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Chocolate Banana Date Loaf



12 slice(s)


  • 140 grams pitted dates
  • 160 grams dark choc chips
  • 2 --- Over-ripe Bananas, (Large)
  • 120 grams unsalted butter, cubed
  • 200 grams self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 15 grams vanilla essence
  • 50 grams Milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 60-80 grams extra choc chips, (Optional)

Recipe's preparation

    adapted from Clone of Quick and Easy Banana Date Loaf recipe (athompson)
  1. Before you start:

    a) Set oven to 170 degrees

    b) Line a loaf tin width-ways with baking paper - for a (lazy) rustic way of doing this, crush your paper into a ball first then flatten out before lining the tin. I also give it a light spray with non-stick oil before lining.
  2. Now to create your mix:

    1. Measure in dates and choc chips - mix for 6-8 seconds on speed 10.

    2. Add the remainder of ingredients (except extra choc chips). The order of this isn't important, just measure as you go (I tend to add wet ingredients before the dry ones).

    3. Mix for 30 seconds on Speed 5.

    4. Scrape down side and mix again for another 5-8 seconds if necessary.

    5. Mix in extra choc chips (either by hand or on Speed soft-1 for 5-10 seconds) if you like that extra chocolatey zing - my kids prefer this version tmrc_emoticons.-)

    6. Pour mix into your loaf tin (or cake tin if you'd prefer) and place in the middle of your pre-heated oven for approx. 1 hour (depending on your oven so just keep a check around this point and adjust time as necessary).
  3. From the oven allow to stand for 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack before removing from the tin. It should slide out easily by lifting the long edges of your lining paper straight out onto your cooling rack. Allow to cool for another half hour or so before cutting for neater slicing - or dig straight in and enjoy warm/hot with some icecream or cream...YUM!!!

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To clean up when done:

1. Give your bowl a quick rinse with hot water and wipe rim.

2. Few drops of washing liquid and fill with hot water to just above the blades.

3. Return to base, fit lid and measuring cup then blitz on Speed 10 for 30-60 seconds.

4. Another quick rinse out, dry and your good to go again!!

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  • IN LOVE! ...

    Submitted by Rachael27 on 16. February 2020 - 17:43.

    IN LOVE!
    I’ve made this recipe about 3 times now perfect each time and my 4 year old loves it! I’ve also cut it up to smaller pieces and freeze so my son can take to kinder in his lunchbox and defrosts perfectly! Couldn’t recommend this recipe enough and so good no added sugar Smile

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  • I’m amazed that there is no sugar in this apart...

    Submitted by sallydz on 17. February 2019 - 21:46.

    I’m amazed that there is no sugar in this apart from the dates and chocolate! I did use the extra choc chips, and used GF flour and it was delicious with whipped cream and raspberries. No complaints from the rest of the family either.

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  • This was delicious! It took

    Submitted by tess6 on 7. March 2016 - 11:53.

    This was delicious! It took about an hour and a half in my oven to cook through to the middle though. I'm guessing it would depend on oven and how big the bananas are  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • My Grandkids love this, have

    Submitted by Annpat on 4. March 2016 - 13:59.

    My Grandkids love this, have to make one every week 

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  • This is amazing!!!! So yummy

    Submitted by zeeb75 on 16. November 2015 - 12:34.

    This is amazing!!!! So yummy I've made it several times already!! Highly recommended!!

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  • YUM!  This is beautiful -

    Submitted by hricho1 on 16. May 2015 - 15:07.

    YUM!  This is beautiful - especially warm!  I used medjool dates and it was very sweet - will try with normal dates next time (or reduce the medjools).  Whole family loved it tmrc_emoticons.)

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