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Banana and Date Loaf

Banana and Date Loaf

Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • 4 overripe bananas
  • ¾ cup (187ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 3 medium eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or fruit purée
  • 2½ cups (312g) plain flour
  • ¼ cup (30g) ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (150g) Medjool dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup (30g) granola to sprinkle on top (optional, but may not be suitable if baby is under 12 months if it contains honey – alternatively you could make your own from the recipe at the start of the Sweet Treats section)



Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease or line a loaf tin


In a food processor, blend the banana until smooth


Add the coconut oil, vanilla, eggs and maple syrup to the food processor and blend again


Lastly, add the flour, ground almonds and baking powder - blend until the mixture is well combined


Transfer the mixture into a bowl and then pour the chopped dates in and gently fold through the mixture, using a spoon


Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and top with the granola, if desired


Bake your loaf in the oven for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and a knife comes out clean from the centre to show that it is cooked through


Serve once cooled.

This is a delicious loaf made with all natural sugars and coconut oil.

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