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Banana Date Bread


Sometimes I get that baking itch, and although I try not to keep to many treats in the house (even paleo treats) this banana bread is pretty darn healthy. I also practiced control had 2 slices with coffee for breakfast one day & have left the rest as snacks for my husband & son. Go me, insert pat on the back.

This little loaf is dense, moist & lightly sweet with a spiced flavor. Perfect coffee bread.

Banana Date Bread
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Ingredients

  • 10 pitted dates, soaked for 3+ hours
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 vanilla bean scrapping
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 2 ripe bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Drain soaking dates & place in blender with eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil & vanilla bean.
  • Blend until smooth & frothy, about 1 minute on medium high speed.
  • In a bowl whisk together coconut flour, spices, salt & baking powder.
  • Fold wet mixture in to dry mixture, combine thoroughly.
  • It will start off watery & thicken as you mix.
  • Mash one of your bananas & fold it in to mix.
  • Pour mixture into loaf pan. Slice your second banana & arrange on top in pattern or design of choice.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then insert toothpick to check if it’s done. If toothpick doesn’t come out clean, the bake for another 5 minutes & check again. Mine baked almost 40 minutes.
  • Repeat until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • The edges will be a little darker, as will the peaks, but most of the loaf will remain golden when done.
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http://www.thecastawaykitchen.com/banana-date-bread/

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2 thoughts on “Banana Date Bread

  1. Wendy
    Do you think this could be made into muffins?
    1. yes, but the recipe is sticky, so you will need to use a really good non-stick muffin tin, or muffin cups with a waxed or parchment paper lining- paper will stick to them.

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