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Banana & Date Loaf

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
1 hour

Serves 10 - 12

A fantastic tea bread which will bridge the gap from lunch to dinner.

By Innovative



100g butter/baking margarine
175g caster sugar
2 eggs (large)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
112g PURE GF Bakery Blend (Ex Blended Flour)
112g PURE Brown Teff Flour
1 tsp PURE Baking Powder
2 tbs milk (any type)
½tsp PURE Xanthan Gum
100g dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp PURE Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tbs boiling water

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and then grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.
  2. Weigh the flours, Xanthan and bicarbonate of soda together and mix with a whisk to blend them thoroughly. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir together until evenly mixed.
  3. Pour the cake mix into the tin and smooth the surface.
  4. Bake until well-risen and golden brown in colour. Test with a skewer to check it is cooked all the way through.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove completely and place on a cooling rack.


Please note - where a recipe lists teff flour as an ingredient you can choose either white or brown, the recipe will work with both.