Monday, 31 March 2014

Banana and Dates Loaf

Its been so long since I baked anything. Sometimes its due to frequent power outage and other times I feel lazy to bake. Its summer here and it is so so warm. I am cooking just one pot meal everyday. I do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

Yesterday I came across this post in one of the FB groups. It was about Banana and dates loaf with whole wheat and oats. Perfect looking loaf with awesome texture. I couldn't wait to try. I followed her recipe from her blog to make this loaf. Original recipe had ingredients measured in grams. Since I do not have a weighing scale , I converted into US cup measurement.

Good thing about her recipe is that she used whole wheat flour and oats along with All purpose flour making it healthier. My kids loved it. Its is packed with flavour and tastes delicious. It has melt in mouth texture :)

Recipe Source :


  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Oats ( I used Quaker instant oats )
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar ( I powdered granulated sugar in a mixer grinder )
  • 1/2 Cup Butter at room temperature
  • 2 Eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoon Hot Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup Dates chopped finely ( I used seedless ones; if with seed, remove seed and chop finely)


1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a loaf pan and set aside

2. In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork


3. In a mixing bowl add All purpose flour, wheat flour, oats and baking powder. Sift two times


4. Add baking soda to the hot milk. Let it rest for about 5 minutes until milk is frothy


5. Add frothy milk to the mashed bananas and mix


6. In a large bowl add butter , powdered sugar, salt . cream it for about 2 minutes using a spatula



7. Add beaten eggs to the butter and mix well


8. Then Add mashed banana with milk and mix well
9. Finally add the dry ingredients in 3 batches. Mix everything together
Add 1 tablespoon of all purpose flour to the chopped dates and mix these dates gently in the batter




10. Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan


11. bake at 180C for 50 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean
12. Remove the pan from oven, let it cool for 10 minutes in the pan


13. Invert the loaf on a wire rack and cool completely
14. Slice and serve


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