by Fab Food 4 All in that fact they don’t even contain flour as an ingredient 3 Ingredient Banana Nutella Pancakes
How about this utterly amazing showstopper of a cake by Kate aka The Gluten Free Alchemist Decadent Roasted Banana & Chocolate Celebration Cake Not as difficult to make as you’d imagine and definitely worth the effort for that someone special.
Next up is this Spiced Vegan Banana Bread by Mandy at Cook Veggielicious her vegan banana bread is similar to a fruit loaf and packed with spice and rich flavour.
Next is this deliciously moist Vegan Banana Bread made by Sylvie at A Baking Journey. I love the fact that Sylvie has used applesauce as an egg substitute in this banana bread and for those of us in the UK, the oil Sylvie uses is rapeseed oil.
Last but by no means least we have Choclette from Tin and Thyme rustling up a batch of mourish Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins the recipe has been updated recently to include a gluten free version using Free From Fairy Flour.
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- 3 over ripe bananas mashed
- 160 g self raising gluten free flour
- 60 g demerara sugar
- 60 g chopped dates
- 60 ml soya milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 unripe banana cut into coins
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and beat together to combine, it really is that simple.
- If necessary, add a little more milk to make the cake mixture into a wet enough consistency to drop off the spoon.
- Pour the mixture into a well-greased 2lb loaf tin and smooth the top with the back of a wet spoon or spatula.
- To decorate, place the coins from the extra banana over the top of the loaf in a pretty pattern.
- Pop into a preheated oven at 200°C / 180°C for 35-40mins
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