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Clone of Sticky Banana, Walnut, Date and Blueberry Loaf


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Ingredients

20 slice(s)

  • 190 grams spelt flour, (plain flour may be used)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 grams Walnuts or Pecans
  • 220 grams pitted dates
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 grams grapeseed oil or light olive oil
  • 310 grams ripe bananas, (about 3 large bananas sliced into bowl)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 60 grams dried blueberries, (cheaper alternative is cranberries)
  • sunflower seeds or pepitas, for topping cake
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Butter or line a large loaf pan (about 23 x 13 x 16 cm). Set aside.

  2. Put flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt into TM bowl and sift for 5 seconds on speed 5. Add dates, chop for 5  seconds on speed 7. Add walnuts or pecans and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5.  Remove flour mixture to separate mixing bowl.

  3. Put sugar in bowl and mill for 3 seconds on speed 10. Add eggs   and oil, and mix for 40 seconds on speed 6 until light and creamy. Slice banana into  bowl and add vanilla and mash for 3 seconds on speed 6.

  4. Pour the batter mixture into the flour mixture, add Blueberries and fold in  until it forms a sloppy batter. (This can be done in the TM bowl if you wish.)  Pour into   the prepared tin and sprinkle with some seeds.

  5. Bake for about 1 hour in a moderate oven or until the top is springy and a   fine skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Cool the loaf in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, before turning our onto the rack to cool.

  6. It keeps well in the fridge for about 5 days, and can be frozen for up to 2   months.

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Tip

This is a delicious tea bread made with spelt flour that has a rich, almost caramel-like flavour that is like sticky-date pudding.  It freezes very well, and may be sliced, and placed between freezer sheets and frozen for later. You can just take out a slice or two when you need a little pick me up.  And a little butter on it makes it heavenly!

If you want to be able to send this loaf to school in the lunchbox, either remove the nuts and/or replace them with pepitas or sunflower seeds. My kids are happier without them.


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