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Date, Walnut & Banana Loaf
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Date, Walnut & Banana Loaf

This classic banana, date & walnut loaf is perfectly moist, not overly sweet and packed full of flavour. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Cake & Tea
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: Banana, Date, Loaf, Walnut
Servings: 1 Loaf


  • 125 grams Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup *Ripe Banana's (Mashed)
  • 150 grams Dates (Fresh, Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups *Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 50 grams Walnuts (Chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius.
  • Mix the sugar and the butter until combined. Add the eggs one at a time until light and fluffy. Add the mashed banana, chopped dates, sour cream and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Sift dry ingredients together and slowly fold into the wet mixture. Finally fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin (Garnish with nuts if you desire) and bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in tin for 5 - 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Ensure loaf is completely cooled before slicing. Enjoy!


*Ensure bananas are fully ripe as it will result in a better end product.
*Replace spelt flour at a ratio of 1:1 with cake flour  


Nutrition Facts
Date, Walnut & Banana Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 363mg16%
Potassium 365mg10%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 575IU12%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.